Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Cityscape Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week we are challenging you to look to the cosmos and add a star or two to your creation!
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 packages and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
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
Barbara was inspired by the Halloween night. She created a card with a starry sky using for the background Tim Holtz Sizzix Tangled twigs, Tim Holtz Sizzix Swirling Stars and to color it Distress oxides. In the middle the skull from the set Mr. Bone by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous.
Cheiron created a Starry Night background with Distress Resist Spray and a combination of Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. She completed her scene using the Tangled Twigs, Witchcraft and Vintage Spirits Sizzix Thinlits Dies.
Emma felt the magic in the air when she decided to create an Mini Etcetera tag featuring the Witchcraft die set against a background created from Distress Oxide Inks, Tangled Webs and full of twinkling stars die cut into the card using the Swirling Stars Thinlit Die.
Kath made a “Wish Upon A Star” card for the girls who love anything gold and sparkly using Yupo Paper, Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz Falling Stars Layering Stencil, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Dimensional Stars and Alphanumeric 1″ Thinlits and an Idea-ology Paper Doll
Lols made a Christmas Card using a Tim Holtz Festive Scribbles Die Set. For the background she used a Simon’s Exclusive Holiday Background Stamp, White Yupo Paper and Denim and Aquamarine Alcohol Inks
Macarena went into a very colorful card using as a background Simon Says Stamp Stencil Extra Large Dots adding lots of Tim Holtz Sizzix Dimensional Stars and finishing it with a textured moon from Tim Holtz Sizzix Crescent Moon & Stars die.
Maura was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh to create her art journal page, using the Brutus Monroe Mermaid Lagoon Tangled Wave stencil, Paper Artsy Kim Dellow Eclectica3 EKD01 stamps, and the Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangle stencil along with lots of Distress Inks.
Sandra is still going strong on Halloween themed projects so she made a spooky view from inside a haunted mansion looking outside, using the Window and Gothic Gate die along with the SSS Holiday Shapes dies to make it a starry night
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 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 these are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You
We have five artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Cityscape Challenge!
#5 Marie-Christine Denis – Emma says: There is something so charming about this detailed and beautiful piece of work and I just loved how Marie-Christine has built up the cityscape in the background to create such a wonderful scene. The colours are exquisite, it’s a fabulous use of Tim’s paper dolls and the whole piece is just stunning!
#6 Metro – Meihsia says: I love this fantastic mixed media card with so many awesome details. Debbie created a beautiful distressed color scheme and great sentiments. The buildings and cars in the city, and the stitches around the card are simply wonderful!
#37 Experiments in Craft – Andrea says: I am so impressed with this craft “experiment” and how wonderfully it turned out! It is a stunning mix of grays and blacks with just the right bit of color. I particularly love the ombre-type of effect of the green tones toward the bottom of the cityscape. It is gritty and vibrant and lovely all at once.
#53 Mylo – Macarena says: This evening city scene caught my eye and I guess it’s due to the great mix of colors on the background and on the buildings, too. I love how Mylo gave color and shades to the houses, they look like there are cars on the street passing by and lighting random parts of the walls. Great effect!
#67 Lynne in NI – Anna-Karin says: Lynne made a beautiful card with a lovely silhouette of a town. The cloudy sky with the moon is gorgeous. I also enjoyed reading Lynne’s story about how the challenge made her think about local buildings.
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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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?
Here’s your random winner:
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!
Anna-Karin and the DT