Monday, September 20, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show your Grunge!

Well guys ... What a fabulous blog hop that was! So many of you joining in and so much fabulous holiday loveliness from you all!
So ... Here we are ... challenge time again and this week's challenge is Simon Says Stamp and Show your Grunge! Now Grunge means many things to many people ... so interpret the theme as you choose then come back here and link up so we can all see what you made! The challenge will close next Sunday at Midnight and without further ado ... this is the Grunginess the Design Team came up with ...
Katie describes herself as "generally a very flowery and girly vintage person". She finds Grunge a little darker than she is used to! I think she has done a fabulous job with Tim Holtz Retro Grunge papers; Bundled Sage and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks; Prima and Tim Holtz stamps; film ribbon; Texture Fades; lots of Glossy Accents and a Prima Flower to make her tag.
Kim's Grunge is all about the Grungepaper ... She LOVES the stuff!!! She says she has been eager to try Tim's Rusted Enamel from His Compendium of Curiosities book since forever! Once she had cut the pieces from grunge paper she went straight in with the technique before adhering the star together! She thought this could look good on a boy's bedroom wall which then this led her to making something more dimensional and she decided to make these adorable vintage inspired booties! She has coloured the booties with Distress Inks and she has used a texture fades folder on the soles... simply beautiful!
Lori used the Lost and Found paper stack as her inspiration for this week's theme. She says "Of course, when I see the word GRUNGE, I automatically think of Grungeboard and Grungepaper." I LOVE how she used the bottle cap themed paper from the Lost and Found paper stack to cover the tag, then ran it through the Collage and Notebook Texture Fades, and inked over the raised areas with Vintage Photo distress ink. She has used the Gadget Gears and Hardware Findings dies to cut some Grungeboard, and treated the pieces with Distress Embossing powder to give it that Grungey look. She says "I was going for something that looks like it fell out of the little boys pocket in the photo! Grunge-y and well used!"
For those of you that know me ... you know I LOVE Grunge ... I also LOVE all things Tim ... so I played with both this week ... Lot's of Grungepaper to make the roses and Lots of  Tim's Lost and Found paper stack with some Idea-ology Corners and an Ornate plate thrown in for good measure! You are forgiven if you don't recognise the alphabet ... because it is indeed the latest Upon-a-time alterations die and I can't move on without mentioning those adorable Rose leaves ... a stamp ... from THE Wendy Vecchi!
Linda's grunge style is very distressed and weathered, usually using a vintage image. She says she loves using Tim Holtz products for her distressing. Here she used lots of Vintage Photo distress ink, including a spritzing with a mixture of the reinker, water and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls. She also used Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Power which gives a wonderful rusty metal look.
Dan said he's had Grungepaper for ages and was so glad to finally get to use it for his fabulous circus awning! Among the products he used were Grungepaper; Distress Inks; Archival Ink; memo pins and Tim Holtz stamps.
Nancy loves creating "with vintage in mind, then, using Tim Holtz' Distress Inks, taking it up (or is that down? *lol*) another notch to grungey-ness". She wanted to make a birthday tag So she started with a large size manila tag. The tag (and some of the papers) are colored with Claudine Hellmuth's Yellow Pastel, the frame's colored with Distress Ink and Melissa Frances Mica Flakes. Almost everything is inked with Brushed Corduroy - love the colour effect!
Terry has used some beautiful papers from Graphic 45, Le Romantic, Vintage Love .  Don't you just LOVE that paper! As well as the Tim Holz Sizzix Fanciful Flight Alterations Die ... She also used a  Martha Stewart punch to create this stunning purse.
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Lynne says "I learned a very important lesson... always apply Gesso to an untreated wood surface if you want your paint to stick". Lynne admits she did n't and parts of the Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint peeled off... but it definitely created a rather interesting effect. She colored the White Prima Flowers with Distress Inks. She used cardboard and Tim Holtz Hardware Die to cut the hinges and keyhole. Lynne's Grungey artwork was a present for her hubby to celebrate their 19 Wedding Anniversary ... So Happy Anniversary to them both!
Nancy has been wanting to create a Grungepaper journal for a while and this challenge was the catalyst! The cover is made with Grungepaper inked with Distress Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain then finished with Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Medium. A few of the Idea-ology trinkets  finish it off beautifully!
So now it's over to you ... to do something Grunge-y! The Design Team are looking forward to seeing your interpretations! This week's wonderful prize donated by our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is a $25 gift voucher!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by the In links Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Ohio time on Sunday 26th September 2010 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work related to this theme ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made! And who knows ... if you don't win this prize ... your work may be selected for the specially designed Top Three Blinkie.

Have fun everyone :0)


24 comments:

  1. Wow - the DT have really excelled themselves - such gorgeous work - especially those little shoes. Well done guys - you really are the best DT around. - Jacqueline xx.

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  2. Thank you wonderful examples of grunge by DT! Grunge doesn't say much to me as a word, so I really needed inspiration and explanation, thank you.

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  3. What terrific talents your design team have and truly inspirational. Annette

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  4. Wonderful projects...they really show how much can be done in the name of grunge!
    Posted my link; can't wait to see what everyone else creates.
    Eileen

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  5. Love all the DT work today, excellent as always. I have had fun again with this one, thanks team!

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  6. What incredible art posted today by the DT!!!!!! If I can't find inspiration for making art here, I may as well put my craft supplies in storage!

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  7. The DT have really outdone themselves this week! Fabulous!!

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  8. Wow now there is some very inspiring creations! Love them all!

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  9. What amazing creations from the DT.... thank you thank you for alllllll the inspiration. :)

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  10. Fantastic, inspiring artwork from everyone, those little grunge shoes are adorable! Thanks for another great challenge!
    Alison x

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  11. What a lovely Challenge, I have really enjoyed looking through all your inspirational entries xxx

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  12. had so much fun with this one! love love love all the DT samples! DEEE-VINE!

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  13. Gorgeous art that the DT's have shown here!

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  14. great challenge this week! i had a lot of fun playing! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

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  15. Hi All, the DT have done a fantastic job with this challenge, such a diverse range of techniques and wonderful creations to inspire, I love them all. Have a great day all. Tracy Evans x

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  16. Thank you for providing such a great challenge and wonderful examples.

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  17. So...random generator win, and the point of actually doing something is ? Why not make it a real contest ?

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  18. My gosh what fabulous projects you all have posted!!!

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  19. Outstanding DT creations! Love them all!

    Fab that everyone gets a chance to win as most of us crafts for the fun of it :)

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  20. Wonderful projects by the DT! Glad I was able to play along!

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  21. Thank you for all the great grungy inspiration your DT´s are soo creative!!!...just had to join in on this fun challenge!!

    Hugs Lina

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  22. fantastic topic! I like that style :-)

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  23. Love what everyone has done. Now to get my creative juices flowing.

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