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Join us every MONDAY for a new challenge! Examples from our Monday Design Team incorporate a vintage artistic style, but we welcome all styles! Show us your take on the challenge!

Simon Says: Beautiful Blooms

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

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

This week we are challenging you to add some:

Beautiful Blooms

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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Nikki has created her Beautiful Bloom bright journal page using PaperArtsy Stamps, TS054 and TS055, by Tracy Scott. Layers have been created using mostly one stamp from the set and painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics.

Anna-Karin made an Artist Trading Card with three poppies on a green background. The flowers and sentiment were stamped with the Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Flowers set and colored with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.

Barbara chose the Roses 3D Embossing Folder die by Tim Holtz Sizzix as the star of her card. She completed the card using Embossing Glaze powders in Rustic Wilderness, Crackling Campfire, Tattered Rose colors. For the background, she used a lot of Tim Holz Ranger Distress Inks, the Faded Type stamp set, and Linen stencil by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous.

Cheiron used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop stamps for the focal element of her card. She inked up her background with Distress Inks and stamped over it with images from the Faded Type and Documented sets. She created her background with the Ornate Trims set then finished with a sentiment from Tiny Text.

Emma chose to use one of her favourite floral stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Dearly Departed stamp set by Tim Holtz. She watercolored the image with Distress ReInkers for a vibrant colour palette and added background layers using various stamp sets, including The Poinsettia and Field Notes.

Kath was inspired by the beautiful sunshine weather in her neck of the woods and the wildflower meadow in full bloom she passes on a daily walk to create a set of notecards using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Flower Field Thinlits coloured with Distress Re-inkers and Simon Says Hello Sunshine stamp set and Build A Rainbow Stencil.

Macarena made a most delicate card using for her watercolor background the Impression Obsession Peony Pattern stamp and just 2 colors of Distress Oxide Inks: Kitsch Flamingo and Bundled Sage. She used a leftover from cutting out the Sizzix Tattered Buterfly Bigz die.

Maura loves bright, cheerful dandelions and created a spread in her art journal, using the Simon Says Stamp Dandelion Messages stamp set, Simon’s Dandelion wafer die, and added a bright pop of yellow with Rina K Designs Hello Yellow Neon Glitz Glitter.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Wildflower Steam 1 Thnlits Die to make the beautiful blooms and decorated it with Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Quotations Metallic Stickers

Sandra used her favorite flowers for her card which is the yarrow of the Wildflower die set and made a soft background using Typeset Collage paper with White Gesso and Distress Paint Speckled Egg on top.

Zoey made her background using Kitsch Flamingo as her main color, then she covered the entire tag with the beautiful Botanical Collage Paper. She added layers of snippets of paper and washi tape. The focal point is this romantic rose from the Engravings.

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: Mixed Media

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

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

This week we are challenging you to use a variety of mediums on your project, eg paint, embossing paste/powder, inks, sprays etc

Mixed Media

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 Dina Wakley. 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 back the lovely Nikki Acton, aka Addicted To Art, into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Nikki used Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints and a Scribbly Birds Stamp Set to create her mixed media cards. She also used texture paste and Bubble and Splotches layering stencils by Tim Holtz.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page in Dina Wakley’s White Journal featuring two sweet birds. The birds and sentiment come from Dina’s Scribbly Birds set.

Barbara created two motivation tags using Dina Wakley Ranger Collage Words, Dina Wakley Ranger Botanicals Chipboard Shapes, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Strings, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Glitch 2 and, Dina Wakley Ranger Marine Media Gloss Spray.

Cheiron created a tag to add to her journal using Dina Wakley Collage Collective 2 as the base of her tag. She added bits of paper from her stash and layered some stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Collaged Girls and Be Willing stamp sets.

Emma used Dina Wakley’s Media Journal, Clear Gesso and White Gesso to create a vintage style layout inspired by her grandmother. She combined Dina’s products with Tim Holtz’s Botanical Collage Paper to create the floral background and added a Found Relative photo as the focal point.

Kath decorated a Dina Wakley 5″ x 7″ Canvas Art Panel with a Summer Vibes theme using Dina Wakley Media Acrylic paints, Curly Frond Media Mask/Stencil, Faces and Just Words Collage Papers and added flowers die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Floral Large Thinlits.

Macarena went soft and delicate using Dina Wakley Curly Frond stencil. She gave the leaf texture with Nuvo Embellishment Mousses. For the background she used Pumice Stone and Old Paper Oxide Sprays.

Maura was inspired by fashion to create a mixed media tag using Dina Wakley’s Persona Chipboard Shapes, her Textures Cling stamp set, Dina Wakley Ranger Gloss Sprays like Lime, and Dina’s acrylic paints such as Tangerine.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media wall decor using Prima Marketing Venetian Shutters Memory Hardware, colored it with Dina Wakley Ranger Turquoise Media Acrylic Paint and Fuchsia color, and decorated it with Prima Flowers and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Sentiment Label Stickers.

Sandra went for the most vibrant colors ever on her mixed media card, she loves the combo of Gloss Spray Lemon and Magenta, and had to use the Collaged Girls Stamp set

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