Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Thank you for joining us for the ‘Easter/Spring’ Challenge and we hope you will join in with us this week too!
We are saying a sad farewell to Cathie this week. Cathie has been a fabulous teammate and inspiration to us all. We would like to thank you for being such a lovely part of the team and we wish you the very best of luck for the future XXX
This week we are challenging you to create something using the open roads as your inspiration.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
Bonnie made a little journal using a Sizzix Pocket Travelers Notebook Bigz Die. She decorated the front using a Tim Holtz Mini Globe Die and used vintage maps and Brusho Watercolors. She is now really look forward to using this on her next trip!
Anna-Karin made a scrapbooking layout this week, about road trips by bike, which often lead to new and unexpected places. She used Ranger’s Gel Printing Plates, for the background, together with a whole bunch of stamps by Tim Holtz, such as the Nature’s Discovery set.
Barbara was inspired from…. galaxy, it’s a very long road trip! She had much fun creating two cards with a lot of Ranger Alcohol inks, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sideshow and Dapper sets, Tim Holtz Sizzix Mini Globe.
Cathie created the background for her masculine card using the a Tim Holtz embossing folder with Ranger Foil Sheets and Black Soot Distress Ink. She used the Tim Holtz Travel Ways stamp set for the focal point. The tag was created using the Tim Holtz Tag Tool.
Emma created a framed panel telling the story of a traveler, enjoying his road trip. As her focal point sshe used Tim Holtz’s Dapper stamp set in a baseboard frame and layered the image onto ticket paper from the Dapper Paper Stash before surrounding him with rusty gears.
Kath took a trip down memory lane to relive happy childhood memories of adventures on her bicycle and decorated an Etcetera Medium Tag with Memoranda Paper, Stacked Deckle and Funky Floral 1 Thinlits,lots of Idea-ology and a Memory Box Brand New Bicycle
Lols made a masculine card using the bicycle stamp from a Tim Holtz Theories Cling Set for the main focus. For the background she used Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks and the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Ride Stamp Set
Macarena is planning her touring trip across Tuscany and she made a road trip card using Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages stamp ser for making a roadway, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder an Ranger Transparent Gloss Paste. The car is made with Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe stamp.
Maura is getting desperate for a road trip to a sunny, warm locale and made a tag to express that. She used the Tim Holtz Theories stamp set and Brutus Monroe Road Trip stamps along with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Traveler Words dies and Pink and Main’s Beach Babe paper pack.
Zoey loves the Sea and she always wanted to travel on a boat — so she dreamed about it through her tag. She used distress paint to make her background and used Paper Artsy EVERYTHING ART 05 ECLECTICA3 Rubber Cling Stamp , Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp LIBRARY STAMPS Stampers Anonymous M4-2602 and Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp BUBBLE DOTS Stampers Anonymous U5-1793 for her background.
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 three artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Easter / Spring Inspiration Challenge!
#96 Beulah Bee – Anna-Karin says: Beulah created such an amazing tag based on the mood board, using a cracked egg as a flower vase and placing it inside a tea cup. Her tag has lovely details, colours and shading and all the elements come together so seamlessly.
#173 Kate’s Scrap Yard – Emma says: This is just such a wonderfully designed project ~ bright, beautiful and full of spring elements that work so well together! The layering is fabulous and the details on this cover are just beautiful!
#181 RedDirtCrafter – Meihsia says: This is such a gorgeous tag with many beautiful spring elements! I love the fabulous colors and images on the background. Wonderful design!
#182 RedDirtCrafter – Andrea says: I love how this tag is both rustic and vibrant. The birds really come to life and this is a wonderfully bold and unique celebration of spring.
Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!
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’s your random number:
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!
Anna-Karin and the DT