Challenge: Stamp + Mist

Here in my world, stamps and mists (color washes, etc) are two products that I can always use more often! Color sprays and stamps are also a great combination. You could emboss or stamp an image and spray over it. Use mist to ‘ink’ a stamp. Apply mist color with a paintbrush to a stamped image. So many possibilities! This week we want to see a project that features at least one stamp, and one mist or color wash/spray.

Maura was inspired by the mists of Ireland to make a card.


I went back through the mists of time to a wonderful trip I took with my mom and two sisters to Ireland. We stopped at an ancient monastery on a misty day. It was a magical moment seeing the Celtic crosses in the swirling mists. I knew I had to use a lot of greens since this is about the Emerald Isle! So much fun to play on my card with Prima’s Emerald Color Bloom and my new Twisted Citron Distress Spray Stain.

Emma loves the shimmer and sparkle of a starry night.


Inspired by clear summer nights and the twinkle of stars in a moonlit sky, I used my sprays and stamps to recreate this on my multi layered wall panel. I added a base of texture paste before spritzing the background with Brushed Pewter, Black Soot and Broken China Distress Spray Stain and stamping with the circles from the Psychedelic Grunge Stamp Set and the type stamp. I continued building up the scene by attaching shimmery die cut gadget gears onto a layer of micro beads and completing the panel with a glittered die cut moon and stars.

Ashli was inspired by some new paints this week!


With the new Dylusions Paints on my desk, I couldn’t wait to play! Lots of fun polka dot stenciling and blending on the Mixed Media Cardstock provided the prefect background for my stamping! Using Dylusions White and a Tim Holtz heart stamp, I added some soft white stamping. With this mixed media play all cut up and stitched, I have the perfect handmade embellishments for my layout!

Meihsia was inspired to create a sunshine garden journal page.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 600
Distress Spray Paint is one of my favorite art mediums to create mixed media projects. On this art journal page, I sprayed Distress Spray Paints on the page to create the misty background. The sentiment was stamped with Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp and embossed with ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder.

Anna-Karin was inspired to use light coloured mists this week.


When I use mists, I often end up with pretty bright projects, but this time, I wanted to use the lightest colours of mists I had at home, namely Distress Spray Stain Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen. I made an Artist Trading Block using a Sizzix die for my base. The Mariner Blueprint stamps by Tim Holtz work great for many types of summer projects.

Michelle is experiencing Misty Memories.


Mists don’t always need to be front and center. I prefer to leave them behind the stamps. A luscious Heidi Swapp Mustard Spray makes a great background to highlight another stamp, such as a large Daisy stamp. And since Heidi’s mists are acid-free, they’re great additions to scrapbook layouts.

Andrea incorporated one of her husband’s ideas into this week’s misty project.


Whenever I hit a creative wall, I’ll ask my husband for some ideas. He’ll usually say something manly like, “Add some metal,” or, “Make a car.” When I made this background, I didn’t know what to do for a focal point and my husband said, “Add a paper airplane.” Instead of dismissing his macho suggestions like usual, I actually thought it was brilliant! And so my little airplane soars against a background made with Dylusions Bubble Gum and Fresh Lime sprays, along with some stamped wonky circles from the Simon Says Stamp Scribble flowers set.

Cheiron used mists on her stencil masks and “stamped” the background of her journal page with them.


I love finding creative ways to use the products I already have. I sprayed the masks from the Dina Wakley Graphic Shapes Media Masks and Stencils with different colors of Dylusions sprays and used them as stamps to create a background in my art journal this week. I used the same color sprays (and some white) to stamp on my background using  Dyan Reaveley Basic Backgrounds cling stamps.

Suzz was thinking pink this week.


I was thinking pink and lucky enough to have the Ranger Distress Stain Picked Raspberry and Dylusions Bubblegum Pink along with the Ranger Distress Stain Picket Fence to make up a pink ink background. After I had my pretty pink tag I decided I needed coordinating butterflies who flew through my misty inking and ended up matching their background.

Stamps and sprays are two wonderful products Barbara loves to use!


Definitely among my favorites because you can always try new combinations! For this challenge, I chose to cut on cardstock , Tim’s die “Globe” and I used it as a stamp. Instead of the ink, I used gesso to create a resist- effect onto my tag. For my background I worked with Sprays, inks, stamps and stencils.

Sandra’s art journal needed a little stamping and some mist.

Playing in my art journal is so relaxing, for me it’s trying new things. I wanted to layer , but not too bulky. I created the colorful background with pigment powder, like Primary Elemants from Luminarte, and a Mister with only water. I didn’t prepare the surface only used Texture Paste with the Jumbled Letters stencil to create some depth.

For more inspiration click on our design team’s blog links so you can see more photos (and full supply lists) for their projects. Leave them a little comment love while you’re there so they know how they’ve inspired you too, if you’re so inclined.


As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by random generator. To qualify all you need to do is create a new project that ties in (in any way!) with our theme and post it, along with a link back to this challenge, and add a link here. This challenge will end at 11:59pm on Sunday June 29th Eastern time. We will also be choosing some of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.



  1. I keep trying to upload my project for this challenge but for some reason it cant view it on Instagram :(

  2. Thanks for the fun challenge!! It gave me the motivation I needed to get out some fabulous products to play with!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. lods of entries to the challenge, but not many here, so i thought i’d come and say hello and what a wonderful challenge it is, love looking through the entries, sometimes it’s overwhelming!

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