Monday, January 17, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Polka Dots!

Hello Everyone ... Thank you for playing along last week ... The winners will be announced on Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this week it could be you! For this challenge Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Some Polka Dots!
If you want to get dotty with the Design Team ... all you need to do is ... create something with Polka Dots ... 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 ...
Dan's mind is clearly moving towards breaking out of winter and looking forward to spring! Among the products he used are Distress Ink pads in Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey, an ink blending tool, Hero Arts Cling Dots stamp (on the clouds) and Studio 490 Seriously Art stamp set.

Lori chose to combine Jenni Bowlin mini papers and stamps from Studio 490 to make this little wall hanging. The flowers are from Live and Make Art, while the polka dot stamp that was used on the flowers is from All About Art. The dress is from Fashion Style and Art, stamped on paper from the same mini paper pack. A little bling from the Maya Road Chandelier piece, and we're ready to shop!

Nancy used lots of goodness from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 for this week's challenge. The heart & sentiment are from Studio 490's Love to Make Art stamp set and the butterfly from Studio 490's Nature's Art stamped on Clearly for Art.

Terry decided to make a card with polkadots, she got the dots from Graphic 45, once upon a springtime and embossed the card. She used  Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Dies Fancifull Flight and worked on the butterfly with Cracklepaint from Tim Holtz, a polkadot stamp and the roses are worked on with the Glossy Accents from Ranger and Distress Rock Candy. Distress inks that she used are Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Tattered rose. The small butterfly on the postcard is Wendy Vecchi, Just Flutterby.

Nancy wanted to try her hand at a file folder book & Webster’s Pages’ WonderFALL papers caught her eye, both to cover the ‘pages’ & to make a Tim Holtz Rosette. Lots of elements were added, including Jenni Bowlin’s Punctuation Tickets & a number of Tim Holtz’ Idea-ology parts. Wendy Vecchi’s Collectible Art stamps provided the perfect phrases on tags & tabs.

It all began with "Once Upon a Springtime" for the polkadots!! Which then brought about visions of flowers in a field and off Lynne went creating yet ANOTHER flower. She used Eyelet Circles and Peony dies by Spellbinders and coffee filters. She colored her flower using Reinker Mixtures of Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Spice Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Spun name just a few!! And the ULTRA distress look was created using her Distress if All.

Wanted to make a grunge bag but thought she would start with something a little smaller... She's used the Tag and bookplates die as the template. Began with the flower from Botanical art, stamped directly onto grungepaper and covered with glossy accents. The polka dots were stamped using ranger paint dabber, which resisted the distress inks. The back has had the same resist treatment but using the leaves from nature's art. The sentiment is also from nature's art stamped using archival black. The strap is the polka dots ribbon from Websters pages holiday trims.

This week Linda went dramatically different than her usual shabby chic style with bold black and white polka dots accented in a rich dark red. On her polka dotted front panel, she used stamps from the Tim Holtz Mini Classics set and for the sentiment inside, stamps from the Urban Grunge collection were used. Silver metal pieces accent the front panel, cut from Ten Seconds Studio Metal using the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die.

In my opinion ... NOBODY does Polka Dots like THE Wendy Vecchi! I used lots of Wendy's beautiful stamps to decorate my hinged frame. I must admit ... I got a bit carried away creating Grungepaper flowers and nearly covered all my Polka Dots up ... so I added a few dotty butterflies from Make Mine Mini Art ... just for good measure. All of the flower centres are Idea-ology Foliage... the butterfly bodies are Game Spinners and if you look really closely you may be able to spot some Ranger Black Enamel Accents too.

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 ... Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift voucher!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 23rd 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. ohhhh gorgeous work from the team.
    I have posted my masking on a day late :(
    i.e this morning, never managed to do it before... if you want to see it, it's here

    I'll try to do the polka dots in time.
    Off to see your blogs
    Isa x

  2. This will be fun! And to see so many Vecchi polka dots is really cool!

  3. Beautiful DT work, and a fab challenge :D

  4. Thanks for another great challenge and such wonderful inspiration from the DT. :D

  5. @Gorgeous art from the team as usual... my entry is now on me blog :O))

  6. Design Team again has great inspirations. Was a fun challenge

  7. Excellent DT samples, think I am going to come out of my box for the next challenge!

  8. Excellent DT work: here is my link -

  9. Lovely challenge, I can't post under Mr Linky, but my entry is on my blog x

  10. For some reason the link tool closed early. Here is my entry.

  11. Boo Came to share my entry and the link tool is closed :O( Here's mine....


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