Monday, August 1, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tag!

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!
As I said last week we have had an amazing response to the Design Team Call ... Due to the high standard we are having a hard time picking our favourites ... so if you have n't heard back yet ... don't panic we will be making a final decision later this week! Good Luck everyone!
This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... A Tag! 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 decided to make her tag focusing on Shrink Plastic Art. Her background was done with 7 Gypsies Life Collage Tissue Paper, Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and Tim Holtz' Playing Games Texture Trades. The images used on the Shrink Plastic are from Tim Holtz' Artful Artifacts, Mini Classics and Winged Things 2 Stamp Sets.

When Lynne recieved her Season's Silhouettes Stamp set, her first thought was Christmas in July!! She's a day late but it's the thought that counts.....right?? She stamped the verbage with a mixture of Barn Door Distress Ink and Distress Embossing Ink and White UTEE. She cut various fabrics from the "spindly" flower on the Tattered Floral die. What a wonderful accent the Type Charms threaded with colored twine. The holly, well they were hand cut from buckram and colored with Peeled Paint and a berry bling was added.
This tag began life with a Penny Black Butterly Suite stamp and a Spellbinders Parisian die cut. The stamp design was so pretty and with the addition of Copic Markers, the butterflies and flower came to life. Tim Holtz Faded Jeans and Scattered Straw Distress Ink helped the tag look a bit nostalgic.
Linda Coughlin
Linda decided to create a chunky tag and cut four layers of corrugated cardboard with the Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates Die and layered them together.  Going with a theme of Communications of Love, she used lots of Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick for coloring and distressing along with the stamps from the Ephemera Backgrounds set from Artistic Outpost.  
Sarah wanted to create a Christmas tag combining both vintage and modern design. She used two halves of the Caged Bird die to create a hanging bauble, distressed with ink and Rock Candy paint. Tim's new Season's Silhouettes make a fabulous background when embossed with clear powder, followed by a rich inking in Fired Brick and Peeled Paint. All finished off with a Tattered Florals flower and Idea-ology.
Terry made an XL double Tag Card. She made 3 different flowers using different techniques with copper embossing powder, crackle accents and distress inks such as Dried Marmelade, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss and Vintage Photo. The two butterflies are from The Wendy Vecchi, Just Fly and Just Flutterby Butterfly. The background is worked on with distress inks and the Art Parts of The Wendy Vecchi. The front and back of the Tag have lace and Charms.
Dan had a lot of fun making this movie themed tag!  He used one of the Playing Games Texture Trades to create the textured ticket and coloured it with Colorwash Sprays, then inked it with Wild Honey Distress ink.  Other products used included the "At The Movies" stamp set, Promarkers, Tissue Tape and Barn Door Distress ink.
I thought it would be fun to layer my tag. I used waste from the Grungeboard Alphas as a stencil and spritzed and sprayed with Colourwash. The mannekin is a Wendy Vecchi Art Part and the text stamp and butterfly is Lord Tim of Holtz. I finished with some sticky backed gems and a bit of Ideaology.

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 7th August 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. What a great variety of tags, love them all!

  2. YEAH! I love making tags! And the lush samples from your design team are fabulous inspiration. I'm off to work now, but will definitely be working on tags tonight when I get home!
    Deb M

  3. The DT are amazing and the hat & roses as a fare well is just marvelous as are all the DTs works. Dxx

  4. Another great series of inspirational projects! I love how these challenges help me try new things. Thanks to all of you.

  5. Tags are my favourite! Great DT creations!

  6. I dont always take part but I DO always like to come see what the DT made. never disappointed. a whole load of yum going on again this week.

  7. Always amazing inspiration! Love playing with tags!

  8. Love making tags! Thanks for some brilliant inspiration! xx

  9. Fab selection as always from the DT. x

  10. wow wow!! Such great work from the DT -- got mine in on a TUESDAY. first time this early, EVER.

  11. WOW- Great creations and inspiration from the DT. Absolutely stunning work!

  12. Great tags from the DT and some wonderful techniques. Really enjoyed making this weeks challenge piece. Tracy Evans x

  13. Gorgeous tags girls and a fabulous challenge.

    Hugs Hazel xx

  14. Love the way everyone has used their tags....thanks for the fun challenge.

  15. Love making tags! Great challenge and as usual fantastic design team designs!

  16. Thanks for the great challenge. What beautiful inspiration! :)

  17. Hiya all,

    Great challenge topic - love tags!

    Fab Dt samples as always ,great variety too!

    Have a great weekend!

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  18. Love making tags :) The DT pieces are wonderful inspirations.

  19. Love making tags, so managed to find the time to enter!

  20. Wow! These tags by the DT are brilliant! Thought I would enter for the first time this week!


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