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Sunday, March 3, 2013

By the Numbers

Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is challenging us to be inspired by numbers.  My mind was churning with ideas of different number stamps and how to use them.  I ended up creating a tag with the numbers on the ruler being my number inspiration.
I was searching in my stamps and my eye landed on the rulers in the Stampers Anonymous Attic Treasures.  I thought that it would be fun to create my own background using the rulers and masking off sections to change direction of the rulers in different sections.

I stamped the background of my  tag  using brown ink.  I added a touch of color to each of the rulers with a waterbrush and watercolor pencils.  The clock with wings was stamped on ivory cardstock using brown ink.  I cut the clock out and colored again with the same colors.

The dress forms were stamped twice once on acetate and a second time on cardstock. I cut the top half of the dress form from the cardstock to put behind the acetate image.  I added some ribbon for the skirt and a butterfly to the front.

I added a Philosophy tag to the twine which seemed appropriate.The ink is Ranger Archival Coffee. Then I added a few snaps and the ribbon on the top with some twine.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

25 comments:

Candy C said...

Suzz...this is so pretty! I love the delicate dress forms and how you've done them with the tulle and the sweet little butterfly pins. The background of your tag using the measuring tape is such a great use of "numbers". Love the winged clock, too. You did a great job with this numbers theme! <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

So gorgeous and so cool with all those rulers! Love your dressforms all tulled up! Fab tag!

Brenda Brown said...

A stunning creation, I just love it. The rulers background is inspired and the darling dress forms sit perfectly over the top. TFS,
Hugs {Brenda} x0x

SanDee1899 said...

Suzz your Tag is just absolutely marvelous - love your Art a lot !
XOXO
SanDee

Nancy Wethington said...

Love the tag Suz! So clever!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Suzz, love how you have created your own ruler background to add the number element, changing the direction of the rulers creates such an eye catching background. The dress firms are perfect set against the background and I live the added tulle and those gorgeous little butterflies. Great touch stamping on acetate. Gorgeous. Tracy x

Karenliz said...

So pretty;stunning. I love your ruler background.

Anna-Karin said...

Such a great idea to use that ruler stamp to make a background, your background looks wonderful. I used that stamp on a project yesterday, now I wish this is what I had done. Love the dressforms too.

Anna-Karin said...

Such a great idea to use that ruler stamp to make a background, your background looks wonderful. I used that stamp on a project yesterday, now I wish this is what I had done. Love the dressforms too.

Lin said...

Love how this turned out, Sue! A great idea for this challenge!

Carol Q said...

wonderful busy background that you've created with the rulers Sue.

myhappyplace.linda@gmail.com said...

Always love to see what you come up with. Such a great idea. Looks fabulous my friend.

Sandra said...

Super pretty dress forms! Love them with the tule and stunning butterflies. Love the ruler stamped background also very much! Hugs, Sandra

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous tag, Suzz! I love that you thought of measuring tape when you thought of numbers! :)

Very well done!
*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Fandhmum said...

This is so gorgeous, I love those dresses
Rosie x

Dawn Turley said...

what a great project Suzz. The stamp background looks like patterned paper. I was amazed that you had stamped this.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Another masterpiece Suzz! The background looks absolutely fantastic with superb masking and colouring. The dress forms and the clock - just gorgeous! Seeing your talent in action is always such a joy and inspiration. TFS! Hugs, Asia

Rosie said...

wow this is gorgeous

Carole said...

Fabulous tag Suzz, as always your work is wonderful.

butterfly said...

So cool... love the frothy tutus against that structured background - fabulous!
Alison x

craftimamma said...

How clever! Love those dress forms but I especially love the masked background with the ruler. Fabulous precision stamping Suzz!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Gráinne said...

What an adorable TAG you made ... love the ruler background and the lovely dressforms. Suzanne

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your tag Suzanne the double dress forms are brilliant!
Hugs Lynn

Maura said...

I am lovin your tag!

Sophie said...

Wow! Was für eine fantastische Idee.