Simon Says: Steampunk

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

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

This week we are inviting you to get into your grungy gear and:


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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Tracy made a 5×7 piece of artwork to display in her studio. She used Weird ScienceScribbly Butterflies, Tim Holtz Layering StencilDot Fade Stencil, and Idea-ology Gears Hardware.

Andrea used a steampunk-inspired quote for her tag, which was made with Dina Wakley’s Collaged Girls stamp set, Jane Davenport’s Mermaid Markers, some Tim Holtz Fabric Tape and Label Tape as well as the Sizzix Framelits Tag Collection die set.

Anna-Karin made a steampunk gnome tag. The background was done with the Simon Says Stamp Reverse Crackle Background stamp and the gnome comes from the Spring Gnomes set. A few odds and ends finished the tag.

Barbara combined the theme of the week with her current favorite theme, Halloween. She made two tags using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Renaissance and  Weird Science stamps set. She colored her projects with Distress Ink Pad Wilted VioletCrackling Campfire adding at the top two Creepy eyes by Idea-ology.

Cheiron created a tag with a background of Distress Oxide Sprays including Speckled Egg. She stamped lots of images from the Ladies and Gentleman stamp set using Distress Archival Inks and finished her tag with some Mini Gears and Sprocket Gears and a Quote Chip attached with Hardware Heads.

Emma created a size 8 Etcetera tag full of layers and dimension to showcase the stunning Entomology Adornments by Tim Holtz. She surrounded the bug with a cascade of gears made to look rusty using Distress Translucent Grit Paste, Distress Paints and Metallic Distress Crayons.

Kath created a page for her Art Journal using Distress Crackling Campfire and Speckled Egg with Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Gears Layering Stencil and Specimen Stamp Set, Ephemera from the Idea-ology Curiosities Sticker Book, Specimen Remnant Rubs and Hardware Heads.

Lols decided to get all inky and grungy and had lots of fun decorating an Etcetera Mini Tag using the new Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink along with a Tim Holtz Inventor 7 Cling Stamp and an Ideaology Baseboard Doll

Macarena made a one layer card using Couture Creations Gears and Butterflies huge stamp, stitched it and colored with some deep shading. She applied Prima Marketing Oriental Wall stencil on the background and Tim Holtz Dapper stamp in the corners.

Maura came across a Kraken collecting treasure, and turned it into a canvas, using Stamperia’s Sea World Soft Mold and Sea World papers, along with Simon Says Stamp Old Letter stamp from the STAMPtember collection.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Halloween tag using Stamperia Sea World Paper on the background and decorated it with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Monstrous and Prima Marketing Rusty Knobs Finnabair Mechanical.

Sandra is in full Halloween mode and made a card using the Professor stamp set and transforming him into a creepy vampire. She used Distress Ink Ripe PersimmonRusty Hinge and Black Soot, and Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke to create the background and used Distress Reinkers to color the Professor in.

Zoey used tons of Distress Paint to create the background of this tag. She also used Distress Grit Paste and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 ANATOMY CHART CMS411 to add some more interest in the background. The Tim Holtz Idea-ology VELLUM HAUNTS th94075 is perfect as main focus on this tag!

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.

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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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  1. Have been having fun with Steampunk challenge. Wonderful creations. Especially liked the Octopus Kraken and found out that the designer made the item herself with a mold.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

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