Sunday, August 29, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show your Layers!

Another great week was had by all! Lots of you joined us again last week for our Lord Tim of Holtz inspired challenge ... so many different designs and so much beautiful work! Thank you all so much!
The awards ceremony for the top 3 entries and of course the first prize place will go ahead Wednesday as usual ... all very exciting :0)
Now here's the deal ... a new week brings with it another new challenge! And the challenge this week is Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Your Layers! Interpret the theme as you wish ... The Design Team and I cannot wait to see what you do! There is a slight change this week in that the challenge will run an extra couple of days! This challenge will close on Tuesday 7th September at Midnight! Why? ... I hear you ask ... Well we have something very special lined up for you on Wednesday ... more detail coming soon :0)
In the meantime ... let's see what the Design Team did with their layers!
Nancy says her project morphed from what was intended as a Halloween canvas with a pumpkin to a travel canvas with a (pumpkin turned) globe. Nancy was very inspired by Graphic 45's Transatlantique line that is so timeless and I love the way she has added Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Metal Corners to create this stunning work.

Katie admits she finds it impossible to craft without layers! For her project, she has layered up the beautiful papers from Graphic 45's Le Romantique collection, coupled with lots of Hero Arts flowers! She finished the project off perfectly with a dash of Ranger's Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink, and some Distress Inks

Kim says "I've incorporated as many layers as I possibly could for this one!" She started with #8 tag, blended on some Distress Inks. Applied a generous layer of gold perfect pearls with a mini mister! For even further dimension Kim added a pocket... there are so many things layered on to this fabulous piece ... from the cappella patterned papers to the flower created using Tim's tattered floral die and stamped with fabulous flourish.
Lori chose to use layers of grungepaper. She has also used a technique she saw on Wendy Vecchi's blog using Ranger's Snow Cap Pigment Ink and Distress Inks. She used Wendy's Stamps; Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card, and some Idea-ology pieces to create her wonderful altered CD.
I have to admit this week that I am a tad disappointed with the way my shadow box photographed. I used Tim's Rockstar stamps with Distress Inks to create a 3 dimensional shadow box picture with lots of layers and I am afraid I had to resort to removing it from the frame so you can indeed see my layers! Don't worry ... it's back in there now!
Linda said that she'd had these sweet images for some time and had been wanting do something with them ... the layers theme presented the perfect opportunity.Linda used lots of Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, Plain Grunge Board and Plain Grunge Paper as well as Memo Pins, Adage Tickets, Idea-ology Key Hole, Cracked Texture Fade, Ranger Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber, Idea-ology Accoutrements and Curio Knobs to achieve this amazing hanger.
Dan tackled the layers aspect of this project from two different angles - multilayered stamping and placing the pieces of the composition at different heights within a shadow-box frame. He used strips cut from Tim Holtz's Lost and Found paper stack to edge the frame. Inside the frame he used Tim Holtz rubber stamps and Distress Ink pads to create the main image. A fabulous project ... I am sure you will agree!
Apparently Nancy had in her head exactly what she wanted to create and this beautiful work is partly that, partly not! I have no clue what she had in her head but this looks perfect to me. Nancy used Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Medium with a foam stamp on her canvas, then used very diluted Studio paints in Painterly Pink and Yellow Pastel. The background papers are Basic Grey Cappella. She used Glossy Accents to give Tim Holtz's clock face a bit of a "lens" look, placed it over a paper doily inked with Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage and Spun Sugar. The flowers are Prima, the flourishes are Grunge Board (the smallest one) and the paper was cut with Tim's Elegant Flourishes die.
Terry said she really had fun with the layers challenge...this is the beautiful design she came up altered picture frame.Terry said "the frame was almost white and had a vintage look, I played with Distress inks to make it look even older....the flowers are all handmade and have several layers, I mixed Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord Vintage Photo, Fired Brick and to give them a special look I used perfect pearls and Distress embossing ink with embossing powder."
Lynne got in a layering frenzy with Gesso on chipboard ... then stamped ... then Stickled ... wrapped with Tissue Tape ... layered the BEAUTIFUL Ornate Plate. She then set about making layered flowers by coloring White Flowers with Distress Reinker Mixtures and diecut fabric flowers colored in the same fashion. She then attached it to an inked chipboard cover and bound the bundle of goodness together using her Bind it All! A truly delightful piece.
So now it's over to you ... to do some layering! 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 Tuesday 7th 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)


  1. Wow! Each project was uniquely beautiful!! I am so inspired. I have never taken part in a Simon says stamp challenge but I think I'm going to have to give it a go!! For sure. And I can't wait to get started!!

  2. Design team did an incredible job!! Everyone's pieces are fantastic!

  3. Everyone did such a great job!
    I love layers, the more the better, I say.
    I just added my link.

  4. Oooooooooooooh such great projects by the DT.
    Total amazement each Monday...Thanks for the fun.

  5. Great makes from everyone , of to have a think about this one.
    Kate x

  6. Oh, thought I commented earlier! Had an absolute ball doing this challenge. I have added my link. The DT work is, of course, absolutely gorgeous, this week.

  7. Gorgeous projects each of you! So talented!

  8. What a great challenge this week, nothing like layering it all on! gorgeous samples!

  9. FABBY art from all the DT - and LOVE the theme... mine is now on my blog

  10. Beautiful work from the Design Team! Thanks for a fun challenge!

  11. super fun challenge~i love layers! beautiful work by the design team! thanks for sharing and have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

  12. Congratulations to all the winners. I have really enjoyed this challenge this week, THANKS. Gorgeous artwork by the Design Team, so varied, which I love. I have added my piece for this weeks challenge and I am crossing my fingers again this week, I really want to win LOL. Tracy x

  13. Wow! Stunning inspiration from the DT! Great challenge too! x

  14. Brilliant challenge and what fabulous art from the DT. Loving it!! x

  15. Wow..The fantastic work of the DT has made me realize I'm a minimalist (despite what my house says!) I've posted my attempts at layering...and who knows maybe someday it will be the top layer on something else!

  16. Stunning Dt work, big round of applause x

  17. wooo hooo i love all of these...and i hope you like my attempt too! {sorry i got a bit distracted from the vintage theme!! lol}

  18. WOW! Amazing creations! I just found out about this challenge! I have layers, but I do not think it is quite shabbilicious! Hope that is okay! Again, just gorgeous samples!

  19. Hi there! I just entered my second project to this weeks challenge. I don't know if that allowed, can't find anything about it. If it's not allowed please remove one of my entries (you may choose :-) ) I have nr. 21 and 63. Thanks
    Hugs Ingrid

  20. I think the inlinkz tool countdown is incorrect if you are allowing submissions until Tuesday at Midnight. It looks like it is set to close on Monday...


  21. OMG I am just blown away by the WONDERFUL DT cards! Absolutly beautiful, definatly inspiring and something to work towards! I just love the styles, Well done and THANKYOU!

    Hugs Nina xx

  22. Wow, wow wow! Outstanding work by the DT. I especially love Dan's work, his tiles are fab!
    Kim x


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