Simon Says: It’s A Man Thing

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make something masculine:


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 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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Sandra created a canvas and went way out of her comfort zone to achieve this rustic look. She decorated the canvas with Found RelativesQuote ChipsEclectic Edges and Buckles. She used Alcohol Ink Statue Alloy to add a little extra glamour and shimmer.

Andrea made a page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal with lots of Tim Holtz Photobooth images in the background. She also used Dina Wakley’s Collage Collective 2, Volume 1.

Anna-Karin created a tag this week using the Sideshow stamp set by Tim Holtz. The background was done with Distress Ink and stamped with stamps from the Ultimate Grunge set. Stickles were used to add the glitter effect.

Barbara created an Idea-ology Mini Clipboard playing with masculine colors. She used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Dapper setTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil HarlequinTim Holtz Idea-ology Type Chips Embellishments, Tim Holtz Distress Paint Speckled Egg

Cheiron created a tag using one of her favorite man stamp sets, The Professor. She used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide as the base of her tag then added some stenciling through the Stampers Anonymous Countdown stencil. She added some Typeset Collage Paper with Distress Collage Medium and stamped images from Mini Glitch all over the tag using Archival Distress Inks and finished her tag with a Quote Chip.

Kath created a Friendship card using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dapper and Faded Type, Ideaology Urban Layers Ephemera, Junk Drawer Baseboards and Big Talk Snarky Stickers

Macarena made a collage tag using Tim Holtz The Professor, Inventor 2 and Ponderings stamps sets. She also embossed a metallic paper with Sizzix Mechanics 3D folder.

Maura made a Father’s Day card with a fishing theme, using Paper Artsy’s Hot Pick 2001, Simon Says Stamp Wave stencil, Tim Holtz Broken China and Rusty Hinge Distress glazes, and added some splatters with Amsterdam White Fluid Acrylic ink.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia Sea World Paper on the background and decorated it with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Eclectic Adverts and Idea-Ology Specimen Remnant Rubs

Sandra made a masculine card using Paper Dolls to star as the brothers, and used Typeset Collage Paper in the background along with Texture Paste and the Crate stencil. To give the background color she used only two colors of paint, black and Weathered Wood Distress Paint.

Zoey used Distress Crayons and Distress paint to decorate the background of her tag. She also used Tim Holtz MINI STENCIL SET 33 MST033, Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS TH93555 and Tim Holtz Idea-ology TICKET BOOK th94036 to decorate it.

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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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 

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