Simon Says: Something Clear

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

Thank you for joining us for the ‘S’ is for Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to use something clear on your creation eg acetate, vellum, clear embossing powder, glossy accents etc.

Something Clear

We are showcasing some fabulous products from Visible Image this week. If you have any of their products we would love to see them used but its not necessary to join in with the challenge. 

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!

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Please 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

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This week we are welcoming back the lovely Anne Redfern aka Redanne  into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Anne loves Halloween and has created a dimensional scene, using the Tim Holtz Fireplace Die, a Found Relative and lots of Idea-ology, set on an Etcetera TagHero Arts Acetate highlights the fire and picture of ‘Dr Bones’ .

Andrea made a tag with butterflies that have clear plastic wings using Judkins Embossable Window Plastic.  She created her scene using two stamp sets from Visible Image: Wings of Change and Creative Chaos.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page with a forest theme, stamped with Visible Image Into The Woods set. She stamped the sentiment words on Clearly for Art Modeling Film, colored them with alcohol ink and glued them to the page.

Barbara chose Simon Says Stamp’s Vellum as a transparent element. She has created a tag with Visible image stencil Time TunnelCadaverous stamp set by  Tim Holtz Stampers AnonymousDistress oxide spray Pumice Stone and Walnut stainRanger Alcohol ink Amethyst.

Cheiron created a card with a Distress Ink and Oxide Background and used Ranger Transparent Matte Texture Paste though the Visible Image Meshing Around stencil. She finished her card with a Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Bigz die and a Quote Chip.

Emma invites you to the Monster Reunion and created a Halloween home decor project that has a clear acrylic background. She used Alcohol Inks and the Visible Image Grate-ful stencil to add interest to her background, together with the Tim Holtz Bat Crazy die and a Halloween Quote Chip.

Kath used Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and Glossy Accents as the clear elements on her card with Visible Image Wings of Change stamps and paper from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Abandoned Paper Stash

Lols made a card using a Somewhere In Time Clear Stamp Set. For the background she used Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks. For the clear elements she heat embossed the image and sentiments with clear embossing powder and added some clear sequins.

Macarena made a card mixing soft and vibrant colors using for a focal point Visible Image How Fragile stamp on the Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks background. She added a butterfly from Visible Image Wing of Change stamp set and a sentiment from Visible Image Look Forward With Hope.

Maura listened to the voices in her head telling her to use Judikins Diamond Glaze and Crafters Companion Acetate sheets with Visible Image’s Skull Shadow stencil and Ahead of our Time stamp set. 

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media journal page using the Visible Image Daydreamer Clear Stamp and decorated it with the clear Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Facets Dangles

Sandra made a Halloween card using the Visable Image Skull Stencil and used Distress InkDistress Oxide and Distress Crayon to give this card some color. For her clear element she used Sihouette Clear Sticker Paper and colored it with Alcohol Inks.

Zoey used  Glimmer of Light and Into The Woods clear stamp sets by Visible Image to decorate this tag. She also used a piece of Lawn Fawn Acetate Clear Sheet to create this clear “crack” in the tag background.

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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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.

There is  THE BIGGEST STAMPTEMBER  BLOG PARTY EVER happening right now over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Click HERE or on the pic to join in the fun!

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. Thank you so much for having me as a guest this month!

    I look forward to visiting all of the beautiful projects made by the team. Anne xx

  2. What a fascinating challenge theme!!! Wonderful ispiration from the team. I can’t take my eyes off of Andrea’s gorgeous butterfly tag. Love those vivid colors and the transparent wings!!
    Thank you for another fabulous challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  3. Sometime in July I noticed that I stopped getting any comments on challenge entries. I also noticed that for some reason my pin descriptions are only showing on mobile devices not computers. I am not sure if that is effecting my entries. I am not sure where to reach out to ask about this. Can you please confirm that my submission are being entered? I will put egomba on the title of my submission this week. thank you!