Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Use Some Lucky Stars Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
Please scroll down to see who is the winner and who are in the designer spotlight for the Lucky Stars Challenge
This week the challenge is
FOOD AND/OR DRINK
This is fairly easy and open to all options so we will look 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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Amber decided to get a little messy on a 6×6 wooden canvas.
I used teal and gray acrylic paints on the background. Then tinted some embossing paste with Vintage Photo distress paint and applied it using the Moroccan Stencil. After it was dry, I used Watering Can ink with the Dot Fade stencil and Orange Blossom ink with the Cargo stencil. Then I flicked and dripped black ink and Antique Bronze, Tarnished Brass, and Fossilized Amber spray stains. Black Licorice gelato is smudged along the edges. I used a Stamptember exclusive coffee stamp, which is slightly smaller than this one, for my image. I colored it with a waterbrush and Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Peacock Feathers, and Fossilized Amber distress ink.
Andrea is a hot chocolate fanatic and made some snazzy cocoa gift tags.
I have found that no matter what time of year it is, there’s a reason to have hot chocolate. I adore it and decided to make some gift tags to attach to boxes and packets of hot cocoa for my other chocaholic friends. I love Neat and Tangled’s new Perfect Blend stamp set and Tim Holtz’s Big Chat sentiment stickers are perfect for any occasion. I also love to include colored Crinkle Ribbon and Doodlebug doilies into my packaging.
Anna-Karin thought of best friends sharing a cup of tea.
Sometimes best friends can be pretty different from each other, and I thought it was fun to pair up the Crazy Cats and Mini Bird Crazy and Things stamps to convey this. A shadow box was created using Tim Holtz Vignette Box. I also added various drink related embellishments, such as a smoothie cup with two straws and a small tea cup, shared between the friends.
Barbara thinks that rabbits love carrots!
I couldn’t wait to use new Vignette Box! I enjoyed to alter it with Distress paints to create a little Easter scene! Tim Holtz’s bunny is perfect and so cute , I used new Tim Holtz Sizzix Wildflowers to compleate spring landscape! To stay on the topic of the week I made some little carrots for my bunny! Do you believe that there is a rabbit who doesn’t like carrots??
I stepped away from the bright colors this week to create a coffee themed canvas. I love my coffee in the morning and thought this sentiment pretty much sums up how I feel each morning when I try to tackle my day. I had a lot of fun creating this one using Tim Holtz Fresh Brewed stamps, Splatters and Speckles Stencils along with distress markers and inks.
Cheiron made a card with her favorite drink…cappuccino.
I made a super simple and fun cappuccino themed card this week using the Perfect Blend set from Neat and Tangled. I layered the stamps on top of a panel that I made using the Punchinella die and a piece of Distress Woodgrain Cardstock colored with Distress Paints in Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, and Gathered Twigs.
Emma loved creating “sweet” gifts to give to friends and family at Easter!
With Easter just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to create some seasonal gifts using Tim Holtz’s Mini Mason Jars and a few of my crazy feathered friends! I decorated these cute jars using tags cut from kraft card and stamped with the Dots Background Stamp before I added both the mini and regular Bird Crazy images, together with some spring coloured tiny tattered florals. As an added touch, I made a matching Easter card, decorated with more of the Tiny Tattered Florals.
Kath is a real coffee addict and made a Chalkboard for her kitchen
I used Versamark Ink, Ranger Frosted Crystal Antiquities Embossing Powder and a stick of school chalk to create the chalkboard effect on my hanger along with the Coffee Time stamp set from Darkroom Door and Prima Life Time A4 Paper Pad and I couldn’t resist adding a gorgeous Tattered Poinsettia die cut from Sticky Back Canvas.
Lols made a birthday card for a cat loving friend.
I really love the Crazy Cats and the Mini Bird Crazy and Things sets and wanted to make a card for a dear friend who is celebrating a special birthday. Unfortunately the bird ate the fishy gift he was intending to give so the cat is looking slightly miffed. I used a Dot Fade and Splatter Stencils together with Stormy Sky Ink and White Embossing Paste for the background. For the grass I tore a strip of scratch paper and used that as a mask before blending with Mowed Lawn ink and then I used a brown pencil to dirty it up a bit.
Macarena made a centerpiece for the upcoming Easter Hollidays from egg tray!
This is my first time altering the egg tray but I absolutely loved it. The whole tray was covered with white gesso, not too precisely because I wanted the surface to be irregular and some parts of the tray were left uncovered. After that I put some coarse texture paste randomly and dried it. I put different pieces of textiles, gauze, twine, cotton tape, coconut fibre and glued them to the tray. I started to blending distress inks (yellow, green and violet) randomly and spraying with water to let them spill naturally and obtain different shades of colors. After my tray was ready to be embellished, I stamped lots of Artful Flowers and some Crazy Birds with Jet Black ink on the Canson Watercolor paper pad. Cut them all out and started to coloring using the Blending Tool and Refills one per each color. After all the flowers and birds were colored, I sprayed them a little bit with water letting the colors mix together and also to receive some clearer dots on the inked elements. I also covered the small eggs with the same colors of distress inks. I glues all the elements with 3D foam squares.
Maura is coloring Easter eggs this week.
Baskets, colored eggs, Easter egg trees, it’s time to get ready for this special day. I made my own eggs using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Ovals die set. They worked perfectly for the egg ornaments and the tags. Ranger black archival ink is my go to ink to use with watercolors. Tim Holtz’s Easter mini blueprint stamps fit my tags just right. For the finishing touch, a bit of glitter with the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, which is so easy to use.
Meihsia created a mixed media tag with her favorite elements.
It’s always great to have a cup of coffee or tea when you are creating. This week, I mixed many elements that I love on this tag. The background was colored with Koi watercolors and ColorBox inkpads. I stamped the cup image with Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp and attached it on the tag with Tombow Adhesive.The SMILE sentiment was die cut using Tim Holtz Friendship die.
Sandra made an art journal spread based on food and drink named products
I was struggling a bit with this challenge, and I started out with some liquor and milk labels from the Ephemera Melange. But those got covered up, and I had to go back to the drawing board. Then I thought of using food and drink named products, like Coffee Archival Ink, and Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I already used Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmelade Distress Crayons. Love those!
I added color to a piece of White Sticky-Back Canvas by Ranger using Dylusions Paint and a brayer. I cut shapes from manila paper and created my cake that I colored with a bunch of Distress Markers. I layered the canvas over a piece of cardstock from Simple Stories Summer Vibe pad and over a left over from that paper I stamped my Happy Birthday stamp and I used Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Crazy Talk.
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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