Monday, January 21, 2013

What Are You Known For?

Happy Monday!
Today the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog began a new challenge:  What are you known for?  Kinda cool, I think...also a good way to get to know the community of crafters we have here!  :) Plus, if you enter the challenge, you are automatically entered for a chance to win a $50.00 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!  Here is what three of our Stamp & Show Design Team members made for some inspiration!


Here's what Sarah had to say:
I had to think for a while about this challenge theme as I like all kinds of styles, colours and crafting but a look back through my blog and a rummage in my stash soon showed me the light! I figured my love of the three D's could best be illustrated with a trio of Wendy Vecchi mini Art Parts lovelies and stamps. I love using a combination of reds, greens, blues and browns and Distress Stains are just fabulous for quick coverage. I love designing and always spend hours working on composition, jiggling all the pieces around until I think it works. These three pieces all finished with Blossom Bucket Buttons are set onto an old folding ruler for an original and very handy wall mount.



Made by Candy Colwell!
Candy's thoughts:
It's hard to determine what you're known for when you try to hard to not be pigeon-holed into a particular style or genre.  I love all things vintage.  I love Tim Holtz style.  I love dimension and I love detail.  But, I try to keep my ideas fresh and different.  So, I incorporated the things I love into something that I am NOT known for; making a card.  Top that, an easel card with a drawer!  Now THIS was a challenge! Pink Paislee's London Market Papers were the basis for this card.  I added Coffee Archival Inked stamps from Tim Holtz' Stuff To Say and Attic Treasures.  Add a sweet little butterfly from Tim Holtz' Mini Blueprints 2 colorized with Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage and let it flutter through the beautiful trailing Prima Avon Roses.  I have to admit, it was much easier than I thought it would be to create this shabby chic inspired card.  Don't you love it when that happens? 


Made by Anita Houston!
Anita had this to say:
To make this golf course scene I used several colors of Claudine Hellmuth's Acrylic Paint as well as Ranger's Acrylic Paint Dabbers. A Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline Stamp was used with Archival Inks onto tissue paper to create the downtown buildings. Several different foliage stamps from Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi were used with the paint. Wendy's Embossing Paste made the clouds and some of the hedges and rough areas,  along with a little Flower Soft. Finally, lots of Idea-ology metal pieces were used to make the oil pump. 


Thanks for reading!  Have fun in the Challenge!!


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102 comments:

  1. GREAT textures in Anita's painting!

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  2. Stunning design team work! Gosh I don't know what my style is??? Need to do some serious thinking for this one. Nicola x

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  3. Wow!! I love the vintage easel card with draw!! Hugs Hazel xx

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  4. I need to work on my style! I thought it was shabby chic or vintage, but I see other styles I like too! Maybe I need to try an "out of the box" project to see what developes!

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  5. That bor with easel card is Beautiful!! FAB colors! Beautiful embellishing

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  6. Such amazing DT work from the SSSaS team - and yay for Anita joining the team! This is going to be a tough challenge...
    Alison x

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  7. Great projects! Love the easel card with a drawer, wow! Thanks for sharing this creativity. ;-)

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  8. Love those projects. Sounds like a fun challenge.

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  9. Very creative projects and a great idea for a challenge.

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  10. These projects are so beautiful.

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  11. wow these are stunning.. Thanks for the inspiration today.. :)

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  12. what a stunning projects!
    xxx Margreet

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  13. Great projects.. Thanks for sharing..

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  14. Fabulous projects! Now I have to check out all the rest.

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  15. Those are some outstanding creations! I'm in complete awe!!!

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  16. Awesome creations!! What a GREAT WAY to get to really see what people like to create and to get to see their hidden talents!! I LOVE this idea!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! :)

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  17. Fantastic projects. I had to reread how Anita made her golf scene three times. Great use of so many products

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  18. Great projects! Thanx for the inspiration!!

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  19. I'm so inspired to finish cleaning my scrap space and start creating! Fab projects!

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  20. What an awesome challenge, it sure takes some selfreflextion to find out about this for yourself, Ithink. I don+t have a clu, what people think, I´m known for craftwise?+ Guess I´ll have to ask people around me, how they see me LOL.

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  21. lovely projects again today thanks for sharing with us today

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  22. Gorgeous artwork ladies! I needed some shabby chic inspiration and the golf course scene is divine!

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  23. Beautiful artwork from all. There are so many wonderful pieces and I just love them all. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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  24. What gorgeous projects! A tough challenge, though, I'll have to think on this one!

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  25. Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration. :) hugs, Kimberly

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  26. Wow, these are stunning projects!

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  27. So different and unique projects :)

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  28. Just beautiful projects. Loved seeing them
    Linda

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  30. wow! those are some amazing projects!

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  31. Great projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. LOVE the theme- so many interpretations! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. These projects are SO creative! That golf course is amazing. Thanks for another chance to win some great blog candy. :D

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  34. Very cool projects! I'd have to really think about this one, don't know what I'd do.

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  35. Cool challenge and fun projects!

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  36. Really gorgeous projects!!! I do not think I am 'known' for anything, but I really enjoyed reading and viewing these examples :)

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  37. Fabulous projects, thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  38. love the projects today, especially the easel card on the drawer box, so cool and could be used for so many things. thanks for sharing.

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  39. Thanks for sharing more talented people with us.

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  40. Beautiful projects
    hugs Nikki

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  41. Those are some amazing projects! Gorgeous!

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  42. Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing all
    the wonderful inspiration.

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  43. fun theme, wonderful projects!

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  44. wow. so fun! Loving everybody's style

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  45. Sounds like fun, I will have to try this one

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  46. I love seeing what products these talented artists use! So much talent!

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  47. Whoa, that card with a drawer is fancy!

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  48. Awesome projects! Love the easel card on top of the drawer, would definitely like to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  49. The challenge got me thinking, very creative.

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  50. Gorgeous project from all the Dt's ... and what a fun theme ...will love to participate !!

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  51. Awesome inspiration and a great challenge :)

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  52. wonderful projects, all designers are so talented and inspiring ^.^

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  53. The golf course scene is something unusual and amazing!

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  54. Great projects...thanks for inspiration.

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  55. Awesome projects! Anita's golf scene is amazing!

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  56. These are phenomenal. That golf scene is so unique. I love all of them. :)

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  57. Love those projects. Sounds like a fun challenge.
    Hugs from Brazil,
    Valderez

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  58. Amazing projects, what a great challenge!

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  59. What a unique challenge! Great projects too. Hugs, Hanneke

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  60. I love old, crusty, distressed looks. These are all fabulous.

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  61. What great projects. Im inspired. Candy's lil box is so pretty. Wow. I love this look.

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  62. What a challenge! All of them rose to it beautifully. I'm always amazed by the talents you showcase. Thanks for giving us a peek into the works of such amazing artists.

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  63. WOW, that box is amazing. Hey, I saw Candy at the CHA.

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  64. love all of these projects! just gorgeous! :)

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  65. I love how each lady showed her "style". It made me think about my own style. I am so eclectic that it's a very hard question for me. I don't think it's so much a style for me as it is type of image I like to stamp. I have a fun and whimsical side which likes cows. LOL I also tend to like CAS cards because I just don't have a lot of extra time in life right now to do complicated designs. I have been making cards for 11 years now and can say that over the years my style has changed to fit the needs in my life at that particular time. Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win a great prize. :D

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  66. What a great idea for a challenge!

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  67. WOW! What awesome projects. Iris

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  68. OMG! Thank you for sharing such FABULOUS Projects....they are so BEAUTIFUL! Have a WONDERFUL DAY! :)

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  69. Great projects. Beautiful. I'm in the mood for some gold all of a sudden :-) what a great frame and picture. And the easel card with a drawer - gorgeous.

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  70. WOW WEEE now that was some of the best inspiration pieces I've seen here for a while. beeeutiful

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  71. Happy Monday indeed! Is there a tutorial for this somewhere??

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  72. So beautiful products : these dies are handsome !!!

    Hugs from France
    Lunéa ^^

    http://luneabidouille.canalblog.com/

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  73. Such lovely creations! Fun challenge!!!!

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  74. Wow incredible projects, they look amazing

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  75. Lovely work ladies~

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  76. fabulous projects! Thanks for the inspiration

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  77. Lovely creations!
    I am already a follower here!
    DeniseB

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  78. How great is this?! New follower across the board!

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  79. What a cool challange thanks for the inspiration. I think I'm going to have to try the easle drawer card! I'm already a follower.

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  80. great work by sarah, design, color and composition
    ava g

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  81. Great talent ladies, it is very interesting to look at such different art styles, but creativity is still the union link!!!

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