Tuesday, December 14, 2010

$50 Vintage Challenge: Tim Techniques!

***This week we are giving the winner $50.00 to our store!!!***

All of us here at Simon Says Stamp are still floating on air after Tim Holtz's links to our store last week. What an honor! The tags were all so fun and awe-inspiring that the Vintage Challenge theme this week is Show us your Tim Technique. I can't wait to see what the entrants show us, but here is a little inspiration from our fabulous Design Team!

Dan created a neat village - I love this! He used Barn Door and Pine Needles Ink Pads, as well as Enamel Accents, a Versamark Ink Pad, and Clear Embossing Powder. You'll also need Craft Scissors, a snowflake stamp, Glossy Accents, and a Snow Cap Ink Pad.

Nancy C used Clear Embossing Ink (refill) and then sprinkled with Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, and Vintage Photo Embossing Powders. The edges of this lovely piece were distressed using Walnut Stain. If you want some twine, try Jillibean Soup's Snowflakes.

Terry used Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo, and Victorian Velvet Ink Pads to distress this - you may be needing an Ink Blending Tool for this. Need a ticket? Try Odds and Ends. Grungeboard Dots were used too! Gold Stickles highlight the snowflakes.

Lynne, I this this is beautiful! She used the Tall Pines Texture Fade. She used Stonewashed and Denim Alcohol Inks in combination with the Alcohol Ink Blending Solution. She used the Winter Wonder Die, and snowflake stamps with the Snow Cap Paint Dabber. She also used Pearl and Silver Metallic Alcohol Inks.

Nancy W used the Frayed Burlap and Broken China Distress Embossing Powders combines with the Heat Tool. Those cool flowers were made using Paper Rosettes, and the "Enjoy the Journey" is a mounted rubber stamp. Want a map image? Paris Map is an option. On one of the tags, she used the Carte Postale rubber stamp.

Lori used the Love Die as well as Sheet Music rubber stamp. She used Seasonal Salvage Stickers and the Carved Ornaments Die. If you want more techniques by Tim Holtz, check out his book, Compendium of Curiosities (fun fact: Tim Holtz has another book called Distressables 2).

Linda E used Long Fasteners for those gorgeous studs around the edge. Carol Music was used for the background. As for the dies, she used Upon a Time and Paper Rosette. To get glossy letters, make sure to pick up some Glossy Accents (such a great product!!). I love the rich colors too - it's Brushed Corduroy and Wild Honey on a Craft Sheet with Heirloom Gold Mist.

Linda C used Mini Holidays for the images, in addition to Snow Flurries for that cool edge (no pun intended!). She also used Accoutrements, Fragment Charms, and Tissue Tape (that's how she made the flower!). The Espresso and Snow Cap Paint Dabbers were used as well. Like the background? Try Carol Music!

Kim used the December rubber stamp by Tim Holtz, as well as Lavish Trimmings (so pretty!). I think I see a Memo Pin in there too, holding up the calendar. She was creative and used the Branch Tree die horizontally to make a branch.

You could be a $50 gift voucher winner!! Enter today! Thanks to the Design Team and Tim Holtz for their inspiration (once again!!)


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  1. Wow the DT has really outdid themselves.Great Inspiration!!

  2. DT amazing job
    there all gorgeous
    i just love the little houses the most
    hugs angelique

  3. Oooh, I love the projects that your design teamcame up with!

  4. What an awesome house tree. Loved the votive holder, too.

    Tim's tag with the recycled plastic inspired a handful of Christmas cards. Considering I haven't been able to create for about six months (depression sufferer) it was great to have him inspire me enough to be able to sit at my craft table and actually make something instead of just staring blankly. It sure felt good to be able to create again.
    Thanks for showing us his stuff, I wouldn't have seen it otherwise.


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