Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Super Blog Hop - a la Studio 490!

Hey there bloggers!

For the second year in a row, Simon Says Stamp and Show and Simon Says Stamp Challenge blogs 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 DT blogs and you have to find them.

The Blog hop will start at on August 31st, 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 DT 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 Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blogs.

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. You MUST enter the challenge and link your creations with the Inlinkz on the Stamp and Show Challenge to be able to win the Grand Prize or any of the $25 vouchers.

For more details please refer to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge or the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blogs for more details.

If you arrived here from the amazingly talented Joy's blog then you are going in the right direction otherwise you need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

For my part of the HOP, I went all out with Studio 490 Stamps and Art Parts!  I started with the artful shrine frame, adding loads of art parts:  queens and crowns, wings, raven, pen nib, lamp post, flower, key, and umbrella.  


The art parts were colored with distress stains in fired brick, black soot, broken china, peeled paint, rusty hinge, and scattered straw.


The art parts were then stamped using archival inks in jet black, coffee, olive and monarch orange using all Studio 490 stamps!


Added an idea-ology hinge clip and mini key to the side.  After everything was assembled I added highlights to each element using a white gel pen by Sakura.  It's a Studio 490 Shrine!  Inspired by "THE" Wendy Vecchi of course!


From here you need to go to the super talented Britta's blog for more inspiration :-) I would appreciate a comment if you would like to leave one.



Happy Hopping!!!

~ ellen xxx

117 comments:

Joy said...

I am so loving all the elements of this wonderful creation...stunning work Ellen..hugs!

Helen said...

What a fab work of art - a true beauty!

Heather said...

An amazing creation :)

Terry said...

Hey there Ellen, I LOVE your project, it is ALL Wendy and I just love the WENDY art parts. Fabulous colors and embellies..wowhoooooo AMAZING Ellen. Hugs Terry xxxx

Dan said...

This is really wonderful Ellen, so much great detail to admire! :)

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautiful! Love this and what you did with the Wendy parts is fab. And that crown!

alethea said...

This is absolutely stunning!!! You have done amazing job!! Hugsxx

Linda Elbourne said...

WOW Ellen ... just WOW! All that detail ... totally stunning work!

Teresa said...

Hello Ellen,
Just blog hopping around all your wonderful blogs today, what a gorgeous project, I love everything Tim Holtz, it's beautiful. Hugs Teresa xx

wendy vecchi said...

just one word for you...
WOW!!!!!!!!!

LOVE IT!

peggylee said...

Mind blowing fabulous art piece, I love all the details you created...love the crown upside down under the eye, lips hint of shine, and yes the white pen makes everything pop...super love this.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous work of art Ellen ,, totally gorgeous everything !! LOVE IT !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Candy C said...

Ellen...this is spectacular! I saw Wendy's post, too! Way to go girlfriend! Your shrine is amazing. I love all the details on it as well. It's quite WENDY! <3 Candy

Mandy Cherry said...

Wow! I aboslutly love this art piece! What an amazing talent!

lolo said...

great work of art

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful piece of art so much detail

Rene said...

Very original and creative! Beautiful!
Rene :D

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Whoohoo, Ellen, you've created a knockout piece here. Love the colors and all the different art parts you have used! I especially like the crown under the eye - very cool.

Hope you are enjoying the blog hop!

Hugs,
Linda

Lori said...

Well, this looks like it was made by the Ms. Vecchi herself! I totally LOVE it! All those parts are so cool! Way to rock it, Ellen!

Carol E said...

What a creative piece of art, thank you so much for sharing it.

Theresa said...

VERY creative! Love it!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Ellen, love the dimension, richness of colour and beautifully embellished. Tracy x

Lena said...

this is stunning! I love the artsy look

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic artful creation. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

interesting use of the crown...love it.
Laura

jengd said...

Fabulous!

Francy said...

This is a super project. I love the embellishments.
Francy

betjunroe said...

Wow, Ellen, this is awesome! Love how you used the crown as eyelashes. Bette

Babette said...

What a lovely idea, really beautiful.
Hugs,
Babette

Suzi said...

Oh my Goodness, where do I begin, I love all the fabulous elements you've used on you tag. It's breathtaking.
Thank you for a lovely hop.
Suzi x

Heidi Brawley said...

Wow what a wonderful creation you made! Lots of elements on it!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

deesdesigns said...

Wow! - this is a work of art! Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. I'm off, hopping, hopping...

Dana said...

This is so unique! I think my favorite touch is that crown beneath the eye as eyelashes! Pure genius!!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us a true art piece. It is very interesting. Thanks

SusanK said...

Gotta get some art parts!

Sarah said...

So fun...so cute...so Wendy!

Pam said...

Wow! Just love every little bit of this! Thanks for sharing.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a cool creation!

Lisa said...

wonderful job, thanks for sharing

CreaRenata said...

Wow, what a lovely project!

Hugs,
Renata

DeeDee said...

I love that umbrella -- it grabs all the attention in all the right ways! So bold!

jintyoo7 said...

Wow!

RobinG said...

beautiful project :) thank u for sharing

Lori said...

total genius to add the crown as an eyelash!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Ellen, what a lovely project you have made here. Thanks for sharing. Off to look at the other creations in the Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

So creative! TFS

XoXo,

Katie

Cheryl said...

So many fun, wonderful things about this project...I'm speechless (that NEVER happens :P )

Mary Lou said...

whoa~~I am speechless!!! Love the saying--PERFECT!!!
Hugz of thanks

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Such a beautiful project, Ellen! I really love the vibrant colors and just the way you put it together is wonderful!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

jude said...

Ellen absolutely beautiful.Love the project,and distressing
hugs judex

Hlora said...

Very beautiful work!! Love your creation!

Meme said...

Love the Wendy style here! Beautiful job!
Thanks for sharing them with us!

Karla said...

Wow, what a cool creation!

Dragonlady said...

Incredible art, thank you for your inspiration.

Hugs Ali x

Joey said...

Fab creation Ellen, love the eye. Joey x

Meadie said...

Stunning project x x

hellerlittle said...

dear ellen,
Will not go away without leaving a comment ;o)
Tfs these wonderfull kind of artwork
cu hellerlittle

Laura said...

Very Wendy and I love it!

joy said...

Way cool!!

Yelowflower said...

awesome piece of art...thanks for sharing

Marianne said...

Such a beautiful creation. A real piece of ART. xxx marianne MW

Pocono Pam said...

awesomeness!

Larisa said...

I love the effect you have got on this tag - gorgeous.

Ginny Getty (and DH Scott) said...

Awesome projects Ellen!

Daisychain said...

Lovely creative work of art. Hugs Christine x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, this is amazing, love it !

Hugs,

Jo x

Glennis said...

Wow - what a stunning piece

cristina said...

Fantastic,, this work is marvelous , amazing...

Tracy said...

Lots and lots of cool art in this piece. TFS!

JLJ Designs said...

Wow! I love this.

Jen

Lynda Nielsen said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS... So many details, and embellies. I don't even know what to say. You've done a fantastic job showcasing these goodies. I Love LOVE LOVE it...
Hugs,
Lynda

Nona said...

Wow, what an inspiring work of art, Ellen! Love it! TFS :)

Randi WS said...

Awesome, Ellen!! I just LOVE all the details!! :)
Hugs,
Randi WS

Louise said...

Fabulous!! love all the elements and details
Louise

Sue West said...

Love your art Ellen, it looks fabulous.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE this!!

Deanne :)

ribenaruby said...

Hi, what a wonderful piece of art! Fab colours. Ruby x

sasa said...

She really is just so lovely - and alluring Ellen, you can be immensely proud of such a colourful and creative lady! Fantastic composition and choice of elements that do Wendy's designs more than proud - love your work!

Caro said...

This is simply gorgeous, I love all the textures, dies and stamps you have used.

Chrissie said...

Such a fabulous creation, I love all the details.
lol Chrissie xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Love this composition. Love how you stamped the face on the tag!!

NGCARDS said...

A great creation hun! xxx

Erin said...

I love all things Wendy. You did an amazing job with her stuff. Don't you just love the new distress stains? They are WONDERFUL!!

Lorraine said...

This is really lovely xx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow this is incredible all the individual details are so perfect !! Kitty ;0)

Mary said...

Adorable!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful artwork done in the Wendy V. style.

sparklingblackrose said...

Wow, this is great! Elaine-xxx-

Helen said...

This is fabulous - love all the little details!
Helen x

EmbossingQueen said...

This is such a beautiful piece of art work. There is so much detail here, I think it is gorgeous!

Joanne Leddy said...

Fabulous! I love the muted colors and the mix of media. Beautiful.

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning creation. I love all the metal parts you have used. Hugs Sarahxx

Shazza said...

great work Ellen x

CCC said...

Love the heavy texture of the metals with the light colors of the papers

Tracy said...

What a great hop and fabulous creations from all the DT members
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Perfect Crafts said...

Amazing creation.
Hugs,
Justyna x

Sue D said...

Very artsy!

Tere said...

Wonderful, the details of the eyelashes is genius!!!!

Cor* said...

I just love all the textures and layers! Very vintagy sheek! love it!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Love your creation!

E. Marie said...

What an amazing piece of artwork. Wow!!

cgl1539 said...

What an imagination you have!

CTgirl said...

Fabulous piece of art...love all the details!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous project;-))m

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant work Ellen.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Tini A. said...

Love your works!!! This is absoluty great!!!

Ali said...

This is incredible! Love the colours and all the layered elements. :)

AJECreativity said...

Oh i love all this altered art its fantastic..... xxxxx Amanda

Heidi said...

Amazing creation ellen, love the finish to your project, hugs heidi x

Isha said...

Love all the creations and the details. TFS

mgoll88 said...

A very interesting card!

LG
Michaela

Violets Corner said...

Stunning piece of art Ellen, I love the crown under her eye, it's super cool!

Hugs
Maarit

THERESA said...

Stunning, i love altered art and you have done a super job here!!
TFS and lotsa luv

Kathleen said...

great project.
kathleen mc x

Gabrielle said...

This is stunning! Really fabulous work x

osirisandloki said...

how much do all the elements pop!!!

ututo said...

so. cool. :)