Simon Says: Red,White and/or Blue


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

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

This week we are celebrating Independence Day with the theme:

Red, White and/or Blue 

It is the first week of the month and that means we are showcasing a particular brand/company. This week we are all using products from the fabulous Darkroom Door Company! If you don’t have any of their products, yet, that’s OK, you can still join in with the challenge but if you have some then please use them!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 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!


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 Karolina Bukowska into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited Karolina’s blog before then you are in for a real treat! Please pop by and give her a warm welcome :-)

Karolina created a white and blue canvas. She used a Prima Santorini Paper Pack and used Graphite Sand and Art Stones to add texture. She used Prima Acrylic Paints and a variety of Prima Flowers and embellishments to finish. Karolina has made a video of how she made this on her blog, please pop over to see it!

Andrea made some ATC’s in shades of blue.  She used Darkroom Door’s Large Mesh Stencil, Seth Apter’s Strands dies and Dina Wakley’s Abstract Figures stamp set.

Anna-Karin made a summer tag using the stunning Darkroom Door Tropical Birds set, together with Ranger Distress Inks and SSS Moonshine Sequins.

Barbara has created her project to celebrate  July 4th. She used for the background Darkroom Door Arty Circles stencil  with  Ranger Texture paste Opaque Crackle. To complete her Mini Framed Panel  she  used also  Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Faded jeans and Blueprint sketch Distress oxides.

Cheiron is celebrating the Independence Day with a card honoring all of the people who have come to America with a dream. She used the Darkroom Door Arty Triangles stencil along with some Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink reinker to create a funky pattern on her background. She layered it with lots of Idea-ology: Paper Dolls, Quote Chips and a Quote Token.

Emma is celebrating July 4th! She used the Darkroom Door Starry Night Stencil to create a background full of red, white and blue stars and combined this with the Tim Holtz Rosette Die, the Americana Thinlits die and the Shadow Script 1 die to build up the layers and scene on her tag.

Kath created an Art Journal page using Coffee Time, a favourite Darkroom Door stamp set with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 and Idea-ology Remnants and French Design Tape

Lols made a trio of Andy Warhol inspired cards using a Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Cling Stamp and a Small Circles Stencil. She used Candied Apple and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks and simply used the stencil to emboss the design for the white card. Leaving the stencil in place she used a text background stamp and a Smoke Ink Pad to stamp through the holes. She used a Dot Fade Stencil and White Embossing Paste to add some texture and then added Washi Tape and purrfectly feline Snarky Sentiments.


Macarena decided to join her crafty US friends’ celebration and made this commemorative card for the Independence Day using as a background the Darkroom Door Mesh Stencil. She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Layered Butterfly die as her main panel and behind she covered another one made with the beautiful Tim Holtz Sizzix Botanical 3D embossing folder.

Maura headed to her art journal, reminiscing about friends she’s made on her travels. She used the Darkroom Door Quote Stamp Along the Way  with the Darkroom Door Farm Truck, and added a compass for direction using Aall and Create’s Stencil 8.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Darkroom Door Cling Stamp Sitting Cat and added sentiments with Idea-Ology Snarky Small Talk Stickers.

Sandra went for soft colors in her card, she used the Swirls/Flourish stamp from Darkroom Door and Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Fired Brick to add red and blue.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Distress Paint Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch , Barn Door and Fired Brick to add color to this tag, then she used her favorite stamps from Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture and Postage Stamps Texture.

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. Have to say I really enjoy coming here for your fab mixed media inspiration. Amazing work and I’m still giggling at those snarky sentiments. A “must have”! Hope to be back to join in. xxD

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