Monday, February 26, 2018

Simon Says: In The Garden










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

This week we are challenging you to create something with your garden or park as your inspiration

In My Garden

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

It is Stacy's last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your fabulous creations over the past few weeks. It has been a pleasure to have you along with us!

I recently picked up a Dina Wakley Media Journal on my trip to Simon HQ and couldn't wait to dive right in and make a start with filling in the pages!  she used the new Paper Artsy Jofy 61 stamp set combined with Zig Brush Pens to add a vibrant modern and funky design. 


I love the bright colours of spring and summer and for the backgound I spritzed and splattered with Tim Holtz Distress and Dyan Reaveley's Ink Sprays.

I then used a Paper Artsy Stencil, Embossing Paste, coloured with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink and then sprinkled with love glitter for the leaves. I also used a Paper Artsy Eclectica 3 Stencil and Forest Moss Distress Oxide to add some background foliage. 
I also used a Paper Artsy Mini Mask along with Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemon Oxide Inks to add a little sunshine. 


I coloured the flowers with Zig Color Real Brushes, added a few drops of different coloured Nuvo Drops here and there and sprinkled a few granules of  Slime Infusions across the bottom to create a meadow floor  and added a couple of strips of washi tape.


I went to see an Impressionist Exhibition at the Tate Britain Art Gallery in London and I was inspired by the way Claude Monet painted the backgrounds of his Water Lilies in random, quite dreamy techniques so I sort of tried to replicate this with splatters. Not quite the same thing I know ,,,, ;-) But I thought I would pay tribute to him in my small way and I thought that this quote was quite fitting for the challenge theme. He is obviously very well known fo his paintings of his garden in Giverny France  :-)


Artsy Angle ;-) 





Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

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

Challenges:
Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media 
Get Creative.  Use Ribbon or Washi Tape 
Make My Monday.  Messy Backgrounds 


Dina Wakley Media Journal
Dina Wakley Media Journal
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Paper Artsy Jofy 61 Stamp Set
Paper Artsy Jofy 61 Stamp Set
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Paper Artsy Jofy Stencil
Paper Artsy Jofy Stencil
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Zig Clean Color Pen Set
Zig Clean Color Pen Set
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Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink
Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink
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Paper Artsy Eclectica 3 Stencil
Paper Artsy Eclectica 3 Stencil
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Paper Artsy Mini Mask Emma Godfrey
Paper Artsy Mini Mask Emma Godfrey
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Paper Artsy Slime Infusions
Paper Artsy Slime Infusions
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you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

26 comments:

Zw@@n said...

Wow, Lols, I love these pages. Great design and colours. xx

Catherine said...

Oh my, Lols, I love your journal pages! I love, love a whimsy style journal page and this one is awesome. The bright colors of the Zig markers really make those images stand out and your background is awesome. Love it!

Cathie ♥

Maura Hibbitts said...

These are such fun and delightful pages, Lols! I love the whimsical images and the bright happy colors, especially those oranges that just pop! hugs, Maura

Macarena said...

Ulalala! What an explosion of spring I see here! Love the pages, Lols. Such a positive and optimistic colors and details. The flower-mushroms are so cute! Love the way you gave that such a brightness and the project looks so light and soft. Let's spring begin, please! Hugs, Marzena

Sian said...

Beautiful journal pages. I love all the bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a very beautiful and cheerful journal page Lorraine

gr karin

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this beatiful spread! Do I NEED the Dina Wakley journal???? I keep seeing so many bloggers using it and I'm getting journal envy!!! Love how you made the background! Hugs,Chrisx

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous x

ßeulah ßee said...

Your page is terrific--love the variations of strong sharp colors mixed with the softer fuzzy hues. Enjoy the new journal--can't wait to see more!

Bunny said...

Flowers................always and always. Absolutely! This is beautiful, Lols. Lovely colors in the garden. [Bunny]

Redanne said...

Your page made me smile - BIG!! It is so beautiful, whimsical and bright and lots of fun! The sentiment is just perfect too..... you make me wish Spring was just around the corner but we are in for freezing cold and snow this week... Hugs, Anne xx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this journal, it's bright and cheery and definitely gorgeous.xx💖 [aNNie' blog]

Linda Kunsman said...

this is such a magical and delightful scene Lols! Love all the bright, cheerful colors. The soft spattered background and sponging pays lovely tribute to Monet.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous journaling pages, love the vibrant colours.
luv
Debby

Cath Wilson said...

The design is amazing and I love the images and colours you used - beautiful work x

Mandy said...

Oh wow Lols, I absolutely love this! You have created such a pretty & vibrant scene. Clever girlie xxx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous scene in your art journal, Lols! I love the large mushrooms and the Monet quote really polishes it off nicely!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful journal pages! The vibrancy and way you have blended the colours is amazing 😁. Happy Weekend! J 😊

Emma Williams said...

So, so beautiful...this is such a stunning piece Lols and those flowers pop right off the page, they look amazing! xx

Kath Stewart said...

your art journal pages are adorable Lols, love the cute whimsical images, such a fun layout, hugs kath xxx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a vibrant, fun and happy page! It made me so excited for warmer weather and I adore the vivid coloring you did on the flowers. The splatters and dots of color here and there give it a sense of energy and movement that really brings your scene to life! And the quote is a winner, too!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fabulous art journal page, Lols. The colors and the embellishments are so beautiful. Love the great sentiment, too. :)

Sue - said...

Love your journal pages -so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday

Sandra said...

Such a stunning art journal spread, Lols! So colorful and fun! The flowers and mushrooms are so cool! Hugs, Sandra

Barbara Schiassi said...

I adore these pages Lols! So colorful, they makes me feel happy! the design is absolutely beautiful and your coloring amazing! barbara

Paula Roomer said...

Wow this looks so good! I get a happy feeling looking at this. Good work! I love the bright colors.
Paula