Monday, September 29, 2014

Be creative, be silly

Hi everyone,

The end of STAMPtember is almost here. So Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge has one last STAMPing challenge for you: "Finishing touch stamping". What or which technique gives your project the finishing touch? Please join in and share it with us!


For me are the edges what can make the finishing touch of my project. Like inking the edges with a darker Distress Ink color (mostly brown or black) or go around the edges with black paint. But because the theme is "Finishing touch stamping", I used the Bo Bunny Stitches. Those stamps give such another look to the project. Love that!

I love to play in my art journal and I was a bit silly making these pages. I tried to make a print with the Simon Says Stamp Scrambled Letters stencil and Blackberry Violet paint. With a Brayer I applied a thin layer of paint on the backside of the stencil to use it as a stamp. Unfortunately that didn't work as I hoped. The paint dries too quickly and there wasn't a lot of paint transfered onto the page. Actually I wanted to throw the sheet away and start all over again, but no that is not how an art journal works. So I continued working with Distress Spritzer and Peacock Feathers. Love the subtle look of that.

Then it was washi tape time. This works so well to easily create a composition. Around it I stamped with different stamps. With both the ink and paint. As embellishments I made retro circles in Adobe Illustrator and cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo. And the Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers I stamped with Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves and then cut with the matching dies. Those are so fun and a bit silly! Perfect combination for these pages!

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



  1. Beautiful pages the colors are beautiful and love the flow of the design.

  2. I really love how you walked us through your creating of these journal pages. Even when things don't work like you expect them to, the end results are still beautiful. That's what creativity and art are all about. I love the Bo Bunny stamp. What a a fun piece and I so enjoyed walking through your layering process on your blog. Thanks for the inspiration Sandra!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  3. Love the blues & purples you have going on in these pages and I couldn't agree more with the sentimenbt :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. What fun pages Sandra! Wonderful mix of colors and stamps!

  5. Be anything and I do need to start!
    Sandy xx

  6. It is nice to be both! Great pages, Sandra. You have captured both creative and silly and I love it! Enjoy the day!

  7. Love your fun and fabulous journal pages, Sandra. The colors and patterns are so beautiful. :)

  8. Fabulous details in your journal pages and the layout looks wonderful. Some dai I will get a chance to try journalling. TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  9. Wonderful color palette, unusual and so beautiful! Amazing pages! BArbarayaya

  10. Another beautiful journal page, Sandra and I absolutely love the colours you've chosen to use and all the wonderful detail that draws your eye into the pages! Have a great weekend... Hugs!

  11. Another stunning page Sandra!! I wish I could look at your pages in real life. Love the colours and the great design. Hugs!

  12. Je bent lekker bezig in je art journal. Ziet er mooi uit allemaal..ik zou ook wel weer in mijn journal aan de slag willen gaan..eerst album bij, challenge bij en dan......