Simon Says: Frame It

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

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

This week we are challenging you 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!

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Alison upcycled a deep home decor frame and filled it with dried flowers and seedheads from the garden, tucked in glass test tubes, with some rusty nails and a Tim Holtz Toadstool in between.  She wove a story around the gentlemen from the Idea-ology Snapshots and all their botanical observations, recorded in Ephemera Snippets Halloween Labels and Number Strips.  There are Tim Holtz papers too, including some from the latest Backdrops 3 CollectionSpeckled Egg Distress Paint, Crackle Paste, Grit Paste, and Distress Crayons provide just some of the rusted and weathered textures – but this is a project where you really need to see all the details in close-up over at Words and Pictures!

Andrea utilized dies to create frame layers on her tag. She used Maker’s Movement Nested Box Tags dies and Whimsy Stamps’ ATC Antique Frames dies. She also brought in some patterned paper from Maggie Holmes’ Market Square and Simple Stories’ Family Fun collections.

Anna-Karin framed a sentiment with a stamped and die cut label and layered a whole lot of labels underneath it. The labels were stamped with Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels and die cut with the coordinating dies. The little book was made from a Tim Holtz Memoir Ephemera Pack piece.

Barbara used the new Mini Stencil Set 52 to create a frame for the fabulous Stamp from Botanic Collage both by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous. She choose Ranger Distress Texture Paste Crackle Translucent together with Embossing Glaze Salvaged patina and Twisted citron, Ranger Distress Crayons Ripe Persimmon and Distress Spray Stain Saltwater Taffy.

Cheiron created a frame using a Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard frame and a frame of leaves from the Stampers Anonymous Floral Elements set to surround the butterfly image from the Botanic Collage stamp set. She placed them on a background of Distress Oxides and added a sentiment from the Noteworthy set.

Kath used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Floral Frame 3D Impresslits and Idea-ology Found Relatives as the main feature on an Art Journal panel. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Floral Elements and Eccentric stamp sets, Mosaic Mini Layering Stencil and Distress Crackle Texture Paste to create the background and decorated with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Brushstroke Flowers 4 Thinlits.

Macarena made a card for a maths teacher framing an old classroom board with Time for Tea Designs Wide Stitched Frame die and embossed some formulas from Tim Holtz Weird Science stamp set. She used Simon Says Stamp Etched Laurel Leaves and Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Nature dies.

Maura went down the rabbit hole this week with her mini framed project. She used Prima’s Nature Lover Wood Frames and Stamperia’s Alice in Wonderland papers.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Idea-ology BASEBOARDS WINDOW FRAME on this corrugated tag, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS MINITim Holtz Idea-ology QUOTE SEALS and Tim Holtz Idea-ology WORD PLAQUES.

Sandra used the Brickwork 3D Embossing Folder for the background and played with Distress Crayons Rusty HingeGround Espresso and Peeled Paint to give it even more realistic look. For the frame she used one of the Window Frames.

Zoey used the newly released Tim Holtz Stamps and Stencil Noteworthy for the sentiment and in the background Eccentric and Freight. Also for the background she used Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Oxide Spray

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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