Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Inspired By Music Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week we are challenging you to
As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Tim Holtz! You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
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!
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
This week we are welcoming the lovely Ann Chuang into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!
Ann created a beautiful Tim Holtz Etcetera Mini Tag Thickboard this week using Distress Oxide Spray. For the background, she used the Fragments Stamp Set and Crackle Paste. The Lace Baseboard Frames were decorated with Adornments Floral and Baseboard Dolls.
Andrea made a tri-fold tag envelope that holds a tiny tag notebook inside. She used some of her favorite classic Tim products such as the Stacked Tags die, the Tag Collection die, the Wildflower die, Big Chat stickers and Paper Dolls.
Anna-Karin created a tag with a textured, yet neutral, background and a colorful bird made with Tim Holtz Patchwork Bird die. The bird was stamped with various background stamps, such as the Ledger Script. She used Tim’s Latticework stencil for the background.
For this challenge, Barbara is in her comfort zone using Tim Holtz products to create a steampunk tag!! She used an Etcetera Tag Mini, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Faded Type, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Victorian, Ranger Ink Embossing powder Garden Patina and Mixed Media Sea, Idea-ology Baseboard Frames.
Cheiron created a Mini Etcetera Tag using Distress Spray Stains, Distress Embossing Glaze and the Tiny Text and Grunged stamps. She embellished her tag with a Found Relative, a Chipboard Frame, Ruler Pieces and a piece of Metallic Kraft Core cut with the Sizzix Star Trim 3D Impresslits.
Emma created a double layered tag project using the Small and Medium Etcetera Tags, painted with Distress Paints to give a textured effect on the background. She used Tim Holtz’s The Professor 2 stamp set as the focal point, surrounding him with Corked Vials and Sprocket Gears.
Kath decorated a Medium Etcetera Tag to say thanks to Tim Holtz “The Professor” for his “What If” inquisitive mind and his latest release of exciting and innovative products. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The Professor 2, Grunged and Glitch 1 with Distress Embossing Glazes, Sizzix Alphanumeric Classic Upper Thinlits, an Idea-ology Quote Chip, Stencil Chip and Measurement.
Macarena kept her card brown and green for a vintage look. She stamped the background with several Tim Holtz Inventor stamps and used some Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal parts. She finished the details using Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.
Maura made two fun-loving tags to put in an art journal, using the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cat stamp set, Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray, and Distress Oxide Sprays in Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, and Seedless Preserves.
Sandra had lots of fun making this tag using lots of Tim Holtz products, she used Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Ground Espresso for the background and for the main focus she used the The Professor stamp set, and gave it a dimential element with the Circle Shaker Pouch.
Zoey as always used a mix of distress paint with gesso to create this fun background. She also used Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Stitches to create some details and then to mute down the color she used Tim Holtz Plain Collage Paper.
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 very 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