This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... some Stars! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! To start you on your way... take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team ...
Nancy's niece recently shared this picture of Nancy's brother-in-law & his brother, taken about 56 years ago, as they walked in a 4th of July parade. How apropos for a "Star" theme! The 2 base pieces are Wendy Vecchi's Squares & Frames (large) - the back one covered with Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Seasonal Paper Stash. The Maya Road Trinket Star pins, colored with Ranger Alcohol Inks, are exploding out of a Idea-ology Seasonal Salvage Sticker. Tim's Mini Rosette Die Cut used with Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 Mini Deck adds a dash of color over Wendy's Art Parts Scallops, which was stamped Wendy's Gentleman's Art.
After being wowwed by the Red Carpet and the Oscars, Sarah has taken a fun trip back to 1950's Hollywood. She used Claudine Helmuth's Matte Medium and Gesso to prepare her collaged background.The film-strip has been created by using the Bind-it-All and stamping graduated images onto Ranger Glossy Cardstock. The larger hand-cut stars, letters and ephemera have been aged using Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. The glasses were stamped and embossed using Denim Adirondack embossing powder. The roses were made with various Jenny Bowlin papers and a vintage magazine page, colour-washed with Claudine Helmuth's Studio paints. Vintage buttons, tickets and ric-rac finish the piece. See Sarah's blog for more details.
This is actually Dan's 2nd project for this challenge, he decided he didn't like the first one and went back to square one! He lightly "limed" the wood frame by painting it white and then sanding most of the paint off. He covered the box with a sheet from Tim Holtz's Retro Grunge card stack and trimmed the edges with tissue tape. The panels were coloured with paint dabbers applied with a wet wipe to spread the colour out more and give a lined effect. The edges of each panel were distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Stamp sets used included Bitty Grunge, Winged Things II, Regal Findings, and Steampunk, all by Tim Holtz@Stampers Anonymous.Burlap Tags. To strengthen the burlap tag she painted on Matte Multi Medium. The stars were colored using Butterscotch and Red Pepper Color Wash along with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. She also die cut flourishes from denim. Wild Plum, Purple Twilight and Sunset Orange Color Wash were used to color the various diecut textile flowers. OHHHHH do you see the Tim Holtz Alpha Parts????? They helped finish off the banner quite nicely!!
This week's Challenge ... "SOME STARS" took Candy to a nostalgic place. She created this 8x10 shadowbox in remembrance of her Dad, a proud WWII Navy veteran. The images used in this piece are copied photos of her father and his actual military cards. The pictures and cards were scanned and sized to fit perfectly in this shadowbox. A Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clip holds his military cards together. Candy created single and double rosettes using Tim Holtz' Paper Rosette Flower Strip Die Cut and layering papers to achieve different sizes. Some are even cut in half. They are distressed with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The pictures are made to look old by layering Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Inks. All the items in the shadowbox are mounted with Wonder Tape or Multi Matte Medium.Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Medium, the pages were adhered together before painting the edges with a Gold Dabber. The stars are stamped with an image from Rockstar using Fired Brick Distress Ink. The stripes are hand painted with Stormy Sky Distress Re-Inker and Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Art paint brushes. The frame is finished off with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen, a Maya Road star pin, Tim Holtz Adage tickets and some TPC ribbon.
Life's Possibilities clear stamp sets, in a rectangle Art Part frame and backing for this week's project. The sentiment that goes along perfectly with this image is from Tim's Good Thoughts stamp set. She added some stars embossed with silver embossing powder being poured from an "inspiration" bottle made with Clearly for Art and a Studio 490 stamp from the Art Inspiration set.
Espresso and Snow Cap Acrylic paints, Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Distress Embossing Powder, Ginger Alcohol Ink and a Muse Token. She also had fun using a lot of Ten Seconds Studio metal.
For this weeks challenge Kim thought she would try something a little 'different'... Inspired by The Kelly Rae Roberts Angels she went to work collaging her own. The dress was made from natural sticky back canvas, then stamped with Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz stamps you might just see a few of the stars. The colour is a blend of Crushed Olive and Broken china DI. Her skin also from natural sticky back canvas, was tinted with distress stains. Her wings are cut using heart wings die and embellished with mica flakes. Her hair was cut from old book pages and coloured with Walnut stain and vintage photo DI. She holds a chipboard star and on her wrist is a Star adornment on a charm clip.
I covered every eventuality with my piece this week ... stamped stars; Art Part star border and Charlie Chaplin! It is not often any more that I fall in love with paper ... but Graphic 45 Curtain Call has really got me! I LOVE it! I have used several different Wendy Vecchi Art Parts ... Large Square Frame; Borders and Bottles; Sample Pack and For the guys. I also used Studio 490 Gentlemen's Art stamps and Tim's Steam Punk set.
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work...Just click on their names!
We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher!
The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 20th March 2011 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... 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!