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Simon Says: Focus On Alcohol Inks

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

Thank you for joining us for the Food and Drink Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we would like you to make something using alcohol inks

Focus On Alcohol Inks

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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It’s Laura’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 :-)

Laura made a beautiful Christmas card using Tim Holtz Cranberry, Lettuce and Gold Metallic Mixative Alcohol Inks. For the sentiment she used a Modascrap Christmas Italian Style Clear Stamp Set.

Andrea used some of her favorite shades of Alcohol Ink (Cloudy Blue, Citrus and Aqua) and Alcohol Pearls Ink (Tranquil and Sublime) to make the background of her tag. She used Inky Antics’ Color Wheel for the stamped images and sentiment.

Anna-Karin made a tag from Clearly for Art Modeling Film and embossed it with the SSS Floral Field Embossing Folder. It was colored with Ranger’s Alcohol Inks. The Cardinal was stamped with the Memory Box Spirit of Christmas set.

Barbara really enjoys working with Alcohol inks. She used them in two different ways in her tags. To make the blue tag she used the colors Monsoon, Turquoise, and Patina together with the Mini Holidays 2 CMS096 set by Tim Holtz and Alcohol Lift Ink-pad. In the second, she used them for the focal point, Tim Holtz’s Pinecone Bigz Die along with the greeting stamp from Tim Holtz’s Christmastime 3 set

Cheiron used Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks in Fiesta, Patina and Foundry Alloy. She stamped the Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia stamp and embossed it in white onto vellum. She finished her card with a stamp from Sketch Greenery and added Altenew enamel dots and Lucy’s Things Clear Iridescent Jewels.

Emma used Alcohol Inks to create the Stacked Tile Hexagon background for her vintage style Mini Etcetera Tag and to add colour to the arrangement of Tim Holtz Pearl Baubles. She added Distress Mica Flakes for sparkle, together with a cascading ribbon dyed with Rustic Wilderness and Speckled Egg Distress Stains.

Kath created a card using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia, stamped on Tim Holtz Yupo Translucent, coloured with Ember, Fiesta and Gilded Alloy Alcohol inks and fixed to an alcohol background created with the same colours on Tim Holtz White Yupo. She also used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Sketched Greenery to add interest behind the poinsettia and Christmastime 3 for the sentiment.

Lols had lots of fun playing with alcohol inks this week and used Crimson, Sunshine Yellow, Bottle, Silver Metallic Mixative and Deception Pearl inks for the backrground. While the ink was still slightly sticky she added some lovely Brutus Monroe Dry Brush Foil to add some shine. She used Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon and Large Funky Festive Thinlits Die sets, all coloured with alcohol inks, and finished with a few Gold Sequins.

Macarena is not an alcohol ink crafter but she was saved by the last Tim Holtz live and used a lovely alcohol ink technique on Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Silver Glitter using  mix of Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol inks: Sublime, Strime and Patina. Then she die cut the Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Brushstroke leaves.

Maura had so much fun playing with alcohol inks, she made three cards! She used the Tim Holtz/Ranger Alcohol Pearl inks, Tim Holtz/Ranger Alcohol inks, along with Tim’s Alcohol Ink Air Blower. She added the Simon Says Stamp Warm Hugs die to one card.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Alcohol Peral Ink Set Ranger andWhite Yupo Paper on the background, and decorated it with Prima Marketing Sugar Cookie Christmas Flowers and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Quotations Metallic Stickers.

Sandra made a background with Alcohol Inks Aquamarine, Pool, Sephia and Mineral, and used Alcohol Lift Ink to stamp with. And to add some metallic shimmer, she used Metallique Wax Firebird and Bronze Age to the gears, but also to the background.

Zoey used Ranger Foil Cardstock , a bunch of Alcohol Inks in the shade of pinks and reds and she also used Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 BOLD TIDINGS 1 and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 THE POINSETTIA to add some christmas elements. She also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology SILVER STENCIL CHIPS.

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 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 

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Food and Drink Challenge Winner and Spotlights

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We have artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Food/Drink Challenge!

#15 Rosi ~ Emma says: Rosmarie has created a truly adorable monster and she has coloured the image beautifully. It’s just such a fun card that makes me smile every time I see it and I love the quote.

#55 Jennifrann2 – Macarena says: this is such a clever idea, I love the cheesy background with those irregular holes and a very realistic cheese color. So yummy! Love the idea and the result. Great job!

#74 atouscrap – Zoey says: just omg. This project is simply awesome!!!! I am so in love with this creative use of a Die! So fun and so well inked! Hands down my favorite Thanksgiving themed project ever!

Congratulations!

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 are your random numbers:

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Congratulations Carol G

and this is Carol’s fun and quirky card!

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!

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