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  Christmas Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to get arty in your:


As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Dyan Reaveley. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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!

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


This week we are welcoming the lovely Joanne Travis aka Sleepy In Seattle into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Joanne used Dyan Reaveley’s adorable stamp set Puddy Cat for her art journal page with After Midnight  ink spray, Leaf Me Be stamps, and the Doodle It stencil for the flowers.

For the second page, Joanne used Night At The Opera Duo clear stamp set along with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw distress oxide inks, and the Quilt It and Doodle It stencils.

Andrea made a page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal using two of her favorite Dylusions paint colors: Tropical Sangria and Strawberry Daquiri. She also used Tim Holtz’s Portrait Paperdolls and Simon’s Scattered Stars stencil.

Anna-Karin made an autumn art journal page in her Dylusions Journal, with a thankfulness theme. She used three Dylusions stencils for the background: Martha’s Most Massive Mat, Behave, and Martha’s Mat.

Barbara decided to create two pages of an Art Journal in a vintage style using many Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera packs. To enrich her pages, she also made the centerpiece of the left page using two Sizzix dies for Tim Holtz: Collector and Holiday Brushstroke 3. To complete the pages she also used Ranger Distress Lumberjack Plaid Ink Pad, Tiny Poinsettia stencil and the music stamp from Department Store CMS 458 set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous.

Cheiron played around with some fun fall-ish color combos and used Dylusions Sprays in Vanilla Custard, Fresh Lime and Polished Jade. She combined it with the Dina Wakley Pieces stencil and Text Profiles stamps in her Dina Wakley Journal.

Macarena made an almost monochrome page using Dyan Reaveley Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise Sprays. She also applies Tim Holtz Texture Opaque Paste through Dyan Reaveley Old School Alpha stencil.

Maura was reminiscing about tea time with family and friends. She worked in her Dylusions Creative Journal, and she colored lots of quirky teacups from Dyan Reaveley’s Fancy a Cuppa stamp set, and popped them onto a colorful background painted with Dina Wakely paints like Magenta and Lapis, then added some bits of Dylusions Black Washi Tape.

Meihsia was inspired to create a holiday art journal page using Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps MODERN CHRISTMAS stamps, and colored it with Dyan Reaveley BRUSH SET Dylusions Ranger and DYAN REAVELEYRanger Dylusions Ink Spray.

Zoey used Ranger Dylusions Paint Vanilla Custard and Desert Sand for her background along with Distress Ink Black Soot and Ground Espresso. She also used Distress Frosted Crystal over Ideaology Embellishments , Grit Paste through a Layering stencil and added more details and shading with Distress Watercolor Pencils.

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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There are fabulous give aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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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