Monday, March 6, 2017

Simon Says: Make Your Own Background On The Monday Challenge

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

This week we are challenging you to

Make Your Own Background  

This week we are showcasing the super talented Dyan Reaveley's range of Dylusions Products
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

This month we have invited the super talented Linda Kunsman aka Heartfully Inspired into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven't visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say 'Hi' and to leave her a nice comment.

I made a tag using a variety of Dylusions Products which I will link in the cinlinkz at the bottom of this post. 

 I really don't have a preconceived idea of what I am making before I start crafting. I decided on what will be the main focus and work from there, it sort of evolves as it goes along. For most of the time I think it looks awful but then I keep going until I am happy with the way it looks. If you are a little bit daunted by mixed media I would really urge you to have a go. It's not as scary as you think and it is a lot of fun! GO FOR IT!! ;-)

I scribbled the Distress Crayons over the tag and blended with a spritz of water and my fingers, I then used stamps and stencils with distress inks to add text, circles and a border design. 

I used a How Does Your Garden Grow stamp set for the bird and the flowers and used distress inks to color. 

I finished with some Big Chat stickers. Ta Da!! ;-)

Although we do accept all genres on this challenge it would be awesome if you would embrace the world of mixed media and get out your inks, stencils, texture pastes etc and give it a whirl ;-) 

Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

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

Crafting When We Can.  Mixed Media
Mixed Media World. Anything Mixed Media  
Allsorts   Spring Inspiration, I was inspired by the colours, the birds and the pink flowers.
Eclectic Ellapu  Spring Colours 
Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media Goes 

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


Sandra H said...

So pretty loving the vibrant colours too! x

Linda Kunsman said...

ooh your sunny yellow and bright colors just sing of Spring! Love it! And thanks so much for having me as guest designer this month:)

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and beautiful tag, Lols. I love the fabulous bright colors and the texture on the background you created. :)

Catherine said...

What a beautiful and cheerful tag, Lols. Love the colors you used and your background is fabulous!

Cathie ♥

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing creation! Great details and colors.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week!

FiKenward said...

Super cute tag with loads of lovely technique. Thanks for playing along with us at CAMM challenge blog.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Fabulous tag!!!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a happy and charming tag! I especially like how you did the colors with the green concentrated at the bottom to form your birdie scene. I also really like how used two different sizes of dots/circles. I always enjoy seeing the details of your projects and this is full of little goodies!

brenda said...

A beautifully designed bright and welcoming creation, many thanks for joining in with our Spring theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

SewPaperPaint said...

Another amazing tag! Wow! You are so awesome. Hugs, Autumn

Words and Pictures said...

Love that bubbly background and the bird is so cute!
Alison x

simo said...

Love your happy and funny tag, Lols!!! ❤

The Crafty Critter said...

This tag is so fun and I love how you created it! Thank you so much for sharing. I am just getting into mixed media and I love how you say just go for it!

Maura said...

I can feel spring coming with your tag, Lols! It is so happy and bright! Darling bird! hugs, Maura

Andree said...

A wonderfully colourful tag. You've created a great sense of depth with the stencils and colours. The stamped images are fabulous.

Thank you for joining in with our March challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

Stephanie said...

What a cheery and happy tag, Lols! I love the bright pops of yellow throughout!

Simon Says Stamp!

Anna-Karin said...

I love that colourful, vibrant background full of texture. Fantastic tag Lols! It has a wonderful spring-time feeling to it.

Kath Stewart said...

love your whimsical tag are rocking this mixed media fun stuff and I agree it's just a case of going with the flow and carry on crafting...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

This is fabulous Lols and so happy to see you dabble with mixed media...I love the whimsical feel of the whole tag and the colours and details compliment the stamped birdie, perfectly! xx

Barbara said...

Absolutely outstanding Lols! Fantastic tag, so different from your style but wonderful! I love to see that you've embraced mixed media techniques! BArbara

Macarena said...

This is great! LOve the texture on your background and all the yellow shades making this so sunny and fresh. Hugs, Marzena

Art By Wanda said...

Beautiful tag!!! said...

What a great, fun design! Thank you for playing with us at Crafting When We Can!
Carolyn, DT