Monday, January 2, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Something Old ... Something New!

Hello Everybody! Happy New Year! 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 ... Something Old ... Something New! 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...
An old vintage tin for Tracy's something old, coloured with Alcohol Inks raisin and rust, creating a little steampunk piece using images from Tim Holtz Steampunk set. Something new being a new stamp, Tim's Synchronicity stamp, a perfect addition for a little steampunk, with the addition of Spockets and Game Spinner. Wendy's images also play a part in this piece in the form of the Steampunk Art set along with background image from Tim's Grunge Cirque set. A little background colour from Distress Ink aged mahogany and the inside is complete. 
With the new year upon us, it's a time to ponder on the past year and to look ahead to the new beginning!! Lynne's not one for resolutions, so this year she's created a monthly goal art journal. She dug into her stash for something old....Magic Mesh, ATC pages and a piece of vintage lace. For new things....she used a Berry Vine wood flourish colored with Peeled Paint Distress Stain. The Super Mega Bottle Cap with an ATC in the background, filled in with Crackle Accents and accented with flowers. With the Chicken Wire template she spritzed the cover with Vintage Photo Reinker mixture and Forever Red Perfect Pearls. She bound her whole album with her Bind it All.
When Candy saw the first challenge of the new year is "Something Old, Something New"; she immediately thought of weddings.  Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  So, she decided to mimic those beautiful ornate cabinet card pages from vintage photo albums to create a "vintage" wedding frame.  She began with Tim Holtz' Vintage Cabinet Card and Small Easel die cuts.  She used Tim's Fabulous Flourishes and Queen's Gold Embossing Powder to recreate the beautiful ornate matting.  She added Tim's Distressed Doily and his Tattered Pine Cones; which are not pine cones but sweetheart roses, a Tattered Flower and greenery die cut from Tim's Tattered Flowers, and a embellished Rosette to complete her beautiful "vintage" wedding frame.
A 20 year old tin that was originally intended for counted cross stitch is paired with Teresa Collins World Traveler and Tim's rosette dies. In addition to making rosettes, Nancy used the mini paper rosette dies to encircle the candles.  The Journey stamp set decorates the center heart. You may want to visit Nancy's blog to see close-ups of each of the 3 heart collages.
Sarah Engels-Greer
After lots of tinsel, turkey and indulgence, Sarah was in the mood for spring colours and stress free crafting. She took an old wooden photo frame and covered it using Design paper from My Mind's Eye Gertie Range edged with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. She added Art Parts leaves painted with Claudine Hellmuth paint, two Just Fly butterflies from Wendy Vecchi and finished off with a sentiment and vintage buttons.
When Terry heard the new theme for this weeks challenge she immediatley thought of Love.....and she made  A Love gift bag to start the NEW YEAR with lots of love.....she used an "old" bag and altered it with a lovely image from a girl, worked on her with Crackle Paint Rock Candy just like the rose. Underneith the image she used a heart shaped doily. The papers that she used are from Graphic 45 Baby and Bride. She distressed everything with Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick.
Ellen Vargo
Ellen decided to incorporate antique hardware, key and pin for her "something old" with new art parts by Studio 490 and a quote from the "Twilight" book.  She started with the large heart frame, coloring the top frame with brushed corduroy distress stain and stamping with the script stamp, then added the art part leaf/scroll, coloring with crushed olive distress stain, and stamping with forest moss distress ink and embossing that with clear embossing powder.  Added some antique findings along with some new, and stamped the quote with a mini alpha set
Dan's "old" part of this project was an individual configurations element he had left over from a project he made a long while back.  The "new" was some of Tim Holtz's recent limited edition Distress Ink pads.  Products he used included the Psychedelic Grunge, Creative Textures, School Desk, Spills and Splatters and The Big Top stamp sets.  He also used Gathered Twigs and Festive Berries Distress Inks and some Claudine Hellmuth Gesso.
Linda used lots of her favorite oldies (Fabulous Flourishs stamp, Elegant Flourishs die, Tag and Bookplates die, LOVE stamp from Stuff to Say, Picket Fence distress crackle paint) on this project, but her "old" highlights are the four wonderful vintage buttons sent to her recently by a friend.  Her "new" is the tattered rose created with her newly acquired Tattered Pinecone die and the seam binding dyed just for this project with a blend of Aged Mahogony and Tattered Rose distress inks.
I decided to take an old project and revamp it with some new! My wall hanger is made using Maya Road Chip; Vintage Photo Distress Inks and Oodles of Studio 490 Stamps that just happen to be old friends of mine! The flowers are all made from Grungepaper ... and there it is ... Something Old with Some New!
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, 8th January 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. Really awesome and inspiring projects everyone. Thanks for a fab challenge.
    Fliss x

  2. Gorgeous DT projects as always. Keep up the good work!

  3. Beautiful DT creations - thanks for such a fun challenge!

    Deanne :)

  4. Wow! I'm new to the SSSS blog and challenges, I'm so impressed by the creations! I love altered art and I'm excited to learn more from the amazing DT!

  5. Beautiful projects this week DT!

  6. gorgeous dt creations!
    something screams recycling to me! :)
    Happy New Year!!

  7. Fabulous DT samples! You all are so super talented! Happy New Year to all of you....hugs ~S~

  8. Thanks for the great challenge & inspiration!

  9. Don't we all love to use new stuff?? LOL! Great challenge and super projects as always from the DT. I especially like Linda C's shabby chic valentine card.

  10. The design team's projects are fantastic!

  11. Gorgeous DT creations fab chall thank you

    Happy New Year girlies

    smiles Christine x

  12. Always love your challenges and your DT member inspirations.



  13. Another fun challenge with such great inspiration from the DT!!

  14. Thanks for another great challenge! :)

  15. Great inspirational work and a nice challenge.
    Also best wishes for 2012 to all of you!!!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  16. Everything your Team made is beautiful! This is my first time entering a challenge, it was fun. Thank you!

  17. Such beautiful art! I entered my calendar album: New Year, old images!


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