Monday, July 11, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Stitching - Faux or Otherwise!

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! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Some Stitching Faux or otherwise! 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...
Nancy Crissinger
Those are the usual tools for stitching, right? Nancy did use them to create the seam binding ribbon ruffle on her card, but also used an atYouSpica marker to give the look of stitching around the images. That covers this week's challenge, right? More details can be found on her blog.

Candy Colwell
Candy's "Patchwork Pandemonium" is a technique rich conglomeration of Grungeboard squares and rectangles. Some are embossed using Tim Holtz' Texture Fades. Some are left plain so that they can be stamped on and colorized with Distress Stains, Paint Dabbers, Alcohol Inks, Perfect Pearls Mists, Distress Crackle Paints or covered with Tissue Tape. They all work together to create a lovely 12x12 background that is embellished with Tim Holtz' Ideaology and STITCHING!!!
Lynne's "stitched" piece began with some Art Parts, painted with a mixture of Studio Acrylic Paints and stamped with Sepia Archival and a way coool stamp!! The wings were cut from Grungeboard and embossed. She painted the wings, sanded them with a sanding block, then applied ink with an Ink Blending tool. She added a crinoline flower as a finishing touch!!
Lori went with some ATC's this in a Holtz style, and one in a Studio 490 Style! Both have backgrounds made from muslin colored with Ranger Colorwash or Distress Stains. She stitched some vintage lace on the flower ATC, and the flower was stamped using the Art in Bloom set. The "Love" ATC has a grungeboard heart cut using the mini gadget hearts die, some filmstrip ribbon, and a pen nib!
Nancy appreciates actual stitching but can't properly thread her sewing machine. So instead, faux stitching was done on this card with the help of a piercer and a Sakura black glaze pen. To the cardfront Nancy added papers from October Afternoon Five & Dime and Glitz Laced With Grace and then topped it off with a flower stamp from Inkadinkado.

Kim indulged her love of sewing for this challenge, creating a very aged looking bunny. To start, the bunny's muslin fabric was stained with antique linen and vintage photo distress stains. Kim definitely needed her scrubbie after that! The ear lining and outfit are stamped with Wendy Vecchi's fabulous ticking and check background stamps, using distress ink directly onto the fabric. The front she has stamped this wonderful flower and finished off with some poppers.
Glam up your Grunge with a clutch bag for your tools and Art journal cover! Sarah made Distress Stain splats and stamped with Urban Chic onto Retro Grunge paper before covering in plastic to create a 'sewable' and splodge-proof product. All edges are distressed and inked with Fired Brick and finished with ribbon, string and Idea-ology.
Terry made a HUGE tag.....with lots of Stiches, or are they faux stiches?? She used Alterations, Pattern and Stiches Set and distress inks Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss and Pumice Stone. The little embellies are from Maya Road Sew Cute Mini Chipboard Set, worked on with embossing powder. The background paper is from Graphic 45, Steampunk Debutante, The flower is made with the Tattered Floral Die and a pearl and spacer. The border uses the Punch from Martha Stewart.
The Huck Finn set from Artistic Outpost is Linda's latest stamp acquisition and she thoroughly enjoyed creating a bit of refrigerator magnet art with it.  She started with a 6x6' piece of chipboard and a #8 manilla tag to build a little collage on.  She did lots of stamping with Ranger Black Archival Ink and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  A bit of Kraft Glassine paper and a few Tim Holtz metals finished off her work.
Dan started by cutting this cute purse-shaped favor box from kraft cardstock.  The central panel was coloured with Rusty Hinge Distress ink and stamped using "The Countdown" stamp set.  The faux stitching is from the "Spring Sprung" set and the buttons are from the "Bitty Grunge" set.  He used ColorWash sprays to dye a piece of cheesecloth, which he then used to tie a bow closure.  Now all he needs is a cute gift to go inside it!
Like Nancy W I can't thread my sewing machine either ... it's only about 100 years old ... I am obviously a slow learner! On my card I used lots of THE Wendy Vecchi stamps; Ranger Distress and Archival Inks; An Idea-ology Ornate plate and my usual sewing equipment which consists of a Tim Holtz Rule; a Tonic Craft Pick and a Black Sakura Gel Pen.
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 17th  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. Fab work from all the DT.

    Toni xx

  2. Wonderful inspiration and beautiful creations!

  3. Wow, gorgeous projects from the DT.

  4. What fabulous pieces from the DT. I always look forward to seeing what you all make and I am never disappointed, you are all so creative. Tracy Evans x

  5. wonderful inspiration from the DT

  6. Brilliant theme, & fab inspiration from the team!
    Alison x

  7. Thanks for the great challenge. Brilliant DT cards. Teresa xx

  8. Fab dt work!
    Love the stiching!!
    Jess M

  9. Thanks to the inspiring work of the Dt memebers and Thanks for the possibility to win a prize!

  10. Lovely work from the DT! Thanks for the challenge and inspiration!

  11. DT Designs are stunning as always...thanks for another fab challenge!

  12. Amazing selection from the DT yet again, thanks for the challenge & inspiration. x

  13. Hey...thanks everybody who left a comment! The Design Team is so happy that you loved our pieces this week and were inspired by them! We love all of our entries this week as well!!! We're seeing some beautiful examples of stitching and such unique pieces!! Thanks to everyone!!! <3 Candy


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