Monday, May 28, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show ... One for the Boys!

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 ... One for the Boys! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... make something ... anything ... that relates to our male theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! Please Please only link work that ties in with this challenge. Before you start take a look at what the Design Team came up with...
With Father's Day on the horizon in June, Sarah thought it was the perfect theme for two cards. She created two one-layer designs using Tim's fabulous Road Trip and Artful Voyage stamp sets adding splatters and wild swooshes of Distress Stains to add a modern edge.

A new purchase in the form of Tim's BIRDMAN inspired Tracy's quirky decorated canvas panel. A real masculine treat decorated with masking tape and more stamped images from the Scratched Raven Bird, Kaiser Bird Cage, Kaiser Graffiti and Kaiser Numbers.
A Man Is....Lynne began her "manly" creation with lots of Wendy Vecchi goodies!! She began with the Pocket Watch, added Mustaches, Men and More. She then ended her creation with an ATC  and a quote written with a White Gel Pen.
Candy decided to put her grunge on this week and do one for the guys ... Tim Holtz style!  Her 6x6 board features Tim Holtz' Old Jalopy flaming Mini Flourish "smoke" from it's tailpipe.  For a more masculine, grungy feel, Candy created this piece almost entirely from Distress Embossing Powders and Distress Inks.
Terry made a Tag for the guys.... On her background Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo and the Tim Holtz Stampset French Market along with Crackle Rock Candy. Then Paper Artsy's "Hot Pick" and Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts For the Guys all coloured with Distress Inks and Crackle Distress Paint. To finish off, she played with The Journey, Sprocket Gears and some items that she had in her stash.
Dan went with a motif of cogs, gears and rivets for the cover of his guy-themed journal.  He used the Clockworks embossing folder to add texture to his copper coloured metal then used blending solution to reveal the silver colour on the raised parts.  Finally he rubbed Claudine Hellmuth Charcoal Black paint into the recessed areas and distressed it with a Tim Holtz sanding block.  Other products he used included the Classified Info stamp, long fasteners, Archival black ink and Barn Door distress ink.
Linda Elbourne
I revisited an old design for this week's theme ... Using lots of Tim Holtz Stamps; Faded Jeans Distress Stain and Coffee Archival I made a manly DL card! Of course I had to add Vintage Photo Distress Ink to all the stamped edges to get that vintage feel!
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, 3rd June 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 that ties in with our theme ... 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. ...wonderful inky inspiration from the Team, well done guys your work is awesome...Mel :)

  2. Awesome creatipons here from the team and lots of really great inspirationfor these men in our lives. Well done girls, stunning work here.

  3. Wonderfull creations from de DT!
    Very inpiering.
    Greetz Patricia

  4. Every week, the DT outdo themselves. These really are wonderful & the challenge entries so far look great.

  5. wonderful DT work - as always, very inspirational.

  6. Wow. Those are all fabulous, as always!

    Great theme. I'll be playing along for sure!

  7. Great inspiration from the team as always... glad to be back in the swim!!!

  8. Great challenge and nice examples from the DT members!

    greetings, Alie :-)


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