Monday, March 12, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Anything Goes!

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 ... Anything Goes! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create ANYTHING! ... 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...
Lynne Forsythe
Lynne staying true to her style.....made some flowers. Using a piece of blank canvas paper she cut flowers using her Spiral Blossom die. She then colored them using various Distress Reinker Mixtures and Distress Stains.  The quote is comprised of Alpha Parts ~ Newsprint and Ransom colored with Snow Cap and Gold Metallic Alcohol Inks. Everything was adhered
to the velvet canvas with Multi Medium.
Tracy Evans
Tracy is definitely moving towards Spring with this little Easter duo, a card and decorated gift bag using the Easter Elements die. The background on the card has been decorated using the mini harlequin Crafters Workshop template sponged with vintage photo Distress Ink onto Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas, giving great texture to the card. Distress Stain wild honey, Salvage Stickers and a little background stamping from ART RULES along with stitching add a little more interest.
Terry created a shallow Shadow Box for her home. The frame is covered with Tim's  Sketchbook Tissue Tape, and even the background uses more fabby Tim tapes coated with lots of Distress Crackle Paint. Terry used Vintage Photo on all the edges, the sentiment is from the Artistic Outpost Happiness set and the flowers created with the Mini Paper Rosette's. On top she used Sprocket Gears, Game Spinners and the fabulous Just Flutterby Butterfly from Wendy Vecchi. 
Candy's Anything Goes piece features Sticky Back Canvas and Distress Embossing Powders.  Her Grungeboard Bingo Embossed Dress Form on a 6x6 board was a fun project.  The Mini Baroque die cut is adorned with dimensional pieces from Tim Holtz' Haberdashery stamp set and decorative Ideaology Memo Pins.
Paint, Wendy goodies and a hint of Spring! Sarah used the Art Parts Bookplates, Leaves, Flowers and Florals to create her hinged  screens. Lots of Wendy Stamps, Claudine Hellmuth paints and Clearly for Art butterflies complete the little twosome.
This week's challenge led Nancy to Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Art Parts mini which she paired up with a new collection from Prima. The mini chipboard pages were covered with 6x6 papers from Printery and interspersed with chipboard from the same collection. Nancy thinks Art Parts + Prima is a perfect marriage of mini book with mini images.
Ellen altered an IKEA mirror this week.  She used Dylusions ink sprays and stencils12 x 12 sticky back canvas, and used black paint dabber with Dylusions stamps. She used the canvas to cover 8 square chipboard tiles and adhered to the frame with multi medium.
Since he moved to a larger home a while back, Dan still has a lot of empty walls to fill, so he's opted for a home decor piece this week.  He used the Residential Art and Ultimate Grunge stamp sets, snippets from the Retro Grunge card stack, Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints, Distress Stains and Distress Inks to create framed artwork.  Now all he has to do is figure out where to hang it!
I opted for a Configuration this week ... filling it with Corked Vials; Fractured Doll; Ornate Plate; Grungepaper and a few Wendy Vecchi Butterflies. The Configuration is covered with Tim's Crowded Attic paper and Tissue Tape.
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, 18th March 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. A superb range of inspiration there.... so many different ideas and styles. A great mooch!
    joZarty x

  2. Wow, fantastic pieces DT, loads of inspiration.

  3. Wonderful Dt projects. I was not able to post on Mr. Linky.Here is my blog:

  4. Fabulous DT creations and great challenge!!
    Hazel xx

  5. Fabulous projects by the team and another fun challenge!

  6. Great DT inspiration Thanks for the fun challenge.

    DIANA L.

  7. What absolutely awesome inspiration for us this week. Super creations!

  8. Wow - so much gorgeous inspiration!

  9. Wonderful challenge as always.



  10. Beautiful projects. I love shadow boxes. Ive always admired them since I was a lil girl. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful things today.

  11. Wonderful variety of DT creations.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. Hiya there,

    the Dt work on here is always amazing and awesome!
    The velvet canvas that Lynne has done is so so unusual never seen this before and it is very striking indeed!

    Fab challenge as always,Thank you all for all the inspiration!

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  13. Love the home frame! It's gorgeous!

    Jessica Griffin

  14. Beautiful, inspirational projects from the DT - as always!!

  15. So many beautiful ideas! Great work!!!

  16. Awesome inspiration as ever! xox

  17. WoW, gorgeous eye-candy from the Designers ... very inspiring! Thank you for another fun challenge!!

  18. Gorgeous projects DT, great challenge thanks!

  19. Lovely work from the DT. Thanks so much for the challenge :-)

  20. Great things from all the DT...thanks for the inspiration as always ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  21. Such varied work from the DT - I love the inspiration on here.xx

  22. Some amazing creations from the DT. I feel very humble adding the link to my little card. Ali x

  23. Gorgeous DT inspiration thanks

    smiles Christine x

  24. Great DT makes and I too had lots of fun.

  25. Great makes from the design team, great inspiration. Michelle x


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