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Simon Says: Steampunk

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

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

This week we are inviting you to get into your grungy gear and:

Steampunk

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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Tracy made a 5×7 piece of artwork to display in her studio. She used Weird ScienceScribbly Butterflies, Tim Holtz Layering StencilDot Fade Stencil, and Idea-ology Gears Hardware.

Andrea used a steampunk-inspired quote for her tag, which was made with Dina Wakley’s Collaged Girls stamp set, Jane Davenport’s Mermaid Markers, some Tim Holtz Fabric Tape and Label Tape as well as the Sizzix Framelits Tag Collection die set.

Anna-Karin made a steampunk gnome tag. The background was done with the Simon Says Stamp Reverse Crackle Background stamp and the gnome comes from the Spring Gnomes set. A few odds and ends finished the tag.

Barbara combined the theme of the week with her current favorite theme, Halloween. She made two tags using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Renaissance and  Weird Science stamps set. She colored her projects with Distress Ink Pad Wilted VioletCrackling Campfire adding at the top two Creepy eyes by Idea-ology.

Cheiron created a tag with a background of Distress Oxide Sprays including Speckled Egg. She stamped lots of images from the Ladies and Gentleman stamp set using Distress Archival Inks and finished her tag with some Mini Gears and Sprocket Gears and a Quote Chip attached with Hardware Heads.

Emma created a size 8 Etcetera tag full of layers and dimension to showcase the stunning Entomology Adornments by Tim Holtz. She surrounded the bug with a cascade of gears made to look rusty using Distress Translucent Grit Paste, Distress Paints and Metallic Distress Crayons.

Kath created a page for her Art Journal using Distress Crackling Campfire and Speckled Egg with Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Gears Layering Stencil and Specimen Stamp Set, Ephemera from the Idea-ology Curiosities Sticker Book, Specimen Remnant Rubs and Hardware Heads.

Lols decided to get all inky and grungy and had lots of fun decorating an Etcetera Mini Tag using the new Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink along with a Tim Holtz Inventor 7 Cling Stamp and an Ideaology Baseboard Doll

Macarena made a one layer card using Couture Creations Gears and Butterflies huge stamp, stitched it and colored with some deep shading. She applied Prima Marketing Oriental Wall stencil on the background and Tim Holtz Dapper stamp in the corners.

Maura came across a Kraken collecting treasure, and turned it into a canvas, using Stamperia’s Sea World Soft Mold and Sea World papers, along with Simon Says Stamp Old Letter stamp from the STAMPtember collection.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Halloween tag using Stamperia Sea World Paper on the background and decorated it with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Monstrous and Prima Marketing Rusty Knobs Finnabair Mechanical.

Sandra is in full Halloween mode and made a card using the Professor stamp set and transforming him into a creepy vampire. She used Distress Ink Ripe PersimmonRusty Hinge and Black Soot, and Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke to create the background and used Distress Reinkers to color the Professor in.

Zoey used tons of Distress Paint to create the background of this tag. She also used Distress Grit Paste and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2020 ANATOMY CHART CMS411 to add some more interest in the background. The Tim Holtz Idea-ology VELLUM HAUNTS th94075 is perfect as main focus on 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!

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.

We have a month long stamp party over on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog Please CLICK HERE or on the pic to join in the celebrations!

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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

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 Stamp Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are inviting you to:

Frame It

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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Tracy used the Stitched DaisiesSpring Flowers 4, and Love You sets around her Stitched Rectangle Frame.  For the background of the frame she used a Woven Glimmer Hot Foil Plate for some added shine.

Andrea made sure Frankie was bringing his own frame to the party. She used My Favorite Things’ Trendy Tag die as well as Tim Holtz’s Ghoulish die. She utilized her Gel Printing Plate to make the background and topped Frankie’s hat with a Dylusions Back Chat sticker sentiment.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page with both die cut and stamped frames. She used the Soaring Tree Frame by Poppy Stamps for the focal point. The circles were stamped with the Simon Says Stamp Circle Sentiments Christmas set and the background was done with the SSS Bubble Wrap stencil.

Barbara created a mini Etcetera tag using two fabulous stamp sets by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Specimen and Tapestry. She had much fun playing with new Distress color Crackling Campfire and various Distress Ink Spray Stain. She framed the insect with a Baseboard frame by Idea-ology.

Cheiron created a Halloween Tag using the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Curiosities Sticker Book along with a Deco Frame. She created her tag from Halloween Worn Wallpaper and added accents from the Halloween Baseboards and Ephemera.

Emma used the stunning new Stampers Anonymous Specimen stamp set by Tim Holtz to create a small Etcetera Tag and framed this beautiful but uninvited guest, using Baseboard Frames and a Vignette Frame to create layers and depth.

Kath created a page for her Art Journal to tell the strange story of Amelia Hardy using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vellum Haunts and the floral image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dearly Departed, coloured with Crackling Campfire Distress Re-inker, to create a frame.

Lols was inspired by THIS beautiful wall hanging made by Macarena and decided to make something similar. She used a Tim Holtz Bottled Up Bigz Die and a Wildflower Stems Die for the focus and a Stacked Deckled Die for the frame. She used various Distress Oxide Inks along with a STAMPtember® Autumn Splendor Stencil and a Tim Holtz Burlap Layering Stencil.

Macarena stayed in a Sea World playing with Tim Holtz Sizzix Steampunk Parts BigZ die and several rust products as Emerald Creek Chunky Rust Baked Texture embossing powder and Viva Decor Rusty Paper Paint.

Maura made a fall inspired shaker card, using the Simon Says Stamp Frond Collage Die, a STAMPtember Old Letter stamp, Tim Holtz Sizzix Fall Foliage die cuts, and the new Crackling Campfire ink by Tim Holtz and Ranger.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Halloween wall decor using Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame and decorated it with Idea-Ology Vignette Accents and Halloween Paper Dolls

Sandra is sticking to the Halloween style, she used the Baroque Frame with the Mirror Sheets and a Halloween Paper Doll with the mask sticker from the Curiosities Sticker Book.

Zoey used a lot of items from Tim Holtz Halloween release. For the base she used the brand new Cracking Campfire distress ink, a Mini Stencil Set 49 and she also used Crackling Campfire Embossing Glaze over the scripts stamps from the Dearly Departed Stamp Set. She framed everything by stitching the edges using her sewing machine!

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.

We have a month long stamp party over on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog Please CLICK HERE or on the pic to join in the celebrations!

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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