Sunday, April 1, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Inspiration Studio 490!

Hello again 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!

Before I set out the details for this week's challenge I have some sad news to share with you all. After spending the most amazing couple of years on the Design Team with Nancy ... we have to say goodbye. Nancy is leaving us to spend more time on other things ... we are going to miss her ... a lot ... and I am sad to say that this week will be the last time we will get to see her amazing creations here on the challenge blog. Of course you can still check out her wonderful art on her own blog. I am sure you will all join me, the Design Team and the entire Simon Says Stamp family by saying a huge THANK YOU and wishing Nancy the best of everything in all that she does! We are soooooo gonna miss you girlfriend!

This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Some Inspiration Studio 490! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something with any of the Studio 490 range of Stamps and Art Parts ... or take inspiration from the great Wendy Vecchi herself and try out one of her amazing techniques ... 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... 
It had to be Art Parts Five Panel Frames for Tracy this week, more space to get a little creative and adventurous with everything Studio 490. Steampunk is a favourite for Tracy showcased in this decorative piece covered with Tim's Tissue Wrap Terminology and adorned with lots of Studio 490 in the form of Art Parts For The Guys; Art Parts Scallop Trim and Steampunk Gears and More.
Candy loves Studio 490 and Wendy Vecchi's incredible Stamps!  So she incorporated thirteen of Wendy's stamp sets in this simple to make gift card holder.   Bo Bunny's 6x6 Et Cetera Paper Pack provides the perfect background papers. A dimensional flower from Wendy's Florals Art Parts graces the cover. Pictured here is the interior of this fun and versatile project.
Ellen created an Art Parts wall hanging this week, featuring the new five panel art part frame, altered with paint dabbers.  She created a distress stain background and added Studio 490 stamps and more art parts: gears, hands, flowers, queens, bird, some idea-ology and a hand-stamped sentiment.
Nancy is on a campaign to end her paper napkin notes by altering the cover of this purse size 7 Gypsies notebook.  Needing a little something-something for the cover, Nancy chose Wendy's It's Face Art and colored the image with Faber-Castell Big Brush Stampers Pens. For a wee bit of dimension, Nancy added a Studio 490 Art Parts bottle stamped with the bottle and tag image from Art Inspiration.
Lynne's project was created with tons of Studio 490 goodies, her faves being Dressforms and More, Leaves, Doorplates and Keys, all nicely stacked on a Pocket Watch. She had tons of fun coloring these goodies with Dylusions Ink, Vibrant Turquoise, Black Marble, Bubblegum Pink, Fresh Lime and Squeezed Orange and the Arts Parts took it like a charm!!!
Hand-rolled flowers, intriguing eyes, a touch of whimsy and Art Parts are just some of the wonderful Wendyness Sarah enjoys from Studio 490! She used Distress Stains, Idea-ology, oodles of Wendy stamps and findings to make a house a home...
A tag filled with Wendylicious products from Studio 490 is what Terry created. She used  Simply Wings Art Parts, a sentiment from the Love to Make Art Stampset and her background was made with The Art from The Heart stampset - all from The Wendy! What could just not be missed??? The fabby Just flutterby Butterfly of course!
Dan gained inspiration from two of the Studio 490 stamp sets, It's Face Art and It's More Flower Art.  He coloured the faces using Promarkers and Distress inks and all stamping used a Memento Black ink pad.
When I saw these Kaiser Mini Albums ... I just had to have them! I LOVE making mini books and Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 stamps are just perfect for creating a vintagey ... grungey ... flowery kind of a thang! As for Inspiration 490 ... Wendy's fabulous books are packed full of it ... you soooooo need all of them!
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, 8th April 2012 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!


  1. Gorgeous DT art as always! Good luck to Nancy, it has been great to see your wonderful art here and I know I'll be seeing lots more ahead!

  2. wow! what a nice way to start the day...viewing AWESOME ART...
    I'm blown away by your creativity & your attention to detail.
    Each of you has created a masterpiece.
    Love love love them ALL.

    Thanks so much
    ps...I think I'll go look again!

  3. Wow, the DT's projects are stunning!

  4. Thank you Wendy!! We all love your stuff! It's inspiring and so much fun to create art with your products! <3 Candy

  5. Ditto to that Candy ... So happy that we made your day Wendy x

  6. Oooh. I love that Wendy popped in to ogle the dt's projects, which are fabulous. Of course.

    'Tis sad that Nancy is stepping down. Wishing her success in all of her ventures!

  7. WOW!!! All of the projects are simply amazing, love what you have all created!

  8. Thank you so much Wendy for your very sweet comment. And your offcourse welcome to look again LOL....Your products are really so much fun to work with, So thank you so much Hugs Terry xxxx

  9. awwwwwww Wendy....YOU ARE THE is SOOOO much fun and easy to create with your products!!!

  10. I love all your creations, I will have to look at my stash and see what I can come with.

  11. Loved playing along this week - Wendy is such a huge inspiration, as are the DT every week - we'll miss you Nancy x

  12. Hi Everyone. What fabulous creations by the design team and challenge participants, really inspirational. Hope you like my submission to the Inspiration Challenge.(number 20 ?)

    A very Happy Easter to you all ........hugs Annie x

  13. Good luck to you Nancy, I have enjoyed being inspired by your art here. Best wishes!


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