Monday, February 6, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Torn Edges; Distress Inks; a Button and some Wings Recipe Challenge!

Hello Everybody! First things first ... The bad news ... Sadly, we have to say goodbye to Linda Coughlin ... Linda has lots of other exciting projects to work on so she has decided to step down from the Design Team. I am sure you will join us in wishing Linda the best of everything in her new ventures and Thanking her for her wonderful inspiration each week.
Secondly ... The Good news is ... The Simon Says Stamp team is expecting a new addition ... we are delighted that the wonderful Sarah is expecting a baby. I am sure I can speak for all of you as well as the team in wishing many many congratulations to Sarah and her husband. Sarah may need to move a bit further away from her craft sheet in the coming months but we are thrilled that she is retaining her place on the team.
Next up ... Business as usual ... 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 ... Torn Edges; Distress Inks; a Button and Some Wings! 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...
It's been quite a while since Dan last made an art doll, so he took the opportunity to add that element into his recipe for this project!  Products he used included the Artistic Collages and Royal Script stamp sets, Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the Kraft Resist Card Stack.
Tracy decided on decorating an old vintage tin for this weeks piece. Torn Edges check, in the form of torn vintage papers from on old book. Distress Inks check, in the form of brushed corduroy and vintage photo. Button check, from Tim's Accoutrements Buttons. Wings check, using the Heart Wings die. With a little help from Wendy Vecchi from A Form Of Art and It's Face Art, along with the Sewing Room die and Gadget Gears die.
Hmmm...a recipe.  Candy created this brightly colored and fun dimensional canvas using a mixture of various "liquid ingredients" including Distress Stains, Archival Inks, Studio Paints, Matte Multi Medium and Glimmer Mist Sprays.  Add some "dry ingredients" including torn book pages, buttons, Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley Stamps; mix well, form into a collage and heat to dry.  Wha-Lah!! 
On one of Lynne's travels she came across some ATC canvas's and scoffed them up, wishing now she had bought more. She tore up pieces of dictionary paper and adhered it with Multi Medium. She dabbed on some Dusty Concord, Broken China and Victorian Velvet Distress Stain. When dry she layered on some Gesso. The Butterfly is made from CFA WhiteOut and other wonderful goodies!!!

Sarah Engels-Greer
Sarah fancied a little fabric frenzy! She used Wendy Vecchi's Nature's Art, Ranger Archival Inks and canvas to create stamped fabric. She drew a template, cut lots of birdy layers and stitched them together before distressing and inking the edges. Their stamped Tattered Florals bonnets are embellished with buttons, all finished off with three little words.
This Valentine's gift bag was inked with Fired Brick and Vintage Photo Distress Inks then die cut with Tim's On The Edge Doily Die.  Grungeboard wings were added to a dollar store heart doily before inking with more Distress Ink and spritzing with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls *Pearl* Pigment Powder.  A friendship stamp tops off the heart and wings.
Ellen went "Dylusional" this week, taking a tag with a painted background and adding images from Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions stamp line, colored in with distress inks.  Then she added vintage buttons to the circle border, and a sentiment to the back of a torn journaling ticket by Tim Holtz.
For my tag I used Tim Holtz Shabby French stamps; Tim's Sewing Room die and lots of Distress Stains and Distress Inks... Not forgetting the Shrink Plastic ... which is always a whole lot of fun!
Terry decided to take her Recipe all the way to The Wendy Vecchi....she made a wallhanger and decorated inside and out. She worked with the Just Flutterby Butterfly from  Wendy and her big Sis Just Fly, they  have torn edges and are distressed. The wallhanger is worked on with Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge , Weathered Wood ,Vintage Photo and offcourse Crackle Clear Rock Candy and Distress Crackle Paint. The sentiment is from The Wendy's Studio 490 Dreams of Art. On each corner she placed buttons to finish her project.
Linda altered a box left over from Christmas using Tim Holtz's Mini Love Struck for her winged things and tore and pieced his Tissue Wrap for her torn edges.  Plenty of Old Paper and Vintage Photo distress inks were used to give her piece a vintage look and feel.  Other products used included Picket Fence Distress Stain, Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte and the Mini Paper 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, 12th 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 theme and a whole load of wonderful DT art to feast on.

  2. Gorgeous team projects! Love the variety as it gives me tons of different ideas! Sorry to see Linda leave the team! Congrats to Sara!

  3. Aaaaaaaw! Thanks so much! And I did cute birdies...folk will think I've gone soft already. I might even take my inks into the hospital.
    x Sarah

  4. Thank you for this cool challenge - I loved making my entry. Good luck and thank you Linda, congratulations again Sarah... Anna xx

  5. Fabulous inspiration yet again from the Design Team. Maddy x

  6. Such stunning projects, love every one.

  7. Inspiration galore from the DT, love this recipe:) x

  8. Brilliant theme - I love the ingredients! The DT pieces are amazing as usual, thanks for the inspiration!
    Alison xox

  9. My first time playing along. Hope to play more often! Great first challenge.

  10. This is the first challenge i've donefor this blog, really enjoyed it! Great diversity of projects. Thanks so much :)

  11. I was so inspired by your design team creations - love your site! Thanks for the challenge!

  12. What a generous prize - wonder who will be lucky! Thanks for the challenge and to the DT members for the variety of inspiration pieces.

  13. Stunning inspiration!! It was nice to combine everything!
    Alie :-)

  14. A great recipe and wonderful inspiration by the team.

  15. Great recipe and fun challenge! Really inspired me to pull out some stamps that I've never used!


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