Monday, May 2, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Hands!

Hello one and all! We hope you are enjoying your holiday! 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 winning week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... some Hands! 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 ...
Lynne Forsythe
After much pondering Lynne decided how she wanted to tracing her own hand onto a piece of Grungeboard. She then colored it with various Distress Inks and added Tarnished Brass and Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. She pulled out her jar of metal goodies to find Metal Watch Faces, Game Spinners, a Word Key. The Alpha Parts were just the perfect addition to her piece. For more info pop on over to her blog.
Sarah Engels-Greer
To Sarah hands are rather quirky which inspired some SteamPunk playtime! Wild Honey Distress Stain and Vintage Photo Ink are used on her canvas and various stamped images from 7 Gypsies and Artistic Outpost. Vintage etchings have been water-coloured with Distress Inks, the metal lettering created with the Chip Block die and Alcohol Inks and Glassine Paper layered underneath some original clock findings. Read more on Sarah's blog.
Candy decided to turn back the hands of time with this nostalgic "Four Generations" wall decor piece. A 7 Gypsies Librarie Drawer, turned on it's side is the perfect memory box! The hands on the hands of the embossed clock are from Tim Holtz' Steampunk Stamp Set. This piece is full of Ideaology including Vials, Sprockets and Gears, a Metal Number "4" that looks like chipped porcelain, an ever versatile Ornate Plate, a Knob and a Pocket Watch featuring a collage of Candy and her brother nestled in a Santos Hand. Check out her blog for more pictures and details.
*Hands* conjured up all sorts of images for Nancy: handmade; ranch hand; handy. Since she needed a new notebook, Nancy chose to decorate the cover with Graphic 45 hands from Communique, Graphic 45 buttons, 7 Gypsies rub-on hands on an optical lens and Idea-ology spinners (clock hands).

When Lori heard the challenge was HANDS, she immediately thought of the hand with the pointing finger from the Studio 490 Mail Art stamp set! The sign was cut from chipboard using the Hanging Sign die. The background and the sentiment on the sign are from the Studio 490 Art Colors Life stamp set. A resist technique was used with the background, which was swiped with a paint dabber in Pool. The big flower and leaves were also created with Studio 490 stamps, from Be Inspired Make Art, She Created Art, Let Your Art Have Wings, and Rose Art Part 2.
Terry made a Destiny Box, the destination of The Hand from The Tim Holtz Collection is to get into the box where there are all sorts of goodies. She used some roses on the top and the papers are from the Basic Grey Paper Curio Collection Pack and everything is distressed with Vintage Photo and Forest Moss, even the lace border is distressed. The butterflies are heat embossed. Embellishments and sentiment from Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags and a few charms are placed on the side. More details can be found on her blog
Linda decided to honor a woman's hands using a vintage glove for the Something With Hands challenge. Her project is built on a base of a vintage tin pie plate embellished with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, Melissa Frances vintage crepe paper and lace. Other products used include Tim Holtz Paper Stash Vintage Shabby, Vintage Photo distress Ink and Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte.
When Dan saw this week's theme, he was inspired to include a quote he's always liked, which he has complimented with this pared-down, Warhol-inspired design. Products used include tissue tape, Tim Holtz's Steampunk stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and glossy accents. More details on Dan's blog.
When Nancy saw this saying about friends & hands, she was inspired to make this simple piece using paper cut from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Crowded Attic paper stash for the background in a plain black frame. She then stamped Tim Holtz's Girls Rule stamp with Distress Ink Embossing Ink, finished with Black embossing powder. The saying's done with rub-on letters, the flower's one she created with tulle & glittered with Ranger's Tiara Stickles.

I decided to work on an 8 X 8" canvas art board this week. The base is coloured with Adirondack Colorwash sprays and Dabbers. The butterflies were die cut using the Tim Holtz Mover and Shaper die and the letters are Vintage Market.
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 8th May 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. Fabulous, fabulous fabulous from everyone.. I am getting back to crafting after having my hands injected for arthitis... I shall be SO glad to play again this week, after missing out on those buttons!!

  2. Another cracking week of super inspiration from the team :D

  3. Fabulous inspiration from the team as usual! Thanks for another brill challenge! xx

  4. Thanks so much for this fun theme....I know my card is not really your DT style but thought it has hands. All your DT cards are wonderful by the way.

  5. At first I drew a blank even with the great inspiration, and then I thought "Hey, Mother's Day, using hands in a garden!" Thanks for the challenge!!!! And, for a chance to win!!!

  6. Phew - finally I made it! Wonderful DT work - even that failed to get me going till today. My theme is love letters - hand written of course!

  7. Two weeks running for me...woo hoo!!

    Gorgeous samples as always from the DT - great inspiration for us all.


  8. Guess this was meant to be a challenge, right? I hope mine is acceptable! Would be a great prize to win. THanks to your team and sponsor.

  9. I did the hands challenge and then went back a week and did the buttons one as well, seeing as I had a plan for this anyway...Better late than never!


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