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Join us every MONDAY for a new challenge! Examples from our Monday Design Team incorporate a vintage artistic style, but we welcome all styles! Show us your take on the challenge!

Simon Says: Layer It

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

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

This week we are challenging you to

LAYER IT

As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Tim Holtz. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Please 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

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This week we are welcoming the lovely  Autumn aka SewPaperPaint into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Autumn created a spring greeting with the Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers 2 dies with Botanical Layers Ideaology on a stamped background made with the Fragments stamp set.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page this week, adding layers with paint stamping and stenciling. She used Tim Holtz Gradient Dot stencil together with Distress Texture Paste. The birds are from Tim Holtz Feathered Friends set.

Cheiron created a fun layered tag using a monoprint she made with the Stampers Anonymous Ringer Stencil. She layered Tim Holtz Entomology Collage Paper, Transparent Wings and a Paper Doll. She finished her tag with some Clippings stickers and a number from the Sizzix Countdown Thinlits dies.

When it comes to layers, Emma was in her element and from start to finish, she added layer upon layer of Tim Holtz products to create her vintage style panel, which includes a resist technique background using Distress Paint and Distress Spray Stains, a layer of die cut Mechanical gears and finishing with a vintage Photo Booth image, layered behind a Stencil Chip.

Kath created layers on her Dina Wakley Media Journal page using Distress Paints, Idea-ology Typography, Entomology and Botanical Collage Papers, Distress Crackle Texture Paste with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mosaic Mini Layering Stencil and Halftone and Rings stamp set. She also added layers of  the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Brushstroke Flowers 3 Thinlits flower to add more dimension.

Macarena played with the resist technique using Picket Fence Distress Paint and several Distress Sprays. She made a mountain scene with Tim Holtz Sizzix Alpine and Merry Moose Thinlits dies.

Maura went pink and feminine with her tag this week, using the Tim Holtz Engraving Layers, Quote Flairs and Mini Flairs, layering them up on the Tim Holtz #8 Etcetera Tag.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using the Stamperia Cosmos Paper on the background and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Odds and Ends Embellishments and Idea-Ology Metallic Sticker Book

Sandra made a lots of layers on this card with Typeset Collage PaperUrban Layers and Texture Paste with the Deco Arch stencil

Zoey used a combination of Tim Holtz Idea-ology ENTOMOLOGY Collage Paper and Tim Holtz Idea-ology BACKDROPS VOLUME 1 to create the background of this tag. She then layered bunch of Distress Paint to achieve her background color. The Tim Holtz Sizzix FACETED HEART Thinlits Die was perfect for 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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There are fabulous give aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Easter/Spring Challenge Winner and Spotlights

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We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Easter/Spring Challenge!

#187 Arlene Kruse – Anna-Karin says: Arlene used dies and ink to make fantastic Easter decorations. They are so sweet and look wonderful displayed hanging from twigs and combined with colorful eggs.

#20 Nance Salkeld – Cheiron says: I love the clean and colorful design of Nance’s card. Those inky eggs are the perfect touch to go with the chocolate bunny!

11 laura_cassina_ – Sandra says: These two ATC’s are amazing! Love the purple with the white and black, such a stunning color combination and those funky flowers are fabulous and fun!

Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!

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We now have this lovely badge for you to add to your sidebar if you are this weeks, or a previous, winner please feel free to add this to your sidebar and please link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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So who is the lucky winner of the $25 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!

Here’s your random number:

Congratulations Natalie S! Below you can see Natalie’s sweet Easter card.

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DT