Simon Says: Recycle

Welcome back to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Sparkle and Shine 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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Rox recycled an empty coffee jar. She used Tim Holtz Matt Collage Medium to add a layer of Collage Paper and then colored with Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain. She added Natural Twine and some Tiny Lights to create a candlelight effect. 

Andrea converted two junk mail envelopes into some handy pockets to hold ephemera. She decorated her envelopes using some favorite Tim Holtz stamp sets: Worn Text, Big Number Blocks, and Glitch 2. She also had fun trying a new shade of Infusions colored stain: Just Walnut.

Anna-Karin recycled twine from a package and old book paper in these two cards. The background was woven with die cuts from the Simon Says Stamp So Many Candles die. The Simon Says Stamp Layered Bird Bunch birds were die cut from scrap papers and old book and dictionary paper. The stickers are from Tim Holtz Metallic Sticker Book.

Barbara recycled some Idea-ology packaging to create the base of the tag and the butterfly. For her double project she used Sizzix Vault Pillow Box and Bag and Scribbly Butterfly, Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Flourish, and stamp set Faded Type. Colors and embossing powders are by Ranger Ink: Scorched Timber Distress Spray stain, Speckled Egg, Pumice Stone and Broken China.

Cheiron turned some mixed media experiments from a class she took into tiny canvases from her stash. She stamped her papers with the Tim Holtz Faded Type stamps and painted the sides of her canvases gold and added gold splatter to the fronts using Hero Arts Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink. To finish them she added Tim Holtz Distress Sparkle Texture Paste and some Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers.

Emma recycled an old sketchbook and created a new design for the cover. She used products from Tim Holtz’s beautiful new Distress colour bundle, Scorched Timber and applied the stains, oxide sprays and paints to make the background. She then used the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Vault Rosette Die as a base for her layered focal point which was completed with an Entomology Adornment in the centre and a Quote Chip Label in a Label Frame.

Kath recycled a Ranger Craft Scraper, bottle caps, pencil eraser and bubble wrap from her craft room and used with Tim Holtz Scorched Timber Distress Oxide Spray, Picket Fence and Scorched Timber Distress Paints to create the background on an Art Journal page. She stamped Stampers Anonymous Specimen with Scorched Timber Distress Inkadded Idea-ology Entomology Collage PaperSizzix Vault Lovebirds and Alphanumeric Shadow Lower Thinlits die-cuts coloured with Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Sprays.

Macarena made a card full of hearts from Tim Holtz Sizzix Heartfelt Bigz die cut out from a clothes labels. She used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Backdrops paper for the background.

Maura recycled some cardboard to create her background in an art journal. She was dreaming of spring and created a natural scene using Simon Says Stamp’s Standing Whirl Bird die, Simon Says Stamp’s Lady’s Mantra Wafer die, and added the word “gather’ with Seth Apter Paper Artsy’s EM66 stamp.,

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia ALCHEMY 12×12 Paper and recycled corrugated cardboard on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS PORTRAITS and Tim Holtz Idea-ology FACTORY TAGS Embellishments.

Zoey used an old package to die cut the tag and the heart ! She also used Distress Spray + Distress Oxide Spray to add some color! Ideaology was perfect to finish off this tag!

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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