Monday, November 1, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show Something Shabby!

Hello all ... What a grand job you all made of our Spookay challenge ... The winners will be announced on Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Something Shabby! 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 designed for you this week ...
Terry admits to having to think really hard this week to make something shabby. For her Money holder....She has used the Tattered Forals Die from Tim Holtz and played with Distress inks on the whole project. The colours she used were Vintage Photo, Fired Brick,Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Dried Marigold and Milled Lavender. She cut the bottom heart herself and she also used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Old Lace. The papers are Kioshi from Basic Grey.

Lynne loves all things SHABBY. She painted, spritzed and stamped with Pine Cone, Frost and Olive Vine Glimmer Mist making Tim Holtz Sketch Tree the focus. For the flower she used the ever versatile Tattered Floral die and various mediums, dictionary paper, cardboard, linen colouring them by creating puddles on her Craft Mat and dipping the pieces into the colour.

This week's challenge has Nancy using something she collected years ago. Nancy took this old wire basket and turned it into a wall hanging using Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps, 7 Gypsies Victoria papers and Tim Holtz Idea-ology corners and word key. To keep the vintage look, Nancy used muted colours and painted the Idea-ology corners and key with a Pearl Dabber to soften the colour of the metal.

Lori chose to show shabby in the form of this assemblage piece. She used paper from Tim's Lost and Found paper stack, Jenni Bowlin stick pins, a paint dabber resist technique on a piece of chipboard cut with Tim's Baroque die and various found objects to finish!

I started with a 8X8" wood box frame and Tim's Shabby Chic paper stack and the rest kind of followed from there. To knock back the colour of the blue paper I used a mix of Claudine Hellmuth's Traditional Tan and Sable Brown ... created a wash and applied it over the top of pretty much everything. To add further depth to the piece I stamped in Coffee Archival with Tim's Shabby French collection ... which seemed entirely appropriate given the challenge theme :0)
Linda enjoys making home decor projects and has created a Thanksgiving wall hanging. She decorated her felt pumpkin with shabby canvas flowers cut with the Tattered Florals die and dyed with Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint distress inks. The maple leaves were cut from Ten Seconds Studio metal, embossed with the Tim Holtz Cracked texture fade and smudged with Adirondack alcohol ink. Charms made with Tim Holtz Fragments and vintage Thanksgiving images provide a finishing touch.
Kim used Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby papers as the base for her shabby card. She stamped the stunning corner stamp from Prima Flowers Clear Stamps Build a Bauble and used STAMP and BOND adhesive powder before applying metal flakes. She then created a few flowers from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die using some buckram to make a rose, Grungepaper and coloured with Distress inks. The Grungepaper hinge has been treated with a little distress embossing powder. Added a metal bird charm which was inked with a little paint, some idea-ology foliage, and embellished with some adhesive stones.

Dan had to rethink his approach to this challenge after a nasty accident in the kitchen which left his main hand out of action for a while! Consequently this features less stamping than would be the norm for him, but he still managed to squeeze in a little stamping with the other hand! Products used included a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad (great for using with Copics!), distress ink pads and Tim Holtz stamps.

Everything’s a little ‘shabby’ right now as the seasons change and Nancy wanted to update her birdcage to reflect that. Time has to be represented, of course, so she used one of Tim’s Timepieces, add leaves cut from leftover plastic packaging. She stamped, then coloured the leaves with an assortment of Ranger’s Alcohol Inks - then completed the autumn look with a Rosette cut with Tim’s Paper Rosette Alterations flower strip. The final touch? A "Wendy" pumpkin made with her Lower Case Art stamp set and Tiny Text stamp!
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! Just look at this week's wonderful prize donated by our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp!

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 7th November 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. Oh , this I have to play along with!!! Hope I find the time!
    Hugs Lina

  2. ABSOLUTELY SHABB-I-LISCOUS!!! Great job Guy and Gals!!!

  3. Just uploaded my entry. Thanks for another great challenge!

  4. Hello :) I'm really glad to join you))

  5. What a great theme - and such great DT samples too - thank you!

  6. Two weeks running for me....hooray!!

    Love the theme this week and all the projects by the DT are fab!


  7. Awesome ideas and inspirations!! love 'em all! Have a GREAT week, Dawn

  8. I'm back!!! Been a while! Hope you like my mini book - the DT projects are amazing! Great job all!!!

  9. lovely shabby creations by the DT! i had a lot of fun playing along. have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

  10. Loving the theme and adoring all the DT artwork - my entry is on my blog now :O)) x

  11. this is a diverse challenge, love what has been done!!!
    Linky is not co-operating, will try later!

  12. Phew...I made it this week, getting my shabby album done!!
    Thank you for a fun challenge (as allways!!)
    hugs Lina

  13. Fab candy, a fab challenge and fab inspiration from the Design Team! Thanks. Best wishes Karen x

  14. Totally awesome DT artwork here and I finally managed to make an entry too. Couldn't resist as I love shabby.

  15. whew! got it done with barely any time to spare! hahah


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