Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Time for some Quiet time. Lately I have been trying to set aside some quiet time for me. Time to just sit with my thoughts and reflect.

Thanks to the Simon Says Stamp challenge D is for Distress, I have uncovered my neglected distress products. Not that I do no love these products, it is that I have just been using others lately.  I started out with Broken China, Victorian Velvet, and Bundled Sage Distress Paint.

I digitally altered a silhouette image form the Graphic Fairy filling it with a beige colored pattern. I then printed it out and cut it out. A little hint when cutting an image out of white paper you tend to get a white edge, to cover that edge up go around it with a matching colored marker. I used my Distress Marker to do this.

Next I glued my image down and added a shadow around it using Pumice Stone distress Marker.

I then inked up the edges of my pages with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. To add even more of a distress look I used my scratched stamp from the Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge set. I then added in a bit more Bundled Sage Distress paint through the Tim Holtz Bubble Wrap stencil.

Last step was to add my words. I typed and printed them out and then again went around the edges with Walnut Distress Stain for a worn distress look.

This layout is inspired from an Effy Wild Book of Days lesson. Be sure to stop on over to Simon Says Stamp to see the Distress Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance for some quiet time.


  1. great journal pages! Good luck on the house building. I hope that everything will proceed smoothly now and it will get done in record time. =)

  2. QUIET time...lol...is the best! I've had 5 days of it, and I relished every moment! I love how you've journaled your thoughts here...beautiful!

  3. This is a beautiful layout and such a wonderful theme to focus on. Who in this crazy world doesn't need a little more time for quiet?? Very inspiring, both in word and in art. I am so impressed with the soft blended background you created and I thought the shadow you made around the digital silhouette really gave it an inspired look. You've got a lot of great techniques that you've put into play and these pages are truly stunning. Thanks so much for sharing this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!