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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dad

I just picked up this clipboard and wanted to make a fun wall hanging with it.  I decided to play along in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Depths of Distress.  I had intended this to be Lacy and flowery but my images went a different direction. :)


 I started with distressing the top and bottom edges of the clipboard with Walnut Stain.  I finished it off with the Distress Stains which makes it appear almost black in color.  But it is a rich brown. :)  I added a touch of Stampendous Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel on the metal clip.  The edges of all the paper are distressed with a distressing tool and sponged with Ranger Distress Inks - Walnut Stain.

The image that started it all was the Simple Pleasures from Inkadinkado - Tin Can Mail. I hadn't ever used this image and had purchased it at my LSS garage sale. Love the image of the dad, son and their pup talking a walk.  I found the coordinating Verses Rubber Stamp - You May Be the World which I thought works so well with the sweet image.

The branches are Stampers Anonymous.  The papers are all from Bo Bunny.I added a few twine accents and a few Ideology pieces on the top.

Hope your week is off to a good start!

Suzz

14 comments:

  1. Suzz...this is beautiful! You always do such wonderful work! I love the browns and blues together. Love the sentiment and foliage circle and the stamped image in the smaller circle. I really like that piece of blue pennant type piece you have running down the right side. That is a great touch...especially with the twine stitching. And the "DAD" typeset charms on the lower left really balance out this design. It's wonderful! I also love the top of your clipboard ... it's distressed look. The twine and staples....what a great touch to make this piece look even that much more distressed! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  2. Fantastic! Amazing colors and textures!

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  3. What a fabulous idea for a wall hanging! Love all the distressing you did and it looks so gorgeous with the browns.

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  4. Absolutely stunning Suzz, love the warm brown I. The background combined with the wonderful images. In fact the Inkadinkado image is a favourite of mine. I love the circles and the meadow type image is just gorgeous. Love the pennant down one side and your inspired use of twine and staples. All in all an inspired piece of art. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  5. Stunning transformation Suzz, love the blue & brown colour hues and the stamped imagery is fab. x

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  6. lovely masculine feel to this Suzz. love the staples and twine.

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  7. Fabulous masculine card! Love the images, added distressing, coloring and design! Okay - love everything!

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  8. Gorgeous altered clipboard Suzanne! WOW! Love the vintage vibe and the little charms! Thanks for inspiring!

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  9. I am so glad I am following your blog, your creations are so inspiring! I adore that little vintage image and you're right, the quote goes so very well!

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  10. this is just gorgeous, love the colors you used

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  11. A fantastic piece, just lve this!! The colours and textures and all the details make it a wonderful piece! Trace x

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  12. What a wonderful project. You are always so inspiring. Love what you with this clipboard.

    Hugs~

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  13. Totally incredible. What a wonderful project. The colours are lovely and great texture too.

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  14. Oh WOW, were to begin, I love everything about this project, the combination of the stamps is awesome, love all the twine embellishing, cool dad sentiment, just TERRIFIC!!!

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