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Sunday, July 5, 2015


Coffee or Tea?  The challenge this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  is to be inspired by coffee or tea.  I started with a tea colored spray.

I played around with a variety of tea colored inks and sprays and ended up blending the Ranger Distress Ink - Tea-Dye with Vintage Photo to sponge over the stencil for my background.

I sponged on the inks over the stencil.  I then decided to stamp and color the flower and pop dot it over the background.  I decided to use the beautiful sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Blessed Set

Products: Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye , Ranger Distress Ink – Vintage Photo  Stampers Anonymous 2015 - Flower, Graphic 45 Time to Flourish (bee), Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, Heidi Swapp - Tea Color Shine, Idea-Ology Typed Tokens, Twine, Memory Box - Distressed Grid Designer StencilRanger Gold Paint Dabber, STAEDTLER watercolor pencils

Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher to a randomly selected participant in the challenge, come play along and share your summertime inspiration!

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  1. Beautiful coffee colored card, Suzz

  2. A very cool and inspiring encouragement card, the background sets it off just right.

  3. Pretty colors! Love the bow too :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. I think the natural world has been your inspiration lately! Lovely colors and turned out beautifully.

  5. Your interpretation of this challenge is very original! Tea's colors are perfect in the background, your flower and your bow are amazing! Beautiful work! BArbarayaya

  6. Gorgeous work here, Suzz! That subtle background pairs so nicely with the elegant flower. Love how you worked the word "brave" into it and the whole thing is masterful!

  7. Love the beautiful background you created, Suzz. The flower is gorgeous. :)

  8. Wonderful card! Love the gorgeous colors and flower! Hugs, Sandra

  9. Such a wonderful interpretation of the challenge and I just love your beautiful card is so, so pretty and that background is heavenly! :)

  10. Beautiful, love the addition of the bee.

  11. Love work Suzz--we love all things bee in our house, and your inking layers have just the right honey golden hue.

  12. This is beautiful Sue! I love the colours and the pretty flower. Tea Dye is one of my least used colours, I better use it more.


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