Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember BLOG HOP


 For the second year in a row, Simon Says Stamp and Show and The Simon Says Stamp Challenge 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 starts today August 31st, 2011 on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
and will finish on September 5th, 2011 at on the Simon Says Stamp and 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 Stamp and Show Challenge blogs.

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 Lols then you are going in the right direction otherwise you need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.
For the Anything Goes challenge I decided to indulge in my passion for all things Halloween, decorating a configuration box using stamps from Artistic Outpost, Halloween Treats and Apothecary. The configuration box was coloured with Distress Stain Vintage Photo and adorned with some of my vintage finds and stamped images from the Artistic Outpost sets. A crow has been added from Wendy Vecchi's Outdoor Art Parts, coloured with Distress Stain Black Soot to add to that Halloween feel of the whole project.  All the stamping has been aged with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.
A little close up to show the detail of those stamps. I am loving using the labels on vintage bottles.

The top of the box has a skeleton added along with 31 using numbers from the Grunge Blocks, coloured once again with Distress Stain along with some barbed wire ribbon.

I really enjoyed decorating this piece and indulging in a little Halloween!

From here you need to go to the super talented Christine Ousley for more inspiration.

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.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, enjoy the BLOG HOP.  Tracy x 

135 comments:

Sandy said...

O M G !!!!
How cool is that ???
Stunning box qith wonderful details Tracy.
This rock.

Joy said...

Oh My Gosh Tracy this is amazing girl, WOW! factor is going on right here....gorgeous...hugs!

Helen said...

Tracy this is just fab! Love your Halloween box.

Sue said...

I recognise those bottles!!! Fab Hallowe'en configuration:)

Heather said...

Wow, sooo Halloween!!!

Dan said...

Wonderful piece Tracy, and so spooky! :)

Kathleen Watterson said...

WOW!!! Love it!

Terry said...

My goosness Tracy your Anything Goes project is reaaaaly spooky brrrrr...and at the same time SOOOOOO COOOOL...my goodness, your allways stunning with your projects Tracy, thanksss for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

Suzanne C said...

WOW! Love this!!! Great use of the AO stamps and your boxes are fabulous!

Nancy Wethington said...

Tracy, this is so cool! Love all those little scary pieces.

Brigitte said...

WOW, this is so original!!!! Love it!
Brigitte

alethea said...

Wow, this is fantastic! I love it!! Hugsxx

Amystarz said...

This is great Tracy! I can see you had a ton of fun making labels for your potions :) That barbed wire ribbon just "ties" it all together...LOVE it!!

Teresa said...

Hello Tracy,
Just blog hopping around all your wonderful blogs today, I love this box you've made, there's just so much to see, so much work done on it it's beautiful. Hugs Teresa xx

peggylee said...

wow how wicked cute!!! I am not a halloween person, but this is so cute, I think you did a great job....love the little box.

Chari M. said...

Wow! Very spooky, I like it! :)

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous creation tracy :-) I love all the different things you used on this, the bottles, skeleton, skulls, crow ,, everything is fantastic ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the AO plates for your altered configuration box! Wonderfully embellished!

Candy C said...

Tracy...your Halloween Configuration box is so spooky and cute at the same time. Love all the details on it! As always...great work! <3 Candy

lolo said...

I love your box, great job.

Thrifty Finn said...

I bookmarked this into my inspiration folder!

Rene said...

Spooktacular!!!!
Rene :D

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness, me! This is just awesome!!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super, super vintage Halloween project, Tracy! Just loving every tiny detail. I especially love those vintage bottles. This must have been SO much fun to make - a true keepsake, for sure!

Hugs,
Linda

Carol E said...

What a wonderful project, love it. Thanks for sharing it.

Lori said...

Creepy config goodness! I totally love this Tracy!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Very cool, Tracy!

lynne said...

A stunningly, imaginative Hallowe'en piece of art.
Wishes
Lynne

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Wooohoo! That's js just great!

Lena said...

what a wonderful halloween display! It rocks!

Lisa R. said...

Neat decor!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

how spooktacular is dat !!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Very "up my street" Tracy.. the old Apothecary look. nice job xx

jengd said...

VERY cool!

Francy said...

Oh this is a super super project. Halloween is coming end this project is gorgeous for it.
Francy

LaJanette said...

Ohh so SPoOkY! So many details; awesome!

Hugs;
Janette

betjunroe said...

This is definitely spooktacular! Love the skeleton. Bette

celticmystyc said...

BOOKMARKED.. this blog rocks and your creation has blown my socks away!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE That's all. :D

Kathy Eddy said...

I love your spooky configurations box. Fantastic job on it!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Fantastic!! What else can I say....
Siobhan

Cj said...

Wow this is amazing.xxx

Lindy said...

O M G.....That is FABULOUS!!!!!

Suzi said...

Wow!!what a fabulous creation. Love all the elements you've used and the great imagination too.
Hugs
Suzi x

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW Your Halloween Box is super cool! I love Halloween too!
Hugs!
Heidi Brawley

deesdesigns said...

What a fantastic Hallowwen project. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. I'm off, hopping, hopping...

Dana said...

What an incredible project!!! I love all those spooky details!!

Sarah said...

I love shadow boxes...especially ones filled with vintage goodies. It's spooktacular!

Glennis said...

This is just amazing!

CreaRenata said...

Wow, this is awesome!

Hugs,
Renata

Lisa said...

wonderful job, thanks for sharing

jintyoo7 said...

How unusual and brilliantly done!

DeeDee said...

Absolutely gawgeous, Dawling! I've got to remember to keep odds and ends for things like this! Great great work!

Emma said...

Wonderful piece of artwork and it definitely ticks all my boxes and indulges my love of all things Halloween!! Gorgeous, as always Tracy.
Love Emma xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Tracy, what a gorgeous confirguration box. I keep wanting to try making one of these. Thanks for sharing. Off to see more cards/projects on the Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

sandra said...

Amazing project!
Love every detail!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Tracy! This is so stunning! I LOVE IT!

XoXo,

Katie

Kim C said...

This project is absolutely amazing!! I love everything about it!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Mary Lou said...

Great Halloween Creation!!! Very very clever !!!!!
Hugz of thanks

Cheryl said...

OMG I LOVE THIS!!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is a fabulous Halloween project, Tracy! I love how every box has something different!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

I am speechless, Tracy!!! AWESOME!!!!

Ginny Getty (and DH Scott) said...

Tracy - Thank you for your time and effort! Definitely inspiring.

jude said...

Absolutely adore what youve done with this configurations box.Totaly amazing
hugs judex

Hlora said...

This is so adorable!

Sarah said...

OMGosh!! I LOOOOOVE THIS!!! Halloween is my faaavourite and this is soooo fabulous! All those spooky little details are so amazing!

Karla said...

Wow, sooo Halloween!!!

Dragonlady said...

Absolutely amazing Halloween creation, love all the little details.

Hugs Ali x

Joey said...

WOW Tracy what a gorgeous creation! Joey x

hellerlittle said...

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

Kellylouj said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

Laura said...

Loving this such a cool creation. Looks so atmospheric.

joy said...

Fabulous Halloween creation! Love all the details of this piece.

Yelowflower said...

my my my...how Very creative imagery for halloween!

Marianne said...

Fabulous, your Halloween box!! What a lot of details and it's really stunning! xxx Marianne MW

inkypinkycraft said...

I love Halloween things too, they are great, fab love this I want to do one of these boxes.fab trace x

Pocono Pam said...

AWESOME PROJECT!!!

Larisa said...

wow! It is so nice !"""

Daisychain said...

What a great Halloween project, loving that skeleton. Hugs Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

wow love all the detail and such a fabulous creation
Hugs Kate xx
Thanks for the hop :)

downrightcrafty said...

not sure on the right track now as already been here on the hop and thought it was fabulous the first time ?? hopping over hopefully to get back on the right track lolx
Kate x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, this is fantastic ! Super spooky !

Hugs,

Jo x

cristina said...

fantastic!!!!!!

SuzanneK said...

OMG awesome project. Suzanne

redmom said...

I adore all things halloween! This is so awesome, I think I need to make one for myself!

Tracy said...

Super spooky box! TFS!

JLJ Designs said...

Super spooky!
Jen

Cor* said...

WHATEVER!!! Will you get a load of this display! Perfect for Hallow's Eve! OMGOSH! I love what you have done with all the little extras and the large skeleton on top!! EEK! My son would cry in fright if he saw this....lol...i love it!

Nona said...

Amazing configuration box, TRacy! Love all the spooky details :)

Louise said...

What a cool project, absolutely fabulous
Louise

Sue West said...

Tracy, I absolutely love this, what a fabulous piece of art.
Sue :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

WOW!!!!!!!

Deanne :)

ribenaruby said...

Just fantastic! What a great project. Ruby X

scraphappy4067 said...

Great project!!....I Love how it turned out!!

sasa said...

This is such a great creative project Tracy. Loving the deep colours of your box and all the wonderful vintage pieces and trimming. A fabulous seasonal beauty bursting with amazing details!

Caro said...

What a wonderful spooky imaginative halloween box. Thanks for sharing.

Chrissie said...

OMG! I can't believe the amount of detail that's gone into this creation, it's absolutely gorgeous!
lol Chrissie xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Creepy and creative vignette. Love all the scary details.

NGCARDS said...

A great creation hun! xxx

Erin said...

That is so AWESOME!!!

Lorraine said...

Oh this is really amazing!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi wow this is so cool and perfect for Halloween it looks like a part you would see in a movie ! Absolutely love every inch of it ! Kitty ;0)

aliinvan said...

This is amazing!!!

Mary said...

This is amazing!!

BarbaraW said...

Tracy, You do an awesome job with Halloween. Love it.

sparklingblackrose said...

This is awesome :-) They dont make much of a fuss in the UK over Halloween and I wish they would! Elaine-xxx-

Helen said...

Wow - this is spooktacular!
Helen x

EmbossingQueen said...

Wow, what can I say? There is so much detail here. Well done.

Joanne Leddy said...

Wow - this is fabulous! I love the vintage feel and I do hope this will become part of your Halloween decor!

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

An awesome halloween creation. I love the vintage feel to it. Hugs Sarahxx

CCC said...

Loving the Halloween theme. Two of my friends say it is their fav holiday.

Shazza said...

oooh very spooky, I love it x

Tracy said...

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

Steph said...

Magnificent! I so need to make one of these, fab idea!

Perfect Crafts said...

WOW. This is amazing!
Hugs,
Justyna x

Sue D said...

Very spooky!

Tere said...

Looks amazingly spooky!!!!

Ali said...

Oooh this is fab! Very gothic! :D

E. Marie said...

Very scary!!! and great project.

cgl1539 said...

This is just about one of the coolest things I have ever seen, awesome!!

CTgirl said...

Interesting, spooky creation!

Erin- said...

The attention to detail here is just stunning--It's sure to spook! :)

Mervi said...

Wau, this is simply wonderful, and cool;-))m

Brenda Brown said...

Superb Tracy, just love the whole Halloween feel of this.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Tini A. said...

What a fantastic work - i love it!!! You made wonderful works!

Heidi said...

Oh this is absolutely brilliant. hugs heidi x

Isha said...

Gorgeous creation. TFS

mgoll88 said...

Whats that????
What an great fantastic creations... cool!!

LG
Michaela

Pauline C said...

Stunning hallowe'en box Tracy - and what a brilliant blog hop! Thanks so much to Simon Says Stamp & SSS & Show for such brilliant challenges and prizes every week - they reallya re the best!
I have entered my card for the challenge which is on my blog here - and am just off for a marathon hippety-hop!
Hugs
pauline x

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

This looks like it was so much fun to make! I love these configuration boxes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is Spookylicious Tracy. love it!

Hugs
Maarit

THERESA said...

Stunning piece of work, such detail, love it!!!
TFS and lotsa luv

Kathleen said...

what a great project.
kathleen mc x

Gabrielle said...

This is utterly stunning.

tanja said...

Fabulous is this huggs tanja xxx

osirisandloki said...

how awesome it that project!!!!