Monday, October 25, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show Something Spookay!

Greetings ... What a brilliant job you all made of our last challenge ... The winners will be announced on Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Something Spookay! If you fancy joining us ... 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 ... and to start those creative cogs ticking ... here is what the Design Team made for you this week ...
Nancy thinks Tim’s Alcohol Inks make a great background for a spooky birthday card, so she stamped Tim’s Skeleton of a Man on a transparency sheet coloured with AI's – stamped a large tag with Dusty Concord and Wild Honey – used the Scrollwork Alterations die-cut to give a little more of a “Goth” feel to the tag – added a bit of Tissue Tape, a Grunge Board bat – then gave the card to her “spooky” cousin.
Terry had never made something spooky and vintage style before, but had a lot of fun making a tag to use as a bookmarker. She has used lots of glimmermist from Tattered Angels and Distress inks from Tim Holtz: Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold, the spooky elements she got from the internet and her lace is from her own stash.
Lynne is not much for spooky things but the wooden Jack-O-Lantern seemed to fit the bill. She accented the face with Distress Stickles, Crackle Accents and the gorgeous Fabulous Flourish stamp by Hero Arts. Surprise....she created a flower cluster using the Tattered Floral and Tattered Leaves Dies by Tim Holtz.

Nancy W has stayed true to her passion of mini-books with this Maya Road haunted house. Tim Holtz Fragments for windows, an Alteration die for the fence, Tim Holtz stamps for skeletons and owls and many Crafty Secret images make up this spooky mini.

Katie said that she had nothing spooky in her stash and therefore had to improvise. She made this gift set of seasonal vintage easy-mailer notelets using a real mixture of bits and pieces, including papers from DCWC Mariposa, 7 Gypsies Victoria and also some Basic Grey. She also used two sets of Hero Arts stamps to decorate the envelopes and sleeve: Sew Artsy and Everyday Sayings.

Lori chose to alter Raven's Nevermore House, using Tim Holtz's Raven and Scaredy Cat die, Trick or Treats and Retro Halloween stamps, and some Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel for a really spooky effect!

My Spookay canvas is full of Tim Holtz stamps from the Mini Halloween Plate ... I have also used lots of fragments and Grungepaper ... the delicious purple glimmer is the new Ranger Perfect Pearls spray in forever violet ... already a firm favourite with me.

Linda decided to go with vintage spooky by using some vintage graphic images to create a luminaira. The graphics for the windows were printed on vellum. For the frame, spooky stock vintage images were printed on plain white card stock and Tim Holtz's Rusted Enamel technique was used to distress the surface. The top edge was cut with the Tim Holtz Scrollwork On The Edge die. The project was embellished with Tim Holtz Grungeboard Mixed Minis painted with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pitch Black and coated with Ranger Crackle Accents. Linda also used Prima Say it With Crystals for a bit of bling.

Kim decided to make a coffin shaped treat box from gorgeous Graphic 45 HALLOWEEN IN WONDERLAND papers. Her spooky tag was created by inking some glossy card with distress inks, heat embossing the forgotten garden image from Tim Holtz URBAN TAPESTRY stamps. Then sanding the background to distress. Using the spider from Wendy Vecchi BOTANICAL ART as the starting point for the web, which she hand drew with WHITE INKSSENTIAL PEN. Kim then blended rusty hinge distress ink all over the tag to give a spooky glow and finished with an adhesive gem.
Dan has recently been scaring himself silly watching the dvd set of "American Gothic", which is where he got his "there's someone at the door" inspiration from! This project features Tim Holtz stamps, distress ink pads, paint dabbers and Tim's sanding block!
Please do stop by the Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work ... just click on their names.
Now it's your turn... The Design Team are once again 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 Eastern time on Sunday 31st 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. WOW!! Love them all!! Amazing work!! Can't wait to see everyones take on the theme!! :o)Dawn

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  4. love the DT's creations! very spookay! have a fabulous week! *hugs* steph :)

  5. Lovely DT creations - wish I was so innovative!

  6. Great spookay pieces by the design team. Always great to see the individual takes on the theme. Tracy Evans x

  7. Hooray........I've made it, it's been ages since I've joined in.

    Love all the artwork by the DT stunning as always!


  8. Fab theme and LOVE all the DT pieces... mine is now on me blog... *with a little message for LindaE at the end :O))* Hels x

  9. this is one spooky!

  10. here's mine!


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