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Simon Says: Movie Inspiration

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

Thank you for joining us for the Not A Card Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to make something thats:

Movie Inspired

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 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!

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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It’s Alison’s  last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us :-)

Alison’s movie inspiration is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!  That bit where the walls are closing in on Indy, and the woman has to reach in to pull a lever all the while insects of all shapes and sizes swarm all over her, and all the while the blood magic ceremony is going on in the underground cavern just beyond.  Tim Holtz’s Specimen Stamps get a starring role, along with Crackling Campfire Distress Ink playing spattered blood across the Pumice Stone walls, and the ancient scripts Indy is always deciphering to find the hidden key to a problem are hovering in the background thanks to the Faded Type Stamps.  Come see more at Words and Pictures.

Andrea was inspired by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and its message to live your dreams, be courageous, and rediscover joy. She used Dina Wakley’s Be Willing stamp set, Dina’s Collage Backgrounds Paper, and Altenew’s Positivity washi tape to make this notebook cover.

Anna-Karin was inspired by a book, but it has also been made into movies, namely Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. She used Tim Holtz Sketch Manor stamp sat, and ephemera from Halloween Layers and Curiosities.

Barbara loves the short story A Christmas Carol and was inspired by the Disney film version of 2009. The Holiday Scenes set by Tim Holtz is perfect for setting the mood of the film. To make the card Barbara also used Tim Holtz’s Yuletide Gathering set, Heavystock tags, Peeled paint Distress ink pad, Fired brick Embossing Glaze.

Cheiron was inspired by the movie Legally Blonde and thought the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Runway stamp with the girl and her dog would be a perfect Elle Woods likeness! She tinted Gina K White Glitz Glitter Gel mixed with some Spun Sugar Distress Ink Reinker and put the gel through the Dina Wakley Media Mantras stencil. She colored her image in all the pinks :) and added a sentiment from the Tiny Text stamp set.

Emma was inspired by the movie classic ~ It’s A Wonderful Life and created a vintage style Mini Etcetera Tag. She stamped a background using the Stampers Anonymous Sketch Greenery stamp set by Tim Holtz and told the story with a Christmas Paper Doll, complete with golden wings, created with the Winged 3D Impresslit Cut & Emboss.

Kath was inspired to create a card for a friend’s grandson who is a wannabe Captain Jack Sparrow and big fan of Pirates Of the Caribbean. She used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Skelly Colorize, Steampunk Parts , Alphanumeric Classic Lower Thinlits, Idea-ology Abandoned Mini Paper Stash, Halloween Trimmings and a mix of Sizzix Sequins

Lols, being the owner of several cats just had to go with the movie and stage play ‘Cats’! She used a gorgeous new Paper Artsy Zinski Art 50 Stamp Set and made 2 cards to share today. She used a Gel Press Printing Plate and Distress Paints to make the background and coloured the cats with a combination of Distress Inks and Zig Real Brush Markers. The little mouse popped in the stocking is from Lawn Fawn

Macarena had a tough choice but finally put it on Black Swan and made a mixed media background with a help of Tim Holtz Iron Works stencil and the Prima Marketing Plaster Paste. Her ballerina comes from Visible Image Born To Perform stamp.

Maura made a Halloween card with a Hocus Pocus theme – a favorite movie of hers in this season. She used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Creepy Eyes to embellish the card. She stamped the potion bottles using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous The Chemist stamp set, and used the Worn Wallpaper by Tim Holtz for the background.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps At the Movies and decorated it with Idea-Ology Mimi Gears Sprockets and Factory Tag Embellishments

Sandra made her final Halloween card of the season and was inspired by every scary movie that has a scary cemetery scene, she used Stormy Sky Distress Ink and Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress Oxide for the background and used Grit-Paste on the tombstones.

Zoey was inspired by the movie “The Silence of The Lambs” and made this tag using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil DECO ARCH, Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 SPECIMEN and Tim Holtz Idea-ology FOUND RELATIVES. She also used Tim Holtz Crackle Paint and a bunch of distress paint!

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  #sssmchallengeso 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

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

Simon Says: Not A Card

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make something thats

NOT A CARD

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 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!

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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Alison has created a faux rusty tin finish for her haunted houses on these altered jar candle lanterns.  There’s subtle texture from the Harlequin Stencil and some Transparent Texture Paste and Gesso in the misty autumn skies, and rusty wire with Halloween Typed Tokens wrapped around the top.  But the real magic of these is when they glow with light and the houses turn to spooky silhouettes.  You’ll just have to take a look over at Words and Pictures to see that!

Andrea made an artsy page in her small Dylusions journal using Dina Wakley’s Everyone is Welcome stamp set. She also utilized Dina’s Spaced Dots and X’s stencils for the background.

Anna-Karin was inspired to do a miniature piece this week and created a panel which is about 2.5×2.5 in. The focal point comes from Tim Holtz Junk Drawer Baseboard set and the background was stamped with SSS Circle Pattern Background and embossed with Ranger’s Mixed Media Sea powder.

Barbara created a couple of Christmas Tags with the new Tim Holtz Stencil Poinsettia Duo: same stencil two different tags! She used  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous  The Poinsettia CMS426, Christmastime 3 CMS 427, Tiny Text Christmas Cms424. She added Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Idea-ology Countdown  Brads, Idea-ology Christmas Tokens to complete her project.

Cheiron created a tag using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Specimen set to use in her art journal. She colored the tag with a mixture of Distress paints and some Crackle Texture Paste through the Dotted stencil. She added lots of drips and splatter with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays.

Emma used plenty of her favourite Tim Holtz products to create a home decor project ready for Halloween. She surrounded her Entomology Beetle with Tiny Corked Vials and Apothecary Vials and completed the project with Halloween Tiny Lights to create a sinister purple glow.

Kath created a Christmas Home Decor project using a Small Ecetera Tag and Vignette Box decorated with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bold Tidings 3 and Flurries Layering Stencil, Idea-ology Christmas Paper Stash, Woodlands Tree Lot, Christmas Vellum Scenes and Tiny Lights and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Village Thinlits.

Macarena embellished a wooden wipe container using Prima Marketing moulds and stencils with a help of Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium, Texture Paste and Distress Paints.

Maura caught the Simon Says Stamp Gnome in Tim Holtz’s Idea-ology Display Dome. He’s hiding behind the Tim Holtz Toadstools and fall leaves from the Tim Holtz Fall Foliage dies.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Autumn frame using Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Lace Baseboard Frame and Found Relatives, and decorated it with Skull and Pumpkin and Prima Marketing Fall Pine Leaf Embellishments

Sandra made a creepy tag using a lot of Creepy Eyes, and used plain tissue paper to create texture and applied it with Soft Matte Gel. To make it a forrest like theme she used Liquid Acrylics Avocado and Burnt Sienna and the Small Tattered Floral die set.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 FOREST FLOOR CMS422 to create the decorative elements of this tag. For the background she used Tim Holtz MINI STENCIL SET 50 MST050 with some Grit Paste along with a bunch of Distress Paint.

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  #sssmchallengeso 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

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