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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Travel

Simon Says Stamp and Show some Travel is the challenge this week at SSSS.  I have two projects for the challenge this week.

How about a trip to London... 

 The images are layered from the Ephemeral backgrounds, Loverly London, Paris Exposition and London Underground.   The background is stamped on white cardstock and a touch of blue dye ink sponged in. The skylines were stamped over the ledger background. Then the bottom edge was sponged using vintage photo. The edges of the ivory cardstock is also sponged using the dye ink. I had fun accenting the word London and along the bottom with the Ranger white enamel.


This travel is in the verses uses on a new art journal I created for me.  (Although my youngest was already asking me about who this journal was for!) 


The Verses Rubber Stamps Sentiment - One's destination QQ0817-E seemed to work well with the travel theme. The flowers are from the Stampendous Jumbo Cling - Hydrangea.  I started with a sheet of music and added a layer of white acrylic paint.  Then stamped the flowers and colored using glimmer mists. Over top of the glimmer mists I sprayed Perfect Pearls Pearl Mister. Then I added damask images using grey ink and Hero Arts Damask stamp. I finished it off with a light stamping of script and sponged the edges.  

I loved how this turned out and decided to do the back page using the same method only switching out the flower for the rose jumbo cling and another beautiful Verses Rubber Stamp called World is a Book - MC0652-D.

Here is how the back of the art journal looked like before I added my cover:

 Here is how the back of the journal looks like now:


The journal was found at a Claire's(a costume jewelry store) and was on sale for a few dollars. I love the inside cover pages too. It has gorgeous rose swirls on the inside. I should have bought a few more for future projects. :) 

Hope your week is off to a good start!


Suzz

24 comments:

  1. Wow what for wonderful pieces of art. Gorgeous techniques. Love your work.

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  2. Oh, Sue, your projects always make me sigh.... (in a good way!) These are both so lovely!

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  3. Ohhhh this is SO GORGEOUS... I just called the Penmaker (aka husband Ronnie) over to my room to see this. Just AMAZING!!!

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  4. Hello Suzz. Love your entries into this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. The altered book is lovely. But I am intrigued and mesmerized by the London piece. It's beautiful! Love the vintage colors, the stamps and the embellishments you used on this one. Great design and use of all of your materials! LOVE IT! Thanks for entering both pieces into the challenge. <3 Candy

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  5. Wow these are amazing Suzz, you always have so much detail in your projects. Love them all!

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  6. Fabulous pieces Suzanne, I absolutely love the London piece so beautifully put together and love the White highlights. Your journal is also gorgeous, both fantastic entries into the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Thank you. Tracy x

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  7. How inspiring are these projects; wow! I love how you combined all those stamps sets in your collage piece, it fabulous! The art journal covers are so perfectly wonderful too!

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  8. Beautiful creations as always Suzzz ... love the Hydrangea ... gorgeous

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  9. These are spectacular! I'm glad I came by to see your work today!

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  10. I was just thinking about how much I liked your work today, and then saw this on Simon Says. Totally fantastic, as always! Love the way you layered these images. Love your journal too!

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  11. Thanks for the website for those great sentiment stamps.

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  12. So much wonderful inspiration here. I love what you did with that journal..
    Hope you are having a happy day!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  13. Love how you altered the journal, wonderful use of stamps and color! Love the vintage AO London themed card with the added ferris wheel!

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  14. Gorgeous card and love the journal. Very clever.

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  15. Awesome artwork! Love them all, especially the London card!

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  16. What stunning backgrounds on all of these!! I like the images too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
    -Sarah

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  17. beautiful creations, love the background on the first one!

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  18. Oh I do love, love, love that London card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  19. They are all just simply stunning. Really lovely work.

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  20. Love the journal you created for you - you should keep it for you too!!
    Beautiful work!

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  21. Oh, I really like this Suzanne. It's gorgeous!

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  22. I love everything about your card. Fantastic composition and stamping - really one of the nicest I seen with this set. I would frame it - it's a little work of inky art!

    Thanks for sharing with Simon says Stamp & Show!
    Sarah

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  23. Just wonderful! I really love your London card - a fantastic study in layering stamps. The vintage tones you used really appeal to me. Wonderful journal too - will be a joy to use. So happy you joined in the fun with our travel challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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