Monday, July 25, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes!

Hello again everyone! 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!
We have had an amazing response to the Design Team Call ... I shall be working my way through your emails in the coming few days and hope to announce the successful applicants next Monday. Good Luck everyone!
This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Anything goes! 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! Before you start take a look at what the Design Team came up with...
Candy really went out of her comfort zone for this "anything goes" piece! This is an intricate pendant she created using a Tim Holtz Ornate Plate, a face mold she had and Clear UTEE lightly sprinkled with a light pink Embossing Powder to create a flesh tone. The face is then colored with combinations of Perfect Pearls followed by Paint Dabbers. Juniper paint was finger brushed onto the Ornate Plate and the added Ideaology pieces to give a patina appearance.
Nancy's last contribution as a DT member is a Crafty Secrets 3D Portrait Shadowbox Frame, using papers from Tim Holtz's Crowded Attic Paper Pad. Wendy Vecchi's dots from Seriously Art were used to add interest to the frames, Tim Holtz's Artful Flight birdcage & Haberdashery's dress form stamps were used for each of the side panels - and Nancy's fav die cut from Tim Holtz's Sewing Room took center stage. We are soooo going to miss your inspiration Nancy.

Using Sarah's inspiration piece from her July My Mojo Monthly, Linda created something similar but in her own style.  The die cut squares were covered with Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stash and stamped with images from the Mini Classic and Haberdashery stamp sets.  Alternating squares were covered with Kraft Glassine paper that was embossed with the Tim Holtz Bingo Texture Fade.  A crinoline flower was made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.
This is a Grandmother's book Nancy created for her sis-in-law who's waiting for Grandbaby #5. Using a Maya Road Lunch Tin Album, she covered the chipboard pages with various papers from Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon. The decorating was finished using Maya Road Bingo Chips, a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener, a Swivel Clasp, Pink Paislee Daily Junque stamps and miscellaneous baby charms.

Since this is Lori's last project as a member of the team, she chose to stick with what she loves...Studio 490 stamps and Art Parts!  She used stamps from Visions of Art, and Art is Therapeutic, and the leaf vine from the Art Parts - Leaves, to alter this 4 x 4 canvas.  She also used Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Stains, along with Peeled Paint Crackle Paint. And how about some Turquoise Perfectly Pearled pine cones to complete the nature theme? We are soooo going to miss Lori's quirky style!
Lynne decided to use a project she created at CHA for the base of her project. She then augmented it with lots of diecut with the wonderful Tattered Floral die and colored with painted on Distress Stain and Distress Reinker mixtures. She used one of Wendy's Art Part Leaves which she painted and stamped on. See the tissue tape she used to accent the "GIRL's" wonderful hat, along with the little Bauble. All the goodness was adhere using Multi Medium!!!
A Love Like That... Sarah thought we might all enjoy a boost from a riot of colour, flora and inspirational words on her altered painted apron. She first made an apron from Artist's canvas and coloured it using Claudine Hellmuth's Paints. Sarah then used Sticky-Back canvas, Wendy Vecchi stamps and butterflies and embroidery.
Christmas in July...Terry decided to make a Christmas Candybox. She used the fabulous NEW Tim Holtz Christmas Memories Stampset, coloured the box with Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo for all the borders. The stars are worked on with the Crackle Accents and on the other side of the Candybox she placed the fabulous Tim Holtz Odds and Ends Christmas Sentiment, which was embossed with Holographic Embossing Powder.
Kim's final project as member of this Awesome Team was inspired from Steampunk Debutante. Kim had the idea to create a steampunk top hat, using grungepaper, texture fade, cafe perfect pearls and gears. The Small easel is the base for the hat stand adhered to a large fragment, adorned with Art Parts and memo pin embellishments, one dangly using Steampunk gears stamp. Kim cut flowers Tattered florals and 3D flowers from grunge paper and the colours were matched using distress inks. We are soooo going to miss Kim's unique project ideas.
Dan was asked to make a "sparse and graphic" card by a friend.  This is what he came up with, and they loved it, so everyone was happy :)  Products used include the Rockstar and From The Heart stamp sets, and Distress inks in Frayed Burlap, Barn Door and Wild Honey.
I went for a three frame hangy thing this week. I covered the frames with embossed card created with Tim Holtz's embossing folders which I had coloured with Adirondack Colour washes; making the design 'pop' wih Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The face stamp is from Wendy Vecchi's It's Face Art.
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 31st  July 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. Oh the box that I made yesterday night fits perfectly! Does that count? WOOOOOOONDERFUL Designs above, absolutely inspiring! <3 it!!!

  2. Wow inspirational pieces from the Design Team. Tracy xv

  3. Fabulous inspiration as always! Love what they created!

  4. anything goes is everybody's favorite challenge theme - thank you!

  5. Great pieces from the DT again this week...

  6. Awesome design work filled with inspiration!

  7. Wow..have to get my thiniking cap on for this one!

  8. Honestly, I don't know how you designers come up with such awesome stuff week after week! You should have your own magazine - I'd buy it in a heartbeat, lol!

  9. I love the DT inspiration, thanks for a great challenge. I hope to apply next time for the DT. I bet there is alot of tough competition. Have a wonderful day. Kim x

  10. Just love the inspiration and great art of the DT! Thank you for a chance at winning!

  11. Thanks for another fun challenge!

  12. My first go on this...all very exciting isn't it?
    Happy craftin

  13. Fabulous inspiration as always!hugs, Frances.

  14. Ladies, all of your projects are all ROCK! Hugs ~S~

  15. All of the projects are just FABULOUS! I love them all:-) thank-you for the inspiration. I love the anything goes challenge i'll be sharing a new card.

  16. Man-o-Man wonderful work by the DT and TONS of great stuff submitted!!

  17. I would love to see a week where the design team actually picks a winner on the level of creativity rather than have a random drawing, not that thats a bad thing but it seems that sometimes the winner that is picked really hasn't even followed any of the theme. It would just be nice I think to have the people who really take a great amount of time on there work be rewarded accordingly. Just sayin'.... :)

  18. the DT examples are even hoter than usual. I'm not taking part in the challenge but love coming over to see whats been made by you all. Usually drool over Candy's makes. I am hard pressed to pick a favourite this week. so much colour and design going on. well done ladies. :)

  19. Wow, fantastic inspiration. DT.

  20. wow! especially WANT the hat thingy..
    Alison x.


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