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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!

Frame It

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!

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 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: Crack It Up

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

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

This week we are challenging you to use crackle paint, cracked glass/porcelain, broken pieces etc,

Crack It Up

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 made a small box designed for Valentine’s Day where you can hold a gift voucher.I thought about the theme and I was inspired to create a crackle’ background using Distress Cracklè Paint Rock Candy and pieces of glass for the heart that I then colored with the help of Ranger’s Alchool Ink.I created the brick effect with the PrimaMarketing Impasto Paint and the base of Finnabair’s Heavy Gesso Black

Andrea tore and cut up pieces of a bigger collage to make these terrific tiny tags. She used Pinkfresh Studio’s Fillable Tag with Pocket dies, Inky Antics’ Color Wheel stamp set, and Tim Holtz’s Photobooth folks.

Anna-Karin made a lighthouse tag with a sky made of Ranger’s Opaque Crackle Paste. The sea is also crackled in a sense, because is is covered with Tim Holtz Mica Flakes.

Barbara loves so much to use Ranger Crackle Paste on the edges of her projects! She created a tag to encourage all people to tell their stories. Tim Holtz Sizzix Retro Type and Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper are perfect for this work! She added Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halftone Stencil and  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Filed Notes stamp set to complete this Etcetera Tag.

Cheiron created a Valentine card with using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bottled Up die along with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint to make some fun vases for her heart bouquets. She used the Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text stamps, stamping the entire set as a background and added little felt hearts cut from the Falling Hearts dies to create her “flowers”.

Emma was in her element with this theme and she created a vintage style home decor project featuring a Baseboard Doll as the focal point and using plenty of Tim Holtz Crackle Paste and Rock Candy Crackle Paint to add texture and cracks to her Cathedral Window Frame and Vignette Panels.

Kath created a card for a cat loving friend with a sense of humour. The fun image from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cat and sentiment from the Idea-ology Snarky Small Talk Stickers will crack her up. She also added a little subtle crack-le using the Tim Holtz Bubbles Layering Stencil with Ranger Opague Crackle Texture Paste.

Macarena crackled up a pair of butterflies from Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly die using Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle and put them on a panel stamped and embossed with Simon Says Stamp You Are Background stamp. She used Stamperia Music 12×12 paper pad for her base.

Maura cracked up over these fun-loving Yoga Frogs. She made four ATC’s using the Stampendous Frog Yoga stamp set, Simon Says Stamp’s Flora stencil, a mix of Distress Paints including Twisted Citron, and topped them with Ranger Clear Candy Crackle.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint on the background and decorated it with Prima Marketing Toronto Fruit Paradise Flowers and Steampunk Gears Finnabair Mechanicals

Sandra made a crackly heart birthday card, using Crackle Texture Paste with the Grime stencil, and the Faceted Heart die and added Crackle Paint Rock Candy over it. 

Zoey used the awesome set of Daniel Smith Ultimate Mixing Hand Poured Watercolor and a bit of Distress Ink Black Soot Refill to decorate the background of this tag- To add some cracks she used Ranger TEXTURE PASTE OPAQUE CRACKLE

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 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