Monday, July 31

Lollipop, Lollipop!

It's Monday, my friends and you know that means a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp! This week's challenge is FOOD and/or DRINK. I started off with lots of ideas in my head, and then out of the blue came this one! 

It's been wonderful having Beulah Bee and her amazing creativity with us again this month! I'm so happy she could join us and we will miss her. 

I headed off to my art journal singing "lollipop, lollipop, lolli, lolli, lollipop" as I got to work! Hmmm, are lollipops food? ah, that is the question...

I went to a junk page in my journal where I'd brushed off extra paint from something else I was working on in the past.

I added some happy pink dots with Simon's stencil.

Then, I toned it all down into a background with some paint.

Back to adding in more circles/bubbles with Simon's mask and Distress Oxide. Once finished, I misted it with water and dried it.

Time to add my lollipop shapes with Donna Downey's Dandelion stencil and some dark paint. 

Next, I used the stencil and traced over each one onto the plaids and cut them out. I used PPA to glue them in place.

I wanted them to look more like fancy lollipops, so using Simon's pinwheel stencil and distress inks, added this layer in.

Time to stamp my words onto the page. As you can see, several of the letters need to be used more than once, so I stamped part of the word, then went in and added needed letters.

I decided to doodle around my "lollipops" with white pen to make them pop, and add in some fun paper dolls from Tim Holtz. Definitely giant size lollipops!

I added a touch of pink distress oxide to the ballerina. I also framed the page using on of Seth Apter's border lines stamps with Simon's High Dive ink.

Welcome to the lollipop land!

Food and Drink opens a veritable feast of creative opportunity, so please join us in this week's challenge! I'm looking forward to your ideas. One participant will win a $50 gift certificate to shop at Simon's store, and several will be spotlighted!



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  1. Well Maura...if you ask me...lollipops and candies ARE definitely food!!!lol! Love your page...Hugs xxx

  2. This blue "accidental" background is amazing! What a great technique leaving such a great effect! I love the dandelions too, they are so solid and bold. Hugs, Macarena

  3. Fabulous panel Maura! I love the lollipop theme! Every time I have seen this the song pops into my head!! LOL The whole design of this is such fun! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. This is such a fun journal page, Maura! I love the colors and I love how you used the paper dolls. So creative!

    Cathie ♥

  5. This is such a fun and lovely creation! Maura. The background colors and the images are so beautiful. :)

  6. Super fun and cheerful, Maura! I love it! :)

  7. This is so cute. Love how you did the background.

  8. Love your choice Maura! Lollipop is a fantastic idea! Your background is absolutely gorgeous, I love the layers of colors! You know I'm a Paper Dolls addict, they work so well with every style! Barbara

  9. love your fun take on the challenge Maura and I'm sure those cute kids truly think lollipops are food...hugs kath xxx

  10. Such a fun take on the challenge theme Maura and I love the combination of the paper dolls with the lollipops, they look like they are in absolute heaven! <3

  11. Such a fun page, Maura! Love that you've made lollipops! The paper dolls are such a fabulous touch! Hugs, Sandra

  12. This is such fun Maura! I love the addition of the kids on top of the lollipops! I'll be singing that song for the rest of the evening now. I loved that song when hearing it as a kid in the Stand By Me movie.


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