Monday, August 8, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tim Holtz Technique.

Hello to 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 ... a Tim Holtz Technique! 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...
Terry made a Pyramid Box; a little box to give away....she used the Distress Technique and Emboss Technique from Tim Holtz. The butterflies are from Wendy Vecchi. Distress inks that are used are Milled Lavender, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord. To emboss the butterflies she used the Copper Embossing Powder. The borders are worked on with Vintage Photo.

hhhmmmmm.....a Tim Holtz technique....for inspiration Lynne pulled out her "A Compendium of Curiosities"!! The technique she chose was Dabber Resist with a twist.....she used Distress Embossing Ink and UTEE instead of a paint dabber on the backside of a sheet from Paper Stash. Once the tag was throughly inked, she then misted the entire tag with "Pearl Water" a Mini Mister filled with lots of Perfect Pearls and water. She then dried the tag using her Heat it Tool!! tear up the edges, she used her Distrezz it All.
Candy Colwell
Having just returned from three weeks in Asia, Candy's Faux Batik piece definitely has an Asian influence.  Using mulberry paper, Perfect Medium, Clear Embossing Powder and a combination of Color Washes, Candy created a beautiful faux batik background for her 5x7 canvas.

  Nancy Wethington
Nancy was definitely thinking of the *dog days of summer* when she began this project with #8 manilla tags embossed with one of the folders from Playing Games. Adding Wild Honey Distress Ink, the tag was finished off with an image from Graphic 45's On The Boardwalk captured under a fragment painted with caramel alcohol ink.
Sarah Engels-Greer
Calling all Gals with attitude! Who says flowers have to be girly? An ode to Tim techniques had to include some grunge so Sarah created a double layered embossed Cuff. She used Grungeboard, Grungepaper, Distress Inks, idea-ology and the Tattered Florals die. She customized her cuff using salvaged jewelry parts and eyelets.
Linda Coughlin 
For her Tim Holtz technique, Linda chose to make a friendship wall hanging with the Grungepaper flowers technique (pg. 65 Compendium of Curiosities) and used the same technique on the Hardware Findings.  The flowers were cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and the leaves were cut from canvas with the Tattered Leaves die.  The letters were cut with the Vintage Market letters die.  
Dan chose to use the Wrinkle Free Distress technique from page 33 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities as a background for the panels on his card.  Additional products he used included the Rock Star and World Traveler stamp sets, Film Strip Ribbon and the mat was cut from Tim's Seasonal Paper Stash.
I decided to open my Compendium of Curiosities at random and do whichever technique I landed on. Alcohol Ink Splatter on Page 52 it was. To create my card I used Alcohol Inks Brights ... Simon Says Stamp do a great deal on the Brights set in one go by the way. I also used Ranger Glossy Card and a Jet Black Archival. The stamps are Tim's Fairytale Frenzy.

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 14th 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. Wow, what fabulous DT pieces. Everyone is absolutely stunning. xx

  2. These are all just beautiful pieces! They would do Tim proud!

  3. Love Timmys techs, and all the teams projects, especially like the 'graphic novel' feel of Dans piece..x

  4. Amazing projects by the DTs. Thanks for this fun challenge.

  5. Super wow on the DT inpiration! Love them all!

  6. Awesome inspiration! Love the challenge.

  7. Fantastic inspiration team! Love all those Tim techniques, great challenge! xx

  8. What a wonderful array of pieces of true artwork to inspire us with! Beatiful and well done to you all!


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