Monday, October 11, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Metal!

Hello there ... What a fabulous job you all made of last week's challenge ... Don't forget to watch out for Wednesday when the winners will be announced! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show some Metal! If you want to join in ... all you need to do is ... Interpret the theme any way you choose then come back here and link up so we can all see what you made! The challenge will close next Sunday at Midnight ... to get you on your way ... here is some more inspiration from the Design Team ...
Linda painted a frame from the Dollar Store with crackle paint and then spritzed it with a mixture of Vintage Photo Reinker and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls. Her metal was embossed and then painted with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Espresso and then sanded to reveal the metal. Her handmade flowers were cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, among others and dyed with Peeled Paint and Pine Needles distress ink.
After submitting an entirely metal piece for last week's challenge, Dan decided to take a different route this week - stitching on his project with copper wire and creating a custom embellishment. Needless to say, lots of other metal managed to find it's way onto the project too! Dan used lots of Tim Holtz stamps and Distress ink pads!
Nancy says that Tim's Facets just beg to be made into pendants! In her submission Nancy used Type Charm, Link Chain, Jump Rings, Locket Key, Swivel Clasp ... Glossy Accents to adhere the images to the Facets ... and last but not least the Baubles Pearl!
To create this lovely metal box Terry used Glimmermist, the Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds, Distress Stickles and the blue shades of Distress ink like Tumbled Glass and Broken China, she also used Accent Pearls
Lynne mixed things up... she used Alcohol Inks on the fabric and Dimensional Pearls on the metal and she said she loved the end result. She also created some inchies from Ten Seconds Studio Metal, which she placed in the background. She ran them through various Texture Fades and coloured with Alcohol Ink.  Finally the edges of the paper were run through the Distrezz-It-All for the finishing look!
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Nancy said she loved this challenge as it got her working with Ten Seconds Studio metals again. She used a 7 Gypsies 4x4 mini-book to create the cover and pages. Added Tim Holtz Idea-ology and then decorated the inside with the new 7 Gypsies Conservatory Collection using the 8x8 for the pages and the 6x6 pad for the embellishments. Did you know that you can run some of the Ten Seconds Studio molds through your Big Shot?
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Katie said "I wanted to alter this little notebook very simply, so covered the book in some K+Co paper, used Distress Inks to make a sky-effect on some plain cardstock and used a Hero Arts stamp for the background. I picked out some of the details with Copics and then clear embossed the entire panel a few times with UTEE. I then added a metal frame and some letters and ribbons to complete the design."
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A few things inspired Kim's piece, she had some metal vintage clock work bits which reminded her of mechanics; Tim Burton's film Nine and the whole Steampunk genre. So she tried to create faux metal with scraps, yes all the grungepaper scraps from die cutting... pieces form Caged bird die has some fabulous negative shapes, as does the elegant flourishes and there's a piece from the centre of heart wings. Kim has used some of Wendy's Art Parts... she even adhered a scrap of diet coke can! The front frame is inked with Distress inks, she has attached a few mini fastener's and sanded all the edges to give an aged metal look. After adhering each piece with faux rivets and holes she brushed on a little gold and copper perfect pearls. Then attached a metal corner and D ring to hang!
Lori found a cool shadowbox frame at her local big box craft store in the clearance aisle, all because it had a few dings and the glass was broken. She removed the broken glass, and replaced it with a piece of chipboard covered with Ten Seconds Studio metal embossed with their molds, molding paste, some embellishments made of more metal and UTEE ... a lovely home decor piece!
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Like Nancy C I decided to make some jewellery using some of Tim Holtz's Idea-ology pieces. I grabbed my Compendium of Curiosities and set to work recreating one of my favourite pieces from the book. Once I finished my necklace off with one of the new Timmy Baubles I went on to make some bottle top embellishments with the small pictures from the Lost and Found Stack. The Idea-ology ball chains are just perfect for these heavy duty pendants ... so I made another one ... inspired by Tim's earlier book ... to add to my collection!
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So now it's over to you ... The Design Team are looking forward to seeing your interpretations of this week's theme! 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 Sunday 17th October 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 much sought after Top Three Blinkie.
Have fun everyone :0)


  1. stunning makes from the team all beautifully detailed hugs cheryl xxx

  2. Beautiful DT creations.
    Hugs Linda

  3. Such wonderful DT creations - thank you!

  4. Beautiful entries already here, and the DT work is stunning as ever. I hope to have time to create something more metallic later this week but it may not happen!

  5. Beautiful projects, thanks for the inspiration!

  6. The DT work is absolutely stunning, thanks for the inspiration:)

  7. Awesome DT creations!

    Hugs, Marjo

  8. Hello, totally awesome projects so far :0)
    I have had to link to my flickr account hope thats okay as blogger wont let me upload :0(
    Kate x


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