Sunday, September 28, 2014

Finishing Touch

This week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.  we are finishing our STAMPtember celebration including a challenge to finishing off a project with a stamp.

 It all started with a session of playing with stencils embossing paste and Manila tags.  All laying out on my very messy desk.

 I had a lovely brown shimmery spray out on my desk too which I used to coat the dried embossing paste on my tag.

 I loved the effect and decided to add some of the stencil and paste over the sweet photo from the Tim Holtz - Ideaolog - Found Friends

 And then as luck would have it the photo got pushed aside and landed on top of my tag and inspired me to keep going.

 I decided I needed a background which I pulled a piece of cardboard which got a coat of paint, mist and more paint.
 I then started piecing together the project:

 and layered on the photo

 I misted a few feathers and a resin angel to match

 Some lace misted and tied to the top of the tag.

Flowers spritzed with gold and brown mists.

I added a few buttons painted with gold paint and some rosettes with a  little aging.

My finishing touch... a few stamped words on coordinating paper and added to the side of the photo.

Products: Maya Road - Art Journaling Words,  Resin Angel, Prima White Flowers, Lace Trim, Gold Paint Dabber, White Acrylic Paint, Ranger Archival Ink - Potting SoilFeathers, Heidi Swapp Gold Spray, Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Tattered LeatherRanger Manila Craft Tags, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste    Memory Box Lanthenay Stencil.    

Don't forget that all this month is a party at Simon Says Stamp celebrating Stamptember!

Why Stamptember?  Here is a little info on why Simon Says Stamp celebrates stamping in September.  Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. For more than 10 years we have celebrated rubber stamping and its glory. We work to bring companies from around the world together in a one stop shopping environment. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®" event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the delight of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

  Don't forget to come join in on the fun and show off your stencils or stamps!

Have a fab week!



  1. This is gorgeous Suzanne! The texture of this piece is wonderful. I want to reach out and touch. Each layer adds depth to the piece. And it feels like its been hanging around in someone's hatbox for years as a treasured keepsake. Marvelous make! -- Mary Elizabeth

  2. I adore this gorgeous piece of art Suzz! I just love all the texture and that base of corrugated cardboard you used! Too wonderful for words!

  3. Wow, Suzz ... amazing how you built up each fabulous element to create such a dimensional, textured and interesting piece! Anita :)

  4. LOVE all the texture in your tag, Suzz!! How fun!! The "found friends" baby is so cute too!! I don't remember that one!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. Stunning piece Suzz, adore the cherub combined with the sweet image . Gorgeous neutral tones too. Adore the background and lovely flowers . Tracy x x

  6. Gorgeous Suzanne! Love all the texture and beautiful blossoms! That photo is darling and the angel is the perfect embellishment!

  7. Wooow. I mean WOOOOW. I'm speachless Suzanne! Your tag is absolutely stunning and that stencil embossed background is superb. I absolutely adore it!

  8. So beautifully made - pretty!
    Sandy xx

  9. Wow... what a stunning piece! All the details are gorgeous! Love your beautiful creation, Suzz. :)

  10. Ohh wow! This is such a gorgeous tag, Suzz! I love the shabby vintage look of it! Perfect! Hugs, Sandra

  11. Amazing tag Suzz, love the embossing paste over your photo! wonderful creation! Barbarayaya

  12. Every detail of this project is so beautiful Suzz and the overall look is just exquisitely elegant ~ I absolutely love it! :)

  13. This is so beautiful. Love the way you have created this project.mthanks for your explanation Anneke.

  14. This is so beautiful!! Love the neutral colour combo, all the texture and distressed pieces.


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