Grunge it up card

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In My Garden card

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Timeless Treasure art journal spread

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Father's day card

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Distress it card

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Happy Hour card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Happy Hour".


For this challenge, I was inspired by the Whisper Collectables clock. I wanted to keep it in the vintage style and also the vintage colors. I chose Spun Sugar as the main color, along with some shades of brown. First I applied texture with the Bubble stencil and Texture Paste. And on top of it a layer of Clear Gesso (after the Texture Paste was dry :)).

Monday, May 6, 2019

Green Metallic art journal spread with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Add Something Metallic". We're also showcasing Brutus Monroe products this week.


It was time for an art journal spread and I wanted to try out the layout that I have been using recently with my making cards in an art journal spread. I started to apply texture with the Spaced Dots Stencil and Crackle Paste. When it was dry I applied a layer of Clear Gesso to cover the whole page. Because of the texture it was quite difficult to apply it well around the crackled dots.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Tag it tag with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Tag it".


A friend of mine challenged me to make a stamping collage and I accepted it. It's harder than I thought. And also a lot of work, to mask everything and make it beautiful. I think I have to practice a little more so I'll get better at it. But for a first try, I think it was pretty enough ;).

Monday, April 22, 2019

Going Around in Gears card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Going Around in Circles".


For this challenge, I thought of gears, these are round and go round, and the 3D Mechanics Embossing Folder is really perfect for this. Because I'm working with Nuvo Powders, I like to use Clear Gesso as a primer. After the gesso was dry, I started adding layers with the Nuvo Powders, Atlantis Burst and Green Parade. And to add more color and depth I also used Infusions A Bit Jaded.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Alcohol Ink Bloom card

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Beautiful Blooms".


I wanted to try to make a mixed media card with Yupo and Alcohol Inks. I started to apply Texture Paste to with Lattice stencil on Yupo. After it was dry I applied a few drops of Blending Solutions and a few different colors of Alcohol Inks, such as Raspberry, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Mineral and Pearls. Wow, those colors are bright, especially Raspberry.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Farm Life art journal spread with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Down on the Farm".


For this challenge I had a big wooden barn/farm door as my inspiration. But only a door is a bit plain, so I decided I wanted a piece of the farm itself in the project as well, therefor I needed to make an art journal spread. I started with the wooden door. I made it with the Lumber 3D Embossing Folder. And I used 3 different shades of Distress Oxides for this: Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo. Sprayed some water of it to oxides the inks.

Monday, April 1, 2019

April Foil card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Don't be Fooled be Foiled". We're also showcasing Gina K Designs products this week!


I really like foil, so I was very happy with this challenge. First, with the Mixed Media # 6 set, I cut the pluses out and adhered them in the opposite corner in the same pattern. I find that effect really cool. Then I applied a layer of Clear Gesso to make sure that the colors that I'm  applying don't immediately soak into the paper and blend well with each other.