Monday, June 20, 2016

Simon Says: Use Patterned Papers

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the World Traveler Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is


With all of the background stamps, stencils and paints out there patterned papers have been taking a back seat, especially in the word of mixed media, so we thought it was about time we included them in our projects!

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

Please pop by to see what our Designer in the Spotlight, Alison, has made, she truly is an inspiration!

I decorated a Mini Clipboard using Patterned Tissue Wrap

When I saw Kath's decorated clipboard a few weeks ago I just had to get one for me! I love that we inspire each other to have a go at making things that we would never have thought of! I started by painting the  Mini Clipboard with White Gesso and then blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over the top. I cut a piece of the  Tissue Wrap and blended the same ink on the 'wrong' side,  I then covered the whole board with Multi Medium Matte Glue  and adhered it in place.

I love the effect simple spritzing and splattering can give, and it's fun!
splattered with Dylusions White LinenBlack Marble and Vibrant Turquoise ink. 

I 'aged' the clip slightly with gesso and alcohol inks

For the flap I cut a piece of  paper from a Lost and Found Paper Pack and inked to match the base. I decorated the flap with Wildflowers and Botanical Remnant Rubs, I love how this turned out and think these would make great gifts!

I love my clipboard! It matches my 'loft' and is a lovely way for me to jot down what supplies I NEED ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn to dig your papers out and cut into them!

 Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 
Love To Create   Anything Mixed Media
Allsorts    How Does Your Garden Grow (lots of wildflowers in  mine ;-))
Ruby's Rainbow   Anything But A Card
Artistic Inspirations    Anything Goes

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


Catherine said...

I have to admit, I swooned over the process of seeing how you created your clipboard background. I just love the colors on this one and the perfect placement of the tissue paper, Lols! The whole thing is amazing and the clip on the top is sooooo cool!!

Cathie ♥

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, this is beautiful, Jo x

Mischelle said...

I love this ... using the tissue paper was such a great idea!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colour and a great design.
Thank you for joining our How does you garden grow challenge, this week at Allsorts.


Theresa said...

cool and it is the colour of the blue lagoon as well. love it, hugs xx

Maura said...

Lols, this is amazing!! This piece totally cements that you are a true mixed media artist!!! The blues are fantastic and make me think of the sea. I love how you aged the metal on the clipboard, and well, I love everything about it!! I can see I need to put these clipboards on my list! hugs, Maura

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely display for our current challenge, lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This project made me smile! What a clever idea to make a stunning clipboard that can also serve as your home base for an "I need..." supply list! Love that! And I like how you made it functional and pretty. I especially like the background and how you added in all those different kinds of splatters and dots. It was also exciting to see the Marquee alphabet in use!

Helen said...

I love this! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.
Hugs Helen (DT) x

Torrey said...

Wow...blogger is so messed up. Anyway, Love this! You are the queen of altering stuff! Great colors, textures, patterns. The whole clipboard is just the BOMB. <3

shaz earl said...

Fabulous creation! thank you so much for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges, hope you will join us again
Shaz DT x

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!! Love that turquoise color! My fave! :D

Simon Says Stamp!

butterfly said...

Ooh, I could just dive in to that amazing teal colour! Love the distressed finish on the clipboard clip, and the depth you got with those layers of text and stamping and splatter - fabulous!
Alison x

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful color scheme you created on this piece, Lols. The distressed effects and the embellishments are fabulous. :)

Kath Stewart said...

you rocked this mini clipboard the teal colour and what an amazing patina effect on the clip..hugs kath xxx

Macarena said...

I just love it. The chipboard turned into a blue piece of art with lots of adorable details is just adorable. I love the clip and how you gave it such an amazing colors mix. LOVE IT. Hugs, Marzena

Barbara said...

Lols your clipboard is so gorgeous! I love so much to see how different are our works made with the same stuff! Your work make me feel happy, turquoise is my favorite color! Barbara

Emma Williams said...

I just love everything about this Lols and love how you've actually added a notebook, that is so clever and such a creative way to use the clipboard! Wonderful work, as always... xxx

Sandra said...

Fabulous clipboard, Lols! It's in my favorite color! Love how you've distressed the clip! Hugs, Sandra

DCAja said...

i like it very much!

DCAja said...

i like very much...