Monday, November 13, 2023

Simon Says - Thanks/Thanksgiving

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 returned to my Dylusions Small Creative Journal this week to create a Thankful Art Journal page with an Autumn colour palette using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Leaf Fragments and Alphanumeric Stretch Upper Thinlits, Idea-ology Backdrops Vol 2 Paper, Urban Layers, Transparent Layers and Transparent Things.
I applied a coat of White Gesso to the pages of my art journal, die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Leaf Fragments from Gina K Masking Magic Sheet and fixed mainly on the left page with portions of the leaves fixed around the edges on the right page. I spritzed the pages with Old Paper and Rusty Hinge Distress Spray Stains and removed the masks. The colours were lighter than I wanted once the spray stains had dried, so I spritzed Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Sprays on to my glass Media Mat, picked up the colour on a piece of plastic and pressed on to the pages randomly.
I stamped the script and Specimen circle from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Tiny Toadstools randomly on the pages inked with Ground Espresso and Black Soot Distress Archival inks.
I doodled around the leaf images on the background with a black marker pen. I trimmed pieces from Idea-ology Urban Layers, darkened the edges by dragging the Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink pad over the surface, fixed to the pages and added the butterfly trimmed out from Idea-ology Transparent Layers.
I inked around the edges of the pages using the Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink pad and added Distress Black Texture Paste through the Bubble Mini Layering Stencil from Set 5. As an afterthought I re-stamped the Specimen circle inked with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide ink.
I die cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Leaf Fragments Thinlits from a Distress Watercolor card background I created previously using Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Crackling Campfire and Ground Espresso Distress Oxide inks.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stretch Upper Thinlits 3 times from Distress Black HeavyStock and I'm sharing a little tip if you are cutting a sentiment multiple times to layer - fix the letters onto to low tack tape and you won't have to re-arrange the letters for each cut. 
I fixed the letters in place using Distress Collage Medium.
I added the leaves and a sentiment trimmed from Simon Says Thanks Reverse Sentiment Strips.
To finish I added splatters of Mulled Cider Distress Mica Stain

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

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

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours and those leaves and everything, this is lovely kath. xx