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Simon Says: Artist Trading Card (ATC)

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for our Nautical Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page

This week we are challenging you to

Make An Artist Trading Card 

Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″.

As always the lovely Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a fabulous $50 voucher to spend in their super fantastic online store! You have to be in it to win it!


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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Simona is going Steampunk this week and decided to use all the Tim Holtz ‘Industrial’ products she could put her hands on, along with her favorite ‘Dapper’ Stamp Set

Andrea made a trio of ATC’s using Dina Wakley’s Collaged Hearts stamp set, Kaisercraft’s Lattice die and a lot of Distress Stain goodness.

Anna-Karin loves the small size of an ATC, and had such fun using a whole lot of Tim Holtz idea-ology Clippings stickers for the background, colored with Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks.

Barbara loves the ATCs in a special way because her creative journey started with them!! She created a series of three for this challenge! Paper dolls, Distress oxide, Tim Holtz mini stencil set 25 are the ingredients!

Cathie created her first ATC using Distress Crayons and finished off the card with Tim Holtz Botanical layers, and a Word Band.

Emma really enjoyed creating her very first ATC’s and gathered many tiny items from her stash to make these miniature pieces of artwork. She added Paper Dolls as a focal point and layered them over the top of the Mini Globe die cut and some Snippets Ephemera pieces.

Kath is a first timer too and made a spooky trio of Halloween ATCs using TimHoltz/Stampers Anonymous Label Frames and Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Thinlits

 

Lols made a set of ATC’s using a selection of the new Tim Holtz  Distress Oxide Inks and a new Simon Says Stamp ‘You’re A Star’ Craft Die

Macarena made her first ever set of ATCs which she loved and will surely continue with this small artistic form. She kept the set in galactic purples using Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks. She built the background with circles from Simon Says Stamp Ring Frame die and Simon Says Stamp Running With Your Heart stamps for sentiment and tiny stars. She finished them with trusted Paper Dolls.

Maura pulled out her Stampers Anonymous Classic stamp set #14 from her stash to make a pair of ATC’s, using the Stencil Girl ATC Mixup stencil and Carabelle Studio’s Texture plate Collage Lettres et Chiffres.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media ATC with Simon Says Stamp Space Journey Wafer Die and textured background using Prima White Crackle Texture Paste.

Sandra is one of the newbies at ATC making as well and she had a blast making such small pieces of art to swap. For the background she used Distress Oxides as well as for the Garden Greens to create a bit of botanical feel.

Zoey used Distress Oxide and Tim Holtz’s Stamp to create this ATC duo

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

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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: Nautical

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for our Birthday Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page

This week we are challenging you to join us on an ocean adventure by creating something

Nautical

definition: of or relating to sailors, ships, or navigation:

Many of our friends have spent their summer vacation on board cruise ships, some have been boating on lakes, and some have been sailing across one of the seven seas, we would like you to cruise along with us and create something with voyages into the unknown in mind.

As always the lovely Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a fabulous $50 voucher to spend in their super fantastic online store! You have to be in it to win it!


 

 

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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Simo made a Birthday card for a special person using Stampendous Stamp Set Sailboats and her favorite Distress Oxides Inks.

 

Andrea’s mind was on pirates and mermaids this week, so she made a notebook an artsy mermaid might own.  She used Tim Holtz’s Journaler Worn Cover, Picture Wheel die, and a color wheel.

Anna-Karin happened to do another whale project this week, after last week’s card, but this time an art journal page. She used Hero Art’s Layering Blue Whale stamp set, together with layers of Distress Oxide Inks, to create this scene.

Barbara loves everything about the sea! She used Tim Holtz’s stamp set Sea life, Tim Holtz’s stencil Mosaic and Ranger Distress ink pad  Blueprint sketch to create a tag dedicated to the ocean!

Cathie created a deep sea exploration hunt using the Tim Holtz Mini Sand & Sea die set along with My Favorite Things Pierced Circle Stax. The background was created using several Distress Spray Stains and the treasure pieces were “rusted” with Prima Rust Effects Paste.

 

Emma chose to embrace the journey with her nautical project all about adventures at sea and used an image from Tim Holtz’s Photobooth set, placed on a bed of texture which was created using the Bubbles Layering Stencil and some rusty Industrial gears.

Kath went to sea with The Owl and The Pussycat aka Tim Holtz Sizzix Crazy Cats and Bird Crazy in a beautiful pea green boat made with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tea Time die and encountered the scary octopus from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Sea Life

Lols decided to to create something ‘Astro-Nautical’ using some of the new products in the  ‘Encouraging Words’ Release. She created a galaxy background using Fired Brick, Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans Oxide Inks and then spritzed with water and white gesso. Lols also used a ‘You’re A Star’ and Space Journey Craft Dies to complete her ‘out of this world’ scene.

Macarena really loves all the nautical details, seashells, boats, everything related to the sea. This time she made a nautical tag incorporating seashells she brought from the seaside. She used SSS Ring Frame die hidden on the background and as a focal points two images from Tim Holtz Nautical Blueprints stamp set. She colored the images using Distress Inks and the backgrounds with Distress Oxide Inks.

Maura headed right to the ocean in her Dylusions Art Journal. She used Tim Holtz’s Sea Life stamps for the creatures of the deep, and Laurel Burch’s Mermaid Fish for the surface waters, coloring them all with Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media wall hanging using Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain on the background and decorated it with her favorite sea creatures using Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Mini Prints.

Sandra created an under the sea kind of voyage with her card. She used Mini Sand and Sea dies along with the Garden Greens and applied here and there Grit Paste to add some texture

Zoey used watercolors and Tim Holtz tissue wrap paper to create this ATC

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

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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.

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Please remember to mention the Challenge and if possible add a link to the Challenge on your post. thanks x