Monday, April 26, 2021

Simon Says - Add A Quote

 Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I created an Art Journal page in my Dylusions Small Creative Journal and I can't believe I'm working on the last page in this journal which contains so many memories of past projects using stamps, stencils and die-cuts with so many different techniques. 
I used Distress Paints with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Crate and Mosaic Layering Stencils, Grunged stamp set, Idea-ology Clipping Stickers and Distress Crackle Texture Paste to create the background. I added an Idea-ology Groups Paper Doll, Theories Quote Chip, trimmed into sections and decorated with Sizzix Funky Cactus Thinlits.

I began by applying a light patchy coat of Scattered Straw Distress Paint using a Distress Collage Brush
I applied Scattered Straw Distress Paint through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Crate Layering Stencil using a mini round blending tool and domed foam to create a tone-on-tone effect.
I applied Rusty Hinge Distress Paint through Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mosaic Layering Stencil to kick things up a notch in the colour department.
I trimmed a sheet of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Clipping Stickers to create a border, removed the backing sheet, pressed on to thin copy paper, trimmed along the edge and fixed to the pages using Distress Collage Medium. I applied Distress Collage Medium over the top of the stickers, coloured with a Rusty Hinge Distress Crayon, smudged with my finger and wiped back slightly using a slightly damp sheet of kitchen towel.
I added individual Idea-ology Clippings Stickers on the page to create word panels, inked the stamps from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Grunged with Ground Espresso and Spiced Marmalade and stamped randomly on the pages. To add more interest, I added Distress Crackle Texture Paste applied thinly with a palette knife.

To finish off the background, I inked the splatter stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Grunged with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink, sprinkled with Peeled Paint Embossing Glaze and heated until melted.
I added an Idea-ology Groups Paper Doll
Theories Quote Chip
and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Cactus Thinlits die-cut from Idea-ology Classic KraftStock

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Beautiful shades of orange Kath! And I love all the cactus plants.

  2. I see the desert and its bright orange sky!! Perfect journal layout with the new cactus dies!

  3. Beautiful Kath, gorgeous colours and love the photo.xx

  4. Absolutely stunning and creative journal Kath x


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