Monday, September 18, 2023

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Notebook Cover using Studio Light's (Art by Marlene) Alphabet Dies and Dina Wakley's Collage Sparks

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is to use your favorite color.  Mine is absolutely, without doubt (and you'll see it in pretty much every project I ever make, in addition to seeing it painted on my house walls and fingernails) is Robin Egg's Blue, or any variation of those yummy turquoise tones.  I made this notebook cover with hints of those colors, utilizing Tim Holz's Salvaged Patina paint (soooooo gorgeous).

I started by pulling a page from Dina Wakley's Collage Sparks, Set 1.  I am a huge fan of using other artists' supplies to get your own juices flowing.  Here's the page of Dina's artwork that I used in my project:

Next I cut a section of this page to fit on the top of a little memo notebook I had in my stash.  I added some paint to change the colors a bit.  While that was drying, I cut out letters from Studio Light's Alphabet die set (Art by Marlene) to spell out the word "grit."  I painted the letters in dark turquoise.  I also made some stenciled polka-dot paper using Tim Holtz's Salvaged Patina paint and his Halftone stencil.

I ended up making a scallop border with the polka-dot scraps and some other doodled-on leftovers I had.  I sewed the collage page to the cover of my notebook, then glued the scallop border onto the bottom.  I glued the "grit" letters onto the front and added some hot pink dots as a final touch.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see your favorite colors this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!  We hope you've been enjoying STAMPtember, too!