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 Food/Drink Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is to:


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!

Please remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love


Susan took her favorite Distress Ink colors and the Feathered Friends and Garden Greens dies by Tim Holtz to create a nature scene in her Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Journal. She finished it with a sentiment from Tim Holtz’s Observations stamp set and assorted Idea-ology ephemera.

Andrea used her Dylusions Small Creative Journal to make this colorful scribbly page. She also used two stamp sets by Dina Wakley: Everyone is Welcome and Alphabet Blocks.

Anna-Karin created a spring-time art journal page. The daffodil background was made with the new Simon Says Stamp Off The Edge Daffodils from the Good Luck Charm release. The title was die cut with the Simon Says Stamp Capital B Beautiful die.

Barbara created the cover of her Bullet Journal for the year 2022 in a vintage/grunge version suited to her style. She used Tim Holtz Sizzix Quilted 3D Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp set Floral Outline, Ranger Distress Resist Spray, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Polkadot.

Cheiron created a simple page in her Dina Wakley journal using some gelli prints from her stash and Bibi Cameron’s So Many Butterflies dies from her Bibi’s Butterflies collection. She placed the butterfly on a page painted with Sage and Syrup paints, and then stenciled over with Distress Texture Paste and the Simon Says Stamp Layering Heart Mandala stencil.

Kath created a nature-themed page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal inspired by the chubby sparrows who visit her garden using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bird + Egg Colorize Thinlits, Stampers Anonymous Splotches Mini Layering Stencil, Faded Type, Craze and Planks and an old favourite, Worn Text for the page title.

Macarena made an industrial page in her forgotten Art Journal and used The Professor saying “I’ve got an idea”.  She built the background using Tim Holtz Numeric stencil and Distress Oxide Sprays in various shades of blue.

Maura had so much fun in her Ranger Creative Black Journal and creating a colorful background using Dina Wakley acrylic paints like Magenta, Lime and Tangerine.

Meihsia was inspired to create an owl journal page using the owl image from Prima Marketing Owl redesign Decor Transfers with the background from Stamperia House of Roses 12 x 12 Paper and decorated it with Prima Marketing Foliage Hello Pink Autumn Flowers.

Sandra made an art journal spread with bold colors like Distress Spray Stain Crackling Campfire and Salvaged Patina with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold and Mint mixed in with them for a fun shimmer. 

Zoey created an highly textured art journal page using her favorite mediums : Distress Paints, Distress Sprays and Distress Grit Paste . To decorate the page, she used elements from the Tim Holtz IdeaOlogy Collection such as Groups Paper Doll, SNIPPETS Ephemera and THEORIES Quote Chips

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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