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Simon Says: Stencil 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:
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!
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It’s Pauline’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 :-)
Pauline created a card using AALL & Create Through the Meadows stamp set for the image and Textured Florals for the sentiment, and Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil. Stamping was done with a mix of Versafine Clair (including Nocturne and Charming Pink) and Versamark embossing ink, then heat embossed. The background was created with Distress Oxide inks (Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot, and Hickory Smoke for the stencilling). The butterfly was coloured with Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Galaxy gel pen, and sparkle added to the image with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.
Andrea sketched out a notebook cover to test out Spectrum Noir’s Triblend markers. She added stenciled pattern details using Altenew’s Halftone stencil and Simon Says Stamp‘s Falling Stars stencil.
Anna-Karin made an art journal page using various stencils together with texture paste, paint and Crafter’s Companion Colorista Paint Pens. The blue text comes from Dina Wakley’s Mantras stencil and the circles were made with Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil.
Barbara created an Etcetera tag using a lot of the new Idea-Ology packs for her background. She chose two stencils by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Roses and Mini Stencil Set 6 (Hearts) together with Ranger Distress Crackle Paste Opaque and various Embossing Glazes.
Cheiron created a tag using her favorite Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Dotted Stencil. She applied a layer of Typeset Collage Paper, Distress Texture Paste through the Dotted stencil, and then applied a rainbow of Distress Spray stains. She finished her tag with some Snippets, a stamped Flutter image and an Idea-ology Label Sticker.
Emma used Distress Grit Paste through the Stampers Anonymous Polkadot Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz to create a textured background for her Easter Etcetera tag. She then stamped a focal point for her project using the Hipster Bunny stamp set before arranging die cut Funky Floral 3 foliage around his cute little face.
Kath used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flourish, Script and Markings Mini Layering Stencils to create the backgrounds on her cards and decorated with Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Photographic and Palette Collage Papers, Transparent Layers and Quote Chip Labels.
Macarena made a set of 2 cards with a Spring flowers on them. She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Brushstroke Flowers 2 and Funky Nature dies. She embellished the composition with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Droplets in silver and gold.
Maura headed to her Dylusions Creative Journal to reminisce about friendships through time. She used Darkroom Door’s Friendship stencil, Tim Holtz’s Snapshots Volume 2, and a Studio Light Fantasy tag.
Meihsia was inspired to create a spring tag using Tim Holtz Clear Stamps and Stencil HIPSTER BUNNY on the background, and embellished the tag with a cute bunny from Simon Says Clear Stamps Easter Critters then colored it using Zig Clean Color 30 COLOR SET A Real Brush.
Zoey used some of the new Ideaology items to decorate her project. She used Transparent Layers as the base of the project. She decorated the background with Tim Holtz MINI STENCIL SET 9 and a bit of crackle paste. She also used Quote Chip Labels, Organic Layers and Photomatic to decorate and the Large Fasteners were the perfect final touch!
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!
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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
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Easter/Spring Challenge Winner and Designer Spotlights
We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Easter/Spring Challenge!
#149 Debbie Emmons – Anna-Karin says: This ‘Meet the rabbits’ card is so sweet. I really like the sweet bunnies in their pretty clothes. And the name signs are so clever.
#20 MistletoeHomeDecoration – Kath loves Monika’s super cute tag with the bear snuggled up in his scarf with his cup of coffee. He’s obviously ready for whatever the spring weather brings.
#30 Thom Santilia – Maura loves the delightful scene Thom has created for the challenge. Such a sweet rabbit looking through the window amidst all the yummy carrots. Great attention to detail, Thom!
Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!
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So who is the lucky winner of the $25 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!
Here is your random number:
Congratulations Gerrina! Below you can see Gerrina’s pretty spring-themed card:
Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address is on the sidebar.
Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate
Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!
Anna-Karin and the DT