Monday, March 21, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show a Word!

Hello Everybody! Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... 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 ... a word! 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 ...
Nancy Crissinger
Who doesn't think of "Paris" in the springtime? Nancy's shadowbox card uses an image cut from Graphic45's Times Nouveau paper along with Tim Holtz's Mini City Central & French Marketplace sets.
Linda Elbourne
The word I have chosen is "Play". And that is exactly what I did! I played with Wendy Vecchi Art Parts; Borders and Bottles and Creative Covers! I also used a Tim Holtz Ideaology large Ring Binder and some Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Backed Canvas to create my little journal. 
Terry used the word "LOVE" because there is a lot of love in her girls. They are her pride and joy. She worked on the canvas with Distress inks, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Victiorian Velvet and Tattered Rose. The beautifull butterflies are from The Wendy Vecchi, Just Fly and are also worked on with Distress inks and Glossy Accents. She placed a few roses and used some stickles on the borders, the swirl is from The Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard elements.
Sarah's word is 'Home'. Five words actually...There's no place like home. The week's events reminded Sarah how thankful she is to have a safe home. Various old book pages have been stamped using Tim's Holtz's Urban Chic and Pattern Pieces range, then sealed with Claudine Helmuth's Matte Medium. Sarah then made five origami houses and adorned them with embellishments and words typed onto Sticky-Back Canvas also by Claudine. The houses were fixed to an old wooden slat which has also been stamped with Tim's stamps and Sepia Archival Ink. The flower was made from vintage dress-pattern paper and Grunge Paper. Sarah used the Tattered Florals die and Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge and Brushed Corduroy) for colour.To finish Glossy Accents was use to glue on some rusty nails!. More photos and details can found on Sarah's blog.
For Dan's dream-y card he started by covering his card base with randomly placed pieces of torn tissue tape, which he then covered with espresso and red pepper paint dabbers applied with kitchen paper. The butterfly from Tim Holtz's Spring Sprung stamp set was stamped on the painted background with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then over-painted with white paint dabber applied with an artist's paintbrush, coloured with marker pens and restamped. The piece was edged with Walnut Stain distress ink. The letters are cut from the Lost and Found card stack and covered with glossy accents for extra shine. Finally, the mat was cut from the Retro Grunge card stack.
and LOVE it is......LOVE of Canvas Corp 4 x 4 Canvas, LOVE of Distress Stains, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Wild Honey, LOVE of Distress Stickles, LOVE of Dew Drops, LOVE of Tissue Tape.......oh all the LOVE!!
Spring is Nancy's word. Spring = flowers = Wendy Vecchi. So she began with a canvas and painted it with watercolors and a water brush. Once dry, Nancy stamped leaf images from Studio 490's Nature's Art using Ranger Coffee Archival Ink before coloring the leaves in with Distress Re-Inkers in three shades of green. Studio 490 Art Parts were stamped with Art From The Heart background stamp and painted with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Paints before adding a bit of color with the watercolors. Nancy added a a tiny bottle, tag and one teeny fairy to watch over the entire Spring growing process.
Candy's word is "WINGS". Her piece incorporates several things that she loves with wings...birds, butterflies and Angels. Candy used Pink Paislee's new Butterfly Wings paper to create this darling little birdcage. The front of the cage is made from Tim Holtz' On The Edge Scallop die cut. The bars on the cage were fashioned from pale organza ribbon that was threaded onto a gold wire and attached to the back of the birdcage with 1/4" Wonder Tape. The little vintage black and white Angels were colorized using various colors of Distress Inks and Cut 'N Dry Pen Nibs. Detailing on the Angels' dresses was done with the NEW Tropical Tangerine and Eucalyptus Stickles. The bouquet on the top of the birdcage was fashioned from little pink roses and Prima's Teal Mini Roses. The white ribbon was sprayed with Pink Bubblegum and Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist to get just the right vintage pink combination of color. Pop on over to Candy's blog for all the details in how she created her "WINGS".
Lori chose the word "CROWN", for this humorous layout of some pictures from the cruise where Tim Holtz was the art instructor. The Fabulous Flourish stamp adds some detail to the background using Coffee Archival Ink. The sentiments are stamps from the Studio 490 stamp set entitled Regal Art, and are embossed with Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder. And, Tim's "crown" is one of his own stamps, from Mini Ornates! How cool is that? And how about some rosettes using the Rosette and Mini Rosette dies?
Easter is Linda's word and she used it to make a seasonal home decor item, a jumbo refrigerator magnet featuring vintage images, tulle, crinoline and lace.  Products used include Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium MatteTim Holtz Tattered Florals DieGold Alcohol Ink MixativeVintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Inks.   
Kim decided to alter an old book, After creating an opening at the front she collaged the cover with strips torn from old book pages and applied with Claudine Helmuth's Matte Medium. Then coloured with Aged Mahogany, Black Soot and Walnut stain DI. The central torn pages have been inked with a little vintage photo. The main image is from Tim's Papillon Stamps and sprayed with a little Heirloom gold perfect pearls mist. The flower is made using Tim's tattered florals die, the leaves from Wendy's stamp and both cut from the Lost and Found card stack. The Bookplate has been covered with sticky metal foil tape, adhered to grungeboard, embossed and aged with paint dabbers. 
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work...Just click on their names! 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 March 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. Yet another week that the DT have excelled with talent :D beautiful pieces everyone :D

  2. So many beautiful pieces from the design team again - so much inspiration - thanks for the challenge

  3. Brilliant DT work, loads of inspiration, will be back later with my card hopefully!
    teresa xx

  4. gorgeous art from the DT - loving this challenge.. mine is on me blog x

  5. Wow these are all just amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration DT!!

  6. Thanks to everyone who follows and enters the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! It's so much fun to see everyone's interpretation of the subject. You guys always come through with some really amazing projects! LOVE these challenges! :)

  7. A really great challenge with lots of scope for you to use your imagination. Best wishes Karen x

  8. I'm back & uploaded, loved that challenge thank you. xx

  9. Awesome DT creations! Mine is up!

  10. Fab creations by the DT oooodles of inspiration as always. Have linked mine

  11. WOW! What inspiraton. another FAB challenge! xxD

  12. These are all so fabulous and so inspirational. Mine is linked so thanks for looking

  13. Fantastic art everyone! Another great challenge! xx

  14. guys entering our Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge keep brinin' out your best week after week! I LOVE looking at everyone's inspiring! We, at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Design Team thank you for your comments and even more...THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION! Your work inspires US!! <3 Candy

  15. A brilliant challenge, and a big wow to the design team x

  16. The art from the DT is so different to each other and all equally stunning. You may even be tempting me to try more frilly vintage. I'm sure there's an official term but its sunday and my brain is off until 8.30 tomorrow!


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