Monday, July 9, 2012

Challenge: Layered

Whether you decide to layer papers, colors of mist, or perhaps if you get more philosophical and layer meanings in your project, that is the challenge this week. Create a project with layers. The topic really needs no further explanation, so let's jump right in and see what the design team has come up with this week:

Sarah Engels-Greer is not a scrapbooker, but she challenged herself to fill a 12 x 12 piece of Tim's Paper Stash.
She started by creating a tag with Tim's Kraft Glassine Paper stamped with the little girl. Then she added lots of shabby layers, Tattered Floral flowers, touches of Papillon butterflies and rusted Idea-ology.

Tracy Evans added lots of layers this week onto her industrial floral card.
She used  Metal Foil Tape fabulous dimensional flower created from the Tattered Florals die, rusty wire, corrugated card and embellishments galore.

Candy Colwell's creation began as a little paper bag cut from Tim Holtz In The Bag die cut and his Kraft Resist Paper Stash
Instead of layering things, she layered Distress Inks, Blue Patina Perfect Pearls Mist, multiple Tim Holtz Stamps and some really cool Tea Stained Mica Fragments.  She even managed to sneak in a metal Mini Gear!

Dan was inspired to create this piece of home decor by two wildly different emotions.
"This week's piece is one of my more personal entries, being inspired by a song that has meant a lot to me through the years.  I created shadow chambers from black card that sit on a layer behind the doors I cut in the chests of the Brothers Karamazov (no reason for calling them that, it just trips off the tongue nicely).  I used pieces from the Destinations and Retro Grunge paper stacks, along with Distress Inks and Promarkers to colour the main figures."

Terry created a frame with lots of butterflies.
"I wanted to see what I could do with Metal  Foil, so I used the Ranger foil sheets in various ways to create a framed décor piece. First I embossed the foil with  Springtime Texture Fades. To give the metal surface an aged feel I worked some alcohol inks and then black acrylic paint onto the embossed area. I layered not only foil on this project, but flowers cut from the Spiral Blossom die, lots of Mini Butterflies from Tim Holtz  and crackle paint, ink, and other elements."

To see more photos and detail of any of the design team member's creations, simply click on their name (above the photo of their project) to visit their blog.

Now that we've shared their creations - we're ready to see yours! As always, Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday, July 15 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work that ties in with our theme and post it to your blog, then add a link here.

For the full rules, read the "challenge rules" posted in the side-bar here on our blog. We can't wait to see what you make.


  1. Some great dt pieces, love all the layers..fab as always! Trace. X

  2. Love all these - can't wait to play along this week!

  3. ...fantastic inspiration from the team, I had fun with this one...Mel :)

  4. Great inspiration and another theme that makes you wanna play along. x

    Like the new blog look too:)

  5. Gorgeous DT work - thanks for the "layered" challenge!

  6. Hope my layered configurations is OK? Fabulous DT inspiration as always! Love all the projects!

  7. Great challenge theme this week and fab cards and projects from the DT
    x catherine

  8. Although I only dedicated one, all of my 3 tags in the linked post qualify as layered. Thanks for your comments on my blog and for the exciting challenges. Blessings!

  9. Thank you for the fabulous challenge! GORGEOUS DT creations--you all inspire me to try harder to be artsy! :)

  10. Great challenge and I love all the eye candy from your DT's.



  11. Awesome Challenge DT! Your Creations are always so inspiring. I only with I had all the same supplies, lol.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  12. Great projects from the DT, thanks for all the inspiration :)

  13. Thanks for the great challenge

  14. Terry- your configurations is perfect! Love it!
    - Heidi/ Simon Says Stamp :)

  15. Here's my second entry for this week's challenge. I love your products, so I decided to double my chances to win. Blessings!

  16. Fabulous Deisgns by the DT as always and briliant enties by crafty friends...........good luck to all. x

  17. loved the challenge and had a lot of fun playing along :)! gorgeous samples by the DT! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

  18. entered! Lots of fabulous stuff up there, holy wowza.

  19. Oh boy... had been kicking myself at entering a card I wasn't terribly happy with, and then found - with 26 minutes to go! - that it was okay to enter more than once, so just managed to upload the layered piece I really wanted to enter! Talk about taking it to the wire!!
    Great challenge, and so many extraordinary projects from the DT and from the entrants. Thank you.
    Alison x

  20. Thank you girls, gorgeous DT work as always. Hope my LO is ok for the Layering challenge. Debbiex

  21. The dt members have such great very inspiring again!

    Greetings, Alie :-)


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