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!
Made by Sarah Engles-Greer!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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