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Simon Says: Frame It

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

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

This week we are challenging you to use frame something!

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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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Cristina started from a photo that reminded her of a special day spent with a dear friend and she decided to ‘frame’ this moment in time. She used a canvas as the base and from there she let her imagination and creativity run free. To create the background she used a Finnabair Stencil with Distress Texture Paste Matte, and colored the canvas with the Metallique Acrylic Colors.

Andrea layered circles to frame the center of her scrap tag mini book. She used Inky Antics’ Circles and Frames stamp set, Tim Holtz’s Sizzix Stacked Tags thinlits dies and Dina Wakley’s Collage Collective book.

Anna-Karin made a tag this week, using a favorite frame stamp from Tim Holtz Mini Ornates set. She also embossed the Simon Says Stamp Daisy Stem and Circle Loops die cuts with Ranger’s Mixed Media powders.

Barbara altered an Idea-ology Vignette Tray creating a frame with Tim Holtz Sizzix 3D Lattice Trim and Mixed Media Thinlits die. For her background she used Tim Holtz Sizzix 3D RosesTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Faded Type and Tim Holtz Mini stencil set 5

Cheiron created a frame around her Tim Holtz Sizzix Doodle Art die cut to create a simple and colorful card and placed it over a panel of Yupo Paper colored with Ranger Alcohol Inks. She finished her card with a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text set.

Emma was inspired by the famous painting, The Son of Man by Rene Magritte and used the Framed Panel and Mini Framed Panels to create her project. She used the Distinguished stamp set from Tim Holtz as a focal point and layered it on a background stamped with the Mini Glitch Set.

Kath created an Art Journal page using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Faded Type, Distress Embossing Glazes, Doodle Art 1 Layering Stencil and Distress Translucent Grit Paste to create interest and texture on the background. She created framed portraits using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Geo Frames and Idea-ology Found Relatives, tinted with Distress Embossing Glazes using a Distress Embossing Pen. She used Wildflower Stems 1 Thinlits to die-cut the flowers and Alphanumeric 1″ Tall Thinlits for the Friends banner.

Macarena made a very dimensional frame using as a base one of the Tim Holtz Baseboard frames and several fragments of resin shapes from Prima Marketing moulds. She stamped the background with Tim Holtz Fragments.

Maura let her imagination run wild to create a steampunk Time Machine, framed with a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Flip Frame. She used The Professor stamp set by Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous, along with Darkroom Door’s Time Machine stamp and Stamperia’s Steampunk stencil.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media home decor using Prima Marketing Frame Memory Hardware and decorated it with Prima Marketing Cotton Candy Dulce Flowers and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Paper Dolls

Sandra made a framed card and added lots of metallic touches to it with using Gold Embossing Powder on the wet Texture PasteMetallique Wax and Metallique Paint. She also made spray out of Liquid Acrylics Burnt Sienna.

Zoey used her favorite distress paint and distress paint oxide to create this rusty background on her tag. She also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology FOUND RELATIVES as her focus image and framed it behind a piece of acetate. To add some more interest to the tag she used Tim Holtz Idea-ology NUMBER Tokens, Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples and Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Stickers

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 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

Spotlights and winner for the Crack it up challenge

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We have five artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Crack It Up Challenge!

#6 Bonnie in Kersey – Andrea says: I love the layers of texture and the beautiful color palette of this card!  I also like the mix of whimsy with the cute little bird and how that pairs with the graphic numbers in the background.  The overall effect is stunning!

#28 Angela – Macarena says: This is such an amazing project! I loved to see all the details of Angela’s making process and I am amazed of all those techniques. The background was great from the very beginning and I love how it turned out at the end. The professor in both sizes together looks just fab! Great job, Angela!

#30 Karen Letchworth – Anna-Karin says: Karen made a fantastic sewing-themed piece. I love the crackle background with all the wonderful texture. The details are gorgeous too, from vintage buttons to beautiful flowers.

#44 Lisa Anderson ~ Meihsia says: Lisa created such a stunning tag with the beautiful color scheme and embellishments. The texture on the background and the woodgrain effect on the planks are amazing. I love the great coloring on the cute dog image. Such a fantastic design!

#60 Lovely Linda – Anna-Karin says: Linda made a beautiful figurine with some many gorgeous details. I love the texture of the dress, the words, all the flowers and her beautifully painted face.

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 $50 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!

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Here’s your random number:

Congratulations Sara’s Closet! Below you can see her wonderful Valentine’s cards.

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