Challenge: Show Us Your Metal

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Butterfly Beauty Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

CLICK HERE or scroll down to see who are in the spotlight and who is the winner of the Butterfly Beauty challenge

This week the challenge is

SHOW US YOUR METAL

Simply include a metallic element somewhere on your project!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

 

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Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

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This is Beulah‘s last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your fabulous creations over the past month, It has been a pleasure having you along with us!

Beulah made an assemblage that celebrates creativity.

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An Idea-ology Quote Band inspired me to assemble a variety of metal objects including a Gadget GearFaucet Knob, and Number Brad along with a vintage key and some rusty bits found on the street. A Burlap Panel worked well for my support because the base is solid and easy to glue or drill through and I used an image transfer technique to create the background using a page from the Destinations Paper Stash. I thought the altered Salvaged Doll could be an artist, the faucet knob represents effort, the number stands for time, the key unlocks the idea, the gear stands for the process and the result is beauty represented by the three Heirloom Roses. Just don’t come anywhere near it with a magnet!

Andrea combined all sorts of metal bits and bobs to make this artsy key ring.

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This challenge theme inspired me to have fun with some keys that I sanded, covered with Gesso and colored with Dina Wakley acrylic paint.  And since keys need a home, I went for the whole ball of wax with an artsy key ring.  I used a ton of Tim Holtz goodies (letterpress letter, Little Words stamp, enameled tags, trinket pins, etc.) to bring my key ring to life.

Anna-Karin added to her collection of metallic tags this week.

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I had some left-over Tim Holtz remnant rubs on my desk and started to apply them to a tag covered with torn metallic tape. After a bit of sanding and inking with alcohol inks, I thought the background was pretty cool and almost didn’t want to cover it up. The label, car and words were stamped with Tim’s Distress Archival Ink Palette and I also added a bunch of metallic idea-ology pieces.

Barbara was inspired by steampunk and springtime!

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I love metal and I love Steampunk style! For this reason I couldn’t resist to  use the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Gearhead Thinlits  Die with which I decorated the roof of my little house that I cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Village Dwelling! In my springly  garden I used different  elements Idea-ology and Prima Marketing altered with  Distress Paints and Prima Flowers Metallique  Paint Steampunk Copper!

Cathie went outside her comfort zone and created a steampunk themed canvas.

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I created my steampunk bird from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Regal, Timepieces Clock Face and Clock Keys metal pieces. The vibrant colors on my base canvas are Dylusions Paints applied using one of my favorite techniques of applying paint with a Ranger Brayer.

Cheiron used metallic paper and a faux metal embellishment on her card.

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I created my card base and most of the die cut pieces from Reverse Confetti Cuts flowers for Mom dies and Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic Paper. I made some coordinating Distress Woodgrain Cardstock with Distress Spray stains in Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Tarnished Brass. I also used the stains and some tissue wrap to create my flower. I substituted the traditional flower center with one of the Hello Love Resin Embellishments to finish off my card.

Emma couldn’t resist the temptation of using metal as the main feature of her card!

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Just as I started working on this week’s challenge, the Tim Holtz Gearhead Thinlits Dies had just arrived on my desk and since metal and gears are a match made in heaven, how could I resist the temptation!?! So, I created a project, using metal foil tape to create a background, embossed with the Riveted Metal Texture Fade before being coloured with Tarnished Brass and Black Soot Distress Paints to create a rusty effect. After an addition of Distress Crayon, I created a circular frame for my Imaginary stamped image and surrounded it with die cut gears and metal embellishments!

Kath used an embossing powder recipe mix to create a rusty metal effect on her photo album cover

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I used Metal Foil Tape with an embossing folder to create my background. I  coloured the metal sheet with Black and Vintage Photo Distress Crayons from Set 3 and wiped the colour back slightly with a paper towel. I used a mix of embossing powders ( a Wendy Vecchi recipe) to create my rust effect on the edges of the cover, the gears die cut using Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Gearhead and an ElementaryFlashcard from my stash. I decorated the gears with Idea-ology Nailheads and added Dapper Design Tape and words from Idea-ology Big Chat and Small Talk  Stickers

Macarena

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My card is full of hearts and colors. The hearts are cut from a watercolor paper. The base is Prima Salvage District paper stamped with circles and covered with a heavy acetate just to moderate the black circles. It seems my fave color combo contains purple turquoise distress colors. I’ve mixed it with some Hickory Smoke to outline the edges and inside of the hearts, then I add some White Pen touches to the hearts. I stamped slightly a lace and stitch with the same grey distress. Glued all the composition with the 3D dots and put the metal sentiment inside the heart. Finally I drag the twine between two hearts and made a bow. The last thing was cutting the Love word and hang it up the twine.

A rusty pocket watch inspired Maura to create a steampunk style shadow box.

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I loved that I got to try out some new products this week. It all started with the wonderfully rusty Finnabair Mechanicals Pocket Watchers by Prima. I knew I wanted to try out the Ice Resin and Ivory Relique Iced Enamel with the watch and fill it with old watch parts. It is amazing stuff ! Then, Prima’s Stamp-N-Add Moth Wings arrived in the mail, and I just had to add it to the shadowbox of every day treasures.

Meihsia is planning her family summer trip already.

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I was inspired to create this mixed media tag with some metal elements and the travel theme. The background of this tag was embossed with Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folder and colored with Distress ink pads. After covering the tag with Faber-Castell Glitter Gel, I attached the metal embellishments as the final touch.

Sandra was inspired by the metallic shimmer of the foil
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I’m in love with the new Halftone & Rings stamp set from Tim Holtz! When picked it up from the post office the other day, it was inked up within minutes! I painted some Opal Magic Alchemist Paint over it to bring in the metallic shimmer, and the black ink became gold metallic. It really is magical paint! To add more metallic, I used a glue stick with Prima Rub On Foil. I used the new Painted Faith die from Simon Says Stamp from the My Favorite release! But also the new Butterfly Ensemble dies from Memory Box.

Zoey decided to alter cardboard box to gift her friend a necklace

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I love working with metal colors, and it is so easy when you work with Art Alchemy by Prima Marketing!. I also used The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Stencil to add some transparent Heavy Body gel. As always Tim Holtz small talks are the perfect add on to the whole project!

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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Winner and Designer Spotlight for the Butterfly Beauty Challenge

 

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We have four artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Butterfly Beauty Challenge!

#146 Julie: Kath says: Julie’s Mixed Media Butterfly really caught my eye…the butterfly image is so striking against the subtle gold embossed background and what a cute idea to continue the butterfly’s wing round to the back of the card

#179 Zelda: Sandra says: What a fabulous card. Love the rich background with all the gorgeous layers. The butterfly is absolutely amazing!

# 204 Scrappallino  Barbara says:  I find this project  absolutely stunning! I like the idea  to being able to see it whole or separated! Colors,  design and  technique are really amazing! Butterfly mosaic is wonderful and the  background with a touch of gold embossing is perfect!  I was struck by its originality!

#223 Leanne Cathie says:  I love the gorgeous butterfly on this card, it’s colors work perfectly with the beautiful bokeh background. Beautiful design!

Congratulations ladies!

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?

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Here are your random numbers:

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Congratulations  Jessica Lin, and this is Jessica’s beautiful card

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Challenge: Butterfly Beauty

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

BUTTERFLY BEAUTY

Simply include a butterfly somewhere on your project!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

 

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Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

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Beulah decided to add to her collection of tags this week!

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I put my sewing machine to good use this week and stitched a piece of Eclectic Elements fabric​ to a manila tag then stamped it with tiny butterflies from Prima (Noble Darling Royal Menagerie). A mini box made from cardboard was lined with an old dictionary page to frame a Journaling Ticket embellished with a butterfly cut from Wallflower Vellum along with some text stamping (Ledger Script) and a Small Talk sticker. A button, Lace Trimmings and string dyed with Black Soot Distress Ink helped to emphasize the textile theme.

Andrea flew straight to her new Seth Apter products to make this beautiful butterfly card.

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I really like the gritty look of Seth Apter’s products, but I wondered what would happen when grit met Spring!  It was a combo I had to try and I loved experimenting with his Drip Drop and Coffee Ring die sets, along with his Gridiron embossing folder.  And of course I got my butterfly on with a border die from Memory Box called, Blissful Butterfly.

Anna-Karin made some clay butterflies for a shadow box.

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I wanted to try out Prima’s paper clay since I hadn’t used clay for quite some time. The butterflies were made with the WOW Butterfly Trio silicon mold and painted with Distress Paints once they were dry. I also made a big heart from clay and stamped it with two stamps from the Iron Orchids set. The shadow box was distressed with Rust Paste and I also embellished with metallic butterflies by Finnabair.

Barbara has always loved butterflies for their incredible colors!

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I always loved butterflies: they are ethereal and colorful at the same time and for me have always represented freedom! This week I created a mixed media canvas  playing with  Distress crayons ,Texture paste transparent gloss  and Tim holtz’s  stencils. Among all the butterflies of every shape and size that I own, I chose Tim Holtz/Sizzix Layered Butterfly for its size and for its versatility! I colored with Distress sprays and I highlighted the reliefs with the powder Stampendous Aged black. New display hanger  by Idea-ology made my project  perfect to be hung!

Cathie  loves adding butterflies to her projects because their beauty captures a spirit like no other

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Detailed Butterflies by Sizzix along with the Butterfly Frenzy decorative strip are perfect examples of this beauty when paired together. Combining these two die sets is like walking into a butterfly garden with butterflies of all shapes and sizes.  I perched my butterflies on the Bird Branch die from Sizzix and topped off my project with twine string, a crinkle bow, an adorable Heart Charm from Idea-ology and cut out my sentiment from the Alphanumeric Thinlits die set from Tim Holtz.

Cheiron used one of her favorite butterfly stamp sets to create her tags.

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I used this challenge to have some playtime with one of my favorite stamp sets from Dina Wakley, Scribbly Insects.  I made the tag backgrounds by smooshing some watered down Dina Wakley Media paints and added some texture with the Mini Favorites and Bendy Pinwheels stencils. I painted my butterflies loosely and cut them out and added some coordinating sentiments from the Handwritten Quotes stamp set.

Emma can never resist the beauty of butterflies!

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Butterflies are such magical creatures and I always enjoy creating projects that incorporate the images, especially when the image is as beautiful as this stamp from the Perspective stamp set by Tim Holtz. I watercolored my stamp with Distress Marker Pens before adding it to a canvas background created using Distress Crayons. I added texture to the background using the Industrial and Splatters Layering Stencils and Texture Paste before completing the project with a Quote Band, crinkle ribbon bow and a Dapper Fastener.

Kath couldn’t resist some more Distress Crayon playtime with Detailed Butterflies

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I used Textile Surfaces to create a panel which could be used as a wall hanger or the cover of an album. I used the flourish die from Mixed Media 2 and paper from Regions Beyond Mini Stash to create the centre panel. I applied Texture Paste through the Brick Stencil from Mini Stencil Set 3, applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte and coloured  with the Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayon from Set 1. I die cut the Detailed Butterflies and coloured with the Spiced Marmalade and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Crayons. Applied Texture Paste through the Bubble Stencil from Mini Stencil Set. I added flowers die cut from Regions Beyond paper and Core’dinations Kraft Core using Wildflowers Thinlits.  Added a Crinkle Ribbon bow coloured with Broken China Distress Spray Stain, Big Chat Stickers and Idea-ology Alpha Dice

Lols had fun making a colorful spring tag!

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I love the Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap and used this as the base for my tag. I glued a piece to a plain white piece of card and then die cut using a  Framelits Tag. I then used Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Inks before splattering with White Linen Ink and stamping with some Wildflowers finishing with a die cut Wildflower Silhouette.  I used a Butterfly Duo die and cut the butterfly out of corrugated card. I added some Bubblegum,  and Glacier White Paints at random and splattered with Black Ink. I stitched the edges and finished with a strip of  Industrious Borders and Small Talk Stickers.

Macarena shares her love for butterflies.

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Butterflies and dragonflies are my fave nature miracles, I love this challenge! My canvas is very natural with neutral background colors and colorful popping butterflies. I cut some Casual Trees in a heavy cardboard.  I tore some pieces from an old french book and adhered them to the canvas with Mod Podge. Then put the diecuts and treated with Mod Podge as well. Covered all the surface with a thin layer of White Gesso. Blended Distress Inks randomly on the surface, spritz with water touching the wet drops with a tissue to obtain irregular colors. Stamped stitches arround the canvas with Archival Ink and put the Black Soot Distress Ink through the Organic Matter Mask randomly. Outlined the edges of diecuts with Black Chameleon Pen. Cut out Butterflies from a watercolor paper, stamped them randomly, colored with Distress Inks and outlined the edges. Cut a Handwritten Love word from a heavy cardboard and heat embossed it. Covered the letters with Crackled Texture Paste and let them dry. After that put the same natural Distress colors as for the background. The Spring is in the air!

Maura is having a hard time resisting butterflies this week.

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It’s all about cards for me this week, that is Heidi Swapp Butterflies Mixed Media cards! The resist designs make it easy to create a beautiful card. I used the Tim Holtz Distress inks like Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet to add color to the butterflies. I added some fun finishing touches like the Tim Holtz pen nib  and Fleur de Lis from the Tim Holtz French Flight set to cover up some mistakes, and now the cards are ready for the mail.

Meihsia created a mixed media tag with many beautiful butterflies.
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For this week’s challenge, I decided to cut out some butterflies from the patterned paper in Tim Holtz Paper Stash Crowded Attic. After the tag was embossed with Texture Trades Embossing Folder and Distressed with Distress Ink Pad, I adhered those butterflies on the tag with Tombow 3D Foam Adhesive. I really enjoy creating these butterflies flying in the beautiful sunshine on this tag.

Sandra loves beautiful butterflies
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This butterfly stamp from Tim Holtz Perspective stamp set, is the most beautiful butterfly stamp I own. It’s big and bold, and I love it! I knew this would be my starting point of the card. When I stamped it, I masked it off and mixed some Vibrant Turquiose Paint through the Texture Paste and applied it with the Simon Says Stamp Diamond Circles. I colored the butterfly in with Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Markers.

Zoey is always fascinated by butterflies…

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I simply love butterflies. I love their magical wings and beautiful colors. I wanted to make a TAG to celebrate their beauty and I used a bunch of Distress Sprays to color the background. The Prima Marketing White Sand Texture paste was perfect to add texture through the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil ZigZag that I highlighted with a touch of Distress Paint.

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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Spotlight and Winners post for the April Showers bring May Flowers challenge

 

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We have four artists in the Designer Spotlight for the April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge!

#100 Small Bits of Paper –  Zoey says: I totally felt in love with this delicate card. The way Kate made the clouds are perfect! ..and the little umbrella is to die for!

#179 Donna, Room In A Cupboard - Marzena says: This is absolutely beautiful piece of art. I love the softiness, freshness and brightness of this tag. I admire especially the trees shadow behind the flower, this is amazing touch!

#221 Donna Phelan – Emma says: Donna has created such a beautiful card, full of clever little details such as the vellum vase which looks amazing and is just perfect with those gorgeous flowers!

#241 Danielle Wiegert – Anna-Karin says: This flower card is so beautiful, it is like taking a walk through a flower garden. Gorgeous soft colours and I love the shades of yellow and green. The vellum sentiment adds the perfect touch.

Congratulations to everyone!!

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?

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Here is your random number:

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And the winner is Riliska, with a lovely flower ATC. Here it is:

Congratulations Riliska! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current Butterfly Beauty challenge too!

Happy Crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DT

 

 

Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Try To Resist Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too. Please scroll down to see who the winner is!

This week the challenge is

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS

With spring most definitely on the way, despite the snow and ice in some areas, we are celebrating the start of the new season with changes in the weather! Spring showers or flowers, or you can use both on your creations! We will be looking forward to seeing what you make!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

 

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Beulah thinks the new Tim Holtz Sideshow Stamp Set is perfect for a rainy day

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This week’s theme gave me the perfect excuse to play with a new stamp set called Sideshow by Tim Holtz. I used a dark blue page from the Dapper Paper Stash as a background then stamped and embossed the main image with ColorBox Frost White Ink and Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder. I stamped additional text and numbers using Ranger Red Geranium and Cobalt archival inks, added a few vintage postage stamps then highlighted some of the text and lines with Gelly Roll Souffle Pens. I used Perfect Paper Adhesive and an Old Paper Distress Marker to create a glaze over the embossed image to tone-down some of the bright whites.

Andrea made a set of “rain cards” to celebrate the theme.

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I don’t really know what “rain cards” are either, but I thought it sounded poetic!  I did enjoy using cards from Prima’s Vintage Alpha Card set to make these little gems and was impressed at how well the cards help up to the water I splattered on them.  And the flowers!  I’m loving the Sketched Blooms stamp set from My Favorite Things that I used for my foliage here.   And I thought the nature sentiments from Simon Says Stamps’ One With Nature stamp set added just the right touch to the background.

Anna-Karin made a watercolour art journal page celebrating spring.

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I love all the shades of green in nature during spring and painted a page for my art journal using Prima’s new Tropicals watercolour set. The tree was stamped with Darkroom Door’s Gum Trees set, as well as two of the sentiments. Finally, I added a third sentiment using the One with Nature stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.

Barbara uses this challenge to experiment  new materials and creates a set of spring tags!

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For my inspiration today I tried to use new materials and new techniques! The most innovative for me is Yupo paper, a  true discovery! A wonderful  material that I worked with alcohol inks to create the background of the black tag. Also the technique of the distress crayons along with the stencils  is a real fun! You must try both !

Cathie made a colorful canvas full of the joys of spring.

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I love adding layers of paints, stamps and inks to mixed media backgrounds and Dylusions Paints are my favorite because of their bright and bold colors. I used.  Tim Holtz Mixed Media and Mixed Media 2 stamp sets along with Paper Artsy Eclectica 3 EEV06 on my background with several different coordinating colors of Archival Inks.

Cheiron created a tag with painted sunflowers to channel some happy thoughts for spring weather.

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I wanted to achieve a painty look with these Winnie and Walter In Bloom Annas Floral stamps.  I painted my tag with a layer of Dylusions paint in Calypso Teal. I then stamped my flower images in white ink, and painted over them with other colors of Dylusions paints. Once the paint was dry, I stamped over the painted images in Archival Black ink.

Emma can’t wait to see the cherry blossom burst into life in her garden during the month of May!

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I adore making handmade paper flowers and I had so much fun creating some delicate cherry blossoms using the Tim Holtz Tattered Garland die and adding them as a focal point on my canvas media board panel. Each blossom is die cut and then spritzed, using Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw Distress Spray Stains. I then attached them to my canvas panel, together with a Found Relative image and some vintage ephemera.

Kath was kept indoors by the April Showers and had great fun creating a page for her 2016 Art Journal

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I created texture on the pages using Ranger Transparent Matte Texture Paste with the Tim Holtz Bubble Layering Stencil and stamped the floral image from Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers with Versamark Ink, sprinkled with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. The pages were coloured with Hickory Smoke and Fossilized Amber Distress Paints. The  images from Tim Holtz Lady Rose stamp set were stamped on Idea-ology Plain Tissue Wrap with Archival Black Ink…coloured with Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Twisted Citron Distress Markers and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I added Design Tape, Film Strip Ribbon, Small Talk and alphabet stickers to finish.

Lols is very new to art journalling and really enjoyed making a page full of rain and flowers

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Spring is definitely in the air and the flowers in my garden are in full bloom! I painted the pages of a Small Creative Journal with Gesso before blending with Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks. I then had a lot of fun creating a background using a Hero Arts Rainy Day and Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stamps. I also used a Dot Fade Stencil and White Embossing Paste, sprinkled with Glitter. I then added a field of beautiful Wildflowers, coloured with Distress Crayons. If you haven’t tried art journalling before I would definitely recommend you give it a try! It really is FUN!

Macarena made an old book bloom!

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This is my first ever Art Journal made from an old book! My pages are very flourish today but in a quite different way. All the flowers were cut out from the newest Salvage District paper collection. As the roses are all quite calm and dark grey, I gave them a little bit brightness with White Sharpie Pen. My background is composed with only 2 colors: Dusty Concord and Peacock Feathers distress inks. The inks blended perfectly over the old book pages covered with some Gesso layer. I sprayed the inks with water drops giving a nice wet look as if the April shower reached them. Then I stamped Scrollwork stamp partially and randomly just to give a soft touch. Finally I chose some words from Big Chat Stickers and arranged them as a main sentiment on both pages giving some touches of Gesso to soften the colors.

If you have two file folders, Maura can show you how to make a mini journal for your gardening plans.

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Ok, ok, I’ll take rain showers, but no more snow, pretty please. I  am ready for spring and thinking about getting out and working in my gardens. I’ve wanted a place to keep photos, take notes, and sketch out plans for my various gardens, so decided to make my own journal. Stamping Bella’s Uptown Girl Lolly and her Brolly is the perfect image for my cover. I used Wendy Vecchi’s Rainy Day stencil to add the cloud and umbrella images, and had fun pulling out stamps like Simon Says Stamp One with Nature set to add to the outdoor feeling I wanted to create. Let’s get our umbrellas out and play in the rain!

Meihsia was inspired to create a rainy day themed art journal page.

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I really enjoy the rainy days in spring, so on this art journal page, I created the blue and gray color scheme using Distress Paints and Distress Spray. The flowers were die cut with Simon Says Delicate Thistle Die and adhered on the page using Tombow Mono Glue. I added the sentiments with Tim Holtz Rubs and Big Chat Stickers.

Sandra can’t wait till Spring is in full swing

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I just love Spring when nature begins to awaken, and when the weather is getting warmer. Somehow for me the color yellow represents the spring, maybe it’s because of Easter or the sun, I’m not sure. So I used it for my background with the Plastic Canvas Stencil and Lemon Zest Dylusions Spray. The Wildflower stampset from Tim Holtz I used with my Misti and Archival Jet Black Ink, but also Galaxy Gold.

Zoey took the theme quiete literally and made a fun Rainy boot with a bunch of flowers

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I had so much playing with this theme! I loved making these ‘roses’ from a  Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die and using Distress Ink to color my all time favorite Tissue Wrap Paper – Postale. The stickers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology small talks are perfect for the sentiment and they match perfectly the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy Tag!

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing 3 of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Spotlight And Winner’s Post For The ‘Try To Resist’ Challenge

 

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We have 5 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Try To Resist Challenge!

#38 Anja  - Barbara says: This card is stunning, so clever! Anja has used a techinique simple but so effective! Love the colors, the design and the embossing over stamping!

#87 Nancy - Cathie says:  Nancy created a beautiful card with watercolors over her resist technique. The stunning colors and beautiful doodle flowers make this card so much fun to look at and will make it’s recipient smile from ear to ear.

#101 Kerstin F. – Maura says: Kerstin has created an amazing mixed media piece. I love that she chose the shape of an urn to create her magical underwater scene, reminiscent of the fabled Atlantis! I really love this piece of art, from the awesome textures, to the treasures, to the wonderful blues!

#129 ArtCardBox -  Maura says: Bozen has created a delightfully vivid scene on her awesome card. There is so much attention to detail, from the iridescent hummingbird with the tiny drop of nectar to her colorful background. I love how she shared step by step how she created this!

#143 Ellie - Sandra says: What a stunning card. Ellie has create so much depth with the dandelions. Iove the smooth blend of the background color and the dragonfly is so pretty!

Congratulations

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?

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Here are your random numbers:

136

Timestamp: 2016-04-15 17:16:53 UTC

Congratulations Syl Designs 

and this is Syl’s fabulous card

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Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!

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Challenge: Try To Resist

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the We Can See Clearly Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to

TRY TO RESIST

Definition: Resist techniques in art use the incompatibility of two mediums to create layered effects with color and texture.

There are so many products that we can use to create a resist, Embossing Powder, Crayons, Molotow Pens, Masking Fluids and many more. We will be looking forward to seeing what you use!

We are showcasing RANGER PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in, but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

 

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Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

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We are welcoming the super talented Beulah Bee into this months Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog please pop over for a browse, her work is fabulous!

Beulah  experimented with a distressed resist technique using Ranger’s Ultra Thick Embossing Powder

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Everything is in full-bloom here in the Arizona desert and that inspired me to create a tag using my Tim Holtz Flower Garden Stamp Set. The lines of the stamps are very finely detailed but I wanted to make them look more distressed. I used a watercolor emboss-resist technique with a bit of a twist by combining ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink with Ranger’s Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. The background stamping was made with the Tim Holtz Ledger Script Set and Ranger’s Watering Can Archival Ink. My embellishments include some Idea-ology Lace Trimmings and a Small Talk sticker.

Andrea finds Dina Wakley’s heavy body Ranger acrylic paints irresistible for projects like her altered board book.

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One of my favorite paint-resist supplies is Washi tape, which you can peel off once the paint dries, or leave partially painted for a semi-translucent look. I layered up the cover of my board book with some current Washi faves (Doodlebug Springtime Stripe and Doodlebug Dainty Dots Spring Garden) and added a lovely background element using Tim Holtz’s Courtyard Frameworks die.  And the paint!  I can’t get enough of Dina Wakley’s Ranger line of heavy body acrylic paints.  The colors I use most frequently are Turquoise and Lime.

Anna-Karin loves resist techniques and used Ranger’s Transparent Gloss Texture Paste for her media board.

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Resist techniques are favourites of mine and here I was going to do one with Gloss Texture Paste and Dina Wakley’s acrylic paints. However, I was writing something on the computer while waiting for the paint to dry a little, and forgot about the paint, so it dried completely and I couldn’t rub much of it off from the stenciled paste. Oops. I still like the subtle texture though. The cute birds come from Dina’s Scribbly Small Birdies set.

Barbara adores this technique and used  Ultra Thick Embossing Powder  to create a resist effect

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The resist technique is  one of my favorite techniques! I started with the background for my skinny card, using Distress sprays in rainbow colors, Tim Holtz’s mini stencil Splatters  and  Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Powder CLEAR to create a resist effect! Third step: I mist Black soot Distress spray over the whole  surface, making it appear my rainbow stains! I completed with lovely  Crazy Bird  and  a wonderful phrase stamped with Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE WHITE on acetate.

Cathie  showcased different resist techniques using a  Collage Glue Stick and Clear Embossing Powder

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I love the effect resist techniques give to a mixed media project. I used Ranger Emboss It Dabber along with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder  on my first canvas for a more precise and clear resist effect. On my second canvas, I used Ranger Collage Glue Stick with a baby wipe to create more of a “ghosting” resist effect.

Cheiron used Ranger White Embossing Powder along with Distress Spray Stains to create the resist on her background.

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I love resist with embossing powder especially with Distress Spray Stains. What an easy way to create a background. This week I used the Tim Holtz Halftone and Rings Stamps to create my background and went over it with Distress Spray Stains in Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and a bit of Distress Mica Spray in Tarnished Brass. I finished off the tag with images from Dina Wakley’s Gals and Borders set.

Emma couldn’t resist using Ranger’s Super Fine Embossing Powder to create a batik style background.

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I love the batik look and for my card, I created a faux batik background using embossing powder as a resist and one of Tim Holtz’s doily stamps. I added colour using Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stains before attaching die cut Wildflowers and leaves stamped, and then inked with Wendy Vecchi’s Leaf Green Archival Ink. As a finishing touch, I attached a word band altered with Distress Paints.

Kath couldn’t resist creating a storage solution for her Mini Layering Stencil collection using a Distress Crayons Set 

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I used Idea-ology Numbers Remnants Rubs , Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and Transparent Matte Texture Paste to create resist on my cover before colouring with Distress Crayons Set 1 and used a slightly damp kitchen towel to wipe back the resist areas

Lols used Clear Embossing Powder as a resist.

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I started with a piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper and heat embossed some of Tim Holtz Wildflower Stamps using Clear Embossing Powder before inking with a selection of Distress Inks. I then used a hot iron and scrap paper to remove the melted powder. I then repeated the process leaving ghost like flowers in the background. I then randomly stamped script text and spritzed with Picket Fence Distress Spray and splattered with Dylusions Calypso Teal Ink before using Embossing Paste and a Dot Fade Stencil to complete the background.

Macarena couldn’t resist spring-y Ranger Distress Inks colors.

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I made my tag using amazing Prima Paintables Watercolor paper which is so easy to color with Distress Inks leaving resist patterns as if were heat embossed. I mixed lots of vibrant and springy colors cause I wanted it to be fresh and light. I sprayed all the colors with water leaving drops signs and receiving irregular coloring which I like the most! I distressed the edges as well. The main element is the Watch cut out from a solid carton and paint with white gesso. After drying, I gave it 3 colorful Distress Inks and stamped some words with Archival Ink. I glued it with 3D dots and put watercolored Artful Flowers arround. I cut out the word Relaxing from Prima Paintables Watercolor paper and inked it with Salty Ocean Distress Ink. I placed another word inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Finally I some accents with White Extra Fine Sharpie Pen.

Maura is trying out Ranger’s transparent texture paste for the first time.

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I am thinking of Spring and keep finding myself drawn to bright cheery colors like the ones in my new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, Set 1 and Set 2 also by Ranger. My inspiration for the colors came from the little felt inchies I made a long time ago, and the tiny flowers seemed just perfect for my spring theme. I was feeling quite creative while working away on my tag, and out came my Simon Says Stamp Create die. I truly do have so much fun creating!

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media canvas wall hanging using Distress Paints,

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I really love beautiful Spring weather even it is raining. On this canvas, I stenciled the sentiment with Tim Holtz Stencil and Distress Paints, then heat embossed it using ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder. The background then was colored with Koi watercolors. Some Prima Flowers and die cut butterflies were attached to decorate the lovely Spring scene.

Sandra added some resist with Ranger Transparent Texture Paste

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I love making my own backgrounds and building up from an empty sheet, and this time I started with Ranger Transparent Texture Paste Gloss and the Honeycomb stencil for my art journal spread. This paste looks and feels a lot like clear embossing powder. I sprayed with Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain over it, some of it soaked underneath, and I love that messy look.

Zoey used Ranger Triangular Collage Glue Stick to create a glue resist effect…

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I love to create ATCs and the Ranger Mini Distress Ink are perfect to create awesome effects on such a small surface! I added layers with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Ephemera Emporium and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Photobooth.
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So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing 3 of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Winner and Designer’s Spotlights

 

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This week we have six artists in the Designer Spotlight for the We Can See Clearly Challenge!

#15 Pink Birdie Necklace - Andrea: I love the whimsical feel of this necklace with a birdie in a see-through pendant. The little flower adds the perfect bit of shine and you can’t go wrong with pearls! It came together beautifully and any neck would be lucky to sport this piece of art.

#49 Mary Marin’s crafty corner - Zoey says: This card is PHENOMENAL! I absolute love how Mary interpreted this theme, the concept is great and the way she made the background and colored the image is absolutely brilliant! Well done!

#103 CG - Emma says: The design of this card is so clean and simple but absolutely adorable and I love how CG has interpreted the theme of our challenge with this unique shaker card ~ she really has done an amazing job!

#106 Betsy L - Zoey says : These two cards are fantastic, Betsy did such a great job with the backgound and the feathers are simply perfect! I also find the embossed sentiment a really awesome detail, this Silver Embossing powder by Ranger ties everything together!

#110 Curly Moon Crafts – Meihsia says: Patti Created a gorgeous mixed media birthday card with many beautiful embellishments and texture. I love the fabulous color scheme on this project, too.

#112 Donna Phelan – Anna-Karin says: This card is so pretty with many gorgeous layer. The vellum is a perfect addition here and I really like all the various kinds of leaves and vines.

Congratulations everyone!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?

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Here is your random number:

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And the winner is Marlena, with this stunning card, and how clever to use glasses for the challenge.

 

Congratulations Marlena! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DT

 

 

Challenge: We Can See Clearly

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Food And Drink Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the theme is

WE CAN SEE CLEARLY

Use acetate, vellum,  or anything you can think of that is a little transparent or you can use your imagination and think of a different meaning!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

 

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Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

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This is  Amber’s last week with us in the Spotlight. It has been a pleasure having you along with us and we would like to thank you for all of your fabulous creations over the past few weeks!

Amber  decided to make a masculine shaker card for her son’s birthday.

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To give my card base some texture, I applied translucent embossing paste through the Dot Fade stencil. I layered a couple papers from the Time Machine 6×6 paper pad. I made a pocket using a page protector and the Fuse tool, stamped a robot from Robots Blueprints on it, stuffed it with mini gears, sequins, and mini beads. I wanted the shaker portion to be used as a bookmark, so I added an eyelet and ribbon to the top. And then to make it easy to remove from the card, I attached the shaker using clear photo corners. And finally, the sentiment is from Friendship Messages.

Andrea added some Spring-ready vellum butterflies to her happy-colored card.

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One die set that I absolutely adore is Alpha Blocks from our very own Simon Says Stamp.  The great thing about it is that all of the letters come together on one die, so it also works fabulously well as a card background, which is how I used it here.  To keep the Simon Says Stamp roll going, I used the You’re Amazing die for the sentiment.  I used Simon’s Watercolor Friendly Flowers (stamps and dies) for the main flower image.

Anna-Karin started out planning to make a tag, and ended up with a necklace instead.

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I was planning a totally different project when I came upon Tim Holtz Mini Pocket Watches, and changed my mind. The front of the watches are glass, which is my clear element. An photo of my grandmother and my mom was glued inside the watch, as well as a Mirrored Heart and a Small Talk sentiment. I also added two Sprocket Gears to the necklace, to fit with the watch theme.

Barbara thinks that it’s the perfect occasion  for her to try for the first time a new stuff: ICE  RESIN!

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When I read the theme of this challenge, immediately I  thought to try for the first time my new ICE RESIN! Now that I tried it I fell in love!  My creative world is made of paper and colors and that’s why I decided to use Ice Resin creating a composition that should seem just emerged from the ocean ! I cut my frame with new  Tim Holtz Sizzix MOSAIC Bigz Die  and I tried to give to my project a worn look, using some Distress paints  and the new Distress Crayons to highlight the corners.  A touch of Crackle Paint ROCK CANDY and Ice Resin  to make it seem suspended the little treasures found in the sea!

With wedding season fast approaching Cathie decided to make these elegant favor bags

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I decided to make these elegant favor bags with the Sizzix In The Bag die using vellum. I used the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil and beautiful embossing folder called Rosa from Cuttlebug to give my bags the texture and elegance they needed for the special occasion. I then added some seam binding tinted with distress markers and topped off the bows with a couple roses made from the Tiny Tattered Florals die cut set.

Cheiron added some clear idea-ology pieces to her mosaic…

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I have been wanting to play with the Tim Holtz Paper Mosaic kit for a while now. I decided to make my grout black with the help of some Black Soot Distress Paint and add painted tag pieces that I painted with Distress Paints and cut out. I added a some clear Mirrored Stars (colored with alcohol ink), a shield charm, a mini plaquette, salvaged doll and a charm from the Souvenir adornments.

Emma clearly knew what she wanted to create this week!

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I really don’t use acetate enough in my crafting and when I do, I usually use it for embellishments of wings but with this challenge, I decided to use it as my base and die cut a tag from a thick piece of acetate. I added texture with Ranger Texture Paste and glass glitter before attaching a vintage PhotoBooth image behind a fragment finding and layering it onto the tag, together with some tiny tattered florals.

Kath made a journal/planner for a friend who is a keen gardener

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I used the Tim Holtz Idea-ology12x12  Dapper Stash Pad to decorate my journal stamping the background with Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers inked with Black Archival and Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe ink pads and then made a wipeable cover for those mucky green fingers from Heat Resistant Acetate. I stamped the Wildflower image with Versamark Embossing Ink on to the acetate, sprinkled with Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder and heat set, adding Dapper Design Tape, Label Letters and Hex Fasteners. I made a spine for the journal from Idea-ology Substrate Sheets and added Naturals Black and Cream Trimmings.

Lols took the ‘We Can See Clearly’ quite literally!

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I have recently been for an eye test and I have a cat who is blind in one eye, these things combined gave me the inspiration for this card. As you have probably gathered that I love the Crazy Cats and I made his glasses using a Mini Bird Crazy and Things Die Set. The eye test and frame were printed and cut on a Silhouette Cameo. I distress the frame using Vintage Photo Ink and Powder to create a rusty look and texture.

Macarena found her inspiration in the Artful Flowers stamp set.

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I stamped and cut lots of the flowers to create a cascade of delicate vellum blooms. The background was stamped with some elements from Bo Bunny stamps set and covered with white Gesso and treated wiht a thin layer of it throught the Woodgrain Stencil randomly. Then colored very smoothly with light distress inks and covered with another thin layer of gesso. I wanted the bacground to be very light and pastel.After that I put all the flowers with 3D foam and stamped some words with Flights of Fancy stamp.

Maura thinks it’s all about a clear fashion sense.

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First of all, let me say I am more likely to buy art supplies than clothes, and now that I think about it, maybe that is why I am drawn to timeless fashions. The 1920′s Chic stamp set by Darkroom Door inspired my project, and I thought the new Tim Holtz Display Hanger was perfect to hang up my fashion statement! Tim’s Gilded Accent Remnant Rubs added a touch of elegance, along with the Juno Dice vellum flower by Prima.

Meihsia created an art journal page with a beautiful spring scene.

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Spring is officially here! It’s time to go out and play. On my art journal page, I colored the background with Distress Paints, and created patterns ColorBox Inkpads. The bicycle image was stamped on the transparency film with Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp. Some Prima Prima Flowers embellishment and sentiment stickers were added to decorate the page.

Sandra played around with some heat resistant acetate
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I can’t get enough of the Blue-Gold Opal Magic Paint from Prima and the Silicone brush, and used the paint as a base so I could work with some Distress Crayons. I think it’s a bit too smooth, but love the subtle effect. I had some fun with Heat Resistant Acetate and White Embossing powder to embellish my card.

Zoey used Acetate to create wings for her stacked hearts

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I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Layered Angel Wings  to cut through Crafter’s Companion Heat Resistand Acetate that I colored using Alcohol Ink . I covered a Manila tag with Tim Holtz Postale Tissue Wrap and added color and textures. I love how the alcohol ink makes the wings pop! And of course I used Stickers by Tim Holtz to add my sentiment ! They are always perfect!

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

Simon Says Stamp

You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing 3 of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Winner and Designer Spotlights!

 

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We have 6 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Food and Drink Challenge!

#45 StuffandSpice - Kath says: Jodie’s Wine Lovers Birthday card is beautiful in it’s simplicity, I loved the watercolour effect on the background and what a fun idea to make the wine glass die into a cute shaker.

#48 TracyM - Maura says: Tracy’s coffee card caught my eye with its bold design. I love how she uses the white and red cardstock and mirrors the colors on each side to create this wonderful get well card!

#115 Emily hsuCheiron says: I love Emily’s fun and colorful coffee and tea cup card. These happy colors make me smile!

#149 Olive’s Life &crafts -Barbara says: I like the mood of this card! I seem to feel the smell of coffee! Beautiful  choice of colors, wonderful job on the background and the golden touch makes it truly original!

#194 Mycraftybits Sandra says: What a fun card is this, the crazy cats are amazing. Love the way she colored everthing in and gave it all so much definition with adding white hightlights. The jar with the fishies is fabulous and the sentiment is hilarious!

#197 Helen - Cathie says: Helen’s card has so many fun elements and she did such an amazing job. The sparkling cupcakes look so yummy and I love the paper pieced cupcake liners. I was really impressed with her doodled border as I thought it was a stamp but it was hand drawn with a gel pen….yep, it’s that perfect!

Congratulations

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?

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Here are your random numbers:

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Timestamp: 2016-04-01 17:35:21 UTC

The lucky winner is Jerrie with this fabulous card!

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Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!

luv

Lols and the DT