Monday, December 14, 2015

Just a Pinch

 Hi all and welcome to another week of the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the challenge is to just a pinch! Whether it is glitter or embossing powder, or perhaps a flick of ink spray this week we challenge you to add just a pinch to your next project. Maybe you simply want to sprinkle your art journal night sky scene with a bit of star shaped sequins. Or do you want to add a pinch of pixie dust to a magical fairy creation? A pinch of the right craft product can make a project extra special!

I started with layering in two different stencils with two different inks over the background of my tag.  The first layer was the holiday words in an antique linen distress ink.  I then came back over with the holly stencil and a tea dye ink to add a more deeper color but not quite brown.  The entire surface of the tag is shimmery gold spray.  

I die cut the deer and holly sprigs and sponged them with vintage brown and added a touch of text stamped over the deer. 

A lovely mix of gold, ivory and browns to give a very subtle shimmer effect.  My pinch is a pinch of sequins that I provided a touch of alcohol inks to coordinate with my color scheme. 

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

So now it's YOUR turn, come play along and show us your stamp and punch combination. You have 2 weeks for this challenge until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in


If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!



  1. Gorgeous tag Suzanne :-) the whole design of this is so pretty! I love the delicate branches and the deer is stunning! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Lovely festive tag, love your double layered stencilled backdrop. Lovely Suzz. Tracy x

  3. Beautiful monochromatic tag, Suzz! Loving the way you layered the background :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. This has got to be the most unique Christmas tag I have ever seen! You know I'm a color-holic, so I admire the heck out of anyone who can rock a monochromatic palette and you did it! Love the delicacy of those dies and how this would be so versatile for so many people. Way to think outside the box with the colors and subject matter!

  5. What gorgeous warm neutrals - and I love that delicate sprigged die topping it all off.
    Alison xx

  6. Beautiful tag! The colors give it such a nice vintage, natural feel. That stag is awesome!!

  7. Beautiful tag, Suzz ~ the colours are divine and create such a rich and warm feeling and the die is the perfect focal point against your gorgeous background! :)

  8. I adore this neutral version of Christmas time! This tag is stunning! Barbarayaya

  9. This neutral tag is so pretty Sue! Love that deer too.

  10. Amazing tag, Suzz! The bow is fabulous! The deer is so pretty! Hugs, Sandra


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