Simon Says: Grunge It Up

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

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

This week we are inviting you to get messy and

Grunge It Up

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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Having recently bought a vintage typewriter Anne was inspired to make her Grunge It Up project using a Tim Holtz Retro Type Bigz Die along with his Idea-ology Divided Drawers to create a ‘Grungy Vignette’.

Andrea grunged up a tin using some Tim Holtz products. She distressed some pieces of Junk Drawer Baseboards and added a sentiment from the Theories stamp set. She couldn’t have finished this product without her trusty Crop-a-dile!

Anna-Karin had such fun making this grungy tag. She used Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Ink for the background. The Scribbly Butterfly die cut by Tim Holtz was embossed with various embossing powders. The pretty flowers were die cut with the SSS Etched Flower Buds die.

Barbara creates a pair of tags inspired by the grunge style. She used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Inventor 9Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stencil Mini set 2Ranger Distress Resist SprayRanger Embossing Glaze Speckled EggIdea-ology Paper Dolls.

Cheiron created a grungy tag with a background using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Decayed Layering Stencil and Matte Distress Texture Paste. She stamped an image from the Purveyor stamp set and finished her card with some Vintage Flair, Ephemera and Type Chips.

Emma was in her element with this theme and created a panel From Regions Beyond, using a couple of her favourite dies from the Sizzix Chapter 3 release by Tim Holtz. She used the Skelly Colorize Thinlits Die and the Spider Web to add texture and dimension and combined these with a pair of hands, stamped using the Cadaverous Stamp Set.

Kath created an Art Journal page featuring the grumpy “full of attitude” owl Arthur from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 3 Colorize Collection. She used images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mr Bones and Idea-ology Typeset Collage Paper to add interest on her Distress Oxide Spray background and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Shadow Lower, Shadow Numbers and Label Thinlits for the wording. Apologies for the mis-spell, there are 3 t’s in attitude, obviously Arthur was not paying attention in the English class.

Macarena made a grungy background by applying several layers of paints and stamping and embossing the Tim Holtz Glitch 2 stamps. She added the Tim Holtz Digits stencil and Wildflower Stems 1 die covered with Tim Holtz Distres Embossing Glazes.

Maura made a trio of grungy Artist Trading Cards, using Seth Apter stamps like Paper Artsy Eclectica3 Seth Apter Mini46 and Seth Apter Mini47. She also used a wide variety of Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints such as Toffee, Taro Milk Tea and South Pacific.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Simon Says Cling Stamp Crackle Background on the background and decorated it with Prima Marketing Rusty Knobs Finnabair Mechanicals and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Quote Chips

Sandra made her first Halloween card of the season and had lots of fun creating her bat cave. She used the Bat Crazy die set, and Grit-Paste for creating texture. For the colors she used Distress Ink Rusty HingeVintage PhotoGround Espresso and Black Soot

Zoey used a bunch of Distress Paint to add color to the background, she also used a variety of Tim Holtz Layering Stencil to create some interest. To add some grungy vibes she used a combination of Cosmic Shimmer IRON AGE Mixed Media Embossing Powder and Ranger HAMMERED Mixed Media Powder. The final touch was adding the paper doll that is so perfect for this Snarky Small Talk Stickers

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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  1. Fantastic creations from Anne and the team, so inspiring.
    Thank you so much for sharing each one a work of art.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

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