Monday, October 10, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Things with Wings!

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 ... Things with Wings! 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...
Tracy has another obsession, the Artful Shrine Art Parts and this week she has decorated her piece using the lovely lacy background from Sentimental Art and coloured with Distress Ink Wild Honey. The background piece is from the Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection which has been embossed with Tim's Pattern and Stitches Texture Fade, and the raised areas sanded. One side of the shrine has been embellished with the dress form from the Sewing Room die. Embellishments include Memo Pins, Ornate Plate, buttons and a collection of pieces from her own stash.
Using My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two as a base, Nancy loved working with Maya Road wings. Adding them to a Kaiser Wood Mannequin was a fun way to start this card. Studio 490 Just Sew Artsy were the perfect stamps to add to the mannequin with a face from An Eye For Art.
Linda was inspired to take a leaf out of teammate Sarah's book and create a piece of art on a book cover. She started out with the wonderful dress form from the Wendy Vecchi A Form of Art set and created the wings with a piece of transparency, the Tim Holtz Regal Flourishes set, some Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder and Gold Arcylic Paint Dabber.  The skirt was made of two tags stamped with sentiments from the Stuff to Say stamp set.  

"A person who has no imagination, has no wings!" Muhammad Ali ~ This quote became the inspiration for Lynne's paper mache dress form. She created the lower part of the dress by applying various Distress Stains to Tissue Paper. For the upper part, she ruffled the Tissue Paper and stapled with her handy dandy Tiny Attacher. Do you see the wonderful leaves she created using Autumn Gatherings. To show case her piece she set it on a stand created from the Arts Parts Sample Pack.
Candy loves butterflies.  So for her Things With Wings, she created a shabby chic butterfly suitcase; completely covered inside and out with the beautiful Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers and embellished with the coordinating Trinkets and Wraps Ribbon.  She distressed the papers and kraft paper accents with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain Distress Inks and Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Powder.  This suitcase is full of interactive pull outs, pockets, mini books and butterfly surprises!
Of course, when you think of things with wings, the first thing that springs to mind is a bunch of hearts with eyes trapped in a bird cage - at least, if you're Dan it is!  Products he used included the From the Heart, Oddities and Royal Script stamp sets, Black Soot distress stain, Walnut Stain distress ink pad and Hero Arts White emobssing powder.
When Terry heard about the wings, she was thinking about the birds....bluebirds turning she made an Autumn Memory Box with bluebirds on top. She worked with the fabulous stamp set from Artistic Outpost and the stamps from Hero Arts Silhouette Grass, she played with it on the outside and even stamped the inside of the box and embossed it with copper embossing powder. Everything was distressed with Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Forest Moss. Of course, she could not leave the Crackle Accents alone.
As soon as Ellen learned about the "things with wings" theme she immediately thought of butterflies.  She started with a 5x5 unfinished wood shadow box, painted with traditional tan, espresso and pitch black paint, and then gave it a thin coat of rock candy crackle paint.  The center of the box is a cut off from a jumbo manila tag, colored with distress stains, stamped with Tim Holtz and Dylusions stamps, spritzed with heirloom gold perfect pearl mist, and finally, added a Blue Moon charm.  The butterflies on each side were die cut with the mini butterfly die out of Clearly For Art modeling film by Studio 490, colored with alcohol ink, with idea-ology pins and game spinners for their bodies.  Added an altered ornate plate with Tim Holtz sentiment, and some idea-ology buttons and grunge block letters.
Sarah thinks birds are very symbolic of freedom and dreams so she created a vintage  Inspirational Bird Journal full of quotes, poetry and images. She used Artful Flight, Mini Ornates, Grungeboard and lots of Distress Inks.
I am a butterfly girl too ... so this week's challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to make a card! I used lots of Grungepaper ... lots of Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 stamps and my butterfly is Tim Holtz's Mini Butterfly Mover and Shaper die cut from Sticky backed canvas and coloured with Wild Honey Distress Stain.
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 a at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday, 16th 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. Wow, what amazing projects from the DT members and a really great topic for the challenge too. Cant wait to see what everyone else comes up with. Lee xx

  2. Fabulous DT artwork! Great challenge!

  3. Amazing DT samples and love this weeks theme.

  4. This week's theme was just the jump start I needed.

    Gorgeous DT samples, you're all so incredibly talented!

  5. Fabulous inspiration from the DT! Love this challenge!

  6. The creativity here just astounds me! Fab challenge. xxD

  7. Fabulous cards by the DT. Was a great challenge. Hugs, dj1952

  8. Thanks for the fun challenge! Lovely samples from the DT!

  9. Gorgeous work Ladies plenty ofinspiration from the DT team as always. i haven't played for a while so great to be back.

    Having trouble linking tryed soooo many times still bo picture appearing. here is my link
    see you next week

  10. linky is being naughty on several sites, fabulous inspiration and here is my item

    hugs Kate
    ps if you let me know he is back when I get home from work I will try again

  11. Thank you for a lovely challenge, dt work is stunnig. Debbiexx

  12. Wow wow wow! I love each of these creations!


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