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Simon Says: Sun, Moon, Stars
Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Watercolor Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week we are inviting you to the play in the galaxy:
SUN, MOON, STARS.
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!
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
It’s Cassie’s last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us :-)
Cassie used the Dina Wakley Grungy Stars Stamp Set to make her card. The stars and background are colored with Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks
Andrea made a tag highlighting one of her favorite quotes about the moon. She also incorporated stars with Simon’s Scattered Stars stencil. She used Tim Holtz’s Photobooth images and Documented stamp set, along with Whimsy Stamps’ Boho Rainbow Dies.
Anna-Karin made a tag with stars in many shapes and sizes. The background was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Star To Star and Falling Snow background stamps. The glittery stars were die cut with the Simon Says Stamp Stars set, inked and coated with Stickles Glitter Gel.
Barbara made a card inspired by the moon and stars. She used various Ranger Distress Spray Stains for the background. To draw the moon she chose Dina Wakley Ranger White Gesso, Distress Crayons Villainous Potion ( set 14), Chipped Sapphire and Picket Fence. The center image and sentiment came from Tim Holtz Stampers Anoymous Theories stamp set, and for the stars, she used Sizzix’s Falling Stars Thinlits Dies.
Cheiron created a starry sky background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Sterling Foundry Wax and some Shimmer Spritz for her background. She added elements from the SIzzix Christmas Cutouts and a sentiment from the Noteworthy stamp set.
Emma loves anything to do with the moon and stars, and used this inspiration to create a Mini Etcetera Tag with a Father’s Day theme. She combined the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Moon Mask Stencils with a stamp from the Life Quotes set and dies from Sizzix/Tim Holtz including The Count and Falling Stars to bring her scene to life.
Kath chose the sun as the theme for her card, inspired by the recent Summer sunshine. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Tiny Prints for the background, Sizzix Layered Plaid, Alphanumeric Bulletin and Wildflower Stems 1 Thinlits and Idea-ology Specimen Remnant Rubs to decorate.
Macarena made a magical card using resin castingf of moon and stars from Prima Marketing Nocturnal Elements mould and some Tim Holtz Sizzix Brushstroke Flowers and Mini Flowers.
Maura headed to her art journal to create a celestial theme. She started with a watercolor background using Daniel Smith Watercolors such as Quinacridone Violet and added a big moon with Tim Holtz’s Moon Mask. Then she added planets, stars and a rocket with the Simon Says Stamp Space Journey wafer dies.
Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia ALCHEMY 12×12 Paper on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Quote Chip Labels and Tim Holtz Idea-ology ODDS AND ENDS Embellishments.
Zoey used Distress Ink Reinkers + Distress Oxide Ink to create her galaxy background. She then stamped Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Floral Trims and embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. She fussy cut the flowers and adhered them to the main 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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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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Watercolor Challenge Winner and Spotlights
We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Watercolor Challenge!
#37 redfire_studios – Anna-Karin says: This tag is lovely with the beautiful watercolored flowers and background. I also really like the torn edge, the great sentiment and the extra leaves.
#18 Maggie H. – Meihsia says: This is such a gorgeous card! Love the beautiful watercolors on the butterfly embellishment and the sentiment letters are awesome. Simple and great design!
#44 Paper Whims – Andrea says: this is a wonderful combination of different techniques and materials. I love the rich colors on the background and on the die-cut flower.
Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!
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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 is your random number:
Congratulations Wanda Hentges! Below you can see Wanda’s beautiful trio of artist trading cards:
Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address 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!
Anna-Karin and the DT