Sunday, August 21, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Travel

Hello to everyone! Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... the winners will be announced this Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your winning week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ...Some Travel! 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! Before you start take a look at what the Design Team came up with...
Candy wanted to attempt a three dimensional Old Jalopy made from Tim Holtz' Old Jalopy die cut. She combined that die cut from chipboard, Grungepaper and some black foam board to create the basic vehicle. With some a little help from a Pitch Black Paint Dabber, some Antique Bronze Distress Stickles, some copper metal and odds and ends from Tim Holtz' Lost and Found Paper Stash; she did it! Even Lord Tim had to get in on the action...he's driving and holding a flowing Tattered Banner telling everyone to "ENJOY THE JOURNEY!"
Ellen wanted to use maps from an old atlas in her piece this week. So she created a big tag that, when folded up like a map, looks like a single tag. She played up the travel them by using the JOURNEY die, the mini old jalopy stamp, a compass, some inspirational sayings from Tim Holtz' stamp collection, and loads of idea-ology and other trinkets. 
As soon as Tracy saw the theme was travel for this week she thought of family trips to London, and as soon as she found a small case in her crafty goodies that's where her creativity began. The small case was decorated with crumpled tissue paper and coloured with Distress Stain Vintage Photo, perfect for that aged leather look. The top has been adorned with Tim's Old Jalopy die, coloured with black Adirondack Paint Dabber and Distress Ink Vintage Photo. The case has been embellished inside and out with stamps from Tim's Collection Mini Muse and Artistic Outpost Loverly London and London Underground. Pop by Tracy's blog to see more detailed pictures.
Having spent 30+ years in the travel industry, this is one of Nancy's favorite themes! She started out with 5 fold-out chipboard panels and wallpapered each panel using papers from Graphic 45. The first panel is covered with papers from A Proper Gentleman. Adding rubber stamps from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490's Art Parts, Ticket To Ride and Mail Art seemed the perfect addition to accompany the Graphic 45 embellishments.
When Lynne saw this weeks challenge, she immediately thought of her grandfather and decided to pull out some old pictures. Her creation began with a Wendy Vecchi Large Flourish Frame. She lathered on some Fiber Paste, when dry she inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The perfect addition was the old car from Wendy' Art Parts for Guys covered with Antique Bronze Distress Crackle and accented with vintage buttons and a trinket.
When Terry heard the word Travel, she immediately thought of a Travel Book, so when you are on a Journey you can write your adventures in it. She started out with The Tim Holtz Embossing folder, worked on it with Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss and Weathered Wood. The stamps that she used are the Artistic Outpost, Lovely Day. For the inside of the Book the wonderful clearstamp sets from The Tim Holtz couldn't be missed, so she used the Journey and Flights of Fancy, from 7 Gypsies, the clearstamp set Steampunk and of course, The Wendy Vecchi's Just Flutterby Butterfly. She made flowers using Glossy Accents on top of them with Distress Crackle Paint, for THAT special look.
Sarah just visited The Netherlands where she also lived for 14 years. She thought an authentic hand-carved clog would make the perfect show-piece for Wendy Vecchi's fabulous flowers - in true Dutch Delft style! Sarah used the Nature's Art and Live and Make Art stamps sets, Clearly for Art, Grungeboard, Gesso and lots of Ranger Cobalt Archival ink!
 Dan has been waiting for ages for an opportunity to use Tim's vintage plane stamp, so when he heard that the theme this week was travel, he knew exactly what he was going to do!  Products used include Kraft Resist Card Stack, Distress Stains in Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Picket Fence, Tim's Airliner stamp,  and Idea-ology washers.
Don't you hate it when you travel and everyone has black wheeled bags?  Linda decided to set her luggage apart with a unique luggage tag that would be easy to spot.  Using GrungePaper and the Tag and Bookplates die, she cut the body of the tag and stamped it with a number of travel icons from the Tim Holtz The Journey and the Crafty Secrets Journey set using Ranger Jet Black archival ink.  She sponged it with Rusty Hinge distress ink and added a acetate flower cut with the Tattered Florals die and embellished with some Foliage pieces.  A loop made with GrungePaper and the Hardware Findings die finishes the piece.
I made a card using Ranger Manilla Cardstock and Tim Holtz's Travel Labels and Air Travel stamps. I had intended to leave it Manilla and Black ... but later decided to jazz it up a bit by using yummy Distress Stains as water colours ... they are so simple to splodge on a craft sheet and paint with!
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 a little later than usual at Midnight Eastern time on Tuesday 30th August 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!
Why a later date ... well ...
For the second year in a row, Simon Says Stamp and Show & The Simon Says Stamp Challenge are joining forces to bring you a SUPER hop and treasure hunt to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays. Be sure to come back on August 31st to start the hop. It will run through September 5th. Simon Says Stamp is offering some great prize packages, and there will be other opportunities to win some blog candy, too!
Have Fun!


  1. This is a great theme and there are some truly stunning works of art on show this week! Can't wait for hometime so I can play along!

  2. Spooky... it's travel over at DragonsDream TIO and the Stampman challenge s this week!! I am ALREADY playing, so can't wait to show you what I am up to!!! The DT pieces are all amazing and SO different from eachother... ooo such fun to play

  3. Your DT always amaze me there is some stunning pieces and all so different I love them I shall be playing this week Love the travel theme.

    Love Dawn xx

  4. All of these are beautiful, dont have any travel stash so will have to improvise this week. x

  5. Great challenge theme this week and I love all the dts projects! I really enjoyed making my card to enter, cant wait to see what everyone comes up with x x

  6. The design team really outdid themselves with this challenge again! Beautiful projects.

  7. All of the examples are fantastic. What an amazing design team!..Donna

  8. Linked up rather early this week, feeling accomplished! Wonderful inspiration, I almost couldn't help but piggy back off a few! Great work team!

  9. Fabulous inspiration from the DT, great theme this week.

  10. Such gorgeous inspiration from the DT. I really enjoyed this challenge, i got to practise making vintage style.

    Hugs Hazel xx

  11. awesome creations by the DT! so happy i could find some time to play along this week! have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

  12. Ahhh dang, I missed it...thought it was midnight tonight. Oh well, he's the link if you'd like a peek.


  13. Bummer! You and me both, Laura. If you're interested, my card is HERE. xxD

  14. What a great blog hog! I found the treasure chest pictures here at:

    Dawn (Pink Piggy)

    Terry (Cards and Creativy)

    Linda Elbourne (A craft Journey) !

    Hugs Tini


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