Simon Says: Make Your Own Background

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

Thank you for joining us for the Mixed Media 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!

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It’s Estelle’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 :-)

Estelle made a Halloween card with the new Tim Holtz Trick or Treat Die Set. For the background she used Ranger Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper. The skeleton, the spider web and the sentiment are stamped with the Tim Holtz Trick of Treat Cling Stamps and  Archival Inks.

Andrea made number file cards with bright bold background colors and patterns. She used a few things from Tim Holtz: his Big Number Blocks stamp set, the Sizzix Specimen die set, and his Dotted stencil. She also used Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks, set 1 and set 2.

Anna-Karin made a background with Tim Holtz Ornate stencil, texture paste, Distress Paint and Stickles Glitter Gel. She used left-over Distress Ink background to die cut Simon Says Stamp Etched Magnolia.

Barbara created the background of her Halloween invite ticket using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Exquisite CMS453 stamp set, Damask Crest Layering Stencil in mini version Set 53, Tim Holtz Sizzix Masquerade Thinlits Die, Tim Holtz Sizzix Damask 3D Embossing Folder, Ranger Ink Distress Grit Paste Crypt and Distress Mica Stain set 4.

Cheiron created a fun Halloween tag with a bright background created with Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste through the Halloween Script stencil. She sprayed the dried paste with Distress Mica Stains in all the colors of Halloween. She added a Halloween Paper Doll and some Ephemera. To finish her tag she added a sentiment from the Baseboards pack.

Emma invites you to Mr Bones’ Halloween dance party and created the background on her tag by applying Translucent Crackle Paste through the Crest Layering Stencil before she spritzed Distress Spray Stains and hints of Mica Stain over the top. She added Fringe and Confections to complete the project.

Kath created quick and easy backgrounds using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Moon Mask Stencils and Distress Mica Stains, Sets 3 and 4. She used images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The Scarecrow and Unraveled and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bold Text Halloween, spiders from Frightful Things and bats from Otis Colorize Thinlits to decorate.

Macarena had a lot of fun playing with Tim Holtz Brushstrokes stamp set while making her background. She used a mix of Distress Oxide shades of green. For the focal point she chose one of the Tim Holtz Botanic Collage flower which she embossed with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder Fine Detail.

Maura created a very colorful background using Simon Says Stamp’s Pawsitively Saturated Reinkers Set 2, Canson Watercolor paper, and used her background to make a card with Tim Holtz’s Mischievous Cats dies.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using The Crafter’s Workshop WHITE MODELING PASTE and Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint EVERGREEN BOUGH Range on the background, and decorated it with Stamperia LADY VAGABOND LIFESTYLE Clear Die Cuts and Stamperia ATELIER DES ARTS Die Cuts.

Zoey used the new stamp set Gothic Tapestry as main focus of her tag. She also used Distress Ink Oxide Spray and Spray Stain to color the background. She added crackle texture through Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Crackle. To decorate the Tag she used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Label Stickers, Curiosities Sticker Book and Black Tinsel

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.

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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