Monday, January 30, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Kings and Queens!

Hello Everybody! Thank you for playing along with our last 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 ... Kings and Queens! 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...
Whoever gets Dan's card is certainly going to feel like they're king for a day!  Dan stamped his king on a range of different patterned papers which he had first "knocked back" with a couple of layers of Picket Fence Distress Stain.  He also used the Winged Things 2 stamp set and pages from the Lost and Found and Seasonal card stacks.
Tracy Evans
As soon as Tracy saw this theme she knew she wanted to use the It's Face Art and Art Fit For A Queen sets by Wendy Vecchi to create her QUEEN theme along with a Large Flourish Frame. A torn paper background and a little colouring from Distress Inks broken china and wild honey bring this piece to life.
Ellen Vargo
Ellen went royal Wendy Vecchi style this week, using Studio 490 art parts: queens and crowns, wings and leaves, as well as stamps from Studio 490, and the mini crown adornment from Tim Holtz as eyelashes! All the inks used were distress inks.
Candy Colwell
"Magic" features various techniques using Distress Stains. How about a magic card trick using the King and Queen (and Jack) from Tim Holtz' Poker Face Texture Trades?  The clowns from Tim Holtz' The Big Top stamp set are colored using a small Sakura Water Brush and adding Scattered Straw, Barn Door, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey Distress Stains.
Lynne Forsythe
Every "QUEEN" should have a crown! Lynne created her's using the Distressed Doily Die and Kraft Resist paper, lathered on Picket Fence Distress Stain and sprinkled it with Fairy Dust. As she is the "QUEEN" of all things flowers....her crown must be adorned with Mini Tattered Florals with Pearl centers!

Nancy Wethington
Kings and Queens got Nancy thinking about upcoming Fat Tuesday & Mardi Gras.  So she turned to an image from Tim's Crowded Attic paper pack and created a card that will accompany a King cake to a friend's house. The images were painted with Crackle Accents and the King was captured in a Memory Frame before adding a crown charm.
Sarah created an inky ode to love with her Queen of Hearts canvas. She painted the background with Vintage Photo and Wild Honey Distress Stains before adding Rock Candy Crackle Paint. The hearts are made from embossed Ranger Foil Tape, are splattered with Alcohol Inks before being adorned with findings and Idea-ology.
Terry made a candle booklet.The front is worked on with Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Forest Moss and Rusty Hinge. She made the Queen with the Embossing folder from The Tim Holtz and the Crown is made from Grungeboard and worked on with Crackle Distress Paint and Distress inks
Linda made a fun little tag featuring wheeled things and a king of spades cut from Kraft-Core Core'dinations and embossed with Tim's Poker Face Texture Fade.  Her label was cut with the Styled Labels die and the Crackle Accents coated letters were cut from with the Vintage Market die.
I decided to make Tim Holtz's Mona my queen and I turned her into desk thingie! Lots of Studio 490 Art Parts, Idea-Ology and Fired Brick Distress Stickles for Mona's crown. Don't you just love the Artistic Outpost London Underground stamps ... I know Mona is n't a Brit ... but the Union Jack always makes me think of the Queen and the sentiment is perfect for my desk!

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, 5th February 2012 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. What a great artworks from the DT members and very inventive and inspirational!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  2. Love the DT work - so inspirational! Thanks for the challenge!

  3. Thanks for another fun challenge! :) Loved the kings and queens theme.

  4. such beautiful samples from the DT!!! I'm having trouble with inlinkz so I'll leave my link here...

    Thanks for the challenge!


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