Simon Says: Monochrome

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

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

This week we are challenging you to use one colour on your project + skin tones if necessary. 


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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Anne created a striking monochrome journal for this week’s theme, using the gorgeous STAMPtember Flora Background stamp along with Eileen Hull’s Wrapped Journal die.

Andrea made a handful of happy skeleton ATC’s using Poppy Stamps’ Surprise Skeleton die. The die pairs perfectly with circles cut using Penny Black’s Abstract Flowers die.

Anna-Karin created an autumn scrapbooking layout using shades of green. The patterned paper comes from Tim Holtz Abandoned Paper Stash and the leaves were die cut from scrap papers with with his Skeleton Leaves set. She also used a Farm Tractor stamp by Whimsy Stamps.

Barbara chose a dark color palette to make a Halloween themed panel creating a lot of textures with Ranger Grit PasteRanger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle, various Distress Oxides Sprays in shades of grey, black, brown and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stencil Decayed. The central point of her project is made with Tim Holtz Sizzix Skull and Crossbones and Tim Holtz Sizzix Crackle 3D Embossing folder.

Cheiron created a card in all browns this week, which was really a challenge for her! She used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Tailor and Houndstooth stamps for her background, added some stenciling with the Screwed stencil and used The Professor stamp as her focal point. She finished the card with a sentiment from the Theories set.

Emma couldn’t resist making something for Halloween and chose classic black and white to create her monochromatic Etcetera Tag. She created a background using Grit Paste, painted with Black Soot Distress Paint and accentuated with Old Silver and Vintage Gold Alchemy Wax before adding plenty of layers of Tim Holtz idea-ology.

Kath chose the colour Purple to create an invitation to get your spook on and head over to the Halloween party at the Skeleton’s house using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Life Of The Party, Cadaverous, Weird Science and Dots and Circles stamps sets, adding interest to the background with the Burst Shifter Layering Stencil.

Lols  made a futuristic Small Etcetera Tag using a Tim Holtz Inventor Background Cling Stamp and Macarena’s Gesso Brush Technique. She used a Tim Holtz Robotic Die set and kept the whole design quite dark.

Macarena  went green and made a thankful panel for her friend using her favourite Tim Holtz Sizzix Large Stems Bigz L die as a texture of the background and also Tim Holtz Sizzix Stacked Deckle thinlits. as a frame.

Maura was inspired by the Autumn colors and big sunflowers to create her art journal page. She used the new STAMPtember Sunflower Stem die cut and Tumbling Leaves stencil, along with Paper Artsy paints like Yellow Submarine and Distress Oxides like Fossilized Amber.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Halloween tag using Tim Holtz Etcetera #8 Tag Chipboard and Idea-Ology Vignette Box Structures on the background and decorated it with Skull Fragments

Sandra made a Halloween card in orange tones with Ripe Pemisson Distress InkOrange County Infusions and Firebird Metallique Wax.  For some texture she used the Swirly Florals stencil with Texture Paste.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack HALLOWEEN , Tim Holtz Idea-ology CURIOSITIES Sticker Book and Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS Paperie to create this black tag! Spooky!!

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

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  1. What a great theme and stunning designs from the team!! I always enjoy feasting my eyes on their amazing projects.
    Thank you for another wonderful challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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