Let’s Paint the Town!

Hello and happy Monday!!

This week is about to get really fun and colourful with the Monday challenge group! We’re being challenged to get out our paints and include them in our projects. From water to acrylic and even gesso, there is no limit on the creative possibilities this week!

Below are three projects created by the design team. The rest can be found on the Monday Challenge team blog here and if you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project! ;)

Don’t forget that when you enter your projects into the challenge, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!


Designed by Emma:


Emma had this to say:

I’ve been eagerly awaiting Dina Wakley’s new paints and when they arrived, I couldn’t resist using two of my favourite colours, Lime and Turquoise on the Gelli Plate to create my background for this week’s project. I framed the Tim Holtz stamped quote with a die cut frame, painted with French Roast and Snowflake PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints and crackled with the Crackle Glaze. As a finishing touch, I used Distress Paint on my metal flowers and Garden Greens die cut foliage.

Designed by Anna-Karin:


Anna-Karin had this to say:

I love birds and Dina Wakley’s Scribbly Birds set is fabulous. I wanted to let the birds sit on a branch happily chatting away. On this page, you will also find several Dina Wakley stencils, such as the Birds in Flight and the Plastic Canvas. The background was coated with gesso and then painted with Distress Paint, aiming for a fluid watercolour look. The birds, on the other hand, were meant to look more opaque and solid, to make them stand out from the background.

Designed by May:


May had this to say:

Last weekend at the Simon create event I used plain white gesso to create this canvas. With the help of my favorite watercolor paints and some treasures I was able to create this canvas in a few short creative sessions. Fun? Oh yes! Such an inspiring event and this canvas was a joy to create as well.

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  1. That is a really great group of projects. I love to see all these creative uses for supplies I own. It inspires me to try new things.

  2. FABULOUS challenge and AWESOME inspiration!!!
    Hoping that I can stretch my crafty limits and join everyone this week :)

  3. Awesome colorful projects! Love that gelli plate background on the first card and the crackled frame. Great job everyone! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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