For the second year in a row,
are joining forces to bring you a
SUPER hop and treasure hunt to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays.
To help celebrate we will be giving a
BIG BASKET OF CRAFTING GOODIES to the winner of this hop!
PLUS 3 $25 VOUCHERS to the Simon Says Stamp Store !
The vouchers will be the hidden treasure on 3 Design Team blogs and you have to find them.
The Blog hop starts today, August 31, 2011 on the Simon Says Challenge Blog
and will finish on September 5th, 2011 at on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Blog.
The theme for both challenges this week will be ANYTHING GOES. You can make anything you like … a card, an ATC, a Scrapbook layout … the possibilities are endless!
You will need to
- hop through each blog, find the little parcel of goodies and make a note on which designer’s blog you found them. You do not HAVE to comment on all the Design Team blogs but we would appreciate any comments you would like to leave. If you lose your way at any time a full list of all the participating blogs with links will be available on Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the Stamp and Show Challenge blogs.
- Hop through each blog to find the hidden treasure chests (they're not on everyone's blog!).
- The last stop on the hop is the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog. You will need to leave a comment there with the names of the 3 blogs with hidden treasure. The comments will be moderated so you will not be able to see the answers.
For more details please refer to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge or the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blogs for more details.
Here's what I created for the hop:
I wanted to take advantage of the ABUNDANCE word, so made sure that was *center stage*. After the collage was complete, I added lots of smaller canvas to pop up the design. Here are some of the details:
On these squares, I added some ephemera I had at home (the discover button and the vintage metal car). The other goodies used were the 7 Gypsies Big Ben knob and one Tim Holtz Idea-ology light bulb. As you can see, two of the squares were covered with Lille paper and the 3rd square was turned backwards so the knob would snuggle into the back of the canvas. The edges were then covered with 7 Gypsies tape.
This canvas was covered with Lille paper, then added Glossy Accents to the letters to make them pop.
A Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memo Pin holds a piece of packaging from the 7 Gypsies Ephemera pack. If you look at this pack, this is also where Miss Liberty came from (see 2nd photo). The square was first covered with 7 Gypsies Lille paper and then overlayed with 7 Gypsies Birdsong Tissue Paper. The tissue was first treated with Ice Resin to give it that vintage look.
To create this look, lay the tissue on top of a plastic bag. Mix the Ice Resin according to directions and then, using a sponge, spread the tissue paper with the Ice Resin. Let dry and you get a antique-look paper that resembles a sheet of mica. Very cool thing to do with any resin you may have left over from jewelry making!
This wooden star came from my stash and was first painted with Ranger's Sandal Dabber. Once the paint was dry, I edged the star with Old Paper Distress Ink. Using a heat gun, I made sure the paint and ink were dried thoroughly before stamping with the stars from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Celestial Art. I used Versamark Embossing Ink to stamp and then sprinkled the stamping with Gold Embossing Glitter.
I hope you enjoyed my project.
From here you need to go to the super talented Becca for more inspiration :-) I would appreciate a comment if you would like to leave one.
Have fun and good luck!