Monday, September 11, 2017

Simon Says: It's Written In The Stars 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 add stars to your project.

It's Written In The Stars 


We are so excited about the new STAMPtember® Stamp and Stencil set that has been designed by the fabulous Tim Holtz! This set is only available while stocks last so you had better be quick to order it, once its gone its gone!! I don't want you to miss out and be all upset when you can't get yourself one!! ;-)


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 fabulous guest Carol and the design team made!! 

I decorated a page in my Dyan Reaveley Small Creative Journal. I started by covering the pages with Gesso, closing the page then opening it while it was still wet to create a textured surface, this is a technique the lovely Macarena used quite often and I copied ;-) 



Once the gesso was dry I blended a combination of Broken China, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves Oxide Inks over the top. I did cut some stashed stars our of vintage text paper and used Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey to colour those. 


I then used a Simon's Exclusive Mosaic Stars Stencil and some Embossing Paste to add Texture, before this was dry I sprinkled some Prisma Glitter over the top and then used a selection of Spray Inks over the whole page to create a distant galaxy. 


I used a Seth Apter Die for the circles, I heat embossed with silver powder and while it was still hot I stamped a design into the molten powder. I spritzed the stars with black ink and the text almost disappeared do I stamped some text in white and then embossed with clear powder. 


I added a couple of planets, some more little stars and made the sentiment using Darkroom Door Alphabet Stamps 




Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to write in the stars!!

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

Challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys.  True Blue 
Mixed Media World.  Anything Mixed Media 
Art Journal Journey.  Colour In My World 
Fussy And Fancy.  Mixed Media 


Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade
Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade
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Distress Oxide Ink Pads Set of 12
Distress Oxide Ink Pads Set of 12
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Copic Marker Pens
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Memento Tuxedo
Memento Tuxedo
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Distress Oxide Faded Jeans Ink Pad
Distress Oxide Faded Jeans Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
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Dyan Reaveley Black Marble Ink Spray
Dyan Reaveley Black Marble Ink Spray
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Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder
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Dyan Reaveley White Linen Ink Spray
Dyan Reaveley White Linen Ink Spray
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Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley
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Dylusions Calypso Teal Ink Spray
Dylusions Calypso Teal Ink Spray
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Ranger European Heat Tool
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Spray
Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Spray
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Hero Arts Prisma Sparkle Glitter
Hero Arts Prisma Sparkle Glitter
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Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
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Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
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Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Spray
Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Spray
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Dylusions Pomegranate Seed Ink Spray
Dylusions Pomegranate Seed Ink Spray
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Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Space Journey Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Space Journey Die Set
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Simon Says You're A Star Craft Die
Simon Says You're A Star Craft Die
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Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
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Dina Wakley White Gesso
Dina Wakley White Gesso
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Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Spray
Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Spray
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Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Dyan Reaveley Small Creative Journal
Dyan Reaveley Small Creative Journal
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Tim Holtz Stacked Stars Die
Tim Holtz Stacked Stars Die
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Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Stars Stencil
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Seth Apter Robo Rings Die
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

21 comments:

Redanne said...

You created so much atmosphere with your wonderful page Lols, it is like a dreamy night sky. I love those dimensional stars and the fabulous little planets. Seth's circles look pretty amazing too. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Catherine said...

Oh my, Lols, what a gorgeous background you've created with blues and purples. It's absolutely dreamy. Love it!

Cathie ♥

Marci said...

Pretty Galaxy!

Macarena said...

Wow! What a lovely sky! It also seems an ocean. I love the texture you made on the pages and all the playing with Oxide which is so hard to stop :-) Lovely design, I really like your mixed media projects cause you are getting braver and braver! Hugs, Marzena

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh WOW! A wonderful spread is this ! I love all about it!
So glad you joined Art Journal Journey again!
Your art is always so beautiful and we appreciate your participation very much!
Happy new week to you!
oxo Susi

Sandra H said...

So lovely x

geistige_Schritte said...

This is a beautiful creative work, the colors and the words are great!
Have a nice week
Elke

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous journal spread, wonderful details, the shades of blue look beautiful. Thank you so much for adding this to Art Journal Journey and sharing the colours in your world today.
Yvonne

Linda Kunsman said...

fabulous colors and layers!

Jeannie said...

Hi Lorraine! This is so very cool! I just love all of the pretty colors and textures you have here and your list of supplies is amazing. Thanks so much for joining my 100th True Blue Blog Challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys
https://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com/2017/09/challenge-no-100-true-blue.html

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Lols, Lols, Lols! Boy do you have your texture groove on with this one! I love the depth you created and all of those rich shades of blues. The swirling and stars are gorgeous and I love how you incorporated the Robo Ring!

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous spread, Lols!!!

Emma Williams said...

Fabulous layout with so much texture and layering...this is wonderful Lols and epitomises our theme perfectly! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal pages, beautifully designed and coloured. Hugs, Valerie

Anna-Karin said...

This journal spread is so gorgeous Lols! All that texture is wonderful and I love all those different stars and the monochromatic colours.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Wow!!! So much textures in your pages! love colors and design! I adore to see works out of your comfort zone, they are always extraordinary!

Kath Stewart said...

wowLols...amazing texture and details on your page...looks like you have joined the art journal party and are having lots of fun...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

These journal pages are gorgeous, Lols. I love the fabulous texture and colors you created on the background. Those stars are fantastic! :)

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Fantastic art journal page Lorraine!!! Love the colors and the design is out of this world -- pun intended!!! Love you!!

Jeannie said...

Hi Lorraine! Congrats on being the winner of my True blue 100th Blog Challenge! Stop by and check yourself out in your Princess Dragonfly crown :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Sandra said...

Such a fabulous art journal spread, Lols! Love all the stars in the front and in the back! So fun! Hugs, Sandra