Simon Says: Inspired By Music

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

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

This week we are challenging you to be:

Inspired By Music

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 Cristina’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 :-)

Cristina let herself be literally inspired by music theme and used an old CD Rom, on which she created a background. She used the PrimaMarketing Decorative Paper Music and Icing Paste Red Amber, to give a touch of brightness. Then she stamped with Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Written Music.

Andrea paid homage to one of her all-time favorite musicals, Les Miserables, with this page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal. She used Dina Wakley’s Branched mask and stencil set, Prima’s Basics and Rustic Water Soluble Oil Pastels, and Tim Holtz’s Chit Chat stickers.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page with a music theme in Dina Wakley’s White Journal. The focal image was stamped with Tim Holtz Winged Things 1 and the Gramophone comes from Tiny Things 2.

Barbara created a panel inspired by a quote using Idea-ology Collage Frames and Idea-ology Found Relatives. She altered the frame with Ranger Distress Oxides Spray Pumice Stone and Broken China. She added on the edges Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Stencil set 25 and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Fragment.

Cheiron created a card inspired by the song within, the inner voice – using Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays, Stampers Anonymous Interesting Faces stamps, Refuse to Be Ordinary stamps and Swirling Dashes stencil.

Emma was inspired by the song ‘This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman and created a journal layout used many Tim Holtz products, including the Radiant 3D Impresslits die and emboss folder, a Photobooth strip, Tiny Text Stamp Set and the Falling Stars Layering Stencil to interpret the motivating lyrics of the song.

Kath created an Art Journal page dedicated to her morning musical alarm call which makes sure she starts each day with a song, thanks to Mother Nature’s dawn chorus and the chubby little thrush who exercises his vocal cords outside her bedroom window every morning. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Field Notes and Music and Advert, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Feathered Friends, Media Marks and Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper and Lower Thinlits.

Macarena mixed a bit of Jazz and Rock on her card by using Visible Image Jazz It Up stamps. She distressed and embossed the Tim Holtz Sizzix Timekeeper Bigz die and added a Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart.

Maura was inspired by the beautiful Stamperia Music scrapbook papers to work in her art journal. She also used the Visible Image Jazz It Up stamp set, Simon Says Stamp’s Square Dance stencil and The Crafters Workshop Mini Music Sheet stencil.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Picket Fence Studios BEAUTIFUL GIRLS MADELYN Clear Stamp image that colored using Daniel Smith Ultimate Mixing Hand Poured Watercolor, and decorated it with Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Cheeky Love

Sandra was inspired by music in general and made a card using the Faceted Heart dieUpper Classic Alpha thinlits and Distress Inks

Zoey used Tim Holtz Idea-ology HOLLY Collage Paper to cut out the notes, then she used a mix of Distress paint and gesso to create the 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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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 note that all previous challenges and winners posts can be accessed by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page

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. Wow, I am so blown away ladies!! All of the DT inspirations are amazing. I love them all. I want to case them all! LOL! Thanks for the terrific job here!

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