Monday, November 28, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Stars!

Hello Everybody! 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 Tickets! 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 is decorating for Christmas so the natural choice for this week's challenge was an ornamental star. The base is clear acrylic that was embossed using the Allegro embossing folder on a Vagabond. It was then painted with Ranger's Gold Dabber. The paint was gently wiped off so that it stayed only within the deep grooves of the embossed music. Using Graphic 45's 8x8 Christmas Emporium paper, fussy cuts were made and adhered to the front of the embossed star along with Hero Arts Olive Green Gemstones.
Tracy created a Christmas card and matching gift bag charm using Tim's Season's Silhouettes and Odds and Ends stamps along with the Reindeer Flight die.  The stars on the charm and on the card have been decorated with Ten Second Studio metal and embossed with the Snow Flurries Texture Fade. Embellishments include Christmas Adornments, Jump Rings, Placquettes and Swivel Clasp.
Candy is transforming one of her Christmas trees into a "vintage" tree.  She also loves vintage Santas.  So she created this "vintage" Christmas Star Tree Topper using a Victorian Santa image and an extra large glittery snowflake.  It took Platinum and Rock Candy Stickles, Fun Flock, Art Glitter's Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter, and Distress Inks and Refills, Wonder Tape and Glossy Accents to help create this festive and dimensional Tree Topper.
Vintage glass glittered gold stars are the focal point of Linda's holiday wall hanging.  The stars are layered over a rosette cut from kraft glassine paper with the Tim Holtz Mini Rosette die.  Linda used the Tim Holtz Concerto make to create a vintage style background and created a gold embossed collage of holiday elements with the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery decorative strip die.
With all the festivities and travel going on this week, Lynne created a rather simple project. She located a 3d star pattern and cut out two from a bit of Kraft Resist Paper. Using a scoring blade she scored the star. With Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress Stain she colored the star. She then adhered the two stars together. To finish off the star embellishment she used the Tattered Pine Cone die.
Sarah thought star-shaped cookie cutters could make great Christmas decorations and this 'Believe" star is one of three altered designs. Sarah created her star using Ranger Metal sheets embossed with the Textile folder, the cutter and metal are coloured with Alcohol inks and the star is adorned with an Idea-ology Philosophy tag.
With Christmas in mind, Terry created a candle-holder with lots of stars. Just perfect for a seasonal table centre-piece! She worked with the fabulous Christmas Emporium papers from Graphic 45, and for the stars she worked with Golden Distress Stickles using lots of Distress Inks on the edges and reindeer. To finish her festive piece, Terry topped everything off with Perfect Pearls Mist.
Ellen altered a 6x6 canvas for this week's star theme.  She used red pepper, citrus, pearl and copper paint dabbers, spellbinders nestaboard (stars), Tim Holtz star stamp (from bitty grunge set), black pitt pen, molding paste.  Added some random patches of mirobeads,  a sentiment stamped with mini alpha stamps, and added some bling.  May all your wishes come true!
Dan covered this pocket journal with a design from the Retro Grunge card stack, adding the central stamped detail with the Psychedelic Grunge stamp set.  All that was needed then was an Idea-ology chain tassel, making the perfect finishing touch for this stocking stuffer!  
I rustled up a card for this week's theme using Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Botanical Art. I coloured my background with Wild Honey; Forest Moss and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks. I stamped in Coffee and Jet Black Archival. I finished with a Shimmer of Ranger Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearl Mist. I punched my stars out of Black card and glossed them up with Black Enamel Accents.
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, 4th December 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. I need to start decorating for Christmas too! Lovely inspiration to get me in the mood..and motivated! Hugs..and thank you for the chance to win :0)

  2. Ellen, i think the reindeer's bod must be filled with the same material.
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  3. Wow! Some really fabulous festive ideas from the team this week! Great challenge too! xx

  4. Beautiful work by the design team!

  5. Great inspiration!! Thank you so very much for giving!!! because you give you will be blessed beyond measure


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