Simon Says: Add Some Texture

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

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

This week we are challenging you to

Add Some Texture

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 Stamperia. 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.

As you may know, the  Simon Says Stamp Store is accepting new orders, but have longer shipping times for the moment due to the coronavirus. With this in mind we have made the difficult decision to suspend the $50 voucher for this challenge.

We know that many people are staying safe at home and we would love it if you would continue to enter the challenges and have fun! We are all in this together!

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This week we are welcoming the lovely Tracey Sabella aka Garden Of Grace into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Tracey created an ocean themed steampunk canvas featuring the fabulous Stamperia Sea World paper collection, Soft Mold and Seahorse Cling Stamps.The molded seahorse, starfish, and gears are colored with Prima Art Alchemy Paints and Waxes. She fussy cut the stamped seaweed from Distress Watercolor Cardstock which was colored with Distress Oxide Inks

Andrea made a tag using Stamperia’s Cosmos Astronomy and Numbers stencil. She also used Dina Wakley’s Collage Collective and a bold black and white sign from Tim Holtz’s Urban Layers.

Anna-Karin created a magical nature wall-panel, with lots of texture. She used the beautiful Stamperia Cosmos 8×8 papers, together with the Cosmos Bird stamp set. Crackles were created with Ranger’s Distress Texture Paste Crackle.

Barbara has created an Etcetera Medium Tag and a tiny solar system with Idea-ology Baubles , dedicated to daring adventures inspired by Stamperia’s stencil, Cosmos Astronomy and Numbers. She used as traveler The Professor 2 by Tim Holtz  Stampers Anonymous and she added texture with Worn Linen Nuvo Expanding Mousse.

Cheiron used Dina Wakley Cotton Watercolor Paper and Gloss Sprays to create texture on her card. She combined the Spaced Dots stencil and the the Tim Holtz Digits stencil to create her background and finished her card with Stamperia Gold Glamour pigment and stamps from the Collaged Hearts set and a piece from the Collage Collective 2 Vol 2 book.

Emma created a Size 8 Etcetera Tag that has a message of hope and used Tim Holtz’s Feathered Friends Die, perching on the Heartbeat Die Cut. She added texture using Distress Embossing Glazes and Translucent Paste and surrounded her little bird with Falling Hearts.

Kath decorated a Linen Panel using papers from the Stamperia Atelier Paper Pad to create a collage and the Forest Flower Of Life Stencil with Tim Holtz/Ranger Crackle Texture Paste and Distress Embossing Glazes to create texture and added flowers die-cut with Sizzix Small Tattered Florals Thinlits

Macarena made a journal page using Stamperia Scratched Effect stencil and fussy cut some details from Stamperia Sea World paper. She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Large Stems die as a negative stencil and stitched around the leaf. She also gave a golden touches with Stampendous Chunky Gold Embossing enamel.

Maura tried out Stamperia’s Sea World Texture Mold with their Sculpture Paste, to add a lot of texture to her journal page. She also used Stamperia’s Cosmos papers, Forest Sacred Geometry stencil and Cosmos Astronomy and Numbers stencil to create her astronomy themed page.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia Sea World 12 X 12 Paper with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint for the texture on the background and decorated it with Prima Marketing Machine Parts Finnabair Mechanicals and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Mini Gears Sprockets

Sandra added texture to her card with the Stamperia Cosmos Astrology and Numbers stencil, that she used with Texture Paste mixed with Metallique Paint Stormy Ocean and Infusions In The Navy to give it a beautiful blue color. With Black Soot Distress Reinker she gave the texture some shadow to make it even stand out more. 

Zoey used Stamperia WHITE HEAVY BODY PASTE and Stamperia GLOSSY GEL Heavy Body Paste to create texture to her tag. She then used Tim Holtz Distress Paint to add color!

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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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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