Challenge: The Monster Mash




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

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

This week the challenge is


With Halloween fast approaching it’s time to think of all things spooky and ghoulish, or you could have a huge monster of a project that you would like to finish, whatever you make for this challenge we will be looking forward to seeing your creations while peeking from behind the safety of the door ;-)

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Andrea thought it was time for a monster party!


Oh what fun I had with the new Tim Holtz Village Dwelling die!  I decided to make a hip Halloween house.  It’s just the perfect place for a monster (courtesy of Paper Smooches Ghoulfriends stamp set) and a pumpkin, bat and ghost  (My Favorite Things Frightfully Fun stamp set) to get the party started!

Anna-Karin had such fun making her embossed monster.


The Tim Holtz Monster is such a fun die set and I really enjoyed assembling my monster. All the pieces were embossed with different embossing powders. The powders give the monster fun textures and a cool enamel look. I placed him on a panel decorated with idea-ology papers and embellishments, to hang from a Flip Frame.

This year Barbara can’t stop to create for Halloween!


Halloween is really close and I wanted to turn the new “Village Dwelling Die” by Tim holtz into a frightening haunted house! Ingredients of my recipe: Black soot and Ground espresso, ghosts, pumpkins and cats! I scared  you????

Cheiron created a monster with spooky red gumdrop eyes.

monster halloween by cheiron_

I love the new Tim Holtz Monster die, and I wanted to create a card with him that would really stand out. I love using Gumdrops and coloring them with alcohol inks…and these gumdrops I colored red were perfect for monster eyes. A few fun Halloween ephemera pieces from the Frightful ephemera pack finished off the card.

Emma created a Halloween gift box full of monster bites!


When it comes to Halloween, I love creating little table decorations full of tricks and treats and this challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to create a dimensional gift box with a pull out drawer that can be filled with chocolate. I used the vampire die as my main focal point and surrounded it with other spine tingling elements including a coffin created with the wonderful Tim Holtz die, corked vials and a wreath, dyed with Black Soot Distress Stain for added spookiness.

Maura has her eye on some broomstick riding.



Boy, have I had fun with this tag! What other time of the year does lime green, orange and purple look so good together? Of course, I had to use my crazy bird stamps with their accessories. Tim Holtz’s Apothecary remnant rubs and Curiosities work beautifully with distress inks. For a fun twist, check out the “green feathers” made with Simon’s One with Nature stamp set. 

Meihsia was inspired to created a Halloween tag.
Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Halloween Tag 600

It’s always fun to create Halloween projects with some monster and spooky elements. On my tag this week, I used Crackle Paints on the background, and Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps 2015 Undertaker on the embellishments. Some Idea-Ology Curiosities Remnant Rubs were randomly added for more interest.

Michelle is never going to be able to tame the Candy Monsters in her family.

2 Sizzix Jar and Spoon Sizzix Monsters for Simon Says Stamp Monster Monday Challenge

Using my Sizzix, I gave life to a couple of Candy Monsters! The Jar and Spoon Scoreboards Die was a fun way to create the little ghouls. The Prima Crackle Stamp added a little texture, aka “Monster Spots,” without being too scary. What’s really frightening, is the amount of calories they’re dishing out. Now that is scary!

Sandra loves Halloween and it’s Monster Mash
For me there is no bigger Monster Mash as for Halloween. I was inspired by the Undertaker stamp from Tim Holtz. I dry embossed the background with Halloween Backgrounds embossing folder. The rich color is from the Crushed Grapes Dylusions Spray and the raised areas I went over with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Suzz loves the little monsters from the Simon Says Stamp Monster Hugs set.


I knew I wanted to take these cute monsters and set them in a scary Halloween setting.  I used the My Favorite Things Brick Wall Stencil with the Ranger Distress inks Tumbled Glass to create a soft background on a leftover scrap of inky goodness.  I drew in a scary shadow along with a stenciled tree to create my spooky scene.

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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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing 3 of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

  1. Great theme & DT Monsters. Especially like the Tim Holtz Vampire. I made a Tag with the TH Zombie and have the other 2 so I think I’ll give the Vampire a try next.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  2. OH MY Gosh, these projects are FAbulous! They are so clever with lots of “thinking out of the box” ideas. Wow! So cool . . .and the details – superb! Great job, all!
    And – thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Mark

      Are you able to see the linky now? I see it without problems, so I am not sure what is wrong. I hope you can see it again!

  3. Thanks for a fun and fabulous challenge and those gorgeous inspirations! I will try to get another entry stamped and created so that I can enter it too. I hope my entry is allowed it does have stamping on that background as well as my hand drawn witch monster Karen x

  4. Everything from the cute to the creepy!!! Thanks for a great challenge!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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