Simon Says: Monochrome


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

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

This week we are challenging you to pick a color and stick to it!


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


Wanda has used the color brown for our Monochrome challenge, creating a card using Distress Mixed Media Heavy StockDistress Oxide and Regular Distress Inks,Texture Paste Transparent GlossArchival Inks, Wendy Vecchi’s Circle Collage Stamp, and Dotty Stencil, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wildflowers 2 Cutting Die Set, and Tim Holtz Lace Trimming and Craft Thread

Andrea went with a blue palette for her card.  She used Dina Wakley’s Medieval Crosses stencil, her Text and Scribbles stamp set, and some Brusho watercolor crystals.

Anna-Karin made a sketchbook using shades of one of her favorite colors, turquoise. She used Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Journal die as a base and embellished the cover with the Pencils Eclectic stamp by Darkroom Door and Prima’s Iron Orchid Art Supplies set.

Barbara choose a palette of neutral colors with a touch of orange to higlight her Tim Holtz Sizzix Pumpkin Patch dies. Paper dolls, Distress oxides and Tim Holtz stencil Crossed  for the background  complete her panel.

Cathie created her White Christmas scene with the Tattered Poinsettia die and Mini Paper Snowflakes. The background is a beautiful array of snowflakes created with the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil.

Emma created a Halloween decor panel and used Tim Holtz’s Scarecrow die as a focal point, surrounded by Halloween Ephemera pieces, Halloween Clippings Stickers and completed the panel with a hanging spider.

Kath created a Christmas Wallhanging using Tim Holtz  Christmas Paper Stash, Stampers Anonymous Tattered Christmas and Mini Swirly Snowflakes stamp sets and Simon Says Stamp Believe die.

Macarena was inspired by beautiful Autumn colors all around and made a yummy card with a sweet and juicy pear.  She embossed SSS Circle Doodle Background stamp and played with Distress Oxides to make the background. For the focal point she chose Classics#1 from Stampers Anonymous stamp set.

Maura created a smashing pumpkin page in her art journal, using Simon Says Stamp’s Ornate Leaves set, Stencil Girl Art Deco Flower Medallion stencil, and lots of orange inks, like the Carved Pumpkin Distress ink.

Meihsia created a mixed media tag to celebrate Halloween using Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint on the background and decorated the tag with Idea-Ology Halloween Ephemera Pack.

Sandra went for an all pink theme in her art journal spread by using Opal Magic Rose-Gold Paint, three pink colored Infusions, Rose Gold Metallique Wax and lots of other pink goodness.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Distress Paint Mermaid Lagoon and Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain Mermaid Lagoon to add some color to 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!

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  1. Thanks for the fun challenge and fab DT inspiration! I’ve entered my altered cat that’s done in shades of brown with touches of yellow and red toned down with brown overcoats.

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