Simon Says: It’s Up In The Air

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

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

This week we are challenging you to take to the skies:

It’s Up In The Air

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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Estelle made a frame using a Tim Holtz Mountain Top Die Set a Tall Pine Die Set a Moon Mask and Simon Says Stamp Mr. Rabbit Wafer Die Set. She colored with Distress inks and added some Distress Sparkle Texture Paste.

Andrea thought of stars being up in the air, so she used Tim Holtz’s Falling Stars die for the background of her card. She also incorporated patterned paper from Simple Stories’ Color Palette and Studio Light’s Postage Madness. The dapper gent in the middle is from Tim Holtz’s Paperdolls, Portraits.

Anna-Karin made a hot air balloon tag this week, using an older stamp by Tim Holtz from his Remnants set. The balloon was stamped on an idea-ology Journal Card and colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Barbara created an Etcetera Tag (Mini) thinking about the book “Around the World in 80 Days”. The hot air balloon from the Remnant set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous is perfect for today’s theme. She colored it using Ranger Distress Watercolor pencils. The other two elements that complete the project are the typewriter from the Curiosity Shop stamps set and the globe cut with the die from the Sizzix Vault World Travel collection.

Cheiron created a card for a friend who is “up in the air” about a job decision. She used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Motivation 3 stamps and stamped her sentiment then stamped it again and embossed the heart with Picked Raspberry Distress Embossing Glaze. She added it to a colorful mixed media background that she created with the Mini Media Marks stamps with and then splattered with Gilded Foundry Wax.

Kath created a floral card using lots of favourite Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous products – Abstract Florals/Faded Type stamps and Mini Layering Stencils from Sets 59 and 60. She added a Tim Holtz/Sizzix BrushStroke Butterfly as the It’s Up In The Air element and film strips from Vault Picture Show. She finished with a sentiment from Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text.

Macarena stamped a dragonfly from Stampers Anonymous Classics #1 on an acetate panel using Tsukineko Stazon Cotton White Ink and curled it by heating the edges. She added pieces of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stencil Cards and placed everything on a Tim Holtz Halloween Backdrops papers.

Maura painted a circle card of the Earth with Daniel Smith watercolors like Sap Green and Phthalo Turquoise to celebrate Earth Day today. She added Simon Says Stamp’s Whirl Dragonflies she die cut using Simon’s Holographic Paper

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia ALCHEMY 12×12 Paper on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix Vault Lovebirds Thinlits Dies and Tim Holtz Idea-ology LABEL STICKERS THOUGHTS.

Zoey used Distress Spray Stain to add color to her tag. She also used Renaissance stamp to add texture to the background. Filed noted stamp set was also used to add more interest to the background.

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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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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