Monday, July 9, 2018

Simon Says: Summer Fun!


Hi all!Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

This week the theme is

Summer Fun!
How do you like to spend your summer days? Whether its swimming in the sea, boating on a lake, or laying on a beach drinking a lovely ice cold cocktail, we would love to know your favorite way to spend the long lazy days of summer!


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 creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


Please pop by to see what our fabulous guest Karolina and the DT have made!

I have had this Large Etcetera Tag on my shelf for months and finally got around to decorating it!  I found it a bit daunting to be honest,as it is so big, but I finally plucked up some courage and got stuck in. Not so scary once I got started and actually really enjoyed making this. I have even ordered a couple more of the same size!! I think one decorated for Christmas would be really cool on the front door rather than a wreath!
 I made this tag to hang onto my gate to welcome guests to our cocktail/barbeques parties, a perfect way to have fun during the hot summer months! 

 I started by tearing papers and adhering them to the tag using Gel Medium, I did like the look of the papers but then decided to give them a coat of Gesso and when that was dry I blended Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks, my 'Go To' colours ;-) I then spritzed with water and splattered with inks. 


I randomly stamped the text using a Tim Holtz Block Lower Alphabet Foam Stamp Set  and I used a Cocktails Blueprints Stamp Set and an Altenew Brushed Alpha Die Set to decorate the tag.



I love how this has turned out! 



Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to have some Summer Fun and join in!

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

It's time for our annual Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers! CLICK HERE or on the logo below for more info 


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Challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys.   Summer Lovin'
A Inky Mess.  Just For Fun  
Die Cut Diva's.  Anything But A Card 
Cut It Up.  Tag You're It 






Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Ink Pad
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad
Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Lower Foam Alphabet Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Lower Foam Alphabet Stamp Set
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Tim Holtz Large Etcetera Tag
Tim Holtz Large Etcetera Tag
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Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
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Dylusions Polished Jade Ink Spray
Dylusions Polished Jade Ink Spray
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Dylusions London Blue Ink Spray
Dylusions London Blue Ink Spray
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Simon Says Stamp Black Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Black Card Stock
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Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Deckle Stacked Die Set
Tim Holtz Deckle Stacked Die Set
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Tim Holtz Cocktails Blueprints Cling Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Cocktails Blueprints Cling Stamp Set
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x



14 comments:

Paula Cheney said...

great tag! I can't believe you stamped that background! It looks fantastic!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Oh this will be fun to hang out for your guests, Lols! Party time!! Such a great idea! hugs, Maura

Redanne said...

What a fabulous (and fun) way to welcome your guest, I love the stamping and the the blueprint drink images are the perfect addition! Hugs, Anne xx

Michelle Nutter said...

Love this tag-especially the drinks! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Anything But A Card Challenge!

Treva said...

What a fun and creative tag!

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Tag, You're It Challenge.

Treva
www.scrappint.blogspot.com

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Super FUN and Summery tag, Lols! Although I'm not sure why you mentioned vodka and rum in the background?! ;) :D

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a creative tag! I love how you spritzed it. Looks like the tag was brought to the party and got spilled on!

I can see how such a huge tag would be a daunting project to take on, but you rocked it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cut it Up for our Tag! You’re It! challenge!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

How cool to see you getting your tag skills on! I really like how you created your own background pattern. The whole thing came together perfectly!!

Gerda said...

What a fabulous tag!! Love all the details!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
Have a great day.
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Arlene said...

I like your idea of party with those drinks. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous tag and such a great idea for a party...this is fantastic Lols and I LOVE that background, it looks amazing! Love, Emma xx

Kath Stewart said...

what a fun idea to invite guests to your cocktail party. Love the words stamped all over the background, it looks amazing against the blueprints images, hugs kath xxx

Jeannie said...

Hi Lorraine! Awesome, awesome tag! It's 5 o'clock somewhere right? Love it! Thanks so much for joining my Summer Lovin' Blog Challenge and Good Luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Barbara Schiassi said...

LOve love love this project! I adore your coloring on Tim's stamps and background is fantastic! barbara