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Simon Says: Spring Mood Board

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

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

This week we are having fun with Spring!

Spring Mood Board

The lovely Macarena has made this gorgeous mood board for our inspiration!

As you may know, the  Simon Says Stamp Store is accepting new orders, but have longer shipping times for the moment due to the coronavirus. With this in mind we have made the difficult decision to suspend the $50 voucher for this challenge.

We know that many people are staying safe at home and we would love it if you would continue to enter the challenges and have fun! We are all in this together!

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 is Ann’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 :-)

Ann loves the spring because the spring is full of vitality, full of new hope! She used  Tiny Tattered FloralsGarden Greens and Watering Can Die-Cuts. For the background she used Layering Stencil Stone Stencil and Texture Paste Opaque Matte to make a broken stone wall.  

Andrea loves the warmth, brightness and hope that Spring brings. She focused on those elements on this tag, which was made with Inky Antics’ Stick Figure Fun stamp set, Maker’s Movement Nested Box Tag dies, and her trusty Sizzix Big Shot.

Anna-Karin was inspired by the mood board to create a spring-time scrapbooking layout. She used Tim Holtz Motif and Lost and Found papers for the background. The butterflies were die cut with Tim’s Scribbly Butterflies.

Barbara was inspired by spring and its colors! She made a card with an adorable bunny from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous’s Spring Shadows setTim Holtz Sizzix Funky Floral 1Ranger Distress Embossing Glaze Weathered Wood and Distress Oxide Inks Pads.

Cheiron created a card inspired by the flowers of spring. She started with a bright background stamped with Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text, then added some Distress Crackle texture paste through the Bouquet stencil and added Embossing Glaze on top before drying. She finished her card with some Photo Booth, Field Notes Ephemera and a Quote Chip.

Emma hopped into spring and created a whimsical home decor project that she hopes will bring a smile to everyone’s face. She used Tim Holtz’s Small Woodland Trees together with the Bunny Hop and Bouquet Thinlit Dies to add detail and texture to stacked Vignette Boxes.

Kath created a botanical panel to add to the kraft page in her Dina Wakley Media Journal using Tim Holtz Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock, Bouquet Layering Stencil with Distress Crackle Texture Paste, Tattered Rose and Fossilized Amber Distress Embossing Glazes, Idea-ology Field Notes Ephemera, Specimen Remnant Rubs and a Theories Quote Chip.

Lols  was inspired by the beautiful yellow flowers with the dark soil background and made a card using a Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 Die Set. For the background she used Distress Oxide Inks and Rocky Road Infusions along with a Bubble Layering Stencil and Stamperia Glamour Gel.

Macarena was mostly inspired by the right bottom picture and for her card she used Tim Holtz Inventor 3 and Runway stamps. She colored everything with Distress Oxide sprays and embellished with Tim Holtz Sizzix Wildflower Stems dies.

Maura is definitely in the mood for Spring! She made a trio of cards using the Simon Says Stamp Flora background stamp with Prima Watercolor Oil Pastels, and added encouraging words with Simon’s Stronger Together set.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Prima Marketing Sweet Confection Dulce Flowers to decorate it and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Theories Quote Chips and Specimen Remnant Rubs for the sentiments.

Sandra made a bright Spring card using Distress Crayons in the colors Mustard SeedSpiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry, along with Nuvo Shimmer Powders Falling LeavesAtlantis Burst and Green Parade.

Zoey was inspired by the pastel tone of the eggs and the key reminded her of the book “Secret Garden” – she used a bunch of Tim Holtz 2020 release such as Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack FIELD NOTES and FIELD NOTES SNIPPETS Ephemera. Tim Holtz Idea-ology FABRIC TAPE Embellishments were the perfect match for the whole color palette.

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 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: Steampunk

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

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

This week we are having fun with Steampunk!

Steampunk

Definition: a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.

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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Ann feels a need to makeher heart stronger at this difficult time. She created a card with a lot of  Distress Oxide SpraysDapper  and Inventor Stamp Sets by Tim Holtz, Gadget Gears and  Faceted Heart Die Sets and a Texture Fades Embossing Folder

Andrea celebrated the creativity of the steampunk movement with her quirky flying machine tag. She used Stamplistic’s Cogworks paper, Seth Apter’s Izink Ice Whiskey Frost Glaze Finish, and Tim Holtz’s Photobooth images, Urban Layers, and Noble Gent stamp set.

Anna-Karin created a hopeful steampunk bird. She used Tim Holtz Patchwork Bird die, together with embossing folders, foil tape and Distress Embossing Glaze.

Barbara created an Etcetera tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Industrial Bigz dieTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous NumericTim Holtz Ranger Embossing Glaze in various colors and Tim Holtz Distress paste Crackle Ranger Ink.

Cheiron used the Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous Evolution stamps along with a background of Distress Inks and Tailor and Houndstooth stamp. She added a Theories Quote Chip (covered with Weathered Wood Embossing Glaze), Hardware Heads and plenty of Mini Gears and Sprocket Gears to her card.

Emma was in her element creating a circular panel packed full of steampunk elements. She used Tim Holtz’s Inventor 2 stamp set as the focal point inside a Steampunk Parts die cut frame before surrounding the image with some rusty, crusty cogs and gears, all die cut using the Industrial Bigz XL Die.

Kath created a Nature themed Art Panel with a hint of steampunk using the new Tim Holtz Alcohol and Alcohol Alloy inks, Distress Embossing Glazes, Faded Type and The Professor 2 stamp sets and Idea-ology Field Notes Ephemera and a Theories Quote Chip

Lols made a steampunk card using a Tim Holtz Robotic Thinlets Die Set and a Foundry 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder

Macarena apparently likes robots so she built this one using resin castings from Prima Marketing MECAHNICA mould. To make him cuter she gave him a flower using Tim Holtz Sizzix WILDFLOWER STEMS 1 dies and put it in the smallest bottle of Tim Holtz Sizzix BOTTLED UP die.

Maura went down the steampunk rabbit hole this week with Tim Holtz’s Bunny Hop die set, the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous The Professor stamps, Paper Artsy’s Rusty Car Infusions, and a few gears.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Brutus Monroe Steampunk Clear Stamp and embellished it with Prima Marketing Machine Parts Finnabair Mechanicals and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Quotations Metallic Stickers.

Sandra was inspired by the new Tim Holtz Urban Layers ephemera, and used it for her Urban Steampunk card. She started with the Faded Type stamp set and used a thick layer of Glossy Accents on one the Urban Layer pieces, and added Distress Crackle Rock Candy on top of it when it was dry.

Zoey had so much fun mixing different embossing powder with distress paint to create this rust effect. She also used Prima Marketing Moulds and Prima Marketing Modeling Material to create these gears that adds up some more textures!

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