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Simon Says: Art Journal

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

Thank you for joining us for the Anything But A Card Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are asking you to decorate an Art Journal page:

Art Journal

As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Dyan Reaveley. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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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This week we are welcoming back the lovely Sandra Rupp aka srpaperlove into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say ‘Hi’

Sandra had fun with her Art Journal Pages. She used a vintage artists book for the base. After applying the bright base colors she highlighted the background with Distress Paint Kitsch Flamingo. For the Decoration she used the new releases Sizzix Dies from Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers 1 and Flowery.The spring vibes based on using the Ephemera Keepsakes from Idea-ology in her project.

Anna-Karin created a double page in the Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Journal. The two silhouettes were created with Dyan’s Otis Silhouette stencil and the dots in the background come from the Martha’s Mat stencil.

Barbara made the cover of Dyan Reveley’s Small Creative Flip Journal. This album will serve as a container for its 2021 “one layer” tags! To create it she used Tim Holtz Sizzix The Park Thinlits die, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Flutter, Tim Holtz stencil Floral, Ranger Distress Grit Paste.

Cheiron used the Dyan Reaveley Shimmer Sprays in Polished Jade, Black Marble and Lemon Zest to create a colorful background in her Dina Wakley Media Journal. She embellished her page with some of the newest Tim Holtz Idea-ology included the Paper Doll Solos, Backdrops, Mini Flair and Mini Marquee.

Emma used the Dyan Reaveley Small Creative Journal to create a vintage style layout to celebrate the joy of family and being happy together. She used a Tim Holtz Found Relative Photo, surrounded by Field Notes Ephemera and Field Notes Snippets and arranged it on a background of Abandoned Paper Stash.

Kath created a page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typeset Collage Paper, Dylusions Paints with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mosaic and Crate Layering Stencils, Dylusions Borders and Quotes Colouring Sheets, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Stretch Lower Thinlits and Dylusions Word Love stamp set for the title.

Lols  made a bright cheerful spread in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal using a Dyan Reaveley Toadstool Town Cling Stamp Set for the focus. She used Distress Oxide Inks and LDRS Rainy Day and Paper Artsy Stencils for the background and finished with a Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Die and label tape sentiments.

Macarena made a soft and pastel Spring celebration page. She played with Perspective Butterfly and Alphanumeric Stretch Upper dies. She colored the page with Dylusions Ink Sprays: Fresh Lime, Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink and Crushed Grape. She covered everything with several very thin layers of white gesso.

Maura headed to her Dyan Reavely Small Creative Journal to make spread about trees, using the lovely Simon Says Stamp All Seasons Tree set. Her background started with Dylusions Spray Inks in Lemon Zest and Vibrant Turquoise.

Meihsia was inspired to create an art journal page using Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Dyan Deaveley and Simon Says Cling Stamp Crackle Background on the background and stamped the images with Stamperia Leave Your Prints.

Sandra made an art journal spread using Dyan Reavely’s Dylusions Sprays Vibrant Turquoise and Cut Grass on top of Typeset Collage Paper and Gritt-Paste, along with the new Simon Says Stamp Beautiful die

Zoey used Dyan Reaveley INBETWEENIES Stamp Set to decorate this art journal page. She used Distress Spray Stain in Cracked Pistachio and Forest Moss, Distress Oxide Spray Stain for her background. She also used Tim Holtz Sizzix WILDFLOWERS 2 Thinlits Die and Tim Holtz Idea-ology PHOTOBOOTH th93799.

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 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: Anything But A Card

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make:

Anything But A Card

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 Estelle’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 :-)

Estelle make a home decor to add to her cabinet of curiosities. First she painted the hand with Paper Artsy Black Paint, and then with Nougat and Caramel mix. She used Tim Holtz Specimen and Oddities Stamp Sets along with Finnafair Soft Matt Gel and Collage Paper and covered with Distress Collage Medium Vintage. For the finishing touch she added Tim Holtz  Creepy Eyes, a Ball Chain and a Story Stick.

Anna-Karin made a double page in her square 8 x 8 Dylusions Journal. The night butterflies were stamped with Tim Holtz Specimen stamp set and the white dots in the background were done with Simon Says Stamp Bubble Wrap Stencil.

Barbara created an Idea-ology Mini Clipboard using one of her favorite stamps set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous: Entomology. To give a steampunk style she used new dies by Tim Holtz Sizzix Mechanical, Distress Grit Paste Opaque, Distress Collage Medium Crazing

Cheiron created a set of ATCs with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink and Oxide and combined it some other bright colors that she has been wanting to try out. She combined it with the Media Marks 1 and Media Marks 2 stamps, and a few doodles with a white Posca pen. She finished her ATCs with some embossed cut out images and some Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers.

Emma is so excited to be able to share her Mary Poppins inspired Framed Panel which uses a combination of brand new, and older Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz. She used the Flowery Thinlits Die to create the background before bringing the scene to life using The Park, Gatekeeper and Alphanumeric Bold Thinlits Dies.

Kath decorated a Kraft Gift Bag for a green fingered/keen gardener friend using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Carrot Bunny, Alphanumeric Stretch Upper and Tiny Type Lower Thinlits on a panel of Distress Watercolor card, stamped with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Field Notes and Entomology and stencilled with Simon Says Stamp Clovers 6″ x 6″ Stencil

Macarena made a vintage tag with the Sizzix Faceted Heart die and her favorite resist technique using Distress Micro Glaze and several Distress Oxide ink pads. She also added Leafy Blossoms mould casting.

Maura has gone a little buggy this week, so she thought, why not make some insect-themed ATC’s? She used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Specimen stamps, and added in some details with Tim’s The Professor and Tiny Toadstool stamp sets, along with distress inks like Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Stamperia Cosmo Paper on the background and decorated it with the embellishments from Stamperia Sir Vagabond Gears and Clocks Grayboard

Sandra made a grungy tag using Collage Paper TypesetStitches stencil and Grit-Paste. For the colors she only used black and yellow mediums like Nuvo Shimmer Powder Solar Flare and Infusions Black Knight

Zoey used Distress Oxide Ink + Spray to create this grungy Index Card . She also used Distress Grit Paste and Embossing Glaze. To add some texture she used Tim Holtz Ledger Script Stamp, she used Ephemera for decoration and the Sizzix Small Faceted Heart die as focal point.

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 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