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Simon Says: Inspired By Music

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

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

This week we are challenging you to be:

Inspired By Music

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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It is Cristina’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 :-)

Cristina let herself be literally inspired by music theme and used an old CD Rom, on which she created a background. She used the PrimaMarketing Decorative Paper Music and Icing Paste Red Amber, to give a touch of brightness. Then she stamped with Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Written Music.

Andrea paid homage to one of her all-time favorite musicals, Les Miserables, with this page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal. She used Dina Wakley’s Branched mask and stencil set, Prima’s Basics and Rustic Water Soluble Oil Pastels, and Tim Holtz’s Chit Chat stickers.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page with a music theme in Dina Wakley’s White Journal. The focal image was stamped with Tim Holtz Winged Things 1 and the Gramophone comes from Tiny Things 2.

Barbara created a panel inspired by a quote using Idea-ology Collage Frames and Idea-ology Found Relatives. She altered the frame with Ranger Distress Oxides Spray Pumice Stone and Broken China. She added on the edges Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Stencil set 25 and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Fragment.

Cheiron created a card inspired by the song within, the inner voice – using Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays, Stampers Anonymous Interesting Faces stamps, Refuse to Be Ordinary stamps and Swirling Dashes stencil.

Emma was inspired by the song ‘This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman and created a journal layout used many Tim Holtz products, including the Radiant 3D Impresslits die and emboss folder, a Photobooth strip, Tiny Text Stamp Set and the Falling Stars Layering Stencil to interpret the motivating lyrics of the song.

Kath created an Art Journal page dedicated to her morning musical alarm call which makes sure she starts each day with a song, thanks to Mother Nature’s dawn chorus and the chubby little thrush who exercises his vocal cords outside her bedroom window every morning. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Field Notes and Music and Advert, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Feathered Friends, Media Marks and Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper and Lower Thinlits.

Macarena mixed a bit of Jazz and Rock on her card by using Visible Image Jazz It Up stamps. She distressed and embossed the Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper Bigz die and added a Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart.

Maura was inspired by the beautiful Stamperia Music scrapbook papers to work in her art journal. She also used the Visible Image Jazz It Up stamp set, Simon Says Stamp’s Square Dance stencil and The Crafters Workshop Mini Music Sheet stencil.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Picket Fence Studios BEAUTIFUL GIRLS MADELYN Clear Stamp image that colored using Daniel Smith Ultimate Mixing Hand Poured Watercolor, and decorated it with Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Cheeky Love

Sandra was inspired by music in general and made a card using the Faceted Heart dieUpper Classic Alpha thinlits and Distress Inks

Zoey used Tim Holtz Idea-ology HOLLY Collage Paper to cut out the notes, then she used a mix of Distress paint and gesso to create the background.

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 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: Frame It

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

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

This week we are challenging you to use frame something!

Frame It

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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Cristina started from a photo that reminded her of a special day spent with a dear friend and she decided to ‘frame’ this moment in time. She used a canvas as the base and from there she let her imagination and creativity run free. To create the background she used a Finnabair Stencil with Distress Texture Paste Matte, and colored the canvas with the Metallique Acrylic Colors.

Andrea layered circles to frame the center of her scrap tag mini book. She used Inky Antics’ Circles and Frames stamp set, Tim Holtz’s Sizzix Stacked Tags thinlits dies and Dina Wakley’s Collage Collective book.

Anna-Karin made a tag this week, using a favorite frame stamp from Tim Holtz Mini Ornates set. She also embossed the Simon Says Stamp Daisy Stem and Circle Loops die cuts with Ranger’s Mixed Media powders.

Barbara altered an Idea-ology Vignette Tray creating a frame with Tim Holtz Sizzix 3D Lattice Trim and Mixed Media Thinlits die. For her background she used Tim Holtz Sizzix 3D RosesTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Faded Type and Tim Holtz Mini stencil set 5

Cheiron created a frame around her Tim Holtz Sizzix Doodle Art die cut to create a simple and colorful card and placed it over a panel of Yupo Paper colored with Ranger Alcohol Inks. She finished her card with a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text set.

Emma was inspired by the famous painting, The Son of Man by Rene Magritte and used the Framed Panel and Mini Framed Panels to create her project. She used the Distinguished stamp set from Tim Holtz as a focal point and layered it on a background stamped with the Mini Glitch Set.

Kath created an Art Journal page using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Faded Type, Distress Embossing Glazes, Doodle Art 1 Layering Stencil and Distress Translucent Grit Paste to create interest and texture on the background. She created framed portraits using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Geo Frames and Idea-ology Found Relatives, tinted with Distress Embossing Glazes using a Distress Embossing Pen. She used Wildflower Stems 1 Thinlits to die-cut the flowers and Alphanumeric 1″ Tall Thinlits for the Friends banner.

Macarena made a very dimensional frame using as a base one of the Tim Holtz Baseboard frames and several fragments of resin shapes from Prima Marketing moulds. She stamped the background with Tim Holtz Fragments.

Maura let her imagination run wild to create a steampunk Time Machine, framed with a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Flip Frame. She used The Professor stamp set by Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous, along with Darkroom Door’s Time Machine stamp and Stamperia’s Steampunk stencil.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media home decor using Prima Marketing Frame Memory Hardware and decorated it with Prima Marketing Cotton Candy Dulce Flowers and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Paper Dolls

Sandra made a framed card and added lots of metallic touches to it with using Gold Embossing Powder on the wet Texture PasteMetallique Wax and Metallique Paint. She also made spray out of Liquid Acrylics Burnt Sienna.

Zoey used her favorite distress paint and distress paint oxide to create this rusty background on her tag. She also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology FOUND RELATIVES as her focus image and framed it behind a piece of acetate. To add some more interest to the tag she used Tim Holtz Idea-ology NUMBER Tokens, Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples and Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Stickers

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 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