Monday, 4 June 2018

All Things Bright and Beautiful at SSSMchallenge

I am so honoured to be asked back into the spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - still pinching myself!
It really is a privilege to be creating alongside the brilliant Design Team this month!

Anyone who reads my blog will know that I have a bit of a 'thing' for flowers and gardens so when I found the topic was 'All Things Bright And Beautiful' I was delighted! We are showcasing Paper Artsy products today so I am even happier - so many flowers to choose from!
My idea came from some stamps gifted to me by my friend Elizabeth which are flowers and meanings stamps. 
What if...I choose some modern flowers and come up with some meanings?
This is my cover - using one of those packages - you know the ones! I cut it open and added paint randomly over both sides

Next I added more paint through a Kim Dellow stencil and an Emma Godfrey mini mask

I had a baby wipe mop up left on my desk and it seemed to me to be just the right colours for further decoration
I stamped the larger daisy type flower from Tracy Scott's ETS15 set and fussy cut them!
I want loose pages so I needed something to hold them together - one old scarf to the rescue - it has elastic running through it but had become misshapen so it went into my fabric cabinet.
I cut through to make strip  to tie and works!

 Now to the like these gentle colours on the cover I hope - the inside is somewhat different in parts! 
Just a little advice before you see them - you made need to say some of the names quite quickly to get the name!!! 
 I stamped a lot of images and took them away with me(along with some selected paints, pencils and inks.
Using JOFY stencil and stamps 
I've had this inky book page for a while - another JOFY stamp with a repositioned stem. Used a distress marker on the cut edges of some of the flowers.

 This is a Tracy Scott stamp - again with a repositioned stem.
I used a piece of mop up paper towel - you will see what I mopped up on the final page. I stamped over the bottom to add a little more interest.
 More JOFY stencilling and stamping and a bit of spatter!
 Distress Oxides were put onto an acrylic block and spritzed before pressing and dragging on my page - a little bit of spatter at the top and this time I stamped the JOFY stem where I wanted it before adding the fussy cut flower.
 These Kim Dellow flowers always remind me of Lego - I used an old piece of painty baby wipe to mount them - the stems were stamped and the fussy cut flowers were added.
Elena Zinski's flowers are such fun to use and this was just cut out and stuck onto a Distress Ink background.Some Darcy leaves from one of her older sets  were added and coloured with distress markers

I made my background with some Infusions powders. The Elena Zinski flowers were fussy cut - the holes were a bit tricky but I managed it!
I hope you like this little fun book - I enjoyed it so much I added another sheet of watercolour paper so that I had some spare at the back to continue with one day...when I have thought up more names and meanings!!!! 

You have one week to enter  don't forget that by entering this challenge you have a chance to win a Simon Says Stamp Voucher as well as chance to be in the spotlight
Click on these links to take you directly to the product at the  Simon Says Stamp shop.
Paper Artsy products
JOFYPS083Large stencil
Kim Dellow02
Kim Dellow Eclectica3 stencil PS046
Tracy Scott  15 ETS15
Elena Zinski ZA10
Zinskiart 07 rubber cling stamp ZA07
Emma Godfrey mini mask PM008
Paper Artsy Infusions coloured stain
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints
Distress Inks and Oxides
Derwent 36 Inktense colored pencils watercolour 2301842

I would like to enter in the 'In The Garden' challenge at Stamping Sensations.
I am also linking to Mini Album Makers Challenge

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work Chris, have fun at Simon Says. Hugs, Valerie

Gibby Frogett said...

Wow this awesome Chris - what fab and fun stamps.
Congrats for being in the spotlight - enjoy!
Gill x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous flower book Chris! the cover is absolutely beautiful, love the background and fun flowers and the pages inside are so pretty! This is a perfect 'coffee table' book for your friends to admire! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

froebelsternchen said...

Oh my gosh - what a fantastic project dear Chris! Simply AMAZING! I love your fantastic booklet! That's UNIQUE!!!
And wow.. congrats on being in the spotlight at Simon Says Stamp!
That's exciting -- and you can be proud of yourself!
They just have great designers always spotlighted and you are one for sure my friend!
Big hugs and congrats on this -

Hugs, Susi

simo said...

Wow! This 'New Botanical' book is just amazing!! Congrats on being the Spotlight Designer this well deserved!!! 😊

Maura Hibbitts said...

It's so nice to have you with us this month, Christine! What a beautiful album you've created, from the lovely cover to the pages of flowers inside - just a delight! Love your take on the modern language of flowers, this is so imaginative. A super project!! hugs, Maura

Helen said...

this is stunning Chris, inside and out!

Craftyfield said...

Wow! What a beautiful collection of pages and cover. Congrats on your Spotlight post at SSS!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Chris, biggest congrats on your guest spot at SSS! How exciting! I just love the journal you created and each beautiful page with the most amazing of stamps. Truly inspiring! We'd love for you to share with us at Mini Album Makers too, so check out the rules on our page:
Big hugs, Autumn

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is really incredible, Chris. I love your flowers and how they truly DO represent the modern language of flowers. Everything about this project screams YOU, dear friend. Such an amazing first entry for Simon Says. As guest designer, you truly SHINE. Most impressive, because you are truly the stamping queen.

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Chris and your project looks stunning.
I love the cover and all those beautiful pages and have to mention, that I think the way you named your flowers is FABULOUS.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Congrats on being a guest designer Chris. I think you outdid yourself with that fabulous flower book. I just love it-and your names are so clever. What a great inspiration piece to everyone else too. Hugs-Erika

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Congratulations, Chris! Well-deserved. Your book is beautiful clever and meaningful.

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Oh my goodness Chris, what an amazing array of stamps you’ve used in this project! I know you were super excited and put so much thought into it and I love how it turned out!! You had me hooked at the start with that beautiful painted,stencilled background!! ~Leandra xx

Macarena said...

So very clever way to decorate the cover! Great background patterns and the wipe flowers, too. I love the pages inside with all those great stamps and sentiments. Hugs, Marzena

Marjut said...

So beautiful Project!

Wanda Hentges said...

Love your project, Chris!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!!!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Welcome back Chris! What a wonderful project! Incredible use of stamps, stencils and colors! barbara

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on your GD spot and what a fabulous project.
Love the flower names and their meanings, such fun.
Avril xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Many congratulations on being in the spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Wow, your book of (very) modern flowers is amazing 😁. I love all of your stunning designs and the sentiments that you used! You have provided so much inspiration for this week's challenge - perfect! Thank you and wishing you the happiest of weeks! J 😊 x

Linby said...

What a beautiful book of such lovely images. Could I ask that you correct the challenge link to say "Penny Black & More" please, you linked to the right challenge but put SS in the text.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at PB & More.
Lynn x

Redanne said...

So thrilled to see you back at SSS Chris and what a brilliant little book you have created! The flower names are all such fun, you really do have a wonderful imagination my friend! Love this.

Thank you so much too for joining in with us at Mini Album Makers this month! Hugs, Anne xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a treat to have you as our Guest Designer! And what a fantastic project! I love how you created so many different types of flowers. This is both bold and peaceful at the same time and I love how it turned out!

Kath Stewart said...

Hi Chris, it's great to have you back with us again and what an amazing project, I love the depth you achieved on the background of your cover and then what a marvellous treat lies inside, love all those gorgeous flowers and their meanings, hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fantastic creation! Chris. Love the beautiful patterns on the cover and the flowers on each page are so beautiful! It's so great to have you design with us this month. :)

Emma Williams said...

So thrilled to see you back with us over at SSS Monday Challenge Blog and what a fabulous project ~ this is wonderful Chris and I adore all the detail and the beautiful stamping you've added to this project, it's really lovely! Emma x

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous handmade book, Chris - fabulous recycling of the packaging and wonderful flower pages throughout. Lovely, lovely work for SSS, and I'm delighted that you've shared it with us at Mini Album Makers too.
Alison x

Sandra said...

Welcome back as our GD, Chris! And what a stunning book you've created. Love every flower, so fun and colorful! Hugs, Sandra

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Beautiful works!! Love the flower so much!
x Zoey

Nancy Wethington said...

WOW! What beautiful pages you've created and so cleverly colored. Love the use of all the mediums. Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.

Инна Бронникова said...

Wow! This book is just amazing! Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.