Monday, January 23, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show a Song Title!

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 ... A Song Title! 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...
For his song, Dan chose the original version of "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" from Evita, by Barbara Dickson.  To transform the chipboard suitcase that he's had kicking around in a drawer for a couple of years, products he used included Traditional Tan paint by Claudine Hellmuth, the I See Paris, Artistic Collages and Creative Muse stamp sets, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Back To Black by Amy Winehouse is Tracy's song title choice represented by a black heart box decorated with hearts from Wendy Vecchi's Love To Make Art set. Coupled with a little foliage from the Tattered Pinecone and a flower from the Tattered Florals die and a key embellishment from Tim's Idea-ology Locket Keys.
Candy chose a classic song title, "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" for her fun 6x6 chipboard dimensional piece.  Marilyn is all decked out in her designer Tim Holtz Dress Form made from Charcoal Black and Painterly Pink Studio Paints and Glam Pink Stickles.  Add some Star Dust Stickles on Alpha Part "Diamonds" on top of a Harlequin background.
Ellen's chose the song "Imagine" by John Lennon.  She did a tag using kraft resist paper, aged mahogany distress stain, gadget gears, crackle paint, various idea-ology, and the "imagination" stamp, all by Tim Holtz. Wouldn't the world be great if that song were true.... alas, we can only "imagine".
Sarah couldn't resist her jazz favourite, Frank's "Fly Me to the Moon" and created a new 'slant' on the song! She used Wendy Vecchi Art Parts including the Sample Pack, Pocket Watch and For the Guys. Her Steampunk fellow is flying high with light-bulb and Idea-ology wings and the whole lunar journey is set inside an old picture frame.
Lynne is still in the Valentines mood.....a little Black Gesso, some Forever Red Perfect Pearls Mist, Fired Brick Distress Stickles and the Mini Harlequin template are the perfect backdrop for the canvas embossed heart.
'Cause......ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!!!
Nancy's inspiration came courtesy of a Bruno Mars song. The base of this Graphic 45 mini album is a Black Policy Envelope book and celebrates accepting someone *just the way you are*.  Curtain Call seemed the appropriate paper and that's paired with For The Record stickers and embellishments.
"Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow go" by Sam Cooke is the song Linda was inspired by for her piece this week.  And she was humming it as she created this sweet Valentine's Day home decor piece using lots of Tim Holtz goodies including the Paper Rosette, Love Stuck and Tattered Pinecones dies.  Other products used include Picket Fence Distress Stain, Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).
Terry's favourite song is "Happiness" by Alexis Jordan so she made a Tag with lots of Happiness. The background is worked on with Tim's Embossing folder, is heat-embossed and uses lots of Distress Inks. The sentiments are from Artistic Outpost, the Butterfly from The Wendy and lots of roses are worked on with Rock Candy Crackle Paint. To finish, Terry added lace at the bottom and underneath the image.
Hopefully it is obvious that my song was Simon and Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound". After covering my box frame with Tim's Kraft Resist Paper ... I had a serious play with lots of Wendy Vecchi Art Parts this week. I also used oodles of Idea-Ology and Tim's mini Rosette die.

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, 29th 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. What a great theme, and all the pieces you've created are amazing, my brains whirring with ideas, :-) Debi x

  2. What a great idea, love all the ideas your DT came up with. Really hope to take part this week, it's been too long!

  3. Wow Wow Wow stunning pieces of art from the DT great theme hope to play later!!


  4. Wow! This is a lot of fun! The DT projects are over the top wonderful!

  5. extra super good job this week EVERYONE!
    each project is amazing.
    well done...
    take a bow!

  6. So much gorgeous inspiration. Beautiful creations by the wonderful DT again!!!

  7. Thanks for your wonderful comments everyone ... Great to see THE Wendy Vecchi here too *swoon*

  8. Again great creations from the DT Members!! Woww.....such lovely artwork. And a lovely challenge!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  9. Great DT inpiration, each one had me humming. x

  10. Wow! What an amazing collection of inspiration pieces! Thanks for the glad I finally got to participate.

  11. What a fun challenge this one is and they all did a fantastic job on it!

  12. Thanks everyone and Wendy! Looking forward to seeing all your 'arty' melodies! Sarah.

  13. your inspiration art is all over the top and unique!

  14. Thanks so much everyone for your very sweet comment and what an honor for THE Wendy to come over and visit us. Thank you Wendy. Hugs Terry xxxx

  15. FABulous samples by the DT! Thanks for a fun challenge!!

  16. I had fun with this one and used an old cabinet card!
    thanks for the challenge!

  17. Hiya there,How are you all?

    What a great challenge "I just love music" I can get lost in music anytime hee hee!

    Have a great day!

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  18. tehhehe what a fun challenge and awesome cards and songs from the DT too! I have added my card and added 1 song to my post but as my card is a bear there were LOADS of songs I could choose from.... tehehehee!! thanks for a fun challenge hugs me x

  19. Have just added my link glad I was able to play along thanks for the challenge

    Maggie H

  20. Wow, wonderful inspiration. Thanks always for fun challenges.



  21. Wow!! I am so glad I found this blog. What great inspiration, I love all the DT projects. Thank you for the great challenge. Gave me an opportunity to try something new.

  22. Hi guys! Totally gorgeous makes! Thanks for the inspiration. Kim

  23. Oops, I thought I had submitted my card, but didn't see it in the list, apparantly I forgot to do that! Added it now, still before the closing date, pfew!
    This is the first challenge I participated in (newbie cardmaker and blogger here), it just was so inspiring! A songs and images sprang to mind. Thanks for the inspiration and challenge!

  24. Sorry girls cannot seem to link my card, so here it is:
    Thank you, lovely dt cards. Debbiex

  25. This is a fun challenge, and your DT members presented great samples for us!

  26. Thank you so much for the fun challenge, this was one of the best themes! :) LOVE all the stuff everyone did, too - keep coming back to see it! :) xo

  27. Such a fun challenge theme for this one!! Love it!xx

  28. Fun---Fun---Fun!!! Thanks for all that you do---and for sharing all of the amazing artist's work with us:) be blessed
    Beyond Measure

  29. I am too late entering it, but I am still going to show what I came up with, forgot to enter it Saturday....

    The song titel is 'in een rijtuigie', a dutch song about an old car...


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