Monday, February 20, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Take Your Pick ... London, Paris or New York!

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 ...London, Paris or New York! 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...
CHEERIO!  Candy chose to spotlight London with her 5x7 canvas.  London Underground from Artistic Outpost was the perfect stamp set for this project!  A canvas painted in Traditional Tan and washed in Sable Brown Studio Paints is adorned with stamping, transfer techniques, ephemera, Tissue Tape, and Ideaology pieces.
With the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympics there was only one choice for Tracy, it had to be LONDON, using the fabulous London Underground and Loverly London plates from Artistic Outpost to create her door hinged card. Add into the mix plenty of colour from vermillion Archival Ink, brushed corduroy and vintage photo Distress Inks.
Sarah went French a la ATC chunky style using Artistic Outpost's Paris Exposition. She covered each side with torn layers distressed with Vintage Photo ink. The balloons were stamped onto Manilla cardstock swooshed with Stormy Sky and Rusty Hinge Distress Stains, all finished off with metals findings coloured with Alcohol Inks.
Paris is one of Nancy's favorite cities in the world so this tag is an homage to the city of lights. After cutting the cardstock into a large postcard size tag, she stamped images from French Market, Post CardCurtain Call and a Crafty Secrets sets. With embossing powder, heat gun and iron, Nancy used the blended batik technique found on page 36 in The Compendium of Curiosities book 1.
Say the word Paris and Lynne thinks of the "City of Love"!! She cut her tag and Rosette from Curtain Call. She tore up the edges with the Distrezz it All. Using Embossing Ink, she stamped on the tag then brushed on Forever Red Perfect Pearls. The heart was cut from Clearly For Art Whiteout and covered with Glue and Seal, Distress Crackle Paint ~ Rock Candy and Alcohol Inks.
Terry decided to make a Tag for the challenge and went for a romantic mood. The background was made with Tim's Alterations Textures Fades Postcards and Sheet Music Set.To create the pinker tones, Terry used Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and on the borders, Vintage Photo. She used Tim's French Market and played with The Journey for her sentiment.
Ellen had no trouble coming up with a "London" project this week.  She started with a 4 x 4 shadow box and covered it with paper from the 6x6 Paddington papers from 7 Gypsies.  She added a Maya Road chipboard frame to the center, with a photo actually taken in London!  Added some London embellishments and a curio knob to the top.  A quick and easy memento of a great day spent with a great friend.
I went with Paris and Chip. Of course you can't do Paris without Tim's Shabby French Stamps and some Graphic 45 Curtain Call. The butterflies are Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Backed Canvas and the butterflies are Tim's Mover and Shaper.
Dan's original plan was to make a London-themed piece, but at the last minute he switched to Paris, it must be the croissant he had for breakfast!  He used Tim Holtz's I See Paris and Creative Textures stamp sets, along with Distress Stains, Distress Ink pads and sections from the Lost and Found and Kraft Resist card stacks.
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, 26th 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. Amazing projects: I love them all!!
    And great Challenge theme!!!

  2. They are ALL gorgeous!!!
    Maybe this week I will actually get something made BEFORE the end of the challenge.

  3. Oo-la-la Tricky. Will have to dig up some digi's since I've got NOTHING like this in rubber ;D

  4. Great challenge! I won't have time to participate by the end of the week. But I will certainly get lots of ideas for my new travel album.

  5. Loved your examples, its a great challenge.

  6. Great challenge! I love Paris and it shows.

  7. Great challenge and fab DT work that inspired me to have a go and take part in the challenge! It really took me out of my comfort zone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! Lisa

  8. Who can resist this choice of themes?? It was hard for me to pick one! Thanks again for some of the best DT work ever - you guys are so talented!

  9. Your team does such fabulous work.

    Great challenge!

  10. Wonderful DT creations. Chose NY since I've visited NY and not been to London or Paris.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Beautiful projects. Loved this challenge.

  12. What gorgeous creations! Thank you for fabulous inspiration!

  13. Cool challenge and fabulous inspiration from the DT! :)

  14. oohh, just in time! Again a very fun challenge!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  15. LOVE this theme, just added my card, always right at the end :)

  16. Great challenge I don't know how you come up with them.



  17. Great challenge and super examples!


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