Sunday, September 29, 2013

Say it With Stamps

From phrases to words to simple alphabets, let’s not leave the words out of the Simon Says Stamp  STAMPtember celebration! We are embracing all those letter, word, and phrase sentiment stamps that we’ve got and sharing our creations with you this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. .

I really love to use verses and quotes so I was thrilled to pull out may stamps and start creating.
I started with a background created using a combination of mists and the stencil used last week from the new Art Journalling Kit.  You can purchase it separately here.

I then added in a mix of stamp all stamped in black archival ink over the surface with a pop of orange highlight from watercolor pencils.

My next tag picked up another piece of the same background.
I continued with the same color scheme and used a mix of nature inspired elements. 

I finished with a card:

I mixed in the stamps from the other pieces onto the card and used the same colors but added a touch of tissue tape and snaps.

Products: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist blue, 
black,  Visual Artistry - French ConnectionVisual Artistry - Life's PossibilitiesVisual Artistry - The JourneyVisual Artistry - Lost and Found, Watercolor Pencil, WaterbrushTissue TapePrima Junkyard Findings Jean, Ranger Archival Ink - BlackPearls, Art Journal Kit, Blocked Circles Stencil

Come join in and share your favorite sentiment, quote or verse with us at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for a chance to win a $50 Gift voucher for  Simon Says Stamp.

P.S.  Remember that  Stamptember is still going on at  Simon Says Stamp:
There is a fabulous line up of guest designers, tutorials and giveaways.  Don't forget to check back everyday on the Simon Says Stamp blog!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. all of these are just gorgeous. You have used the word stamps to perfection.

  2. Lovely tags and card Suzanne...the background fits all of them.

  3. Completely gorgeous, as usual!!!

  4. Suzz...LOVE your tags and card. Those backgrounds of stenciling on the muted and blended backgrounds really is effective! I love all of the stamping you've done on them. Each one so unique and beautifully done. <3 Candy

  5. Beautiful projects Suzz! Love the contrast of the stamps against the beautiful background that you created! Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. Gorgeous projects Suzz. Love the subtlety of the stencilled backgrounds and the subtle colours. The black stamping really pops against the subtle backdrops. Love the nature inspired pieces too, the bird is gorgeous. Fantastic quotes and designs too. Tracy x

  7. Wow Suzz, I love all the projects you did! All stunning, and I love that stencil so much! Beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

  8. All so gorgeous! Love the palette & the SSS stencil you used :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. both of your beautiful works are really close to my heart and to my way of interpreting things, wonderful and really hit me for the beauty! BArbarayaya

  10. These are beautiful Sue! Love the colours and the touches of orange. You picked some wonderful quote stamps too.

  11. Wow! All of these projects are pretty amazing. I really like how you stayed with your color scheme for all the projects and added just a touch of that yellow-gold as an accent color. I'm going to try to remember that. It really adds focus to your elements. Brilliantly done!

  12. What a fabulous trio Sue. You sure do know how to pull images together and those backgrounds are lush!

    Lesley Xx

  13. Holy cow! You are not just about quality, but you are also about quantity! I'm so impressed by not one, not two, but THREE rockin' projects! They are so elegant, yet powerful and I really studied each one with interest. They reminded me of beauty and rainy days in England and I appreciate how your projects evoke such fond emotions. Excellent work yet again!


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