Monday, February 21, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show some Stripes!

Hello Everyone! We had a great response to last week's Design Team Call. We hope to work our way through all the applications this week and let all the fabulous applicants know the outcome by next weekend! Good Luck to you all and Thank you for taking the time to apply!
Back to the challenges ... Thank you for playing along last week ... The winners will be announced this Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your lucky week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... some Stripes!
If you want to join in the fun ... 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 ...
Dan made this piece to fit a frame he found in a drawer, and now he's finished it he can't find the frame! The mat behind the card was made with mitred strips from the Retro Grunge card stack. Other goodies used included the Tiny Textures, Spills & Splatters, World Traveler and Winged Things II stamp sets, a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Walnut Stain and Barn Door distress ink pads and a Snow Cap white paint dabber.
With a bad case of Spring Fever attacking her.....Lynne began dreaming of green grass and a fresh cut flower bouquet. Pulling out a pad of Graphic 45 Le Romantique and a yard of muslin...she began to create diecut Tattered Floral pieces parts. During the creative process of coloring the muslin flowers with Distress Reinker Mixtures, Multi Medium and Distress Stickles, she received a box with the NEW Distress Stains in it. She used the Wild Honey and Vintage Photo to accent the paper flowers (and in her opinion that new product is FANTABULOUS!)

Some old pics from the '50's were Nancy's inspiration for this layout featuring Graphic 45's On The Boardwalk. Cut edges were inked with Black Soot and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks using Ranger's Ink Applicators.

Like Nancy, Lori chose to feature some Graphic 45 paper with stripes for her altered wooden box. She used the Renaissance Fair paper, the Tattered Florals die, some clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and a Melting Pot, and Studio Multi Medium Matte to adhere all the pieces together!

Nancy needed to create a quick greeting card for a friend and while looking through images in her stash, this rose on Crafty Secrets’ Birds & Blossoms Creative Scraps caught her eye. See the papers behind the vintage ledger scrap? Both are from Basic Grey’s Wassail paper pad – just goes to show how versatile papers created for specific holidays can be!

Terry decided to make a Spring card, with lots of stripes. The stripes and therefore the papers are from Graphic 45, Once upon a springtime and that is exactly the meaning behind this card. Everything is distressed with Vintage Photo and Forest Moss distress inks. The borders are worked on with the EK Succes Punch. The flowers are inked up too and worked on with Distress rock candy and Glossy Accents to give it that extra look.
Wallpaper inspired strips and corrugated cardboard provide the background for a sweet vintage image on Linda's wall hanging.  Chipboard covered with kraft packing paper stamped with the Tim Holtz "Creativity is" stamp make the base.  The corrugated cardboard was painted with a Snowcap Adirondack Paint Dabber and ink distressed with Vintage Photo.  The Spellbinders die cut frame was stenciled with Picket Fence distress crackle paint.

Kim used this fabulous Hero Arts stamp and created a resist by heat embossing with clear powder over a pale striped patterned paper and inking with walnut stain distress inks to bring out the silhouette.
 The Tattered Flower has been created by adhering striped patterned paper to Wendy Vecchi clearly for art film. Kim then heated to form the petals, and added an acroutrement to the centre, she has applied this same treatment to the vine.

Lucky ole me got to play with Tim Holtz's new stamps; Idea-ology sprockets; Embossing Folder and Weathered Wood Distress Stains ... and if that was n't enough ... there was Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts and some of her pin stripes and butterflies. It was a week where the text stamp spoke to me and hopefully I have managed to capture 'boundless' imagination and the 'limits' of reality in this piece ... and if I did n't ... well making it was the best fun!

Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work... Just click on their names! Fancy becoming a Design Team Member yourself? Well read on ...

We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again 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 27th February 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!
Have Fun!


  1. The samples are all incredible!

  2. Great idea for some variety!!!

  3. Gorgeous work team!!! Really enjoy seeing all the different styles here!
    Thanks for a great challenge!

  4. Fabulous art from the DT! Mine may not quite be the stripes you are wanting, so if it does not count, I am just fine with that!

  5. Wonderful projects by the DT. Aren't stripes tne greatest? Love your challenge; looking forward to seeing you again. Hugs, dj1952

  6. ok-please use #104 Peggy Lee, for my link back to my blog, #103 is wrong and I couldn't delete it. sorry I had so much fun creating for this weeks challenge, and DT art is amazing.

    Peggy Lee

  7. Time ran away and I am too late to post in your collection. Time zones got away from me.

  8. Wow what wonderful DT creations. Just found your s This is my first time entering.

  9. Just curious, who won this, I can't find it if you posted it somewhere?


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