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Simon Says: Inspired By A Song

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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 Stencil It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to use a song as inspiration for your project

Inspired By A Song 

 

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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Alison’s: song choice was “I Won’t Send Roses” from the musical Mack and Mabel. The romantic bitter-sweet lyrics inspired this gentle springtime creation.  It’s made with layered tags, a standard #8 tag over the Dylusions #12 Mixed Media tag – and lots of mixed media… Distress Inks and Oxides, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints with the fabulous PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze, Tim Holtz’s new Botanical background stamp and Garden Greens Thinlits, and of course the Paper Doll who’s receiving the sad news that there won’t be any roses!

Andrea’s notebooks with lots of layers and flaps were inspired by the Avett Brothers’ “True Sadness” that talks about the hidden layers of people’s lives.  She used the We R Memory Keepers Cinch tool, Inky Antics’ Square Lift-Up Flaps dies, Kaisercraft’s Stargazer stamps and Jane Davenport’s Mermaid Markers.

Anna-Karin knew exactly which song to be inspired by for this challenge, We Will Rock You by Queen, which is her youngest’s favorite song. The big letters were die cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Billboard die and the metallic sheets were embossed with the Paper Airplane and Diamond Plate texture fades.

Barbara was inspired by the Disney song ‘Under The Sea’ from The Little Mermaid movie. She used to create her card Tim Holtz Sizzix Seashell Bigz Die, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sea life set and Rangerink Perfect pearls.

Cheiron was inspired by the song ‘Empire State of Mind’ by Alicia Keys and Jay-Z.  She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Metropolis and Snowglobe 2 Thinlits dies to create her New York City scene along with Distress Resist Spray to create her starry sky.

Emma was inspired by Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World and she created a tag using the Globe die, together with red roses from the Floral Collage Paper to depict the words from the song.

Kath created an Art Journal Page inspired by a favourite Abba song “I Have A Dream, A Song To Sing” using Distress Oxide inks, Tim Holtz Layering Stencils, Idea-ology Type Lower, Block Lower Foam Stamps and Alphanumeric Thinlits for the title and included Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy as a reminder of the feathered friends in her garden who definitely have a song to sing and usually at 4.00am in the morning.

Lols was inspired by Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard and made a luggage tag for her next trip to the Bahamas!  She used a Tim Holtz Beach Side Order Die and Embossing Folder Set to create a desert island scene. She used Distress Oxide Inks to colour the background and die cut the elements from Simon’s Exclusive Glitter Card.

Macarena was inspired by immortal Elvis using as a background frame the newest Simon Says Stamp Heart Stream die, colored it with Prima Marketing Oil Patels and distressing one of the Tim Holtz Baseboard Frame.

Maura was inspired by the song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper, to make her girly art journal page, using Art Impressions Dancers set, Paper Artsy Candy Floss and Orchid chalk paints, Prima Watercolor Classics, and lots of Paper Artsy Infusions like A Bit Jaded.

 

Meihsia created a mixed media tag inspired by ABBA’s “Lay All Your Love on Me” using Sizzix Lumber 3D Fades Embossing Folder for the texture on the background and embellished with Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splats Thinlets Die.

Sandra was inspired by the song Diamonds of Rihanna and used the Simon Says Stamp Deco Diamonds stamp from the new Sending Sunshine release with White Embossing Powder and colored the background with Green Man, Blackcurrant and Slime Infusions.

Zoey used Simon Says Stamp Clear Make your Mark and Paper Artsy Ellen Vargo 06 Eclectica 3  stamp sets to decorate this grungy looking tag. She also had fun playing with Paper Artsy Infusion and Ranger’s Distress Paint all while listening to one of her instrumental favorite song…

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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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.

Please feel free to copy this logo and add it to your blog sidebar!

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. This is a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules please read the challenge rules posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

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Simon Says: Stencil It

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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 Ombre Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to use a stencil on your project

STENCIL IT 

 

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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Alison played with her Tim Holtz Layering Stencils to alter the outside of one of her art journals.  Lots of different media went through the stencils – Distress Inks with Embossing Powder, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints, and some Prima Marketing Plaster Paste.  It’s finished off with some Quote Chips to encourage more journalling adventures.  It’s worth a trip over to her Words and Pictures Blog, to see the full spread of front and back covers together.

Andrea used embossing paste and stencils (American Crafts’ All the Good Things and Altenew’s Halftone) to add texture to her tags.  She added some birds from AALL & Create’s Quirky Birds stamp set for a whimsical touch.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page using stencils together with Paper Artsy’s Infusions. The main stencil is Finding Your Tribe by Carolyn Dube / StencilGirl and she also used the Starlight Mini stencil.

Barbara has created a sea theme canvas using Tim Holtz Stencil Dotted and Stone, Idea-ology Found relatives , Tim Holtz Satmpers Anonymous Mail Art and Sizzix Mixed Media 3.

Cheiron created a tag using some of her favorite colors and Tim Holtz’s Stitches and Roses Layering Stencils to create a fun background. She added a Paper Doll and a sentiment she made combining Tim Holtz Sizzix Shadow Script 3 dies and Clippings stickers.

Emma designed a vacation themed project and has used Tim Holtz’s Speckles and Dotted Layering Stencils to create a stencilled background on her Etcetera tag. She decorated the tag using the Seashells die and added a Paper Doll to complete the scene.

Kath used Tim Holtz Trellis Layering Stencil and Mini Layering Stencils from Set 20 and Set 22 to decorate the background and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Feather Duo and Butterfly Duo chipboard die cuts on her Summer Garden Canvas.

Lols made a springtime card featuring Simon’s Exclusive new Stitching Butterflies Die Set. For the background she used Tim Holtz Cargo, Floral and Dot Fade Layering Stencils along with Distress Inks and White Embossing Paste

Macarena went into the whole background stencil and built it with TCW Mini Woven stencil and Mother of Pearl Nuvo Mousse. For the focal point she chose Sizzix Layered Butterfly die and colored it with Distress Oxide Inks. She added some Idea-ology metal details like Pen Nibs and a cute Index Clips.

Maura made a Thinking of You card with Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day set and Butterflies stencil, along with some Distress Oxide inks such as Mermaid Lagoon and Picked Raspberry.

 

Meihsia created an art journal page with stenciled background using Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set 3 and decorated it with Idea-Ology Quote Token.

Sandra loves using stencils for her projects, like the Tiles stencil is one of her favorite, and she used that one with Texture Paste. Another favorite is the School House stencil regular size and the small one that comes in a set, both she used with Distress Paint Black Soot.

Zoey used The Crafter’s Workshop Small Brick to create a background for her tag. She also used Tim Holtz Idea Ology Paper Dolls and Finetec Mica Watercolor Pearlescent to color it

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.

Please feel free to copy this logo and add it to your blog sidebar!

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. This is a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules please read the challenge rules posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

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