Simon Says: Summer Mood Board

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

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

This week we are challenging you to use the mood board designed by Macarena!


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 Brutus Monroe. 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!

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This week we’re welcoming the back the lovely Natasha Vacca aka Natasha’s Colorful Creations,  into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Natasha card today features bright colors and pops of texture featuring the Flowering Vine Stencil from Brutus Monroe in the background. The background was created using Color Burst Powders using the Dots of Dots Stencil from Simon Says Stamps.  She added texture to the card panel using crackle paste, stamps from Stampers Anonymous, splatters, distress crayons, and paper glaze.  To complete her card she chose the Etched Flower Buds die cut as her focal image.  

Andrea loved the map image, which made her think of summer travel adventures. She used a Brutus Monroe Mixed Media Tag as the base and used Paper Rose’s Pebble Stack Die as the focal point. She also utilized Darkroom Door’s Open Dots Background Stamp and Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks 2.

Anna-Karin made two small wall-hangers this week featuring glow in the dark butterflies. She used Brutus Monroe Glow In The Dark embossing powder to emboss the butterflies and the effect is really cool. The mood board inspired her to use some old map paper in the background. The butterflies were die cut with Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies.

Barbara‘s tags today are inspired by the bright colors of summer! To make the backgrounds she used Ranger Distress Ink Pads and two stencils from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Nature and Rays. To create the sun rays she used Brutus Monroe’s Icicle Embossing Powder along with the stencil. For the center, she chose Sizzix’s Tim Holtz Funky Cactus Thinlits Dies.

Emma‘s card was inspired by the flamingo on the moodboard and she used the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Colorize Die set to create Gladys who is set against a background using the Brutus Monroe Flowering Vine Mixed Media Stencil. She finished her card with an arrangement of foliage die cut using the Large Funky Floral die and Bouquet Findings.

Kath created a card inspired by blue skies and the colour of the flowers in her garden using Brutus Monroe Flowering Vine Mixed Media Stencil, Distress Crackle Texture Paste, Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glazes and an Idea-ology Quote Chip Label.

Lols was inspired by the adorable flamingo on the moodboard and used a Tim Holtz Colorize Gladys for her card. For the beach scene background she used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and Brutus Monroe Sterling Sparkle and Gilded Sparkle Embossing Powders along with Katzelkraft Les Nuages white embossed clouds. She added Tim Holtz Funky Florals ‘Palm Tree’ foliage and finished with a Small Talk Sticker.

Macarena made a summer card with Tim Holtz Gladys Colorize taking a sweet picture with Stamperia Travel Accessories soft mold touched with Brutus Monroe Sterling Sparkle embossing powder. She’s going on vacation with some suitcases from Tim Holtz Baggage Claim dies.


Maura was inspired by the water and colors in the Summer Mood Board to create her tag. She used the Brutus Monroe Looking Sharp stamp set, and Simon Says Stamp’s Mermaid Scales stencil on a Studio Light Art by Marlene Tab Tag.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Brutus Monroe LOTUS FLOWER 6×6 Stencil on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps CRAZY DOGS and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps ARTFUL VOYAGE.

Zoey was inspired by the Ferris Wheel Image and from the colors from the first middle photo. She used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Photographic Collage Paper that has a beautiful Ferris Wheel on it and she also used a bunch of Distress Ink + Paint for the background. She used Brutus Monroe triple thick embossing dip to create the enamel effect of the circles behind her cluster.

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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