Monday, August 29

Mischievous Cats


 Hello Monday my friends! And welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Mixed Media  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

It's been wonderful having Estelle  aka Autoscrap with us this month! Haven't you loved all her wonderful creations? I know I have! Looking forward to more of your makes!

This week the challenge is: MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND

One thing you may know about me from my work is...I LOVE color! In my opinion, more color is always better, lol! I've been working with liquid watercolors lately, and I got to wondering how Simon's Pawsitively Saturated reinkers would work, so I set out to experiment.


I began by swirling and scribbling some warm colors of  ink onto my watercolor paper. Then I took a water brush and blended it out a bit. 

Next I went in with cool colors and repeated the step. I did discover that some inks blend out better with water than others. As you can see, I am already getting a pattern from some of the swirls and dots of ink.

Here's the selection of colors I chose from the Set 2 reinkers.

To brighten it up even more, I blended in Citrine ink with a blending brush in some areas.

Next, I added bubbles in random areas with Tim's Bubble layering stencil, Ocean ink and a blending brush.  I love making several layers when I am creating my own backgrounds.

Next, I took a wooden skewer and dipped the flat end into white acrylic ink, and added circles of dots over my design.

There, you now  have your own background to use as you like. I cut a section from mine to make the background for the cats on my card.  I wanted a playful background, and I think it worked. 

I cut a small strip of the background to pop the inside of the card with color.

To finish the card, I added a bit of edging with black ink, and the word  Friendship.


 As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 


Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mischievous Thinlets  dies 

Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Reinkers set 2

Simon Says Stamp Small Citrine Blending Brush

Simon Says Stamp Small Twilight Blending Brush 

Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink - Citrine

Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated ink - Ocean

Simon Says Stamp Black Dye ink

Simon Says Stamp Bright Yellow cardstock

Canson watercolor paper

Tim Holtz Big Chat

Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer

Tim Holtz Sizzix Side Kick

Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil

Tim Holtz Classic Kraft paper pad

Ranger Heat It tool

Studio Katia foam tape

3M ATG Tape Glider

Ranger Mister bottle


Bone folder 

White Acrylic ink

Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue

wooden skewer

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting! Maura

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  1. This is a wonderful idea and such a great colorful result.
    Super card with the cats, Maura.

    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun with the color! Maura


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