Simon Says: Art Journaling

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

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

This week we would like you to do a little:


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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It is Jo’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!

Jo from Let’s Art Journal is so very grateful to be able to share her love of art journaling this month and her page was inspired by some Monarch butterflies that she saw in America this time last year, they are depicted here using Tim Holtz Botanical Layers. The page was created using Peeled PaintPeacock Feather and Twisted Citron Distress Ink, stamps from both Finnabair and Tim Holtz using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink, a Creative Expressions Mini Stencil, a Concord & 9th Script Stamp Set and Text Remnant Rubs and Small Talk Stickers from Tim Holtz.

Andrea enjoys playing in her art journals and one of her favorites is Dina Wakley’s 6×6 White Journal. For this project, she also used a scallop die from Jane Davenport’s Happy Little Unicorn set and some fun new Dylusions Shimmer Spray in Lemon Zest and Pure Sunshine.

Anna-Karin loves art journaling and made a nature-themed page in her 8×8 in Dylusions journal. The background paper is from Tim Holtz Abandoned Paper Stash, and she used the Buzzing Bees stamp set by Darkroom Door.

Barbara has created a project inspired by the Travel Journals!! She chose Tim Holtz Idea-ology  Folio Small to create a Christmas themed Journal that will be filled with photos, cards, and memorabilia from this time of year! She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Jolly St.Nicks Colorize Thinlits diesTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Stencil set 44Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Music and AdvertRanger Ink Embossing powder Liquid Platinum, and various Idea-ology Ephemera packs.

Cheiron created a simple art journal page with fall inspired colors using the Dina Wakley 6 x 6 white journal and Dina Wakley Media Paints in Sand, Lemon, Cheddar and Medieval. She used a quote from the Collage Paper Backgrounds and a focal image from the Interesting Faces stamp set.

Emma‘s Autumnal journal page was inspired by her favourite season of the year and she combined Tim Holtz’s Pressed Foliage Stamp Set and Fall Foliage Die to create a background of layered leaves for a vintage Photo Booth image.

Kath created an Art Journal page using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Blackout Kraft Stock, Stampers Anonymous Dots and Circles, Sizzix Frightful Things and Large Funky Festive Thinlits

Macarena  made a vintage pages with lots of earth tones using Tim Holtz Oxide Sprays and Inks. She stamped Her with Prima Beautiful Story and Him with Tim Holtz The Professor. She built the texture with Prima Swirly Florals stencil.

Maura loves to art journal, and for this week used team member Andrea’s stamps from Inky Antics – Scallop Border, and Crafty Comments, along with Simon Says Stamp’s Line Dance stencil, in her Dina Wakley Media Journal.

Meihsia was inspired to create an art journal page using Tim Holtz Stamptember Stamps and Stencil, and Daniel Smith Ultimate Mixing Hand Poured Watercolors and Idea-Ology Halloween Remnant Rubs on the background.

Sandra had to make a Halloween art journal spread as this is the week of Halloween, so she used the Bat CrazyMasquerade and Classic Upper Alphabet dies, and for color she used Infusions Rusty Car and Orange County, with Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade.

Zoey used Prima Marketing RUSTIC Art Philosophy Water Soluble Oil Pastels to color the background of this art journal spread, she also added a bit of vintage feeling by using Tim Holtz Idea-ology PHOTOBOOTH pictures. To add some dimension and texture she used Ranger TEXTURE PASTE OPAQUE CRACKLE through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil.

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. I am blown away by the DT’s AJ pages. I love to play around in my dylusions books. I say this challenge yesterday so I started right away. Thanks for the challenge. Thanks for all the inspirations ladies!

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