Monday, April 11, 2016

Simon Says: April Showers Bring May Flowers on the Monday Challenge


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Try To Resist Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is


With spring most definitely on the way, despite the snow and ice in some areas, we are celebrating the start of the new season with changes in the weather! Spring showers or flowers, or you can use both on your creations! We will be looking forward to seeing what you make!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


Spring is definitely in the air and the flowers in my garden are in full bloom ;-)

I painted the pages of a Small Creative Journal with Gesso before blending with Tumbled GlassMowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks

 I then had a lot of fun creating a background using a Hero Arts Rainy Day and Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stamps. I also used a Dot Fade Stencil and White Embossing Paste, sprinkled with Glitter.

I then added a field of beautiful Wildflowers, coloured with Distress Crayons. If you haven't tried art journalling before I would definitely recommend you give it a try! It really is FUN!

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in . 

Crafting From The Heart    Anything Goes 
Crafty Boots   Use A Sentiment
Ooh La La   Words Words Words 
The Crazy Challenge   Spring Is Here 

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Margreet said...

This is so beautiful Lols!
xxx Margreet

Carla's Cards said...

A lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Sandra H said...

So beautiful x

Mrs Beez said...

Fabulous pages. I loved scrolling through the photos and then seeing the final result with those pretty spring colours. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Stephanie said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous pages, Lols! Loving your inspiration!!

Simon Says Stamp!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous journal pages Lorraine, the colours are fabulous and I love the 'shadow' effect. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just fabulous :0) hugs Pops x

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow! what a beautiful page, love it :)

Yvette said...


SewPaperPaint said...

Beautiful background work and lovely use of the floral dies. <3

Catherine said...

Gorgeous, Lols! I love the soft, pastel colors. Cathie

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful journal pages, Lols. The colors and textures are gorgeous. :)

Macarena said...

Oh my! This is beautiful. You're not no-mixedmedia anymore! I love the colors of the flowers, they match with the pages perfectly and there's absolutely spring on your project! Lovely!!! Hugs, Marzena

Maura said...

Look at you go wild with the mixed media! You are rocking this Lols!! Love all your layers and texture.

Barbara said...

Beautiful pages Lorraine! Love to see all the steps of you creative processs! barbara

Emma Williams said...

Stunning pages, Lols and the background you've created is fantastic ~ it looks amazing and I love all the details! xx

Sandra said...

What a fabulous spread, Lols! So soft and so much texture. Hugs, Sandra

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Your flowers are awesome Lorraine, our little balcony is still without any flowers/plants but I can't wait to plant some new flowers!
Your art journal page is awesome, love to see how you made the background and the small raindrops!!
xx ZOey

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Gorgeous project and such a bonus to see your real-life flowers, too! My garden doesn't look anything like that, but one can dream! On your artwork, I thought it was brilliant to do your flower silhouettes in lovely pastels. SO clever and the end result is stunning!

Unknown said...

Lovely mix media project! Thank you for joining in at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck :)

Anna-Karin said...

This art journal spread is so lovely Lols! The pastel colours are absolutely beautiful here and I love all the flowers.