Simon Says: Let The Music Play

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

Thank you for joining us for the Masculine 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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Thom created a 50’s hipster Jazz vibe for this card. He first selected his jazz player from Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Portraits and then used the Stampers Anonymous Carved Instruments stamps with Ranger Archival Ink Black Soot. He cut out squares with his instruments and colored them with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. He went over the outline of each instrument with Distress Paint Picket Fence and then added some highlights with Tim Holtz Holiday Blocks and Big Tidings.

Andrea chose a record theme for her tag, which she made using Concord & 9th’s Greatest Hits die set. She also used Wendy Vecchi’s Open Dots stamp and Dina Wakley’s Healing and Light stamp set for the background imagery. A little scrap of music paper from La La Land’s Spring Song paper tops off her tag.

Anna-Karin made a tag inspired by a song, which is sadly just as relevant today as when it was written almost 40 years ago. She used Tim Holtz Vault World Travel die set to die cut the globe and the title. The continents were die cut from kraft paper and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

Kath created a page in her Stamperia Mixed Media Journal with a nod to the bird song symphony she enjoys every morning from the green finches and sparrows in her garden. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Planks Background Cling Stamp, Idea-ology Serendipity Collage Paper, 49and Market Spectrum Gardenia Rub-onTransfers and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Feathered Friends and Alphanumeric Theory Thinlits.

Macarena made an Art Journal page with a background full of music notes from Hero Arts Collage Backgrounds Part Two Transfer Rub ons. She used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collage Layer Frames and the Simon Says Stamp Tim Holtz Forgotten Garden Bundle set of stamps and coordinated dies.

Maura created a band to play some jazzy tunes for you in her art journal. She used Tim Holtz’s Hipster stamps, cut the images out with her Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Scissors, and added some bright colors to the background, like Dina Wakley’s Stoked Gloss Media.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Lesia Zgharda Music Fox Clear Stamp on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Sticker Book and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Quote Chip Labels.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Idea-ology AVIARY Collage Paper for her background and added color with Distress Paint and Distress Mica Stain. She decorated her tag with a paper doll and some clippings from Ideaology

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 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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