Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Take Note Challenge and we hope you will join in with us this week too!
This week we are challenging you to create distress your project and give it a grungy look.
Grunge It Up
Definition: informal Grime; dirt.
You can achieve this by simply distressing the edges and adding inks
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Stacy was inspired by a vintage photo of her Grandfather to create a vignette with a Tim Holtz 6×8 Burlap Panel, a new Etcetera #8 Tag and some lovely vintage items she has collected. All blend beautifully with the Tim Holtz Distress line.
Anna-Karin made a very grungy tag this week, with lots of layers, stamping and embossing powders, such as Ranger’s Gunmetal and Verdigris powders. The inspiration for the tag was Tim Holtz’s Ultimate Grunge Background stamps.
Emma used a small Etcetera tag for the base of her project and added layers of Distress Paint and Grit Paste to create a rusty, grungy looking background. She completed the tag using the beautiful Tim Holtz Entomology stamp set.
Lols made a set of tags using some Side-Kick Side Orders from the latest Tim Holtz release. She used the Springtime, Birthday and Travel sets, adding ‘grunge’ by distressing the edges and applying Distress Oxide Inks and Embossing Powders.
Macarena has experimented with a small wooden shadow box trying for the first time a rusty techniques. The main blue/teal color was made with Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists and the rusty effect is due to Viva Decor Rusty Paper Paint. She put some Idea-ology Snippets Ephemera and covered all the surface with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder.
Sandra went all grungy with her card, for the background she used Distress Oxide and Infusions. To age the Gearhead gears she added some Texture Paste, painted them black with Distress Paint and applied some Metallique Wax.
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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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 – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.