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Simon Says: Steampunk

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

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

This week we are having fun with Steampunk!

Steampunk

Definition: a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

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Please 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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Ann feels a need to makeher heart stronger at this difficult time. She created a card with a lot of  Distress Oxide SpraysDapper  and Inventor Stamp Sets by Tim Holtz, Gadget Gears and  Faceted Heart Die Sets and a Texture Fades Embossing Folder

Andrea celebrated the creativity of the steampunk movement with her quirky flying machine tag. She used Stamplistic’s Cogworks paper, Seth Apter’s Izink Ice Whiskey Frost Glaze Finish, and Tim Holtz’s Photobooth images, Urban Layers, and Noble Gent stamp set.

Anna-Karin created a hopeful steampunk bird. She used Tim Holtz Patchwork Bird die, together with embossing folders, foil tape and Distress Embossing Glaze.

Barbara created an Etcetera tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Industrial Bigz dieTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous NumericTim Holtz Ranger Embossing Glaze in various colors and Tim Holtz Distress paste Crackle Ranger Ink.

Cheiron used the Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous Evolution stamps along with a background of Distress Inks and Tailor and Houndstooth stamp. She added a Theories Quote Chip (covered with Weathered Wood Embossing Glaze), Hardware Heads and plenty of Mini Gears and Sprocket Gears to her card.

Emma was in her element creating a circular panel packed full of steampunk elements. She used Tim Holtz’s Inventor 2 stamp set as the focal point inside a Steampunk Parts die cut frame before surrounding the image with some rusty, crusty cogs and gears, all die cut using the Industrial Bigz XL Die.

Kath created a Nature themed Art Panel with a hint of steampunk using the new Tim Holtz Alcohol and Alcohol Alloy inks, Distress Embossing Glazes, Faded Type and The Professor 2 stamp sets and Idea-ology Field Notes Ephemera and a Theories Quote Chip

Lols made a steampunk card using a Tim Holtz Robotic Thinlets Die Set and a Foundry 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder

Macarena apparently likes robots so she built this one using resin castings from Prima Marketing MECAHNICA mould. To make him cuter she gave him a flower using Tim Holtz Sizzix WILDFLOWER STEMS 1 dies and put it in the smallest bottle of Tim Holtz Sizzix BOTTLED UP die.

Maura went down the steampunk rabbit hole this week with Tim Holtz’s Bunny Hop die set, the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous The Professor stamps, Paper Artsy’s Rusty Car Infusions, and a few gears.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Brutus Monroe Steampunk Clear Stamp and embellished it with Prima Marketing Machine Parts Finnabair Mechanicals and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Quotations Metallic Stickers.

Sandra was inspired by the new Tim Holtz Urban Layers ephemera, and used it for her Urban Steampunk card. She started with the Faded Type stamp set and used a thick layer of Glossy Accents on one the Urban Layer pieces, and added Distress Crackle Rock Candy on top of it when it was dry.

Zoey had so much fun mixing different embossing powder with distress paint to create this rust effect. She also used Prima Marketing Moulds and Prima Marketing Modeling Material to create these gears that adds up some more textures!

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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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

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.

Please note that all previous challenges and winners posts can be accessed by clicking on the button at the very bottom of this page.

Please read the challenge rules on the sidebar. It has come to our attention that some are entering projects that were posted weeks ago. While they may follow the theme they are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Stencil Fun Winner and Spotlights!

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We have 4 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Stencil Challenge!

#8 Meghan – Maura says: I love Meghan’s unique birthday card, from the bright colors, to the interactive pull, that turns one bird into two! So fun!

#34 M K Knits – Kath says: I love how Cassie used the monoprint stencil technique to create a beautifully grungy background and added plain layers to offset her stamped dragonfly.

#56 Christine – Maura says: Christine’s card makes me happy! I love the sweet coloring of the girl on her card, and the beautiful stenciling in a rainbow array of colors.

#156 Susanne – Sandra says: This tag is amazing, love the gorgeous monochrome effect, and the snarky cat is hilarious and so are the snarky sentiments! Really fun!

#156 Susanne – Barbara says: I absolutely agree with Sandra! This tag is stunning and totally original! Susanne’s skill to create with a monochrome effect is incredible. Masterpiece!

Congratulations!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!

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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

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!

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Here are your random numbers:

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Congratulations Beulah Bee!

and this is her fabulous art journal page

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!

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