Monday, October 4, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Numbers!

Hi Everyone ... Here's hoping you all have a good week and what better way to start a new week ... than a with another new challenge. This week Simon Says Stamp and Show your Numbers! If you want to join us again this week ... or if it's your first time ... 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 help you on your way ... here is some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team ...
Chunky ATC's are all "the rage" right now so Lori has  put together one Wendy Vecchi style, using mostly her STAMPS with NUMBERS. Lots of flowers made from grungepaper, she also used distress inks, Archival inks in Black and Coffee, Maya Road trinket pins , and Maya Road Foundation chipboard to help finish it off!
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This week I have been playing with The Wendy Vecchi's new Art Parts ... All the stamps are from The Wendy Vecchi ... I have coloured the circle frame with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink ... I added lots of Grungepaper and finished off embellishing with some of Tim's new Idea-ology accoutrements.
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Linda created her tag on a base of patchwork embossed  numbers.  She embossed card stock with several Tim Holtz Texture Fades and cut out the numbers, then patchworked and stitched them together.  After being ink distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, it served as the base of her tag.  The handmade flowers and shabby seam binding were dyed with Tim Holtz distress inks.  The flourish was covered with Ranger Gold Liquid Pearls.
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I Love the way Dan interprets these themes and this week's project is no exception. Dan has created this wonderful gift box using ... wait for it ... Ten Seconds Studio metal and one of their moulds. He has embellished the box with a square of patterned paper placed in a silver Ranger Memory Frame, which has been rubbed with copper wax.
Nancy used Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety papers. The numbers are Grungeboard covered with vintage paper, then inked with Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Barn Door & Black Soot. The "bottle" is made from the Texture Fades' packing, stamped with Jet Black StazOn. Let's see ... little details ... lots of *Tim* with the Memo Pins, Locket Keys and Muse Tokens ... and a Maya Road star pin and flower.
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Terry has used the wonderful papers from Graphic 45 Le Romantique and Vintage Love for her book. The roses are misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist, Old Lace Glitter spray. She has also used a Martha Stewart punch.
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Lynne began by misting the front of her box with Broken China and Black Soot Re-inker Mixtures. She then added some fiber paste and misted it again...dusting it with Perfect Pearls. She used the new Tattered Leaves die to accent her flowers which were made using the Tattered Floral dieThe flowers and leaves were coloured with Re-inker Mixtures. For the numbers she created a large 2 out of Plain GrungeBoard, texturized it with Collage Texture Fade. She coloured the Foundations Box Feet with Gold Metallic Alcohol Ink.
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Nancy Said "It's been a while since I've completed a 12x12 layout so that in itself was a challenge for me! This photo of my son practicing track when he was in high school reminded me of all the numbers: what lane was he in?; what was his time? etc." She used Crate Paper School Spirit paper with Bo Bunny and Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alpha thrown in for good measure.
For this challenge katie decided to make a wall hanging with a recent photo of her and her brothers. She said "We don't get to see each often, living in different countries and all, so I thought it was a photo worth doing something special with."  Katie used a combination of 7 Gypsies Victoria paper, a Prima floral spray, Hero Arts lace and gems, Distress Inks, Glossy Accents and a Tim Holtz stamp to complete her design.
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Kim said that after pondering what she could do to incorporate numbers she started to see them in numerous stamps and items! Lots of Wendy's Vecchi Stamps include numbers... like her Dimensional Rose art which is the background under the leaves. Nature's art sentiment says the number one which has been stamped onto a ticket which also has numbers! Even the wonderful butterfly from Botanical art has numbers in its pattern. To include even more numbers she covered grungepaper with Tim Holtz tissue tape and stamped flowers from live and make art in coffee archival before cutting and inking with distress ink. Finishing off with a bingo game piece.
So now it's over to you ... The Design Team are looking forward to seeing the way you choose to interpret the 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 10th 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 specially designed Top Three Blinkie.
Have fun everyone :0)


  1. Another fab theme and some truly insipiring DT work to get us going!

  2. Love this theme. I am amazed how many things have got numbers on !! Great inspiration from the DT. I'm just going to post my entry.

  3. oh wow some amazing creations from the DT fantastic inspiration love cheryl xxxxxxx

  4. ohmygoodness, i loooove all the DT's creations! gorgeous! i had so much fun playing along this week! fun challenge!! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

  5. wow what fab DT samples, they are amazing

  6. Stunning artwork from the DT! Love them!


  7. The numbers for mine are very small and on the top of my background ledger design paper.

  8. Fab theme and GORGEOUS art from the DT as usual... thinking #22 is a lucky one LOL

  9. Gorgeous works by the design team. I especially love Lynne's box, it's beautiful. Apologies if I don't get round to you all individually (computer troubles)
    Kim x

  10. Great challenge... Gorgeous DT cards.
    I have two card in the same post for this challenge...

  11. My first entry here--love all the challenges and examples posted.


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