Challenge: About a Face

From face stamps to the face of a clock, cameos to silhouettes – this week we challenge you to be inspired by a face of some kind.

It’s on record that Dan’s favorite face stamp is David by Tim Holtz so it was the clear choice for him here.

I decided to get busy with all kinds of cardstock for this challenge. David was stamped on Bazzill Kraft card stock and his hair was paper-pieced with some of the Kraft-Core Shattered Collection. The background is from the French Industrial pad and the sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Random Quotes stamp set.

Mona loves clocks of all types and sizes so a clock face was her source of inspiration.

I opted to create a canvas featuring the stamped sentiment: wishing as the mini pocket watch face. I embellished with art parts leaves and a layered mini tattered floral.

Andrea made a mother-approved card with the perfect photo face.

I have learned that I’ll never go wrong in life if I simply live every lesson my mother taught me. She’s my hero and exemplar, so I thought I’d make a card honoring her and good mothers everywhere. I love this smiling face from the Found Relatives card set and the bright happy paper from Glitz’s Birthday Wishes collection.

Barbara was inspired by the images of idea-ology.

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I interpreted this project in a totally vintage way. To make it even more ancient my tag, I built around the face of my protagonist, a frame with the imitation of glass worn by time. This face has inspired me a feeling of admiration and made me think of the courage of the men who have lived in those days. This is why I wanted to reward him with the cup!

Suzz faced her fear of using faces in her art by using the beautiful face from the Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk

I realized for this challenge that I have very few face stamps and this challenge inspired me to journal about creating art. I used the pretty Hero Arts Bold Flourish to create the effect of the creativity flourishing from the artist’s thoughts. The ideas were created by selecting a few different words from the Maya Road Art Journaling set. I enjoyed how the journal page turned out and I think I will be using my face stamps more often.

Sandra Mouwen was in a grungy mood while making her masculine tag

I love the new Purveyor stamp set. The gentleman in it looks a bit serious, therefor made him some silly grungy glasses with a couple of washers from the hardware store. He is stamped on a piece of cardboard that I painted grey with Weathered Wood Distress Paint, stamped with Archival Jet Black Ink and then coated it Frosted Crystal embossing powder to give him some texture.

Meihsia was inspired to create an art journal page with the face of this beautiful girl.

I always love to observe people through their faces when traveling. This week, I decided to created an art journal page with Prima Flowers Sophie Bloom Cling Stamp and decorated it with Prima Flowers. The background was colored with Izink inks and watercolors. Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and Simon Says Stamp Stencil were used to layer the background patterns.

Emma was inspired by a beautiful vintage photograph of a baby’s face.

I adore vintage photography and for me, the stunning photo that I used from the Found Relatives pack was just so captivating, that I couldn’t resist using it and creating my piece around the beauty of the photograph. I painted an old frame with Distress Paints, before adding paper from the Wallflower Paper Stash as a background. I created a paper bloom using the Jumbo Tattered Florals die. I completed the collaged frame using various Idea-Ology pieces and a stamped quote.

Ashli was inspired to create a special page for her daughter this week.

My oldest daughter is not only beautiful, but she is so very imaginative, smart, and wonderfully complicated. She truly is more than a pretty face and I wanted to scrap a page for her this week. My starting point was the super fun Edith and Maude stencil from Crafter’s Workshop. A little blending with some Broken China Distress Ink was the perfect background to layer some Crate Paper Styleboard papers!

Michelle is missing the faces of her family.

It’s difficult to have your family spread throughout the country. Sometimes I just want to see their face. I created a card to remind my family that they’re loved. The Paper Artsy Stamp is one of my favorites because it reminds me of my Grandmother. Clouds came to life with the Simon Says Stamp Flat Bottomed Wafer Die. And a water colored wash of Picked Raspberry added a touch of color.

Anna-Karin was inspired by a favourite quote to create an art journal page.

I decided to start using my Dylusions journal, since I have until now mainly worked in my Small Creative Journal. This detailed page has layers of stamping, inking and stencilling, using images and words to support the theme. The two main characters are one of the gentlemen from the Stampers Anonymous Time Travelers set and the Empire State Building from a Darkroom Door set. The title was done with Tim Holtz Industrious and Chit Chat stickers.

I (May) can’t stop thinking about these faces.

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I didn’t think the Dina Wakley face stamps were for me – but how wrong I was! After playing with some Simon stencils on a tag I found that this lady was the perfect match for my tag. Soon she’ll be topping a very special gift and sent on her way.

Tracy is seeing double in her gatefold card this week .

Pop by on Wednesday to see Tracy’s tutorial.

For more inspiration click on our design team’s blog links so you can see more photos (and full supply lists) for their projects. Leave them a little comment love while you’re there so they know how they’ve inspired you too, if you’re so inclined.


As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by random generator. To qualify all you need to do is create a new project that ties in (in any way!) with our theme and post it, along with a link back to this challenge, and add a link here. This challenge will end at 11:59pm on Sunday July 20th Eastern time. We will also be choosing some 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.



  1. Always awesome design team samples. Thanks for the “face” challenge this week. It will be fun to play along!

  2. Thank you for another super challenge and for sharing the DT’s gorgeous creations! A challenging challenge and I loved it! Karen x

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