Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Winter Blues Challenge and we hope you will join in with us this week too!
This week we are challenging you to create something with birds or feathers, or you might like to think of some other meaning for the phrase!
Birds Of A Feather
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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
Andrea enjoys her corporate job, but she loves to fly away on vacation whenever the cubicle farm gets too crazy. To make her card trio, she used Jane Davenport’s new Aqua Pastel crayons, Tim Holtz’s Cityscape Skyline Dies, Reverse Confetti’s Kindness Cards Dies and Hero Arts’ Playful Flower Letters alphabet stamps.
Anna-Karin made a bird’s nest this week, including a mix of items from nature that she found on a recent walk. The bird is a Prima Relics and Artifacts Finch, and the nest was decorated with various Prima flowers.
Barbara had the crazy idea to create a journal mixing different kind of styles! She used Eileen Hull Sizzix JOURNAL BOX ScoreBoards , Spellbinders Seth Apter STEERING WHEEL Etched Dies, Tim Holtz Sizzix FEATHER AND RAVENS and Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp DOILY 1 Stampers Anonymous.
Cathie created a card with a quick and easy mixed media background. She used Dina Wakley Scirbble Sticks, a Tim Holtz Ledger Script Background Stamp and the feathers are from the Tim Holtz Feather & Ravens die set.
Emma was inspired by the definition of ‘Birds Of A Feather’ and created an Etcetera tag all about friendship. She used a beautiful image from Tim Holtz’s Found Relatives and layered it over the top of various ephemera pieces and a doily die cut.
Lols used a Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock and coordinating dies as the focus of her card, she also used a Peacock Feathers Stencil and Paper Artsy Infusions along with a Bubble Stencil and White Embossing Paste to create the background.
Macarena added another pages to her Art Journal. This time she kept them in a soft grey tones using Prima Sparks Raven Black paint with a colorful Sizzix Feather Duo die inside. For the background she used Tim Holtz Tiles stencil.
Maura created a funky, colorful page in her Dina Wakley Media Journal using Tim Holtz’s Bird Crazy, Carabelle Studio’s Les Mini Oufs 2, and Paper Artsy’s Jofy Love Birds stamps, along with Simon’s own Feathers die.
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 a selection 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.
We have 4 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Winter Blues Challenge!
#92 – kristinasartcorner ~ Kath says: Kristina’s beautifully stamped card really caught my eye . I love the rainbow stamped stripes with their gorgeous colour co-ordinated flowers.
#118 Art journal winter – Barbara says: Elisa’s journal pages are wonderful, her ability to use neutral colors to represent the winter is amazing! I love the design, the colors and the incredible amount of details! An exceptional work that struck me at first sight!
– Sandra says: What a stunning art journal spread Elisa made, so much details and lots of layers! The vintage feel is amazing, love the cute fairy, with the butterfly on her hat. The string with hearts, and so much more to see!
#139 Kerstin – Maura says: I feel like I am walking into a fairy tale about a snow queen when I look at Kerstin’s gorgeous canvas! She has an amazing hand at creating beautiful textures and colors, and I love all the great embellishments she uses, from lace to shells. There is a wonderful, ethereal quality to this piece.
#159 Erin – Maura says: I love the beautiful winter canvas Erin created. The blues, brown and ivory give it a vintage feel, and the layers are wonderful at building a 3D scene. I love the way she built up the snowflakes using ivory and brown, who would have though of that?
Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!
We now have this lovely badge for you to add to your sidebar if you are this weeks, or a previous, winner please feel free to add this to your sidebar and please link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?
Here are your random numbers:
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Congratulations Beulah Bee!
and this is Beulah’s fabulous art journal page!
Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link 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!
Lols and the DT