Monday, April 2, 2018

Simon Says ' A Trio of Something'













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

This week we are challenging you to think in threes.

A Trio Of Something 

As this is the first challenge of the month we are showcasing a particular brand/designer. this week we have all used something designed by the lovely Dyan Reaveley. You don't have to use her products to join in, but if you have something then we would love to see them used

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

We are welcoming the lovely and super talented Paula Roomer aka PaNaRoo into the Designer Spotlight. Paula is very new to blogging and I am sure she would love to see some people pop by her blog to leave some love and to become a follower too. Lets all give this talented designer a real big Simon boost!

I made a trio of cards using a trio of birds from a Dyan Reaveley Cat Among The Pigeons Stamp Set


It is ages since I had a play with my Gelli Plate so I thought I would dig it out and used Dylusions Acrylic Paints and a Holes Stencil to create a really funky background. 


I used a Gel Press 4" Brayer so smooth out the paint, then layer the stencil over the top and then a piece of watercolour paper and this was the effect, lovely isn't it! :-)


I inked up a Simon's Good Reading Background Stamp with Smoke Ink to add more interest 


I used a Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil and sprinkled with Prisma Glitter. I then added a branch from a Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals Die Set


I coloured the birds using Dyan Reavely Paints (LOVE THESE)  and popped the wings up using 3D foam adhesive. 


and finished with a handwritten sentiment in a 'Dyan' boxed in style.



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
We're having a Design Team Call for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge . If you are interested in applying please CLICK HERE for more details.

GOOD LUCK!! :-) 


Wednesday Challenge Design Team Call

Challenges:
Always Fun.   Happy Birthday 
Make My Monday.  Things With Wings 
The Crazy Challenge.  Shine On, use Glitter 
Crafting With Friends.  Anything Goes 
Paper Minutes.  Structure Paste 

Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
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Simon Says stamp Sunshine Card Stock
Simon Says stamp Sunshine Card Stock
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
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Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz Dot Fade Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Dot Fade Layering Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Dyan Reaveley Cat Among The Pigeons Stamp Set
Dyan Reaveley Cat Among The Pigeons Stamp Set
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Gelli Plate 5x7
Gelli Plate 5x7
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Dylusions Calypso Teal Acrylic Paint
Dylusions Calypso Teal Acrylic Paint
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Dylusions Holes Small Stencil
Dylusions Holes Small Stencil
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Gel Press Brayer 4
Gel Press Brayer 4"
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Simon's Exclusive Good Reading Cling Background Stamp
Simon's Exclusive Good Reading Cling Background Stamp
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Simon's Exclusive Smoke Ink Pad
Simon's Exclusive Smoke Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals Die Set
Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals Die Set
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Dyan Reaveley 12 Acrylic Paint Set
Dyan Reaveley 12 Acrylic Paint Set
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

21 comments:

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Ok so it seems i am the only one that is not able to use the Gelli Plate. It makes me so sad because it seems so easy yet I don't understand how to make pretty layers.
i love your cards Lorraine, love the birds too!

Annette said...

The effect is fabulous but looks very messy! :) Great card Lorraine. xx

Suman Pandit said...

absolutely adore this little scene you have created Lorraine !!

Redanne said...

Thank you Lols for making me smile! Those bird girls are such fun, I love that they have boots on! Three fabulous cards... Hugs, Anne xx

meg said...

Fabulous fun birds in great colours these stamps are great, love the background, thank you for joining in at MMM.

Macarena said...

Love them all! Great spring scene with the birds so colorful and ready to sign whole days of spring and summer. Great background and I loved your playing ith paints! Brave and cool! Hugs, Marzena

Dawn Darlene said...

LOVE bright coloured birds! The birds in our neighborhood are so cheery this Spring! Many blessings to you!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

A super sweet trio, Lols! I'm loving those sweet little funky birdies :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your card is awesome! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning creations as always your so talented x

Maura Hibbitts said...

Love how you brayered the dots, Lols! We can call ourselves brayer/gelli plate teamies this week...ha ha! Love how you included the background word stamp too. Your cards have such a fun loving vibe, just delightful! hugs, Maura

Let's Art Journal said...

Such fun cards! I love how you layered the Dylusions paints with the stencilling and those birds are adorable ๐Ÿ˜€. Wishing you a happy weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and fabulous creation, Lols. The colors and patterns on the background are awesome. Love the cute image, too. :)

Emma Williams said...

These cards are wonderful, Lols! The colours are fabulous and I love those gelli plate backgrounds, they work so well with the fun images! Emma xx

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous cards Lols! The gelli printed backgrounds are stunning. I love all the circles and dots and the fun colours.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Oh wow! These are just an exercise in yumminess! The color palette is gorgeous and the brightly-colored birds made me smile. The background texture you achieved is really amazing and the whole scene came together beautifully. Inside or out, your cards are a treat to see!

Kath Stewart said...

your cards are adorable Lols, love your gelli plate background and those cute birds make me smile. I've just ordered a gelli plate so may be in touch for hints and tips. hugs kath xxx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Super cute and super colorful! love them Lols! Gelli plate is in my wish list!!!! Barbara

Sandra said...

Such a lovely cards, Lols! So awesome you've made the backgrounds with a gelly plate. Hugs, Sandra

Iskra said...

Absolutely amazing card! Thanks for sharing with as at The Crazy Challenge.
Iskra DT

Cazro said...

Super cards, with brilliant backgrounds. Thanks so much for joining us at Make My Monday. Good luck. We would love for you to visit us again. Caz. DT.