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Simon Says: Grunge It Up

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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 Take Note Challenge and we hope you will join in with us this week too!

This week we are challenging you to create distress your project and give it a grungy look.

Grunge It Up  

Definition: informal Grime; dirt.

You can achieve this by simply distressing the edges and adding inks

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

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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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Stacy was inspired by a vintage photo of her Grandfather to create a vignette with a Tim Holtz 6×8 Burlap Panel, a new Etcetera #8 Tag and some lovely vintage items she has collected. All blend beautifully with the Tim Holtz Distress line.

Andrea got grungy with some fabulous new products including Dina Wakley’s Abstract Figures stamps, Tim Holtz’s Dotted stencil, and Heidi Swapp’s Hawthorne paper collection.

Anna-Karin made a very grungy tag this week, with lots of layers, stamping and embossing powders, such as Ranger’s Gunmetal and Verdigris powders. The inspiration for the tag was Tim Holtz’s Ultimate Grunge Background stamps.

Barbara this week has created a series of  grunge ATCs. She used for her project  Seth Apters dies, Tim Holtz Stencils, Paper Artsy Fresco paints and Ranger Embossing Powders.

 

Cathie used the Tim Holtz Hearts and Flourish layered stencils to create the background of her card and grunged it up with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Emma used a small Etcetera tag for the base of her project and added layers of Distress Paint and Grit Paste to create a rusty, grungy looking background. She completed the tag using the beautiful Tim Holtz Entomology stamp set.

Kath decorated a Mini Etcetera Tag with a collage of “grunged up” Tim Holtz Idea-ology

 

Lols made a set of tags using some Side-Kick Side Orders from the latest Tim Holtz release. She used the Springtime, Birthday and Travel sets, adding ‘grunge’ by distressing the edges and applying Distress Oxide Inks and Embossing Powders.

Macarena has experimented with a small wooden shadow box trying for the first time a rusty techniques. The main blue/teal color was made with Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists and the rusty effect is due to Viva Decor Rusty Paper Paint. She put some Idea-ology Snippets Ephemera and covered all the surface with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder.

Maura got grungy with a steampunk twist and used the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Theories stamp set on a Tim Holtz burlap panel along with Viva Decor Rusty Paper paint and Prima Rust Pastes.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz black ink pad to distress the edges of the tag and decorated with Sizzix Heart and Gear die cut embellishments.

Sandra went all grungy with her card, for the background she used Distress Oxide and Infusions. To age the Gearhead gears she added some Texture Paste, painted them black with Distress Paint and applied some Metallique Wax.

Zoey used a mix of Tim Holtz Distress Paint to rust her project, she also used Tim Holtz Sizzix Gearhead Thinlits to slightly add a steampunk feeling to her altered 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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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.

Simon Says: Take Note

newchallenge Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Thank you for joining us for the Love Is In The Air Challenge and we hope you will join in with us this week too!

This week we are challenging you to create a notebook, alter a notebook, use notepaper etc.

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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 50dollar_voucher_600px 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 mon-designerspotlight-header_zpsb551ce83

Stacy was inspired to create a card using a couple of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous newly released stamp sets,  Entomology and Theories both of which contain wonderfully written word stamps.

Andrea made a nifty notebook using some of her all-time favorite products: Donna Downey’s Dandelion Pods stencil, Kaisercraft’s Lattice die, and Impression Obsession’s The Journey stamp.

 

Anna-Karin thought that it was time for a scrapbooking layout again, and since she loves notebook and ledger paper, she used lots of it. Most of the paper comes from Kaisercraft Documented paper pad. The layout was embellished with stamping, for instance, using the Simon Says Stamp Thank You Teacher set.

Barbara created a  vintage tag using as a background a wonderful  stamp by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous School Desk CMS057. She completed her project with  new Distress oxides, Tim Holtz Sizzix Side-order ValentineTim Holtz Idea-ology Photobooth Vintage Photos .

Cathie created a quick and easy notebook out of the Tim Holtz Dapper Paper Stash Collection. The cover is decorated with Tim Holtz Botanical and Collector Layers and Snippets Ephemera.

Emma used the Sizzix Journal Die by Eileen Hull to create a vintage style notebook. She used papers from Tim Holtz’s Correspondence Paper Stash to decorate the front and the inside of the journal and added idea-ology embellishments which included a Quote Chip, Vignette Frame and Ephemera Snippets to complete the project.

Kath gave a plain black notebook a make-over using Tim Holtz Wldflowers, Entomology and Label Frames stamp sets, Distress Resist Spray and colours from the new release of Distress Oxide Inks

 

Macarena found an old note book and gave it a new vintage life using Simon Says Stamp Good Reading stamp and placed her composition on pieces of Tim Holtz Crowded Attic papers colored with Distress Oxides and Paper Artsy Infusions.

Maura made a masculine Valentine’s card using Simon Says Stamp’s Notebook Edge and Sketch Heart dies, along with Seth Apter’s Drip Drop die.

Meihsia created a mixed media card with a note that was stamped with Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Mini Motivation and die cut with Simon Says Stamp Notebook Edges Wafer Die.

Sandra made a notepad with some of the products out of the fabulous Simon Says Stamp February Card kit like Tim Holtz Gridlock folder, the Simon Says Stamp Crafty Friend stamp set and Simon Says Stamp Crafty Tacky Glue

Zoey used a variety of Tim Holtz’s products to create this mini junk notebook – she used Paper Dolls for the front cover and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Paperie for the pages

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

new-instagram-icon22 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 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.