Monday, December 5, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Elements of Time!

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 Time! 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 decided to decorate one of Wendy's Timely Pocket Watches, adorned with Tim's Timepieces and Game Spinners. Tracy used the gentlemen from Tim's Steampunk set to decorate the inside of the pocket watch, stamped onto paper from BoBunny's Timepiece collection. The pocket watch was coloured with Distress Stain Aged Mahogany and stamped with the background stamp from Tim's Steampunk set.
Ellen decided to make a Christmas project for this week's "elements of time" challenge. She started with the art parts pocket watches (both large and small) and embellished with paper from seasonal paper stack, rock candy crackle paint, weathered clock die, black and gold paint dabbers, idea-ology gears, Christmas muse token, "25" plaquette, a distressed timepiece, some antique brass chain, a rhinestone brad from Jennie Bowlin, and an antique brass key (eBay find...). And of course, stamped the sentiment with her mini alpha set.
Nancy's favorite colors to work with are shades of red, golden yellows and black mixed with cream so she turned to Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 for this week's challenge. She began with an 8x8 Canvas which she painted with Jenni Bowlin Stick Candy. The Circa 1934 paper was adhered to the canvas then Nancy started layering the cardstock stickers on top of that before adding a real pocket watch hanging from a hitch fastener and swivel clasp to create this office-type desk/shelf clock.
Candy decided to try to incorporate more than just clocks into her "Elements of Time" piece. After all, isn't time measured not only by clocks but by calendars and photographs? So, she created a dimensional cuckoo clock from left over Configuration Box compartments; covered in clock faces from Tim's Lost and Found Paper Stash and edged with the Calendar Tissue Tape. Her piece is dripping with Ideaology used to embellish her altered cuckoo, Time Pieces, Vials, Ornate Plates and Mini Gear die cuts.  A filmstrip ribbon depicting important milestones (and elements of time) in Candy's life graces the top.
Terry decided to try out the Pocket Watch from The Tim Holtz... What a fabulous way to make Christmas scenery, especially creating SANTA'S watch! She altered a Vintage Santa with Distress Inks and used the Sprocket Gears and Game Spinners inside the Pocket Watch. Santa is holding a Timepiece to let everyone know that it's almost time for Christmas. Terry also added some snow and Stickles inside the Pocket Watch to make it look like the North-pole.
Lynne was inspired by Christmas Past invoked by the Christmas Emporium Collection by Graphic 45, which she cut and layered inside of the Pocket Watch. She added various Stickles to help the image pop. To accent her "Timepiece" she stamped Merry Christmas onto some seam binding with Jet Black Archival Ink and heat set. She then spritzed it with Barn Door and Aged Mahogany. And how about the zipper pieces down the side of her Black Tag??
From empty Configurations Box to vintage cabinet! Sarah's flying Gents reside in three Pocket Watches trimmed with Ball Chain and Sprockets, have Idea-ology wings for a little time travel and are suspended from Swivel Clasps. The cabinet is lined with torn pages and Elements of Time return in the die-cut Weathered Clocks and Ruler Ribbon. Distress Stains and Rock Candy Crackle Paint create an antique wooden look, finished off with Idea-ology Time Pieces and metal findings.
The Tim Holtz Pocket Watch Texture Fade, Idea-ology Time Pieces and the Holy Branch die were the Elements of Time Linda used for her time tag.  She thought the quote from the Wendy Vecchi Seriously Art set tied in perfectly with her game spinner pointing to midnight and the end/beginning of another day.  
Dan chose to decorate this compartmentalised shadow frame with designs from the DCWV Tattered Time card stack.  In addition to the idea-ology pocket watch, he also used the Calendar 1, Going Somewhere, World Traveler, Soulful Journey and The Big Top stamp sets and some idea-ology sprocket gears.
I filled my Idea-Ology Pocket Watch with some Paperscraps and Doodads that were distressed using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool. I then added some embellishments including a Game Spinner and a Pen nib. The second pendant was made using Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Clock stamp; some Glossy Accents; a Facet and a Sprocket Gear!
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, 11th 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. Wonderful Challenge :0) Love the DT inspiration pieces of TIME this week! Fabulous! Thank you for the chance to win a fabby prize!

  2. Great work on everyones part on the DT... Great pieces of art... LOVE CANDY's piece... so inspirtaional.. had to finish my configuration box because of it... LOL...
    Also hope that you see my picture of my winnings... it is on my blog... thanks again... LOVE these challenges... keep up the GREAT inspirational work...
    Have a happy happy Holiday time..
    Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  3. Wowzers, incredible & inspirational projects this week again ... x

  4. Those projects are all absolutely wonderful and so steampunky! Your dt did a great job!

  5. Wow! The Design Team was over the top with their fabulous time inspired projects!

  6. So pleased I have managed to play along again .....absolutely fabulous inspiration from the DT...out of this world everyone!

  7. Wow, awesome inspiration DT, a great challenge theme.

  8. Great theme - something we never have enough of this time of year! Beautiful work from the DT - Happy Holidays! :)

  9. Brilliant Designs from the DT and a fabulous challenge, thank you!!
    Hazel xx

  10. Thanks for another fun challenge! :)

  11. Wow, I love ALL the DT projects - fantastic! Great challenge :-)


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