Simon Says: Use Your Favorite Technique

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

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

This week we are asking you to use:


Please mention in your write up what technique you chose to use.

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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Carrie created this fun tag showcasing one of her favorite techniques, “Layered Steampunk”. The large tag from the Tim Holtz Framelits Tag Collection served as a base along with a stencil from the Tim Holtz Oberservations pack. Layers and more layers of gesso, ink, die cut flowers, filled bottle caps, and an adorable Steampunk stamp from the AALL & Create Time Warp stamp set helped to achieve this technique. Prima Marketing Archival Wax give this Layered Steampunk tag a little extra pop.

Andrea’s current favorite technique is to make colorful doodled pages out of Distress Crayons, Scribble Sticks, stencils, paint, etc., then she tears up the doodled sheets and collages them back together. She made this notebook cover using Seth Apter’s Grate Full stencil and Tim Holtz’s Theories stamp set and Specimen die set.

Anna-Karin can’t pick a favorite technique, but two of her favorites are resist techniques and to create texture with layers of Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink. She made a tag this week to remember both calm and stormy days at the sea. The background was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Tumbling Shells and the flowers are from Tim Holtz Wildflowers set.

Barbara loves so much the Mixed Media technique, especially creating backgrounds with colors and stencils! She created a Halloween Decoration using Etcetera Tag Mini and Etcetera Facades. Ranger Distress Black Paste, Mica Stains, and Distress Spray Stains are the perfect mix to have much fun creating! She added Paper Dolls from Idea-ology Halloween Layers and Paper Dolls and a sentiment from Idea-ology Halloween Baseboards and Transparencies to complete her project.

Cheiron using Distress Ink Blending – one of the first techniques she learned and still a favorite! She used her favorite colors of Distress Inks and blended them into a rainbow. She added stamping in Black Soot Distress Archival Ink using the Floral Outline stamps and then ran her tag through the Dotted Texture Fades to give it extra texture. To finish her tag, she added a simple sentiment from Noteworthy.

Emma‘s favourite technique is all about making textured backgrounds using various mediums and stencils, and she used Black Texture Paste and Mica Stains to create the perfect backdrop on her Etcetera Panel project. She bought this spooky scene to life using products from Tim Holtz’s brand new Halloween idea-ology release, and included a Drippy Candle and tiny handmade books with the covers included in the Ephemera pack.

Kath’s favourite technique is creating backgrounds with Distress products and for this card she used Distress Mica Stains and Black Texture Paste from the Tim Holtz/Ranger Halloween 2023 release, Tim Holtz Sizzix Skeleton Leaves, Funky Floral Large and Frightful Things Thinlits and Idea-ology Halloween 2023 Baseboards and Transparencies.

Lols loves to Stencil and Splatter and for this card she used her favorite Tim Holtz Dot Fade and Schoolhouse Layering Stencils. For the splatters she used Lost Shadow Distress Stain and Dylusions Lemon Zest Ink Spray. She used a new Tim Holtz Gentlemen Die Set and added a Note Quotes balloon to finish.

Macarena loves to make backgrounds and play with layers. She made a B-day card using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Digits for the background of the main panel and Tim Holtz Sizzix Feathery dies as a focal point.

Maura loves to create layers of color and pattern, using stencils such as a Simon Says Stamp Mermaid Scales Stencil and AALL and Create’s White Lotus Stencil, along with Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint in colors like Magenta and Ocean.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag with her favorite stenciling technique using Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set 55 and Ranger DYLUSIONS INK SPRAY SET OF 6 Dyan Reaveley on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS MINI and Tim Holtz Idea-ology GAUGE FRAMES Embellishments.

Zoey‘s favourite technique is to mix Inks + Paints + Sprays to create her background! Using mixed media in her project is what makes her happy the most! She also use Stencils and stamps.
To decorate her tag she made a cluster with various Idea-Ology items.

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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