Monday, May 7, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show your Favourite Stamp!

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 ... your Favourite Stamp! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create a project using your favourite stamp ... 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...
After much deliberation, Tracy decided that her favourite stamp of the moment is the BALLOON stamp from Tim's Remnants set. Add into the mix an inky background using Distress Stains along with embellishments in the form of Chitchat Stickers, Word Band and Mini Paper Clips.
Ellen didn't have to think long to find her favorite stamp.. the leafy vine from Dylusions! So she created a Dylusions style jumbo tag. First an ink spray background, stencils next, then stamps, perfect pearls paint (mix powdered pearls with water), Ranger water brush, and a white pen.
Lynne loves using large stamps, like Cling Dots and Flower Art, as "white noise" in the background of her greeting cards. She split a Mini Burlap Rectangle Tag and spritzed it with Frost, Slate and Indian Corn Tattered Angels. She loved "tearing up" the edges of her card with the Distrezz It All. She finished it off with the Adage Ticket held with a Mini Clothespin.
Candy's favorite stamp right now has to be Tim Holtz' Remnants stamp set. Candy has created a box, reminiscent of an old wind up toy, using a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket to create a funny man soaring from her dimensional hot air balloon colored with a Barn Door Distress Marker.  Papers from the Weekend Market 6x6 Paper Pad line the interior and a Tim Holtz Clock Key creates the wind up effect.
Terry made some Decorative Pot Plant Labels for her Mother and Mother in Law. She used her favourite stamp from The Wendy Vecchi, Just Flutterby Butterfly. She used Distress Reinkers to colour them, Distress inks for the borders and Distress Stains were used for the background.  On top she worked with Distress Rock Candy and a few Paper Rosettes. The sentiments are from The Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers.

Sarah Engels-Greer
One of the most inked stamps in Sarah's collection must be Tim's Papillon butterflies so she created a grungy, shabby hanging with metal elements. She white-washed Kraft Resist Paper Stash with Picket Fence Distress Stain before stamping and cutting lots of  Grungepaper butterflies...finishing with an Idea-ology Metal Word Band.

Of all of Tim Holtz's stamps, the David head is definitely Dan's favourite.  He feels it's such a versatile stamp that can be used in so many ways and he's given David a dinstinctly 70s look on this card!  He was stamped on white, kraft and brown cardstock and then combined from parts of each.  In addition to the School Desk and Artful Artifacts stamp sets, Dan used the Destinations card stack, Memento Black ink pad and Walnut Stain distress ink.
Linda Elbourne
I tried really hard to come up with just ONE favourite but I failed ... so my Favourite is Wendy Vecchi's butterfly from the Botanical Art sheet ... I have a whole list of Dylusions Stamps which I also LOVE ... so I have represented those by using the Dylusions Sprays for my vibrant backgrounds.
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, 13th May 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. it's a really good idea for this challenge
    I have a lot stamps i prefer
    I will see and participate
    Thanks and congrats for DT's illustration

  2. Wonderful creations by the design team and I have just left them all a comment on their blog. Thank you for another fab challenge.......must go and get crafty.........Annie :)

  3. ...WOW...i'm blow away by the work the Team has put in...soooo many inspiring pieces all so beautiful to look at...incredible stuff guys!...Mel :)

  4. What beautiful favourite stamps you all have! Not sure how I'll choose one favourite but I'll try...

  5. There are so many favorite stamps in my stash ;) I've picked some of them. Great pieces by the DT.

  6. As usual, fabulous projects from the Designers!!

    I really enjoyed this challenge but I must say I have many 'favorite' stamps. My entry uses my very favorite background stamp ... I've had it for years and use it often!

    Thanks for another fun challenge!!!

  7. Hello SSSS Friends, Loved the challenge and all your inspiration.
    Tons Of Hugs, Dangina

  8. Love the projects from the DT! This is going to be a fun challenge! :)

  9. Sunning dt work!!! Love them all! Hugs trace. X

  10. So many gorgeous creations in one blog post!!

  11. Beautiful DT work and a great challenge. I used my new favorite stamp, the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous wood grain stamp. Thank you for the inspiration!

  12. Wow--I'm new to stamping, and I ALREADY have several favorites. I do not make ATC's but had purchased a few of Tim's ATC-sized stamps, and I like the way they look on tags. My project is a tag using one of those.

  13. Thank you gorls, great dt work too. Debbiexx

  14. Great DT examples for this challenge. I just received my favorite stamp last week! It was on my wishlist for a long now I can show it :-)

    greetings, Alie

  15. Thanks to everyone who follows our blog!! We love designing items for you each week. We also love the fact that you find our creations inspiring!!! <3 Candy


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.