Simon Says: Art Journal

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

Thank you for joining us for the Day At The Beach Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to

Art Journal

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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It is Sheila’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 :-)

Sheila’s used a Dylusions Black Creative Journal, Paint Pens, an Under The Sea Stamp Set and a Dyalog Stencil Border. She also used a Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower and Alcohol Inks for the beautiful flower! 

Andrea made a bright bold page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal. She used Paper Rose’s HUD Sections die and utilized some of her favorite Infusions colors such as Are You Cerise and Sleight Blue. She finished it off with spritzes of Dina Wakley’s Gloss Spray in Mineral and Night.

Anna-Karin created an art journal page to remember beautiful summer evenings. She used Tim Holtz Vellum Scenes and worked in Dina Wakley’s Blue Edition Media Journal. The background is covered with Tim’s Typeset Collage Paper.

Barbara was inspired by Tim Holtz’s Way With Words stamps set for her Art Journal pages. For the background, she used Alcohol inks MonsoonTeakwoodAlloy Statue. She used to complete the pages Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil Sparkle together with Crackle pasteEmbossing Glaze Speckled EggRanger Embossing Powder GoldIdea-ology Found Relatives

Cheiron created a page in her journal centered around a Tim Holtz Photobooth photo, thinking of how much she misses her sister. She used the Stampers Anonymous Stars, Screwed and Mini Stencil Set 48 Layering Stencils with Distress Paints to create her background, and finished her page with some Ephemera, Small Talk stickers, some stamping from Media Marks 2, a few circles cut from Typeset Collage Paper and some handcut hearts.

Kath created an Art Journal page dedicated to her garden, a peaceful calm oasis in this, sometimes crazy running around in circles, world. She used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Circles Thinlits, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The Professor 2, Grunged and Faded Type and Idea-ology Typeset Collage Paper, Field Notes Ephemera, Transparent Wings and Clippings Sticker Book on a background of Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Spray

Macarena got lost with stamping and building layers on her background. She used several Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous sets: Glitch 2, Grunged, Baroque and The Professor. For the first layer of the background she chose Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typeset Collage Paper.

Maura headed to her art journal for some crazy fun with Darkroom Door’s Crazy Enough stamp, Carabelle Studio’s Spiral Fantasy Printing Texture plate and Paper Artsy’s Eclectica3 Gwen Lafleur 08 cling stamps.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media art journal page with Simon Says Stamp Stencil Rose Trio and Prima Marketing Beautiful Story Cling Stamp on the background, and decorated it with Idea-Ology Stitched Scraps Embellishments and Found Relatives

Sandra had fun playing in her art journal, and she created a nighty page using Midnight Sky Metallique Paint as main color and Swirly Florals stencil with Texture Paste to add the texture. 

Zoey used Distress Paint to color the background of her page, she also used a bunch of Tim Holtz Layering stencils to create some texture in the background. As decoration she used Tim Holtz Typeset collage paper, Paper Dolls, Ideaology Paper stash Paper pad and Tim Holtz Photobooth.

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 

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