Challenge: Ray Of Sunshine



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

Thank you for joining us for the  Love Is In The Air Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We are still going through all of the entries into the Design Team call but we hope to be back soon with a final decision. There were so many fabulous entries! Thank You all.

Please scroll down to see who are in the Designer Spotlight and who is the lucky winner of the ‘Love is in the air + Use Red’ Challenge!

This week the challenge is,


After the long winter months we are looking forward to summer!

We are showcasing Dina Wakley Products this week, you don’t have to use them, but if you have them we would love to see them used!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store



Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

Andrea made some sunshine-bright yarn holders using Dina’s Collaged Hearts, Scribbly Holiday Birdies and Scribbly Women stamp sets.


Don’t get me wrong- I love me some winter, but bring on the sunshine and flowers, too!  And what better artist to remind us of bright happy colors than Dina Wakley?  I think her style is fabulous and I enjoyed incorporating her Collaged Hearts, Scribbly Holiday Birdies and Scribbly Women stamp set images into my house-shaped yarn holders.

Anna-Karin did an art journal page with paint, stamps and stencils.


I am very inspired by Dina’s art journaling and use of colour. On this page, I challenged myself to draw a body for one of her Positive Women stamps. The background is painted with Dina’s paints and I used four different stencils to add texture and details, such as the Alphabetic stencil. For some extra sunshine, the page has quite a lot of yellow paint.

Barbara  has used a lot of stamps and stencil by Dina mixed with Distress Paints!


I love so much Dina’s style and this week I was very happy  to create with her wonderful products! It was  really fun to mix Dina’s stamps and stencils  with Distress Paint ! Scribbly birds are absolutely cute! I left my comfort zone and I  just   used  my hands  without thoughts , this is the result!

Cheiron wanted to make a card for her sunshine and used a Dina Wakley Handwritten Heart set

cheiron- you are my sunshine

I love heart stamps and this big bold one from the Dina Wakley Handwritten Heart set is fabulous. Instead of the normal red, I colored it with tones of gold and yellows using Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and some gold paper from the Tim Holtz Core’dinations Metallic paper stack. The sunshine rays were made using the rays from the Basics Media Masks and Stencils.

Emma mixed Dina Wakley with Tim Holtz to create a ray of sunshine on her card!


I love creating my own backgrounds and for my card, I combined Dina’s Lemon Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and the beautiful Daisies stencil with Distress Inks and texture paste to create a background for my multi layered card project. I added layers of embellishments including a Stacked Hearts die cut, a Vintage Photobooth image and fussy cut flowers from the Wallpaper Stash and completed the card with a die cut feather dipped in gorgeous Platinum Glitter Dust.

Lols used a Dina Wakley‘s Scribbly Bird set to make a colourful sunny card


I am looking forward to the long sunshiny days of summer and used the colours of the beach for my card. I recently bought some Mixed Media Cardstock and wanted to use it to create the background and for the image and I love how the colours absorbed into the card so evenly. I coloured the Scribbly Bird with Cracked Pistachio,  Twisted Citron and Picked Raspberry. The background was inked with Distress Inks and I made a mask using a Scribbles and Splatt Die and used that to create the ‘Sun’ with Embossing Paste and a sprinkling of Mustard Seed Distress Glitter.

Maura  is dreaming of a moon garden and used Dina Wakley’s Moon Face stencil and Woodcut stamps


Sometimes when you start digging through your stash looking for certain products, you get inspired and put together things you might never have paired, like Dina Wakley’s Moon Face stencil and Woodcut stamps. The fun really begins for me once I start playing with the colors, like Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paints. I tried Dina’s Clear Gesso for the first time, and I loved how I could use it to prep the canvas, and later build layers with it. The rays of sun are raising the moon flowers in the garden!

Meihsia created an art journal page with beautiful sunshine on it.
Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Art Journal mixed media Adventure 600
I always love creating with bright colors. On this art journal page, I first stenciled the background using Dina Wakely Leafy Stencil and Prima Flowers Modeling Paste. The image was stamped with Tim Holtz Stamp Pen and Pencil, and Memento Black Ink. The beautiful sunshine was created with Distress Paint and water mixture.

Sandra made two ray of color tags a la Dina style
It’s so fun to try new things and styles to find new ways to expand your own. I love Dina Wakley’s style, her color use is amazing. I tried to apply her style and mix it with my own to create these tags. I used a few Dina products like her Magenta, Turquiose and Lime Paint along with her Leaves and Plastic Canvas 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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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. Like the Ray of Sunshine theme & wonderful DT creations. I gave my dog Daisy a longer name this yr. I call her Daisy Ray of Sunshine. Gave her the ‘Ray’ part of her name for the Star Wars girl hero character Ray. The ‘of Sunshine’ complemented the ‘Ray’ part of the naming. Have a BEE-utiful evng.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  2. These projects are so beautiful and inspirational!! I am new to playing along with challenges and I am really liking it! I entered last week’s challenge and it really got the creative juices flowing. I can’t find the post announcing who won. Where can I find it?

    1. Thank you Amy! I am glad that you found our challenge! The winners post is directly below this one. The winners are posted on Fridays. We have started placing it below the current challenge. I am sorry for any confusion!

  3. Thanks for the awesome challenge I am so looking forward to spring and warmth. As akways fabulous and fantastic DT inspirations Karen x

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