Monday, April 3, 2017

Simon Says: Rainbows on the Monday Challenge

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

This week we are challenging you to

Make A Rainbow

this theme can be interpreted in many ways, you could choose to actually paint a rainbow or use a rainbow of bright colours on your project. We will be looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge!
We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in, but if you have them we would love to see them used!

Did you see Tim's latest release and his new Oxide Inks!? I ordered the whole set recently and guess what! They arrived TODAY!!! WOO HOO!! This was my birthday gift to myself, because I'm worth it 😜

 If you need me you will find me in my crafty corner ;-) 
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

We are welcoming the lovely and super talented Amy Bethke aka Amy's Card Obsession into the Designer Spotlight. Please pop over to Amy's fabulous blog and see the awesome creations she has made!

I used a Tim Holtz Mini Frame to make a wall plaque using Mini Butterflies and Simon's Exclusive Rainbow and Chevron Cloud Dies

I started by colouring the rainbow using Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink Pads, it might not look exactly like a rainbow, but we are allowed some artistic license eh ;-) 

For the background I used Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade. I then used Hickory Smoke and a Bubble Stencil and randomly stamped some script with black ink. When that was dry I used a Dot fade Stencil and White Embossing Paste.  

I love these new Mini Butterflies , aren't they gorgeous! 

I recently went to an art exhibition and the artist had pained his frames to extend his paintings, so I thought I would do the same. I applied gesso to the Mini Frame and then blended inks over it. 

I have to say I do love this panel and it is now decorating my craft room ;-)

Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating! We would love you to have a go with mixed media. If you haven't tried it before then I guarantee you will find it fun! Just give it a whirl! 

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Mixed Media World.  Anything Mixed Media 
Crafty Friends.   'B' is for Butterflies 
Artistic Inspirations.  Anything Goes 
Crafting From The Heart.  Anything Goes 
Altered Eclectics. Anything Goes Mixed Media 

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

House Mouse 'Coffee Crazy'

It's time for a new theme on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge! For the next 2 weeks our lovely mousey sister Christine is the hostess and the theme is

Food and/or Drink
now we all know that these meeces and their friends do love to fill up their tummies so I am sure you will find a cute image to join in with, and if not you can always choose the anything goes option. 

I can't remember the last time I made an easel card so I thought I would make one for today, I had almost forgotten how to do them! 

I used this super cute  House Mouse Coffee Crazy Cling Stamp again! 

I think these meeces have had a little bit too much caffeine don't you think! haha.

The Doodlebug coffee stickers are a perfect 'stop' to hold the card up :-)

I used Spellbinders  Grand Circle Dies but I have just looked and I think they have been discontinued. This card has a 5" 1/4 inch diameter. 

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor
 Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!

Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

We are also thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)

HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate 

Addicted To Stamps. Stamped Image + Stamped Sentiment
Crafting When We Can.   Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Anything Goes with a Critter
Cut It Up.  You've Got Me In Stitches + Die Cuts

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x