Monday, December 20, 2010

Simon Says Stamp & Show Something From Yesteryear.

Happy Monday People ... Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... The winners will be announced on Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your lucky week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Something From Yesteryear! Due to everyone being so busy with Holiday preparations this challenge will run for two weeks ... which means we will be back on Monday 3rd January 2011 with a new theme.
If you want to join in the fun over the next two weeks... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! To start you on your way... take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team ...
Terry at first did not know what yesteryear meant, but with a little help from her amazing teamies she now knows...and she decided to make a very "old" decorated Christmas tree. The Christmas flower was made with the Tim Holtz Alterations Flowers Die and she made her icy flower with  Tim Holtz Distress Stickles rock candy and Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive and shimmered with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist Dazzling Diamonds this is also used on the Christmas tree and on the sentiment. The papers that she used are from the Graphic 45 Christmas Past paper pack, everything was worked on with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Odds & Ends. The image is from the Internet.

Lynne loves all things from yesteryear.......For this project she pulled out her vintage crepe paper (not the roll kind) and a tassel. To add to this vintage look she used Vintage Glass Glitter to accent her Tattered Floral flower and a she stamped a Flourish, which she traced with white glue and sprinkled on more Vintage Glass Glitter. The Bauble added just the right touch when coupled with the vintage tassel and of course a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Remember those paper chains, she created one to be used to hang the cone.

This week's challenge began with a book Nancy found at a flea market. The book was written in 1942 by Kathleen Norris and bears her initials on the front. Nancy is using it for her niece who has the same initials (K.N.) and turning it into a junque journal with lots of empty pages for her to add her own thoughts and dreams. After binding the cover with signatures, Nancy used Crafty Secrets Seasonal Calendar to decorate each month of 2011. Added tags with ribbon to each month to make it easier to pull the tags out and then to each tag added various quotes from Tim Holtz Just Thoughts and Good Thoughts. With Maya Road and 7 Gypsies envelopes, there's plenty of room for her to add what she wishes.

When Lori hears the word "yesteryear", she thinks of vintage, aged, or things reminiscent of days gone by. For Lori, Graphic 45 always represents vintage, so that was the focus of her project this week. She used paper from Renaissance Fair, the Ornate On the Edge die, a Gold and Espresso paint dabber, and a Curio knob to turn an ordinary paper mache box into a vintage gift box!

It has been a while since I have played with a canvas ... so I used some Walnut Stain; Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age this one up. The papers are all from Tim's Lost and Found Paper Stack ... I have used Suze Weinberg's Bees Wax and several different Idea-ology embellishments to decorate finishing off with the Idea-ology Lost & Found Salvage Stickers for the lettering.
Linda loves using images from yesteryear. Here she has used a vintage Christmas angel image with Tim's Tinted Vision technique but instead of using a Fragment with it, she has used a piece of acetate die cut with the Snow Flurries On the Edge die. Ginger and Latte Adirondack alcohol inks were applied to the back of the acetate with a Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator tool to create an aged, stained paper look. Then the remaining alcohol ink on the applicator tool was then used on a piece of vanilla CS to create a blotchy aged look for the Believe stamp. The CS was also misted with a mixture of water, Vintage Photo reinker and Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold, as was the panel that was embossed with the Tim Holtz Notepaper Texture Fade. Both pieces of CS were also sponged with Vintage Photo ink around the edges. The white petals of the crinoline flower were cut with the Alerations Tattered Floral die. The Believe stamp is from the Tim Holtz Mini Holidays stamp set.

Kim decided to make a vintage looking ornament, to capture the feeling of yesteryear. First she created an oval tile using images from the mini holiday stamp set, masked, coloured with copics, then completely covered with crackle accents. She used gold Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber for the edges. It was then adhered to a frame shape made from Tim's vintage shabby papers, with inked edges and adhesive stones, the very edge has a generous amount of stickles too. Kim has added a crepe paper frill to the back of the ornament. The 'merry christmas' is also from the mini holiday stamp set, inked and covered with clear embossing powder! The glittery poinsettia shrink plastic flower was created using Tattered florals die, coloured with distress inks and lots of gold stickles glitter for the centre. Finished off with a bow made from Webster's pages Holiday Trim attached using a fabulous charm clip and jump ring. The Idea-ology facet covers a stamped image and is attached to ribbon with a trinket pin.

Dan was very inspired this week by the new set of 7 Gypsies "Calais" stamps he got recently. He combined them with some Tim Holtz classics, distress ink pads, a white paint dabber and a recycled box frame to produce this piece, which he says makes him think of tattoos coming to life!

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.
The Design Team are looking forward to seeing your work! Drum Roll required here ... Because throughout December our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 2nd January 2011 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... 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 :o)


  1. what a lovely challenge..the possibilities are endless! let me see what i can come up with...I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a crazy,creative new year!!

  2. LOVE this theme...something from yesteryear! I definitely want to get in on this one. :) Thank you so much for hosting these challenges. They are fun and really challenge creativity! I love it!

  3. Beautiful creations from all the team again
    Happy christmas to you all and all the best for 2011

  4. Fabulous inspiration from everyone!
    Happy Christmas!
    Alison x

  5. Thanks for the great inspiration. And thanks to the snow storm that allowed me to stay home and do something for this challenge!

  6. Fabulous art from the DT! Always fun to play along! Happy New Years!

  7. Great examples and always a fun subject.

  8. fun fun fun!!! This really could be anything!

  9. A great challenge and some fab DT inspiration!
    Many thanks
    Karen x

  10. Great challenge! So great I had to enter TWICE! Just lucky my last two project were a perfect fit, and I couldn't choose.... so I didn't! Hope you don't mind the double submission....

  11. It says collection is closed its only 9pm? i was going to enter.

  12. I know that feeling Leti, I'm confused tool


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