Monday, October 24, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show One Colour ... Any Colour!

Hello 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 ... One Colour ... Any Colour! 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 loves brown. Texture and technique abound in this beautiful extra large vintage tag...all done in the brown tones. Candy used all of Ranger's browns; from the lightest Tea Dye to the darkest Walnut Stain as she blended, stamped, embossed and even created raised texture with Gesso. Die cuts include Tim Holtz Hardware Findings, Dream Movers and Shapers and Mini Butterflies. Ginger and Espresso Alcohol Ink work together on a Square Fragment to create a beautiful distressed vintage portrait.
Nancy decided to use a stash of My Mind's Eye papers for her chosen color. You can find similar My Mind's Eye colors in several of the 6x6 paper pads here and here. With the help of Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers and her Big Shot, Nancy used the Cabinet Card and layered in the mini Cabinet Card to create a frame. Then stamped and inked with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The card was then finished off with Coventry Rose Prima Flowers and Webster's Pages trim.
Tracy decided to create a card this week using the fabulous London images from Artistic Outpost, Loverly London and London Underground. She went for a very aged, vintage feel to her card ageing all the pieces with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Once again she has added one of her favourite technique's, adding letters to Jump Rings adhered with Glossy Accents to give dimension to her piece, along with an added bottle cap and vintage bunting.
Black is Lynne's color for this weeks challenge. She pulled out some of the G45 Communique papers. As she was cleaning up her creating area, she gathered the rest of her pieces for her card. The Mannequin is a piece peeled form a previously cut/used girlie. She painted the Bazzill heart Traditional Tan and stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink. She embossed a piece of Core'dinations card stock, sanded the high spots with her handy dandy sander, then ran Scattered Straw Distress Stain over the exposed high points. She finished off the card by using her Distrezz it All and a little Black Soot!
Terry made a Christmas Tag with lots of snowflakes and the fabulous colour Weathered Wood. The snowflakes were heat embossed and worked on with Distress Crackle Paint clear rock candy to give it the frosty look. The sentiment is from the Crafty Secrets Stampset Vintage.

 Ellen started by creating a multi-layered background on her tag with distress stains, adding intensity to the color with distress inks.  Since black and white are technically the absence of color (that's her theory and she's sticking to it).... she chose peeled paint as her "one color".  Then added the circle stamp from Tim's Bitty Grunge set, covering each circle with a fragment and sprocket gears, game spinners, snaps and a little bling.  Added accents with a white pen, and the word "imagine" in grunge letters painted with peeled paint crackle paint, filling in the cracks with black soot distress ink
Sarah Engels-Greer
The first frosty mornings inspired Sarah's Winter White creation... She used an array of Wendy Veccci Leaves, Flower and Floral Art Parts to decorate her Frame. All the pieces were painted and then stamped with various background stamps from Wendy using White Stazon ink. A little Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and a Sticky-back Canvas butterfly finish this Seasonal piece.
Linda Coughlin
Linda used lots of warm shades of brown for her one color project resulting in a vintage inspired home decor piece.  She cut pie-shaped quarters of the circle and stamped each with a different vintage style background stamp using Wendy Vecchi's Nature's Art, Live and Make Art, Believe in Art and Artistic Outpost's Ephemera Backgrounds.  The Santa is from Tim Holtz's Holiday Minis  and she also used his Tattered Florals die to cut her crinoline and felt.  
Dan chose orange as his colour for this week's theme.  Then he didn't like what he made and chose red instead!  Products he used included Distress Stains in Fired Brick and Barn Door, Distress Ink Pads in Fired Brick, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany and the Oddities, Creative Muse and It's Face Art stamp sets.
I LOVE brown ... so I used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to colour my upcycled Beer Mat. I decorated my mat using Wendy Vecchi stamps; Grunge Paper and a few peices of Idea-Ology to embellish. To lift the colour I finished with a Coppr Krylon pen and a spray of Glimmer.
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, 30th October 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!


  1. Is there a Mr Linky tool or similar for the challenges on this site? I am hoping to join in this week and would love to know how I do it! Thanks ever so much :)

  2. Also... are we allowed to enter more than once? And is combining challenges allowed? Thanks! Sorry for all the questions!

  3. Mr Linky tool all sorted now Alanna ... you can enter as many times as you like ... Good Luck!

  4. coffee & awesome art...
    a nice way to start the day!

    SSS DT rocks!

  5. Thanks for the fun challenge! I am so glad I found your site! Lovely work from the DT!

  6. Another fab challenge, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration! xx

  7. Gorgeous designs from the DT. Just noticed you have reached 1000 followers, so many congratulations! This is a tough challenge for me, so will have to have a long think :-))

  8. Trouble with Blogger Comments again, so will try again. Was a great challenge. SUch a great variety of inspiration by the DT.
    Truly fun.

  9. Stunning DT inspirations great chall thank you

    smiles Christine x


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