Simon Says: Watercolor

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 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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Cassie used Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils to paint the flowers and leaves on her card.  She used Dina Wakley: Just What to Say, Scribbly Flowers and Textures Stamp Sets. There’s some Dina Wakley Washi Tape peeking out from behind the flowers. 

Andrea made some round tags using Prima’s Confetti Watercolors and Poppy Stamps’ Twisted Houses dies. She put everything together on Dina Wakley’s Metal Rimmed Tags.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page this week using the Simon Says Stamp Peony Background from the new Dear Friend release. The flowers were colored with the Zig Kuretake Katsushika Hokusai Historic Art Collection set.

Barbara used Distress Ink Pads as if they were watercolors to make a trio of very vibrant tags and cards, playing with colors and contrasting them with black and white. Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous’ Floral Trims stamp is the main focus of her project! To complete he added various phrases from the Tiny Text, Perspective stamps sets and Idea-ology Theories Quote Chips.

Cheiron used Distress Watercolor Pencils along with the Tim Holtz Floral Trims stamps. She added shading using her Detailer Waterbrush to blend the color. She used some of her pencil shavings that she keeps in her Mini Archival Ink storage tin to add a creamy color wash to the background and then stamped her sentiment using the Note Quotes stamps.

Emma used Distress Watercolour Pencils to watercolour the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Floral Trim stamp set that was used to create backgrounds for a set of Mini Motivational Pocket Cards, die cut using Sizzix Collector Thinlits Die Set Tim Holtz. She completed each set by adding a positive message using the Note Quotes stamp set.

Kath made a card inspired by the profusion of poppies in her garden using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Floral Trims, water colored with Distress Ink Re-inkers, Note Quotes for the sentiment and decorated with Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Long Fasteners and Transparent Wings.

Macarena made a soft and delicate card with watercolored Tim Holtz Sizzix Brushstroke Flowers 2 and Brushstroke Flowers Mini.  She also used Tim Holtz Sizzix Framed Tags dies.

Maura had fun creating an undersea watercolor scene using Daniel Smith Watercolors like Quinacridone Pink and Phthalo Turquoise. The Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Scissors worked great to cut out her sea creatures.

Meihsia was inspired to create a watercolored tag using Simon Says Clear Stamps Howdy on the background, colored it with Zig Clean Color 30 COLOR SET A Real Brush and added sentiments using Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Sticker Book.

Zoey used a combination of Tim Holtz Stams for her background Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps The Inspector and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Dearly Departed. Then she used Gina K Designs Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Floral Trims. To add color she used a mix of Distress Oxide Spray, Distress Spray Stain and as finish touch Distress Mica Sprays on the top.

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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