Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Simon Says - S is for Summer

It is an absolute age since I managed to join in with a Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge... this week the  challenge is "S"  - which is a pretty free rein.  Anything that starts with S...

I went for a page in my journal and started by 'Stencilling' archival inks to fill the page
I used aquamarine, 'Saffron' and vermillion. To blend the flowers into the background, I painted over the page with a watered down wash of Paperartsy Fresco paint in Honeydew (already a very pale yellowy colour) so I could 'Stamp' over the top.


  I used my favourite Paperartsy 'Stamps' by Jo Firth-Young


and coloured them with distress markers.

Hope you like my 'Summer' page!  As the quote says, "take time to smell the flowers".

Thanks to Simon Says as they are offering one random winner a $50 gift voucher.


14 comments:

sam21ski said...

I love your 'S'ummer page, and well done on getting in all those S's.

How you liking your distress markers?

Sam xxx

Gabrielle said...

I love your page! It's sssssssssuper!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this. The blended colours thro' the stencil are so pretty xx

brenda said...

A real rainbow of colour Helen and you do some great things with the JFY stamps.

B x

butterfly said...

Gorgeous Summer Stencilled page...makes me want to get out the JOFYs and play - thank you for the nudge!
Alison x

Dan said...

Great page, and lots of the letter S too! :) Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous colours for your summer piece and just as the sun is shining too.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Hettie said...

Wow Sweetie. What a Super Stunning Summer Sheet! Tee Hee!
Love that stencil!
xx

Kezzy said...

WOW I love your summer journal page, so colourful and bright and I so love the JOFY stamps, gorgeous :-) Kezzy xxx

Lori said...

This is gorgeous Helen! That butterfly absolutely pops off the page!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Mmmm, yummy, Helen! Now you are talking my colorspeak ~ I love these luscious berry colors! Good luck - hope you win!!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Helen, so pretty. I've gone from not liking the JOFY stamps to having them on my favourites list lol xx

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful! Those stamps work so well with your stenciling. Brilliant idea! And Gorgeous results!

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous page! Great layers and design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show!