Monday, October 19

It's a Monster Mash at Simon Says Stamp!

Hello Monday! It's time for the Monster Mash!

I had a lot of fun making this tag, getting wild with color, playing with all kinds of products and trying out some ideas. 

All righty, here we go!

Start with some fun remnant rubs on a giant tag.

Play around with distress inks in a palette of oranges, yellows, and red.

Next, get out all kinds of fun stamps to add background elements in coffee colors. I'm liking this so far!

I experimented with some paints and the harlequin stencil. Turns out I like the small tag better where I laid the stencil down after I had painted the big tag, so with some creative thinking...

I tried outlining with a black pen...looks better.

Or, why not use both tags? Even better! 

Two crazy birds flying off to trick or treat. Ms. Purple is coloring with paint, and has some special tail feathers made from a tree stamp! Mr. Green looks a bit nervous on that broom, don't you think?

Add some bakers twine, a metal number 31, a bit of chitchat, and I think we are ready to fly!

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate!

 So, what will you create for the Monster Mash? Something scary and ghoulish? Something cute?  I hope you will join us for this week's challenge!

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

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

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful design team work back at the Monday Challenge blog for this week's challenge!




  1. Gorgeous tag! Love the combo of colors :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  2. Yummy mixed media halloween tags! Love those silly halloween birds and the colors and texture are wow!

  3. Love your fun and cool Halloween tag, Maura. The colors are awesome. :)

  4. I just commented to Emma that now I want dies, and now I have to tell you that Tim himself should thank you also... This is the best Crazy Bird card I've ever seen. They belong on brooms. :)

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    1. Mimi, what a great comment! Thank you! I've just been getting into dies myself, and have become a believer :) I do love those crazy birds! Thanks!!

  6. So cool Maura! Love this colorful and busy tag! Lots to explore. Love it all! Hugs, Sandra

  7. Wow! I always love it when people aren't afraid to use COLOR! You go, girl! And I really like the creative structure of how you did one tag horizontal and another one vertical. You're always innovative and I love seeing new things every time I swing by your blog!

  8. Cool project Maura! Colors are so rich , I love them! Little crazy birds are lovely! beautiful project! Barbarayaya

  9. Great colourful tag and I love those crazy birds on that fabulous background! Great work, Maura... :)

  10. Such a cool tag Maura! Love the background, colours and all the details.

  11. So cute Maura! Love the bright colors, and those birds on broomsticks made me smile :)

  12. Happy Halloween! This is a glorious tag! LOVE the background, and the crazy bird is dressed spooktacularly!!!


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