Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever combined Simon Says Stamp and Show and Simon Says Stamp SUPER HOP. If you are lost, please go back to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog for the complete list of blog stops. Don't forget, you must comment on each blog along the way to be eligible to win prizes in the September 15th drawing.

You are currently on Linda Coughlin's blog. The letter you are picking up from this stop on the hop is S. Your next and final stop will be at the Simon Says Stamp blog. Be sure to leave a comment here before you leave, both to qualify you for the grand prize drawing and also for the blog candy I am giving away here. The ingredient used to make my project that I am giving away is Tim Holtz Fragments Charms. Have you tried these? They are so much fun. Check out Tim's A Compendium of Curiosities, page 30, to learn all the wonderful ways to use them.




Now that we have gotten through all those blog hop instructions, here's my part of the hop. I decided to make a Halloween tryptych. Here it is in all it's final glory.


But I must say, it took me FOREVER to make this. It was a fun project, but so many elements and details, all hand cut and hand distressed. I was so glad that we had an extra couple of days to create our project this week. For the distressing, I sponged the edges of everything with Vintage Photo distress ink, plus some were misted with a solution of Vintage Photo reinker, water and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.

Here are some close up shots of my project.
The center panel was dry embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder. Then I brayered Versamark over the high points and applied Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress EP to give it a nice rough texture. Most of the vintage graphics are from The Graphics Fairy, a free on-line source. Three Tim Holtz stamp sets were also used: Halloween Ticket stamp, Urban Grunge, Spooky Stuff. The letters for the banner are from The Graphics Fairy and are mounted on pendants stamped with the floral filagree stamp from Flights of Fancy which was stamped on white CS with Versamark and then clear embossed. After that, it was sponged with black ink so the pattern of the stamp shows in white. The skull from Grungeboard Altered Elements Plain was painted with Picket Fence distress crackle paint.


Both the left and right panels were embossed with the Patchwork Texture Fade and then painted over with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap. The raven and the Happy Halloween stamps are from the Spooky Stuff stamp set. The raven was stamped on white with versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black ink and clear embossed, then trimmed out. Happy Halloween was stamped in Versamark and Dusty Concord, clear embossed and then sponged with Peeled Paint. The filagree frame for The Raven quote is from The Graphics Fairy. I found The Raven text on line, layered it over the frame with PSE and also created another layer in PSE to add "Nevermore."



A vintage photo of a witch was digitally overlaid on a digital playing card, which was printed and mounted on a bingo card. I printed and punched out the letters for WITCH and glued them to the card. The Tim Holtz Fragment Charm was stamped with alcohol inks and then a stamped image of a witch's cauldron was affixed to the back with Glossy Accents. The black cat was stamped with the Spooky Stuff set and black glitter was applied. The flower was made with Grungepaper cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and the flourish was cut with a Sizzix die. The flower was embossed with the Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder and sponged with Dried Marigold and Dusty Concord distress inks.
There you have it, folks. Best of luck to you in all the drawings for this outrageously generous blog hop! Hope you have a blast looking at all the lovelies we have created for your inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Blessings & hugs,

190 comments:

Sandi said...

Absolutely love this! I hopped to you from Our Vintage Affair but will join in the blog hop now!

Toni said...

I just love this project youve made its so full of spooky stuff fabulous

Nancy said...

I LOVE this, Linda!!! I know it took a long time to create, but, oh, is it wonderful!!

LynneForsythe said...

aaaaaaahhhhhh...ALL THAT DETAIL...wowzeroonie! it's JUST WONDERFUL!

nicoleqmullen said...

Wowsa, what an amazing project. It was well worth all the hard work you put into it, the result is fab! It is totally inspiring me to go off and make halloween decorations for my house now!! Thanks for the chance to win the amazing blog hop candy!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Way cool Linda!! I love the eclectic mix here, great for a spooky centerpiece at a Halloween party!!

Thanks for joining us in the STAMP-tember fun!!

*mwah*
Steph

kim-paperbabe said...

Stunning project Linda, the details are magnificent I could look at it all day and still discover more! fantastic centre piece, very creative!
HuGs Kim :)

Tanya said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is amazing, fantastic project!

Tracy Evans said...

Oooh I love these fragment charms, I so want to win them LOL, fingers crossed. I absolutely love your piece of art and I am not surprised you needed an extra couple of days. There is so much detail and so much to see. I absolutely love it all. Another piece that would look great on my Halloween table if you need a home for it LOL. I love the wicked witch playing card, fantastic idea. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

Lorraine A said...

WOW !! what a fantastic creation !! I have spent ages admiring this ,, all the different elements ,,,, gorgeous ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous, loving that Hallowe'en theme :O))

Linda Cain said...

Terrific piece! I LOVE it!

Another Linda C

x laura x said...

wow. I havent tried these tags before i think i am going to have to get some, they look great. thanks for the chance to win. fingers crossed.
x laura x

Deloris said...

Great project! All the details are fabulous!

hellerlittle said...

Oh my goodnes, what a wonderfull kind of Artwork !!!!
All the lovly details on it, it has taken round 20minutes to me for the look --- great *realy
Thanks for the opportunity of winning some fab prizes

CU hellerlittle

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, this is truly special. I love all the attention you have given to every last detail!

Pips said...

Oooh WAUW ... your halloween castle is AWESOME! So many great details - what a great job you did!

Shelley said...

OMG is all I can say. My jaw just dropped when I saw this. Wow!!!

NANCY DARE said...

Love your Halloween triptych...can appreciate all the great creative work you put into it!

Helen said...

This is simply stunning. You can tell it took hours and hours. It is so worth it!

Rica said...

Stunning, amazing triptych Linda. I can see why it took a long time to make, but worth every moment of your time with all that fabulous embossing, inking and those wonderful details.
hugs Heather xx

Terri said...

What a fantastic halloween piece of altered art. Fabulous! Great inspiration! Off to finish the hop.

Jaggs said...

So now that it is done...how are you going to top that...lol

Jaggs

Craftyanny said...

oh wow, no wonder it took ages to make, it's fabulous. Love it
Anne x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful project. Full of creativity and inspiration. thankyou!!

Linda Elbourne said...

I adore this Linda ... so many details ... a truly stunning Halloween creation ... LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

misteejay said...

This is just spook-tackular...so much detail and interest - love it.

Toni :o)

Carol D said...

wonderful love it and all the drippy blood and stuff so much detail.

Carol xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, what a fantastic card! It's amazing with all the details. TFS!!

Gloria Stengel said...

I bet your fingers were inky after that project. Great job!

TwoHeartsPath said...

Oh, this is Awesome!! I think my favorite part is the Raven quote in the Frame, with the "Nevermore" over it!!! That is if I had to absolutely pick a favorite part!! The whole thing is just too cool!!
Patti

Sian said...

Wow, it's amazing, love all the detail.
hugs

Deborah "DeBB!e" Ann Emmons said...

Very cool...I can see all the hard work put into it. I love it. Beautiful job.

Lin said...

What an amazing project! Your project really shows off all the work you put into it.

Jane said...

WOW!!! this is amazing! so many gorgeous spooky details! I love it! hugs, Jane xxx

Martine said...

oh wow this is amazing darlin, im not surprised that it took you forever to make, but it was sooo worth it, this is just incredible sweetie :)

xx
martine

Dorothy said...

Wow...what a fabulous piece!!!

Sandy Ang said...

How very detailed and intricate work on your project. It's definitely Halloweeny. Love those fragments

JLJ Designs said...

Spooky triptych! Beautiful, too!

Jennifer

Bearcrazyman said...

Linda this is INCREDIBLE!
Love this!

Sandra said...

wow! what a lot of work! This is wonderful!
Sandra

Jacilynn said...

very cute and spooky ;)

redmom said...

All the details in this are absolutly amazing!!!

kelly said...

Linda this is a great project. I love all the detail....


Kelly

Lorraine said...

Wow, what a cool project! Love it. Perfect Halloween decor!

Victoria said...

Fantastic! I love all the details.

Irit Shalom said...

WOW PROJECT!! THANKS FOR THE HOP

thorescha said...

Whow, what a great work, i love your card, sooo nice. And i love this blog hop, too.

hugs and greetings from germany
Sandra

Legojenta said...

Wow - great project! Thanks for sharing it =) To see my entry for this challenge, click here:
http://legojenta.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-mini-card.html

Daniele said...

wow wow wow a fantastic project
hugs

kaos said...

Spoooky - gorgeous project and it does look like a loooot of work!

Suzette said...

This is SO much fun! Inspiration everywhere you look! Thanks for sharing.

Suzi said...

Oh my dear Linda, what have you created, it's just amazing hun. All those little details and the work involved. You are totally on top form with this creation. Love it.
Hugs
Suzi x

The Vintage Dresser said...

This is amazing! LOVE Halloween!!

Kat said...

I love your spooky project,
I think it was well worth the effort.
kathleen

Lori said...

OMGoodness, what detail work. It certainly paid off with the finished project.

Debs said...

WOW what an amazing project - so much fabulous detail - it's fantastic.
Thanks for the fab hop too.
Take care
Debs xx

Shazza said...

wow Linda this is amazing- so much details, it must have taken you hours!!!
x

Saskia said...

Gorgeous piece, that's really awesome.

Jamie said...

this project is so so cool!! thanks for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Larisa said...

oh, it is gloomy a lot) but it is nice for Halloween)) Good job!

beadz said...

Very cool project - I can tell you spent forevah!

Louise said...

Great project! I really like the WITCH on top of the bingo card, clever.

Terry said...

Hiya Linda, well you allready know that I just love your project wowwwwieee it really looks absolutely stunning and I can surely see that you have had a lot of work on it. Wow.
Thanks for sharing sweetie hugs terry xxxx

Trish said...

Wow - what a lot of stunning work! Really great. Thanks for the fun blog hop and candy

...just Barbara said...

Wow - great project and lots of details! Thanks for the chance to win. :-)

cgl1539 said...

This is wonderful! I can see how much work and time you put into this, it shows. Fabulous!!

Cheri said...

This is awesome! Happy Halloween!

http://studioc-creations.blogspot.com/

Jennybean said...

very nice project!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Linda!! So vintage and full of texture and details. Incredible!

Kim said...

Wow!! Awesome spooky project!!! So detailed, and I am glad you took the time to give us a little Halloween inspiration:)

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow ,tht is a lot of work, but a labor of love no doubt! Great Halloween project!

paperpapier said...

love the interesting details on this project. Totally awesome!

KarenB said...

The details are just amazing - I can see why it took so much time :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, you can tell that took a lot of time, well done!

Mariyca said...

This is amazing, fantastic project!

Sam said...

love love love it, wow is all I can say x

gila said...

Wow, was für eine tolle Arbeit, wunderschön
lg gila

Theresa said...

Wow...so many details. Great work. TFS Love those charms.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness me, my eyes are flittering back and forth - you have so many elements on this which are all so wonderfully laid out. No wonder you took so long to create it. It is stunning.

Hugs Sarah.x

Shu-Wen said...

Ooh I love Tim Holtz Fragments! There are so many ways to use them! And I love your project! So creative!

agapanthus said...

This is a fab Halloween project - really brill! Thanks for your inspiration! Best wishes Karen x

Justine said...

LINDA!!! WOWZERS Lady thise are phenomenal! I am in awe

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is amazing, I'm not surprised it took you ages. Every time I look at it I see something new and gorgeous. It will make a great centrepiece for Halloween.
Caroline xxx

Larisa said...

Came here one more time to look at these wonderful art-works... They are cute!!!! You are really talented to make this sort of things! Respect!!!

Margreet said...

I fell totally silent Linda (hope this is a good expression)...this must have taken you hours and hours (and some grey hairs I think)...but it is awesome!
xxx Margreet

June said...

Ohhh this is amazing !! what a feast of halloween fun and so beautifully vintage looking too. I love it. thanks for the inspiration
hugs June xxxxx

WheatLDee said...

Linda - what a show stopper!! Wow- all your hard work paid off. You have created one amazing piece of art. The tulle at the top reminds me of tombstones. I had to go back about 4 times, because I kept seeing some new detail each time. Thank you for sharing!!

Pastila said...

OMG! This is awesome! Love your amazing projects!

Jac said...

Wow I can understand why this took you some time to complete, the more I look at it the more I see, a fabulous piece of art and so much detail.

Erika M. said...

This is one awesome creation!

Annika said...

OMG, I betcha your crafting area looked like there had been a major explosion after you finished THAT one!!! lol

Seriously - sooo impressive, creative, textured, detailed - would love to hold and investigate it!!
Hugs
Annika

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Oooh, this is creepy, quirky and quite fabulous!

Nicki, x

peggylee said...

freaking cute!!! alot of details-love the boo...

peggy lee

Heidi said...

I love all these dt projects they must take so much time and energy, wonderful work and so much dedication to providing such gorgeous eye candy. Also thanks for the chance to win your blog hop candy.xx

coops said...

wow this is fabulous.i love all the spooky elements :)

xx coops xx

Karla Anderson said...

Absolutely amazing! What a fantastic way to end the hop. This is a great Halloween piece.

Sandi M said...

Linda it is flat out amazing! What great detail you have on this Halloween piece!

BarbaraW said...

Amazing piece of art. You really captured Halloween.

Sandra P said...

Okay, so I mentioned about 4 hops back that the creations can get any better....It just did! This is beyond words! Time well spent and a project that should enter magazines!

Thanks for the hop :)

Hugs,
Sandra P

Julye said...

What a work of art, understandable why it took you so long, thanks for sharing.

Queen B said...

That is so cool. All the little details are what makes it so awesome. Especially love the witchy playing card (you should make a whole set!)

downrightcrafty said...

wow such inspiration and a fab hop
have had fun along the way
have a great weekend
Hugs Kate xx

Tracy said...

Wow! Everything but the kitchen sink in on this piece. LOL Love all the elements and techniques. Great job Linda! It was worth all the time and effort.

Lori said...

Holy cow this is an awesome piece, Linda. I can see why it took so much time, it's over the top cool! Love it!

TaraG said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is a masterpiece, Linda! I don't doubt this creation took you days and days to make...all the hard work shows in all the stunning details...I love the black "webbing" that is along the top of the panels...absolutely stunning!Hug,t

NGCARDS said...

Brilliant work hun xxx

Ingrid said...

Pretty scary creation... ;-) Thanks for the hop-fun.
Hugs Ingrid

Dot said...

This is amazing, fantastic project!
hugs Dorte

Μυρτώ said...

Totally spooky!

Hugs Myrto

Kaz said...

Awsome!! Fab project so many details no wonder it too ages but it was well worth it.
Kaz xx

Lynne in NI said...

WOW, what an amazing creation! Its a total work of art!

Kim said...

THis is my fave halloween piece! Worth every minute you spent!! And I love those charms too...

Lori said...

Linda you always amazing, this is a stunning creation, I don't know how you keep coming up with all these original ideas. You are like a encyclopedia of craft know how!

SusanK said...

I've never made a tryptych before but you've got me interested in trying one. I am quite familiar with fragments as I used 3 on my project for this hop! Cool!!!!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Wow - stunning project - I can definitely tell you put a lot of time into it!!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous project!

Martine said...

what an amazing project!! love all the details!!

Cor* said...

Whoa, Linda, I was gonna say that this must have taken you foreva to complete! But the outcome is over whelming! Wonderul. "To die for".....oooo I couldn't resist! Thanks for the chance to win & for a fantastic hop.

Shirley N said...

Wow Linda, what an awesome project! It definitely was worth all the time it took you--just fabulous!!!

Lil Sis said...

Oh wow this is fantastic so much detail. So worth the time and effort.

Beccy

Lil Sis said...

Oh wow this is fantastic so much detail. So worth the time and effort.

Beccy

Helene said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous halloween's project! It took you a lot of time, but it worth it I must say

Hugs

Anne said...

Wowzers that's one impressive Hallowe'en project! Just amazing work:)

Simone said...

Oh my gosh - that´s incredible! What a fabulous project!!!
Simone

beejay said...

Wow, that looks like alot of work! Great job with all that detail, I love it! www.beejaysstudio.blogspot.com

alicaz said...

Oh wow! What a wonderfully detailed project! So many things to look at - I believe it took you a long time to create :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Lorraine said...

this is gorgeous i love it xx

Carina said...

Fun project :D Love it

Linda said...

Fun project! All the details are fabulous! Well done!

Ashley said...

This is sooooo gorgeous!! love it..The hop is almost over.. pheeweee

Meera said...

Oh wow this is just fab, you've made it look so spooky and fun x

Christine said...

Brill Halloween creation lots of details love it

smiles Christine xx

lesleyworth said...

fab-u-lous! what ghoulish fun!

studiorose said...

This is so cool! Always love the Halloween stuff. It does look like it took a long time! But well worth it; nice job!

Fiona said...

This is stunning Linda - great effort produced a great result :)

Christine said...

Wow, I love this!!! Amazing detail everywhere! I just want to sit and stare so I can see it all!!!

Electra said...

AWESOME, simply AWESOME! I love this!!

Nikki said...

Wow there's alot going on here so many details :) it's fab

Cathy said...

Fabulous creation.
Cathy xx

Paula said...

Love that flower & the black bird. The kids will love this.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/2010/09/sugar-nellie-forum-21-sugar-bowl-43.html

Ulisia said...

Wow its big and cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Greting from Poland

Karen said...

That's a fantastic halloween decoration. Love all the details.

Mrs.B said...

Fab project, it must have taken ages to make!

Francesca said...

wonderful creation
Hugs
Francesca

Violets Corner said...

Wonderful project Linda! I can understand that it took ages to finish, but it's a fab triptych! Love to look at all details!

Hugs
Maarit

Nicola said...

Fantastic creation Linda, a true work of art with much patience. Love all your stamping and inking and could admire this all day.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Wilfreda said...

This is awesome. I love it.

Jodie said...

Gorgeous project, great job!

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Stunning project - just love all those fab stamps - I'm so jealous!

TFS

Beautiful Greetings said...

Omgoodness Linda, this is just amazing. All of your details are fabulous. I am sure that even Tim Holtz himself would be inspired! :)

Toni said...

Love your project. It looks like it took a while, but it turned out great!

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Linda! I LOVE your super spooky halloween project!! So much detail, so creative!!! :)

Whisper said...

Wow, very gothic and spooky, Luv Sam x

Helen said...

Such a fun project - love it!
Helen x

Nancy Y said...

Fantastic Halloween Project!!

Pat said...

Wow what a gorgeous project!
I just love it!
hugs xx
Pat

Grenouille Greetings said...

WOW! I could just stop at that as a comment because it pretty much says what I'm thinking... but... What an enormous amount of effort went into every element of this fabulous spooky creation. It's STUNNING. It must have taken you a fair ol while just to write up how you did it too! here’s my entry and I will post it at the challenge site at the end of my hop. Warmest wishes, Lesley

scrappin-scrappin said...

This is fabulous Linda!! Love Halloween!

julie m said...

your hard work definitely paid off. fantastic project. must bookmark this and come back again for more inspiration.

Kim x said...

Wow! This must have took you ages, but well worth your time it's stunning.
Kim x

agypsyangel said...

Incredible!!!!!!!!!! Gotta hop outta here.....be back soon
Smiles.

Carissa said...

This looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.

linda said...

I am speechless!!!!! Beautiful every blog got beter. They saved the best for the last!!! Linda

SemSee said...

Linda....WOW!!! It may have taken you a long time to make this project, but it was sure worth it!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Truly STUNNING!!!! I adore it!!! Hugs, Sem x

nichtniedlich said...

Absolutely adorable and a great idea! love it!
hugs serafeena

Franca said...

Very spooky and great creation

Thank you

Katarina said...

Oh my goodness. You really were saving the best for last. Absolutely amazing. Here's my Christmas card:

http://kamadesign.blogspot.com/2010/09/merry-christmas-deer-friend.html

butlersabroad said...

WOW! That's an amazing project, so much detail too, it's absolutely great! Must have taken ages to create too.

Hugs
Brenda

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Linda, this is wonderful. I really appreciate all the time that went into this project!

Cheers,
Susan

ribenaruby said...

Wow, what a fab project, looks like it was fun, lots of distresses detail!

bosenberries said...

OK this is just amazing... like all of your work!!! Haven't tried the fragments yet... yet;)!!!Robin

karen said...

hi linda,

what a great project!!! you used so many different elements, what an imagination

karen

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow Fabulous! I love all the detail!

KAT said...

"S" got it and got all the letters! Love your triptych - but of course because it's covered with Lots and lots of Tim stuff - fabulous!

Sandie said...

One of my favourites from this hop. Wonderful creation!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...I love it. My son would really love one of these for his Halloween party. Thanks for sharing. It's fantastic.

A.xx

Diamond Doll said...

Wow linda what a fab way to end the blog hop with such stunning creations.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Jen said...

Love the spooky Halloween theme!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Zoe said...

Wow I am in awe. How's that for leaving a lasting impression at the end of a great hop! I love it to bits. Hugs xxoo

Jessica L said...

This looks simply amazing! Such an incredible job with all that distressing!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Fantabulous!! Everytime I look I see something else, great Halloween Tryptych!

Michelle

Linda said...

WOW what an awesome spooky project....you have done an amazing job here!!

roro said...

S for Scrumptious, your work and such a great blog hop give a way. Thank you

charlene said...

what a cool project ! thanks for the fun hop

Randi WS said...

WOW Linda, this creation is FANTASTIC!! I just LOVE all your fantastic details!!
Lots of love, Randi WS ;)

Katie said...

Hi there,

Yes, I can definitely tell you spent a lot of time on this project. I love all of your stamps and Halloween sayings (like wicked and nevermore). Fabulous! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Thanks, Katie (I should be No. 256)
imkt (at) excite.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53388866@N02/4991744663/in/photostream/

Esme said...

Wow that's a great project!! Time well spent I think!

Esme x

Dwita said...

I can see that this project of yours was done not in a minute, but it's really amazing.. Really perfect for Halloween..

Scrappinbutterfly said...

this has been my favorite along the hop. thanks for sharing

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