Monday, 31 August 2015

Trio Of Colour ~ Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hey everyone...

It's Monday, which means that there is a brand new challenge starting today over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week is all about a Trio of Colour!

The challenge is to use three colours of ink, paint or another colour medium of the same kind. From distress ink to gelatos, acrylic paint to pens, you pick the medium and the trio and we can't wait to see what you create!

For my project, I chose to use a trio of colours that I think are a match made in heaven, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry and gold and used these to create a journal page with an explosion of colour and a little fun, Pablo Peckasso!
To begin with I used the Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Mini Distress Ink pads and applied them directly to the right hand page of my Dylusions Journal which I had already lightly misted with water. I then moved the book around to create a dripped effect with the inks, just letting them run in any direction they wanted. I then applied the Distress Ink through the Donna Downey Bubbles stencil, moving the stencil around the pages and layering each colour and circle over the top of the previous until I was happy with the design.
I then wanted to create a bokeh effect over the top of the bubbles I'd already laid down and for this I used Dylusions Paint in White Linen and applied the paint through the Bubbles stencil using a mini blending tool.

I now had my basic background but needed to add more layers so for this I added some torn strips of Tissue Tape, some Texture Paste which I applied through the PaperArtsy Eclectica 3 stencil and to finish I added some flicks of Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray Stain across the pages.
I then set aside the pages and moved onto my little fun character ~ the artist that had caused this explosion of colour...Pablo Peckasso!
To begin with I stamped the bird twice, onto water colour card, watercoloured the images with Distress Marker Pens and a water brush and then used the co-ordinating dies to cut him and all his little body parts. Once my little birdie had been layered up, I added Glossy Accents over his eyes before attaching a memo pin complete with Chit Chat sticker under his wing.
I added one of the quotes from the Small Talk sticker set onto my page and then placed Pablo into position.
The next stage was to add the word "BOOM" which I stamped directly onto the page, before stamping a second image onto water colour card. I coloured the image stamped onto my page using Dylusions White Linen paint and then coloured the second image on the watercolour card, using Distress Marker Pens. I then cut around the outline of the boom word only and cutting away the little puffs of smoke and laid it over the top of the image on my page.
Finally, all that was needed was a paint brush and I used the stamp from the Crazy Things stamp set and once it was coloured, I added this to the page.

As the finishing touch, I added the third and final colour ~ a scattering of gold sequins and I hope you love these pages, as much as I loved creating them!!
 As always, if you need any further inspiration for this challenge, then you need look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....

Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead
See you again Emma xx

Products used:

Tim Holtz Dies: Bird Crazy
Tim Holtz Stamps: Bird Crazy, Crazy Things, Boom
Distress Spray Stain: Antiqued Bronze
Embellishments: Gold Sequins
Surfaces: Watercolour card


  1. LOVE (love, LOVE) your Pablo Peckasso layout!


  2. Fabulous. Love your version of Pablo! Hugs xx

  3. Fabulous. Love your version of Pablo! Hugs xx

  4. This is so gorgeous, both fun and amazing at the same time. I looove Pablo Peckasso, hehe!! I think you have chosen a perfect colour combo and such a gorgeous layout as well

  5. Pablo Peckasso! -- Seriously one of my favorite Crazy Bird creations!!!! Love your background and a fantastic trio of colors! -- Mary Elizabeth

  6. Pablo is inspirational with his gorgeous palette of colors and how he used the beautiful bubbles of color. You are too funny coming up with an artist bird and how you colored him and layered him is fantastic!

  7. Pablo Peckasso ! Genius Emma and what a fabulous explosion he ( you) have created . I love all those bubbles , the layers and the touches of texture. Of course Pablo himself is looking good - love the paintbrush and memo pin 'artist' - wonderful touches .
    I always know Monday will bring a smile from seeing your latest SSS creation and today is definitely no exception ! Thankyou big hugs

  8. Oh Emma, I jusl love your Pablo Peckasso, such fun!!! Love the colours too, just a fun filled lovely page, thanks so much for sharing!!

  9. Emma, this page is outstanding! I just love those crazy birds to begin with, but Pablo takes it to another level altogether.

  10. LOVE this Emma :-) gorgeous colours and the bird is super cute, I do love these crazy birds :-)

    Lols x x x

  11. How the devil do u u it yet another amazing project, just love everything about this wee guy , again just brilliant emma xxx 😊

  12. this is awesome!! you are amazing Emma WIlliams!! just amazing.

  13. That is so much fun Emma, wonderful colour trio and love the bokeh effect, love it! Deb xo

  14. Fabby, love Pablo Peckasso lol xx

  15. Brilliant Emma! I just adore Tim's Crazy Birds, and this is a superb use of them, and so apt ... Love the colours, and the details, and ... now I know I need the Booms! XX

  16. Scintillating colour explosion - I love those rosy bubbles spreading across the pages… fabulous!
    Alison xx

  17. Emma your work is absolutely always inspirational! love this so much! Bird crazy and bubble of color are amazing! barbarayaya

  18. Stunning pages, Emma! I just can't get enough of these crazy birds!! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  19. Love your beautiful journal pages, Emma. The background you created and the bird are awesome! :)

  20. Wow, Emma! These pages are amazing! Love the bubbles and the crazy bird is fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  21. Emma, your journal page is absoloutely fabulous. You inspired me to get creative, I'd love it if you took a peek at my card ....

  22. Holy cow! This is incredible! Who, besides you, could make something as boring as a CIRCLE look completely amazing? I love how you layered them and used varying shades of the same color palette. The effect is quite awesome and I am impressed AGAIN at what you've done here!

  23. This is amazing Emma and so clever. I totally love those wonderful circles in the background, so stunning. And the little bird with the artist sign and the paint brush. Fantastic!

  24. I don't know if I have seen a more fun and cheeky page. I LOVE it!

  25. Stunning journal page! Love the background!


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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