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Simon Says: Make Your Own Background

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

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

This week we are challenging you to

MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND

As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Paper Rose. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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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This week we are welcoming the lovely Sandra Rupp aka SR Paper Love   into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Sandra created a beautiful flowery frame. For the background she used several Distress Oxides and used one of her favorite Bouquet Layering Stencils and Distress Texture Paste. For the focus she used a variety of flowersField Notes Ephemera and a Tim Holtz Paper Doll.

Andrea made an artsy tag using Maker’s Movement’s Nested Box Tag Dies and Paper Rose’s Wildflowers 2 Die. She added lots of dots with Altenew’s Many Dots Washi tape and Tim Holtz’s Dotted stencil.

Anna-Karin made a double art journal page with a mixed media background. She layered stencils by Simon Says Stamp, such as the Large Dots and the Circle Dots. Stamping was done with Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge.

Barbara loves so much to create backgrounds! For this tag, she used Circuit Layering StencilFaceted Heart Die Glitch 1 Stamp SetSnarky Cat Stamp Set, a lot of Distress products, and Perfect Pearl Powder Forever Blue.

Cheiron created a background on her tag using Speckled Egg Distress Oxide along with some of her favorite stencils including Digits and Stitches. She added layers of Ephemera and a Photobooth photo along with a Wildflower Stems 2 Sizzix die cut. She finished her card with Clippings Stickers.

Emma was in her element using the Gradient Hex Layering Stencil, Distress Micro Glaze, Distress Sprays and Oxide Sprays to create the background for her vintage style Etcetera tag project inspired by friendship. She added a Photobooth image, placed in a Geo Frame and surrounded it with die cut Funky Florals 3 foliage.

Kath used lots of Distress Speckled Egg products on her Art Panel, creating the background with Distress Spray Stains, Grid Dot Mini Layering Stencil and The Professor 2 stamp set and decorating with an Idea-ology Lace Baseboard Frame, Field Notes Ephemera and Snippets, Specimen Remnant Rubs and a Wildflower Stems 1 Thinlits die-cut.

Lols  made a card using Paper Rose Texture 2 and Stitched Eucalyptus Dies. For the background she used White Yupo Paper and Dandelion, Coral and Sublime Pearls Alcohol Inks. While the ink was still puddled in places she applied a layer of Gold Foil and buffed with a Teflon Bone Folder

Macarena made up her background by stamping with Distress Sprays and a bit of water. She stamped the Tim Holtz Faded Type and covered it with Distress Glaze in Cracked Pistachio and Broken China.

Maura made a background for her art journal page with Paper Rose Grunge Textures paper, and Paper Rose’s Hud and Modern Geometric stencils.

Meihsia was inspired to create a thank you card using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Cardstock on the background, and added the sentiment with Paper Rose Inky Antics Paper and CZ Design Extra Large Thank You Wafer Dies on the card. 

Sandra made her background with Distress Paints Broken ChinaCracked PistachioWeathered Wood and Vintage Photo, and to add some shimmer to it, she used Metallique Paint Rustic Brown and Stormy Ocean. She used the Hud stencil from Paper Rose with Distress Embossing Glaze Walnut Stain to complete her background.

Zoey used as always Distress Paint in various colors to create the background of her tag. She also used Tim Holtz Wildflowers thinlits , Tim Holtz Clippings and Tim Holtz Photobooth to decor it.

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: We’re Going Around In Circles

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

Thank you for joining us for the We’re All A’ Buzz Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is:

We’re Going Around In Circles

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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This is Cath’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 having you along with us :-)

Cath created a page in her journal, celebrating the relationships in her life with ‘chaotic’ Visible Image stamps, and the wonderful Aall and Create Totally Dotty A4 Stencil.

Andrea made a tag notebook featuring some fabulous circles made using Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Bubbles die, Paper Artsy’s EM60 stamp, Tim Holtz’s Abandoned paper, and Dina Wakley’s Collage Collective.

Anna-Karin made a tag with circle shakers. The six circles were die cut with Simon Says Stamp Repeating Circles die and the shaker window was filled with Tim Holtz Mica Flakes. The snail comes from the SSS Under The Sea Animals set.

Barbara this week had much fun playing with different kinds of circles! She created an Etcetera tag using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil ScrewedMini stencil set 3Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Ordinary, a lot of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Sprays StainDistress Micro Glaze, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Embossing Glaze Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber.

Cheiron used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Stacked Circles dies to highlight her stamped Inventor 7 image. She stamped the image on a background inked with Pumice Stone and Speckled Egg Distress Spray stains and also stamped in bright colors of Distress Oxide Sprays onto Black watercolor cardstock which she cut with the circles. She finished her card with a Baseboard Doll and a Quote Chip.

Emma can never have too much happy when using her favourite shape, circles and she created a Size 8 Etcetera tag, with a cascade of suspended circles created using the Sizzix Stacked Circles thinlits die by Tim Holtz. She added texture with Translucent Grit Paste and Embossing Glazes before creating a focal point using the Funky Wreath die.

Kath created an Art Journal Page in her Dina Wakley Media Journal using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typeset Collage Paper, Splotches and Halftone Layering Stencils and Distress Crayons on the background and decorated with Idea-ology Urban Layers Ephemera, a Baseboard Doll and Clippings Sticker Book

Lols made a circular card using a Tim Holtz Large Stems Flower for the focus. For the background she used Distress Oxide Inks and a Darkroom Door Circles Stencil, and a few splatters of Dylusions Inks.

Macarena made a card using earth tones for coloring Simon Says Stamp Circle Doodle Background stamp and a beautiful leaf from Tim Holtz Sizzix Large Stems Bigz die as a focal point.

Maura made a steampunk style birthday card for her son, using the new Tim Holtz Distress Glazes in Broken China, Fossilized Amber and Rusty Hinge, and altered some Clock and Hands chipboard from Stamperia.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia Sea World Paper on Tim Holtz Etcetera #8 Tag Chipboard and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Quote Chips and Mini Gears Sprockets

Sandra is totally in love with the Minc foil technique with the Distress Resist Spray, she even used the Simon Says Stamp Ring Frame die as a stamp, but used it also as a die, and give the circles and the background color with Distress Ink Stormy SkyPeacock FeathersVintage Photo and Distress Oxide Stormy Sky.

Zoey used a combination of Distress Paint and Distress Crayon to create her background. For the circles she used mixed paper Simon Says Stamp Embossing 50 Pack COFFEE FILTERS , Distress Watercolor Paper, Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPECIALTY STAMPING PAPER Ranger TDA42099 and Plain Collage Paper

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 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