Simon Says: A Walk On The Dark Side


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

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

This week we are challenging you to think about all things Halloween or use dark colours on your project.

A Walk On The Dark Side  


This week we are showcasing Tim Holtz Products. You don’t have to use them in your project but if you have them we would love to see them used!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


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


This week we are welcoming the lovely and super talented Wanda Hentges aka Art By Wanda into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat! please pop by to say ‘Hi’!

Wanda has used black cardstock and Distress Paint to create a canvas panel incorporating several Tim Holtz products. She used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wildflower diesFlourish Embossing Folder, a Photobooth image, a Quote Chip, Tim Holtz/Stamper’s Anonymous stencils, Regular and Oxide Distress Inks.

Andrea turned fa-la-la to mwahh-ha-ha by using Tim Holtz’s Home for the Holidays die for her Halloween card.  She made the car’s passengers out of his Trick-or-Treat thinlits die and added some patterning to the background using his Dot Fade stencil.

Anna-Karin made a Halloween shadow box and had such fun creating a starry sky background and adding lots of details. She used Tim Holtz Haunted House stamp set, as well as lots of idea-ology embellishments, such as Skulls, Heirloom Roses and Ancestors Paper Dolls.

Barbara this week has created a very dark card inspired by Tim Holtz and Halloween! She used a Haunted House and Pumpkinhead Cling Stamp Sets, Halloween Deco sheets and a  Window and Windowbox Die Set


Cathie created a card using the Tim Holtz Undertaker and Webs stamp sets. The see through image is embossed on plastic so the beautiful colors of the Distress Ink background show through.


Emma’s wickedly dark burlap panel was dyed black using Black Soot Distress Spray Stain and embellished with many items from Tim Holtz’s Halloween release including corked vials, a Halloween Paper Doll, skulls and Typography Letters.

Kath used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous MonstrousScared Silly and Skulls and Cobwebs stamp sets to make a Monstrous-ly Scary Halloween Treat Bag

Lols made a spooky card using a Haunted House Cling Stamp Set, a Village Graveyard Die Set and a Moonlit Owl Die. For the background she blended a selection of the fabulous Distress Oxide Inks 

Macarena is not a fan of Halloween craziness so she stayed with just dark colors and Tim Holtz amazing products. She made a dark but optimistic card with a cool texture made with Cityscape Skyline die and Leafy stencil. She embellished it only with a Paper Doll and Botanical butterflies and of course Quote Chips.

Maura wrote a dark tale about White the Druggist and laid him to an uneasy rest in his Vignette Coffin Tray by Tim Holtz, where he is surrounded by spooky images from Tim’s Halloween Ephemera pack and Ancestor Paper Dolls.

Meihsia created a mixed media tag for Halloween decor with Distress Crackle Paint on the background and used Idea-Ology Halloween Ephemera Pack to embellish the tag.

Sandra went for walk on the dark side with her Halloween card transforming the Time Traveler into a creepy vampire. She colored him in with different colors of Distress Ink and Distress Oxide

Zoey used Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Found Relatives Portraits and some Distress Oxide to create this spooky 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!

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  1. Super creations by the Design Team – I am always amazed at their beautiful work ~ thank you for the new challenge – It is always an honor to enter here – have a blessed week

  2. Great inspiration from the design and thanks for the challenges. I love seeing everyone’s creation.

  3. What an awesome array of spooky and dark creations!!! Thank you for this fabulous challenge!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Great DT work, always a pleasure to visit this blog and to enter your challenges!
    Thanks for all you do for us!
    Have a great weekend!
    X Edith

  5. Thanks for your lovely comments :-) We thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and are looking forward to seeing what you all make for the next one! All will be revealed in a few minutes!! :-)

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