Simon Says: Use At Least One Stencil

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

Thank you for joining us for the Art Journal 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


It’s Susan’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 :-)

Susan created a card with the big and beautiful Simon Says Stamp Peonies and Leaves stencil. She used the stencil with Distress Oxide inks and Gina K’s Glitz Glitter Gel for an iridescent rainbow. She completed the card with Altenew’s Fancy For You sentiment die.

Andrea made a card using Altenew’s Bubble Wrap stencil and Carabelle Studio’s Fairy Town stamps. She was also to try out some new products from Dina Wakley: Fir, Sage and Rouge paint and Typed Media Ledgers, Set 1.

Anna-Karin made a cheerful card today, using the Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles Stencil to create the background. The inking was done with Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink.

Barbara created a tag using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Stencil Set 3 (bricks) and Dearly Departed stamp set. To colorize her project she used the new Ranger Ink Embossing Glazes and the new Mini Archival Ink Set 5.

Cheiron used one of her favorite stencils, the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Floral Layering stencil along with Distress Texture Paste to create a background for her tag. She added Distress Paint over the Texture Paste in Saltwater Taffy and Rustic Wilderness. She finished her tag with some Photobooth and Small Chat stickers.

Emma combined three Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencils by Tim Holtz ~ Mosaic, Digits and Script to create a textured background on her Mini Etcetera Tag make. She completed her tag with a Solo Paper Doll sitting on metal idea-ology Industrial Gears and Mechanical die cut gears.

Kath made a card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Lovestruck Colorize Thinlits, Damask and Quilted 3D Texture Fade Embossing Folders, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Layering Stencils from Set 6 to add interest to the background and Simon Says Love die for the sentiment.

Macarena made a layered card using 3 different stencils: Prima Marketing Oriental Wall and Iris Tapestry and Simon Says Stamp Geometric Arcs.  

Maura used three stencils from Simon Says Stamp – Leaves, Flora and In the Round, in her Dina Wakley White Media Journal.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Simon Says Stamp Stencil Leafy Frame Sending Sunshine on the background and decorated it with Simon Says Stamp Dotted Heart Wafer Die To the Moon and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Industrial Gears Embellishment.

Sandra made a colorful card using Distress Spray Stain Rusty HingeSpeckled Egg and Distress Oxide Spray Speckled Egg, along with Infusions Rusty Car and Sleight Blue for some depth. As for stencils, she chose Dot Fade and Stitches, so much fun to layer with them. 

Zoey used a combination of Tim Holtz Mini Stencil SET 9 and SET 49. She also used Tim Holtz Sizzix DOILY 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder to add some texture to the tag. She used Distress Paint and Distress Inks to add color. Ideaology is always the perfect way to decorate a grungy 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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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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