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Simon Says: Monochrome

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

Thank you for joining us for the ‘Stamp it’ Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to use one colour on your project + skin tones if necessary. 

Monochrome

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 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!

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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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Anne created a striking monochrome journal for this week’s theme, using the gorgeous STAMPtember Flora Background stamp along with Eileen Hull’s Wrapped Journal die.

Andrea made a handful of happy skeleton ATC’s using Poppy Stamps’ Surprise Skeleton die. The die pairs perfectly with circles cut using Penny Black’s Abstract Flowers die.

Anna-Karin created an autumn scrapbooking layout using shades of green. The patterned paper comes from Tim Holtz Abandoned Paper Stash and the leaves were die cut from scrap papers with with his Skeleton Leaves set. She also used a Farm Tractor stamp by Whimsy Stamps.

Barbara chose a dark color palette to make a Halloween themed panel creating a lot of textures with Ranger Grit PasteRanger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle, various Distress Oxides Sprays in shades of grey, black, brown and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stencil Decayed. The central point of her project is made with Tim Holtz Sizzix Skull and Crossbones and Tim Holtz Sizzix Crackle 3D Embossing folder.

Cheiron created a card in all browns this week, which was really a challenge for her! She used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Tailor and Houndstooth stamps for her background, added some stenciling with the Screwed stencil and used The Professor stamp as her focal point. She finished the card with a sentiment from the Theories set.

Emma couldn’t resist making something for Halloween and chose classic black and white to create her monochromatic Etcetera Tag. She created a background using Grit Paste, painted with Black Soot Distress Paint and accentuated with Old Silver and Vintage Gold Alchemy Wax before adding plenty of layers of Tim Holtz idea-ology.

Kath chose the colour Purple to create an invitation to get your spook on and head over to the Halloween party at the Skeleton’s house using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Life Of The Party, Cadaverous, Weird Science and Dots and Circles stamps sets, adding interest to the background with the Burst Shifter Layering Stencil.

Lols  made a futuristic Small Etcetera Tag using a Tim Holtz Inventor Background Cling Stamp and Macarena’s Gesso Brush Technique. She used a Tim Holtz Robotic Die set and kept the whole design quite dark.

Macarena  went green and made a thankful panel for her friend using her favourite Tim Holtz Sizzix Large Stems Bigz L die as a texture of the background and also Tim Holtz Sizzix Stacked Deckle thinlits. as a frame.

Maura was inspired by the Autumn colors and big sunflowers to create her art journal page. She used the new STAMPtember Sunflower Stem die cut and Tumbling Leaves stencil, along with Paper Artsy paints like Yellow Submarine and Distress Oxides like Fossilized Amber.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Halloween tag using Tim Holtz Etcetera #8 Tag Chipboard and Idea-Ology Vignette Box Structures on the background and decorated it with Skull Fragments

Sandra made a Halloween card in orange tones with Ripe Pemisson Distress InkOrange County Infusions and Firebird Metallique Wax.  For some texture she used the Swirly Florals stencil with Texture Paste.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack HALLOWEEN , Tim Holtz Idea-ology CURIOSITIES Sticker Book and Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS Paperie to create this black tag! Spooky!!

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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

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 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


Simon Says: Stamp It

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

Thank you for joining us for the ‘S’ is for Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

As you all know we are celebrating our 10th STAMPtember® and this week we would like you to use stamps on your creation, no digi images allowed 

Stamp It

 STAMPtember® is a very special month in Simon’s calendar so this week we are all using the latest STAMPtember® products! You don’t have to use them to join in, but if you have any Simon Says Stamp Brand Products we would love to see them used 

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 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!

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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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Anne  really enjoyed celebrating STAMPtember® by creating cards using the Flora Background and Healing Hugs stamps along with a beautiful Shimmer Rounded Rectangle Die  

Andrea made a get well tag using Simon Says Stamp’s Healing Hugs and Scribble Flowers stamp sets. She added some floral accents with Tim Holtz’s Bouquet Findings.

Anna-Karin was inspired to do an autumn canvas, using the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Tumbling Leaves stencil as a base. She stamped sentiments with the Hand Lettered Encouragement and Tabbed Sentiments sets.

Barbara created the first Christmas card of the year using Simon Says Cling Stamp Poinsettia BackgroundDistress Oxide Spray Blueprint sketchDistress Oxide ink pad Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Sizzix Circle words and Christmas ribbon.

Cheiron created a candy corn colored graphic card using the Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design Trick or Treat Wafer dies, Hollaween set and watercolored the Simon Says Stamp Plank Background with Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.

Kath celebrated STAMPtember® by creating a card using the Thinking Of You Heart die, Square Dance Stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays from the latest release and a Simon Says Stamp favourite, the Bouquet Of Thanks stamps and die.

Lols made a card using a fabulous new Winter Floral Mix Background Cling Stamp and Tim Holtz Merry Christmas and Funky Festive Floral Dies

Macarena made a quick back to school tag. She used Simon Says Stamp Radiating Alphas Background stamp and Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder with a dry brush technique. 

Maura turned the new Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Filigree Squirrel die into a stamp, along with several Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains like Carved Pumpkin and Ground Espresso, to make a “naughty” squirrel card and some fun home decor items. 

Meihsia was inspired to create a card to celebrate STAMPtember® using Simon Says Clear Stamp Celebrate You and colored it with Copic Sketch Set D Markers

Sandra  made a Christmas card with the Simon Says Stamp Inside Christmas Greetings stamp set, and created a wintery scene through the Window & Window Box, where the large Reindeer is prancing in front of. 

Zoey used Simon Says Stamp Simon Says Clear Stamps MAKE YOUR MARK Fluttering By to create textures and marks to her tag. She also used Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK which works AMAZINGLY over mixed media backgrounds!

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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

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 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