Monday, 18 November 2013

It's a Mystery to Me - But There's a Prize!


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "It's a Mystery", which is a great theme, there are so many ways you can go with it!  Why don't you get all mysterious and dream up something for this week's challenge?  You'll be in the running for a $50 shopping voucher! :)

Here's where you can win a prize...
My tag is based on two of my favourite mystery novels.  The first one is easy, "A is for Alibi" by Sue Grafton, the first in the "Kinsey Millhone" detective series, but what's the second novel that I've used as my theme?  Well, if you're prepared to figure it out (I'm sure Google would be only too pleased to help!) there's a prize up for grabs this week!  I will pick a random entry from those who find the answer and send you a brand new set of Tim Holtz stamps by Stampers Anonymous!  I've chosen the "Vintage Things Blueprint" set for the prize, you can see it below:


The small print...
Entries are only accepted by email using the "Contact Me" link at the top of this page.  Entries close at midnight (UK time) next Sunday, 24 November and I will post the winner's name in next Mondays Simon Says Stamp post (and contact them by email).  PLEASE don't post the answer in the comments section, it will spoil the fun for everyone else that wants to try!  Good luck!!

Anyway, enough of that, on with details about this week's tag.  I used Tim's stars layering stencil to add some gesso stars to my tag and then coloured the background with distress inks.  The compass was stamped using Memento black ink and then coloured with a cornflower Promarker.  I circled the word diamond with a ruby Promarker (diamonds play a big part in the story of the novel from my prize question this week).

The man was stamped and coloured with Promarkers, cut out and fixed in place.  The letters were cut from black card with Tim's Alphabetical die and fixed to the tag.  "A is for Alibi" was printed from the computer, fixed in place and sanded for an extra distressed feel.

That's it for now, thanks for reading, and again, good luck to those who enter the contest!

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

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17 comments :

misteejay said...

Love the tag Dan and how super to have a chance to win those stamps.
I'm pretty sure I know what the other novel is...off to send you an email.

Toni xx

Dorothy said...

Just love your tag Dan!!!

die amelie said...

A brilliant tag, Dan,

LOVE IT... and I LOVE puzzles too! Thank you for the chance to win the awesome stamps.

Hugs,
Claudia

Candy C said...

Dan...your tag is awesome! I love how you've created not only a mysterious tag with that fabulous gentleman stamp but also turned it into a fun sleuth adventure for your followers. Very clever! <3 Candy

Anna-Karin said...

Such a cool tag Dan! Love the layers!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag Dan, love how you have used the dapper gentleman and I love how you have turned this into a mysterious piece for your readers. Great idea. Tracy xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful tag! Dan. Love the pretty colors and the cool stamped image. :)

MichelleZ said...

Fabulous Mystery, Dan! Very cleverly done! Whodunnits are always fun!
And a fabulous piece as well. Your use of color is always brilliant and this is no exception.

Karen Petitt said...

A gorgeous tag and I love how you have incorporated your favourite books into your tag. Thank you so much for the chance to win the fab stamps. Came over to see what your mystery is after seeing your snippet on Simon Says, TFS x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cool content, Dan! I just love your ability to mix textures/colors/concepts so beautifully!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Karen Schroeder said...

I love your tag and is love a good mystery! It's what I read most!

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT Tag, love the whole mysterious vibe it gives off! :)

barbarayaya62 said...

I love this tag! Every details, colours, stencils stamps, ! Totally fantastic and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful prize! BArbarayaya

mark gould said...

Very clever tie ins. Great tag Dan.

Debra said...

I think I have it!

butterfly said...

Cracking tag - and I love the mystery you set us to solve! Thanks so much for the chance to win, as well as for the inspiration.
Alison x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Ha! The librarian part of me about had a heart attack of joy when I saw this book-related mystery! Kudos, kudos on both your artwork and your fun interpretation of the theme!

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