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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: Not A Card

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make something that is

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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Autumn altered an Etcetera Tag with PaperArtsy Frescos and Infusions on which she made a collage of Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Ephemera.

Anna-Karin made a notebook/sketchbook this week. She used Eileen Hull Sizzix Folio Journal die for the base and covered the book with beautiful papers from Tim Holtz Backdrops Volume 2. The title was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Beautiful die.

Barbara is really happy to be back! She has prepared a tag using Way With Words stamps set and Roses Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Speckle Cotton Candy, Idea-ology Mini Flair.

Cheiron created one of her favorite things…ATCs using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Insects dies. She created her cards using layers of Distress Paint, Gesso and stamping in Distress Archival Inks using the Stampers Anonymous Media Marks 1 and Media Marks 2 Stamps. She watercolored her insects with Distress Inks and added different colors of Distress Embossing Glazes to each one.

Emma created a home decor project using Tim Holtz’s Display Dome to showcase the brand new Sizzix Funky Cactus Thinlits Die Set by Tim Holtz. She inked the cacti with Distress Spray Stains and Speckled Egg Oxide Spray to obtain the perfect blend of colours and added Art Stones and Baubles around the cacti.

Kath created a sign for her craft room with a gentle reminder that tucking into her treat box too often can have BIG consequences. She decorated a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Small Etcetera Tag with papers from Idea-ology Backdrops Volume 1, Worn Wallpaper Scraps, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Bold and Label Thinlits and added the star of the show, the gorgeous Bernice from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 2 Colorize Collection, dressed in her Sunday best.

Macarena went quite industrial and made a steampunk tag mixing details from Tim Holtz Sizzix Mechanical Bigz L and Steampunk Parts dies. For the background she used Stampers Anonymous Rings stamped with Distress Oxide Spray Aged Mahogany.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Intertwined 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder on the background and decorated it with Idea-Ology Industrial Gears Embellishments and Sizzix Lucky Love 3D Impresslits cut nd Emboss Folder.

Sandra used a small canvas panel to create a home decor piece with the Wings and BonesCogs and Wings and Mechanica moulds. With Liquid Acrylics Tiger OrangeCarmine and Burnt Siena she added most of  the colors. 

Zoey used various pieces of Idea-Ology Ephemera such as Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack FIELD NOTES , Tim Holtz Idea-ology SNIPPETS Ephemera and Tim Holtz Idea-ology FIELD NOTES SNIPPETS Ephemera. They all are awesome collage pieces. To add color I used Distress Inks, Distress Paint and Distress Stain Spray. Quotes are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Sticker Book.

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: Layer It

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

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

This week we are challenging you to

LAYER IT

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 Tim Holtz. 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  Autumn aka SewPaperPaint into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Autumn created a spring greeting with the Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers 2 dies with Botanical Layers Ideaology on a stamped background made with the Fragments stamp set.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page this week, adding layers with paint stamping and stenciling. She used Tim Holtz Gradient Dot stencil together with Distress Texture Paste. The birds are from Tim Holtz Feathered Friends set.

Cheiron created a fun layered tag using a monoprint she made with the Stampers Anonymous Ringer Stencil. She layered Tim Holtz Entomology Collage Paper, Transparent Wings and a Paper Doll. She finished her tag with some Clippings stickers and a number from the Sizzix Countdown Thinlits dies.

When it comes to layers, Emma was in her element and from start to finish, she added layer upon layer of Tim Holtz products to create her vintage style panel, which includes a resist technique background using Distress Paint and Distress Spray Stains, a layer of die cut Mechanical gears and finishing with a vintage Photo Booth image, layered behind a Stencil Chip.

Kath created layers on her Dina Wakley Media Journal page using Distress Paints, Idea-ology Typography, Entomology and Botanical Collage Papers, Distress Crackle Texture Paste with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mosaic Mini Layering Stencil and Halftone and Rings stamp set. She also added layers of  the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Brushstroke Flowers 3 Thinlits flower to add more dimension.

Macarena played with the resist technique using Picket Fence Distress Paint and several Distress Sprays. She made a mountain scene with Tim Holtz Sizzix Alpine and Merry Moose Thinlits dies.

Maura went pink and feminine with her tag this week, using the Tim Holtz Engraving Layers, Quote Flairs and Mini Flairs, layering them up on the Tim Holtz #8 Etcetera Tag.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using the Stamperia Cosmos Paper on the background and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Odds and Ends Embellishments and Idea-Ology Metallic Sticker Book

Sandra made a lots of layers on this card with Typeset Collage PaperUrban Layers and Texture Paste with the Deco Arch stencil

Zoey used a combination of Tim Holtz Idea-ology ENTOMOLOGY Collage Paper and Tim Holtz Idea-ology BACKDROPS VOLUME 1 to create the background of this tag. She then layered bunch of Distress Paint to achieve her background color. The Tim Holtz Sizzix FACETED HEART Thinlits Die was perfect for this tag.

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