Monday, June 12, 2017

Thoughts and Feelings notebook with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

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

This weeks theme can be interpreted in different ways. Like a project with a lot of (soft) texture that you would like to touch and feel. I've taken the liberty to rename this challenge into Thoughts and Feelings. I altered the cover of a standard notebook and made it into my Thoughts and Feelings notebook.

As the first step, I've used over 20 different washi tapes to make a pattern for the background.
I wanted a colorful cover, so I've used four fun and bright paint colors: Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Paint and Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint. Before that layer, I had another 4 color Opal Magic paints applied, but nothing of those paints are visible anymore.

Because it's gonna be used alot, I only wanted to work with permanent mediums, and therefore made the edges with Faber-Castell Big Brush black. That's also why I chose for paint for the background. Lastly, I've used up all the old rub ons that I've had for ages. To make sure that they stay in place I put a coat of Mod Podge over it.



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 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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



Lorraine A said...

Absolutely gorgeous notebook Sandra! I love how you used loads of different washi tapes and then painted over them, it gives a really awesome look and the text strips are fabulous! What a lovely place to document your thoughts and feelings! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x
hope you're feeling better XXXX

Macarena said...

Stunning and so colorful! I love your playing with washi tapes and building this kingd of backgrounds. Maybe I should try someday :-) Hugs, Macarena

Catherine said...

Sandra! Your notebook is awesome. I love the way you created the background with washi tape, it's amazing. Gorgeous!

Cathie ♥

Stephanie said...

Hi Sandra! I love the happy colors and cool collage effects of your notebook! It's perfect for Summer! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

simo said...

This notebook Looks great! Love the colours and really want to touch it!

Billie A said...

Beautiful. so creative and love the look. Great way to add washi background and love the paints. Beautiful journal front.

Redanne said...

This has to be the best way ever to use washi tape!! Your journal cover is so incredibly beautiful, the colours are wonderful and the words you chose are just perfect!! Anne xx

Redanne said...

PS, I really enjoyed your video too, thanks so much for sharing! x

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

What an explosion of colors!! I love it!! I always struggle with the use of washi tape, i should use your project as inspiration for my next project!

Maura said...

Fantastic book, Sandra! Love, love the gorgeous bright colors you chose, and the black elements stand out so well with them! 20 different washi tapes? WOW!! What a great book to reach for and write your thoughts into. hugs, Maura

Kath Stewart said...

wow the queen of washi has just stepped it up a the background and the addition of the quote chips just finishes it off beautifully...enjoy your weekend my friend...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

Sandra...this is gorgeous and I love how you've used 20 washi tapes to create that background full of fabulous texture ~ just WOW, it's truly awesome! Hugs :)

Anna-Karin said...

What a great idea for the challenge Sandra! I love the altered cover and the mix of all those patterns. Hugs!!

Barbara said...

Sandra! I love your turning point so colorful! I really like your latest projects, they're so bright! This is no different, spectacular and the touch of black is as always fabulous! Barbara

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. the background you created with washi tapes are amazing, Sandra. Love the beautiful color scheme on this project. :)

sanpiseth40 said...

enjoy your weekend my friend...hugs kath xxx