Challenge: Stencil It

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

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

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There are so many fabulous stencils available right now and there are so many techniques you can use with them. It is fun to ink, spray or use embossing paste, lots of options and the end result is always a little bit unpredictable. It is a fabulous way to create your own backgrounds, or the designs can be the focus of attention. Of course you can always create your own stencils, whatever you decide to do we will be looking forward to seeing what you create!

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Zoey loves to use stencils on ATC’s, creating little works of art to share with her family and friends


For my project I cut  Distress Watercolor Cardstock to an ATC size and covered with a mix of Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint. I used a Lattice Work and  Dot Fade stencils and inked with Stormy Sky Distress Paint. I stamped using a Correspondence stamp set and decorated the front ATC with Journaling Tickets Altered Vintage Paper, Photobooth Vintage Photos and Small Talk stickers.
The envelope for my ATC is made with a Ranger Manila #8 Tag folded in 3 that I covered with Dina Wakley White Gesso and then I used the same palette, stencils and stamps to match the ATC decor.


Andrea made a happy flag with her favorite stencils and leftover paper scraps from other projects.


I sort of Frankensteined this flag together from some new supplies and scraps from a few old projects.  I love using stencils on backgrounds and have always counted the Mini Paint Lids stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop among my favorites.  A new favorite is StencilGirl’s Mix and Match Scalloped Edges stencil, which I traced, then fussy-cut out of paper and layered at the top of my flag.  And who couldn’t adore that inspiring light bulb image from Concord & 9th’s Shine Brighter stamp set?  It brought the perfect bit of light to my flag!

Anna-Karin made a winter mixed media canvas on a chilly day.


It was a very cold and beautiful morning when I started making this canvas and I imagined standing at an old wooden fence looking out at a winter landscape. I love stencils since they are so versatile and you can do many different techniques with them. And they are easy to store! Here I used stencils by StencilGirl, for the background, for the fence and houses and for the sentiment.

Barbara decided to alter a small notebook to take note her creative ideas!


Sometimes I have an idea for my projects:  details, a particular way of binding, a technique … To remind these ideas, I decided to alter a small notebook  with Distress paints and stencils! A touch of metal and a beautiful image from  “Found relavitives” by Tim Holtz made my work  perfect for my creative notes!

Cheiron used stencils with texture paste to create the background of her canvas.

cheiron- imagine mini inspiration canvas

I can’t get enough of these mini canvases. I love creating backgrounds with paint and there is no easier way to add texture to your artwork then using Ranger Texture paste through a stencil. I used Tim Holtz’s Bubble and Numbered Layering Stencils to create the first layers on my canvas.


Emma is thinking ahead to beautiful spring days, blue skies and pretty blossoms!


I love using stencils to create textural backgrounds and for my vintage canvas panel, I coloured Texture Paste with Spun Sugar Distress Paint and applied it through the Tim Holtz Blossom Layering Stencil to create a beautiful border. I applied even more texture through the Speckles Layering Stencil before building up my layers of ephemera and completing the panel with a beautiful vintage photo and some Tiny Tattered Florals.

Lols needed to make birthday cards for her parents



My parents share the same birthday so I wanted to make them co-ordinating cards. I used the same Dot Fade Layering Stencil and Mini Paint Lids Stencil on both and chose images from a Birthday Blueprint Set. It is my Mum’s 80th Birthday so I will be going back to the UK at the end of the month to share her special day!

Maura is dreaming of pirates in the tropics.



We have had weeks of gray days where I live, so color is my way to deal with it. I think you will notice that with the bright colors I chose to work with, from Dylusions Bubblegum Pink to Vibrant Turqoise. Nathalie Kahlbach’s N*Studio stamps and stencils work perfectly with my idea, especially the Koffee Klatsch set. I have a number of art journals I work in, but I like the Ranger Dylusions journal for acrylic paints. Now, can you really blame a girl for dreaming of the tropics in the midst of January?

Meihsia created a mixed media tag with a stenciled background.
Mehsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Love Tag Mixed Media600

I am so looking forward to Valentine’s Day. This week, I decided to create a love themed mixed media tag. The texture on the background was created with Modeling Paste, and the text was stenciled using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Valentine. I also adhered the Prima Flowers hearts resin and Tim Holtz metal embellishments for more interest.

Sandra loves using stencils in her project
Stencils are such a great tool to create texture, layers and lots of interest. You can use it with lots of different mediums. I used paint in form of Pool Paint Dabber with the Sunrise Sunset stencil and Embossing Paste with the Simon Says Stamp Diamond Circles stencil. Don’t you just love that Big Hugs die from Simon Says Stamp?

Suzz was thinking spring already with the days starting to stay light just a little bit longer.


The days have been a little gloomy lately and I decided to pull out some bright happy colors (Ranger Distress Inks – Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral) with coordinating Heidi Swapp Shine (Salmon, Citron) to create a spring card.  I used two stencils as the inspiration for my card.  The Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Harlequin and Wendy Vecchi – For Art Stencil.


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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  1. t challenge, I gave my card meazles by using the falling snow stencil and red destress inks…now trying to come up with another idea or have the guts to go with it, also hoping tomorrow all the new sss dies i ordered come in and i so want to use those :-D

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