Monday, July 5, 2021

Simon Says - Fun and Quirky

Hi Everyone, welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. But first I have exciting news to share, the Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge is back over on the Wednesday Challenge Blog and it's time to let your kids loose in your craft room. For all the details on how to enter, click HERE

and there are not 1, not 2 but 3 fabulous Simon Says Stamp Grab Bags for the young budding artists to win...

Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

The first challenge of the month means the Design Team are showcasing one particular company or brand and this month we are all using the fabulous products from Katzelkraft. You don't have to use them to join in the challenge but we would love to see what you make if you have them in your stash.
We are also welcoming the amazing and very talented Megumi aka Ink-Lady Blue as our Designer in The Spotlight. If you haven't visited her Instagram Gallery or Blog before, make sure you pop over, you will be in for a real treat. 
The theme this week is...
I created a set of notecards using the floral images from Katzelkraft Fleurs stamp set.  I had lots of fun adding colour in a very loose "outside the lines" style using Distress Re-inkers and used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Snarky Stickers and a little bit of doodling to add a quirky twist.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to create 5 - 3.1/4" x 5.1/4" panels and stamped the images from the Fleurs stamp set with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink.
I admire all those crafters out there who do amazing colouring on images, me, I ain't one of them so I decided to go with a loosey goosey - colouring outside the lines style using Distress Re-inkers and lots of water. I applied a generous wash of water on the panel, dropped in my chosen colour of Distress Re-inker and let the water do the work, mopping up any excess with a paper towel. I coloured all the leaf areas first using Peeled Paint Distress Re-inker and dried. I then moved on to the flowers and used Wild Honey, Crackling Campfire, Blueprint Sketch, Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord Distress Re-inkers. I added splatters of Peeled Paint and dried.

I inked the script sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop and holding the stamp in my hands, stamped randomly on each background.
I trimmed, scored and folded co-ordinating colours of Simon Says cardstock (Lemon Chiffon, Cotton Candy, Cornflower Blue, Lavender Purple and Orange Peel) to create 5,1/4" x 6.1/4" cards, matted the panels in the centre and added a squiggly doodled border using a black Fine Liner Pen.
To finish I added a fun quirky twist with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Snarky Stickers.

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

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2pm CET to join in with the chance to win a $25 voucher to spend online at Simon Says Stamp

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too

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


  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS set of cards Kath!! the flowers are beautiful and your colouring is fabulous!! LOVE THEM!!! :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. These are fabulous! I love the loosey goosey-ness of them all! Very inspiring!!!

  3. These are absolutely fabulous. I love this style of watercoloring and you did it so well. Each card is beautiful. I love them.

  4. Beautiful cards. I see the stamps aren't mounted, do you mount them or use as is?


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