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Sunday, January 20, 2013

All about Me

The challenge for this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show is what are you known for.  I spent some time thinking about this challenge. 
I pulled out some different elements based on things that are my favorites and what I think I am know for.

Colors in varying shades, hues and contrast are what inspire me on a daily basis.  I love playing with monochromatic or neutrals and I decided to try to blend some colors together that I like to use.  
A recent love of mine is the Ranger Metallic Distress Stains.  I used them to smear the background and create a gold/bronze effect.  I added a layer of text to the background.


I knew that my project needed to have wings as I am always adding butterflies, birds or dragonflies on my projects.  I stamped the dragonfly multiple times,  once on the cardstock and twice on tissue paper.  I added a layer of blue watercolor on the backside of the tissue paper. I edged the wings with a touch of gold.

I looked through my verses and found a few that I thought represented what I feel about my artwork.. The background paper is white cardstock inked up with the gold distress stain. I had to add a touch of twine as I am always using it on my projects.

I wanted to include something about me personally:

I drink quite a bit of Diet Pepsi.  I decided to incorporate it somehow in my project. I cut apart a bottle and used it with some glimmer mist.  I  created the watermarks in the background on my card.  I highlighted the rings after they were dry by using a touch of blue watercolor.

Products: Ranger Distress Stains - Antique BronzeRanger Distress Stain - Burnished Pewter, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Stampers Anonymous, Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Classics # 1, Stampers Anonymous - Mistakes and Creativity,  Stampers Anonymous - School Desk, Tim Holtz Idea-Ology - Tissue Tape Symphony, 7 Gypsies - Antique Brass Corners

Why don't you join us this week?  Take something that you are known for and create a project and link it up to the challenge  for an opportunity to win a gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp:




Have a wonderful Monday!

Suzz


30 comments:

  1. Wow, Suzz, you really put a lot of thought into this to make it totally YOU! Love the way it turned out! Beautiful work as always!

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  2. YES Suzz.... THIS IS YOU!!!! Fabulous with all your favourite elements, colours etc. Beautifully done as usual!

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  3. Very beautiful as ever Suzanne. Stunning stamping. Nicola x

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  4. You really showed your creative artistic self in that awesome card, Suzanne! Love it! (as I love all of your projects to be honest :)

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  5. Amazing stamping, artistic flair and Pepsi...who would have known?! As always I am always in awe of your wonderful inky creations... .so much to see and so beautifully put together. A very lovely card indeed and fabulous dragonflies. X Sarah.

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  6. Just beautiful, Sue - and totally one of your inspired cards!

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  7. An incredible piece of art, I absolutely love your dragonflies. Using tissue paper and decorating them as you did must have been a painstaking job, I would tear them for sure!, but they are glorious. I love the little bits of gold round the edges. The background is wonderful too, with all that metallic stain and stamping. Great work. Maddy x

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  8. Suzz...this is so pretty. I love all of your touches to make it such a personal piece..including the Pepsi bottle! :) I think you are a master of color...blending, shading, etc. I love this monochromatic piece. Love Tim's dragonflies, the touches of tissue tape and the metal corners. Your work is always so beautifully done. <3 Candy

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  9. You are definitely an artist! Love your work!

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  10. Hi Suzz, I love this piece, it reflects you perfectly. I always love how you lay things out, create your backgrounds and add your personal touches, especially here with your Pepsi bottle. The dragonflies are stunning. Beautifully executed as always. Tracy x x

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  11. How gorgeous! Love your rich background and all the dragonflies.

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  12. love how you incorporated the pepsi (so clever!) and I adore this piece. The dragonflies and all those lovely details - totally you! :)

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  13. Very much you!! A beautiful creation filled
    to the brim with eye candy! So much going on in such a small space. I love the background and the dragonfly!
    Kate

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  14. Dear Suzanne, your work is always nothing less than stunning! This piece is no exception! SO BEAUTIFUL!

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  15. This is just beautiful! I love it and the dragonflies are amazing!!

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  16. I utterly adore this Suzanne! The dragonflies are beautiful and the background extraordinary. What a fantastic idea to use the bottle for rings. Hugs, Jenny x

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  17. WOW! Another gorgeous work of art!!!

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  18. Fantastic card, Suzz! Metallics & washi? What's not to love?! You pieced together all of the embellishments so perfectly too :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  19. Love the colours, the beautiful blending & the dragonfly is perfect. x

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  20. Beautiful, and so YOU! Love the use of the sprays, beautiful dragonfly and the incorporation of the Pepsi bottle!

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  21. Lots of wonderful element you added here. It is really beautiful.

    Hugs~

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  22. Your attention to style is perfect! I love every single bit here, and the fact that you used a diet pepsi bottle is AMAZING! Love love love your project! So happy to be working with you again!!!

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  23. Gorgeous piece ! Love the way you've incorporated your love for diet Pepsi into it! fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  24. Really stunningly beautiful, Suzz... so many things that I love too - the music, the texty background. The colours are gorgeous, and the pepsi highlights are a touch of genius!
    Alison x

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  25. Beautiful, the main image looks stunning, the colour choice is spot on, what a great card x

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  26. So YOU Suzz! and the use of the diet Pepsi, brilliant! I'm a diet coke girl myself. LOL

    You know I would find it really difficult to try and identify my style.
    Hugs Lynn

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  27. Awesome background and great stamping, terrific masculine card

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  28. Perfect reasoning behind all the elements you incorporated here Sue. I love the background and am so glad you told us how you did those rings because I was trying to figure it out, lol! All the different elements combine to make a beautiful whole!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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