Simon Says: Monochrome


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

Thank you for joining us for the It’s A Wrap Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to choose a colour and stick to it!



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 packages and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


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It is Terelisa’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 :-)


Terelisa was at first frightened by the idea of having to use only one color and its nuances … then she started to draw the spider and to color it with Distress Ink in various shades of brown, and after that her project was pure fun. She created the cool spider web with wire and hot glue, and a nice broom to a little witch.

Halloween without an illuminated pumpkin is not Halloween and Terelisa created a pumpkin with a led light and a ping pong ball, covered in Tim Holtz tissue wrap. How clever!

Andrea made a collection of monochrome color swatches to organize some her favorite watercolors and water-soluble crayons.  She used Waffle Flower’s Swatch Tag stamp and die combo pack, their Color Wheel stamp and die combo pack, and their Swatches stamp.

Anna-Karin went with orange this week and had such fun making an alcohol ink lift background, with ghost leaves stamped with Tim Holtz’s Nature’s Wonder set. The detailed leaves were die cut with Tim’s new Sizzix Skeleton Leaves Thinlits dies.


Barbara has been inspired by the autumn and its colors and has created two Tiny houses by Tim Holtz Sizzix. She’s added  Skeleton leaves dies and Paper dolls and painted with Distress oxides.

Cheiron created the monochrome background of her card with all her favorite blue-green Distress Inks and Oxides including Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron. She added gorgeous blooms and stems from the Funky Floral 3 and Funky Foliage and a word from the Shadow Script 2 Sizzix Thinlit dies.

Emma created a monochrome panel using the classic combination of black and ivory. She used Halloween Worn Wallpaper as a background for her stamped image of the eccentric but oh-so spooky Mr Bones before adding idea-ology pieces, including a Halloween Quote Token and Quote Chip.

Kath created a card in shades of grey using the Alcohol Lift Ink technique with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Nature’s Wonder, Diamonds Shifter Layering Stencil and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Fall Foliage and Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits

Macarena made a black/grey/silver canvas using leftovers of Tim Holtz Sizzix Ornate Frame#2 die and Tim Holtz Sizzix Alphanumeric Marquee die. She used a lot of Dylusions Black Marble paint and highlighted the texture with Prima Old Silver Metallique Wax.

Maura headed off into the blue with Andrea Ockey Parr’s Brave and Good stamp set by Inky Antics, along with Simon Says Stamp’s Irregular Dot and Abstract Triangle stencils, and the Tim Holtz Twisted stencil.


Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Halloween tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Lumber 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder on the backgound and decorated the tag with Idea-Ology Paper Dolls Ancestors Paperie.

Sandra went for a dark card perfect for Halloween, and used the Halloween Collage Paper for her background and added texture with Grit-Paste and foiled the Drip Drop Edged die

Zoey used the beautiful Simon Says Clear Stamps BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS and a bunch of orange-yellowish Distress Markers to create this birthday card

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!


We have a whole month long STAMPtember® party on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Lots of inspiration, activities and give aways during the whole month of September. Please pop over every day to see whats going on!

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There are fabulous give aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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. 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 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 these are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

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