Monday, May 21

Inspired by a Song

Hello Monday, my friends! Are you ready for our newest challenge? This week we are Inspired By A Song at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
 Whenever I am crafting with friends, and the song comes on, Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper, we all start singing and grooving along to the music, so I knew I wanted to use this one for the challenge. I just had to find the right image, and I think the dancing girlfriends are perfect!

I started in my Media Journal and added texture with texture paste and Simon Says Stamp stencils, then painted the page with Paper Artsy paints. 


I also used the ring cluster with the resist spray, but by the end, it really is very subtle. 

I sprayed on some Dylusions sprays in pink and purple, then,
next up - Infusions! I started with the Magenta and Blackcurrent...


...then added A Bit Jaded and Green Man once my first ones had dried.


Spritzed it all with Dylusions White Linen spray...

Then, once everything was completely dry, I added some white with a scribble stick and white pen.


A few strips of Beach Babe paper for some contrast to the background before adding my dancing babes. 

I stamped the dancers with Simon's Black ink, and colored them with a water brush and Prima Watercolors. Next, I fussy cut them out and popped them up with foam tape, and doodled a bit more.

I decided to write "cause girls just wanna have fun" around the page with a black pen.

So, go ahead and dance like nobody is watching, cause after all...girls just wanna have fun!

I hope you are inspired by a song and will join us this week in our fun challenge! I'm looking forward to seeing how you interpret our challenge! One participant will be drawn for a $50 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!



A Great place to shop!

 Simon is on Instagram, use #sssmchallenge

Are you wondering what songs the design team has chosen for this week's challenge? I know I am, so be sure to head on over to see their fantastic interpretations!


  1. Great song choice--you've created such a FUN page that captures it perfectly!

  2. Fabulous journal page Maura :-) gorgeous colours and textures and the girls are definitely having fun! A great interpretation of the song! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. what a fun and colorful page Maura!!! Love it! Your work are always so original! love the layers of colorsyou created! Barbara

  4. Hahah your girls are really having fun! Love them all and the happiness they spread. The background is great and so rich in colors, textures and layers, great job! Hugs, Marzena

  5. Oh. My. Gosh! Maura, I love these dancers! Such a fun color and texture combo for the background too! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Such a fun journal page - I love it! Your dancing ladies make me smile 😉. Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful day! J 😊 x

  7. I absolutely love your song choice and this fun layout just made me smile wide, it's fabulous Maura and I adore the happy colours and all the layers of this piece... Hugs <3

  8. Love this fabulous journal page, Maura. The color scheme and the texture you created on the background are so beautiful! The image and the sentiment are great! :)

  9. That is such a great song and your dancing ladies illustrate it perfectly! The background is wonderful too. Such a happy feelgood page!

  10. Look at you with the Infusions and watercolor techniques! I love what you've done and had to laugh at that sentiment. Usually I just see the "dance like no one's watching," but I loved hearing the rest of the quote here! I am not a dancer, so that seems more realistic for me. I also really like the strips of patterned paper in the background. Great work, yet again!

  11. Love your humorous dancers and that background is simply amazing!
    Alison x

  12. love this, it made me giggle, those crazy girls are just adorable, hugs kath xxx

  13. What a fabulous page, Maura! The ladies are so fun! Hugs, Sandra


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