April 11, 2016

No Trouble



I'm a Guest Designer for April at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and if this is your first visit here--hello and welcome!


This week's challenge is Rain and/or Flowers and I'm super excited to feature one of the new Tim Holtz stamps for 2016 called Sideshow. 

According to Tim's blog (CHA 2016 Stampers Anonymous Sneak Peak), he discovered some mixed-media art, fell in love with the designs and purchased them to turn into stamps.

I too, fell in love and knew this set was a "must-have." This is my first time using them and since the man with umbrella/raindrops is perfect for this challenge, I had no trouble completing it!

I stamped the image on a dark blue page from Tim's new paper stash called Dapper using ColorBox Frost White pigment ink and Ranger's super-fine white embossing powder.

I used Ranger's Red Geranium archival ink to stamp text in different directions along the left hand side to fill-in the background.

I pasted on vintage postage stamps using Perfect Paper Adhesive (great product), stamped some numbers (which also came with the set) using Ranger's Cobalt archival ink and used Gelly Roll Souffle pens to emphasize and add color to the lines and text on the paper.

The pens work well for adding accents because they write on most surfaces (even acrylic paint/mediums) and provide a nice, dimensional quality.

I felt the man was a little too bright so I dimmed down the white embossing by applying a transparent layer of color using Old Paper ink from a Distress marker mixed with PPA which can also be used as a medium.

The ink helped with my values and also brought out an interesting texture in the embossing that was a side-benefit I hadn't planned on.

I look forward to using this stamp set for other projects--the design and style just invite creativity and I think they will prove to be very versatile. And I'm happy to have a stamp that's a little different from the standard fare!

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I really hope you'll join us for this week's challenge.

I want to see what inspires you!

And when you upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog you'll have a chance to win a $50 voucher at the Simon Says Stamp store!


Here is a list of the products I used this week which can be purchased at Simon Says Stamp:





23 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Great use of the stamp.

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  2. Absolutely fabulous tag, this is amazing!

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  3. Fabulous tag Beulah, I love the whole design of this! perfect for the challenge! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Absolutely fantastic miss bee. Your details (like the red stamping, the extra layers of text) make your tags works of art. Thanks for showing it at so many different angles too!

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  5. Gorgeous tag! Love all the personal touches :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  6. Nice Tag ! When I first see it I thought " I'm singing in the rain !". Very amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Love your tag. All the layers are so interesting to look at!

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  8. Congratulations on being guest designer! Your tag is really fabulous and the image is a great choice. Mar :)

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  9. Fabulous use of these stamps, Bee!! And love the pops of colors with the stamps and background.... lots to linger over! Beautiful! xxx Lynn

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  10. Oh what a wonderful new stamp set, you have used it beautifully too - another set for my wish list... Congratulations on your GDT spot. Thanks for your visit and comment too, much appreciated. Anne x

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  11. Wow! Awesome tag, and I love your new stamp - the man with the umbrella is perfect for this theme! Hugs, Maura

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  12. Love this stamp set (I need it!!) and this tag: absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. I love your tag, Beulah! This is the perfect stamp for the challenge. I love these types of stamps but have so much trouble using them in a design. You nailed it! Cathie

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  14. Love your gorgeous tag, Beulah. The collage of the stamps and the background are awesome! :)

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  15. This is great masculine project. I have always problems with them. You did it perfectly! Hugs, Marzena

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  16. Great us of this stamp! love it! You're always absolutely original and your style is unique! Amazing tag! Barbara

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  17. Another stunning tag and I love how you've used Tim's stamp set to such great effect ~ it's just perfect!

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  18. What a gorgeous tag, Beulah! Love the new Tim stamp! So fun that he holds his umbrella over the stamps to keep them dry! Hugs, Sandra

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  19. I loved those stamps at first sight too, but still waiting for mine! Love what you've done here - fabulous white against the layered colours and ephemera of the background.
    Alison x

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  20. i KNOW i should not ask for it...but..is there any chance I can have this tag? I had shivers the moment I saw it. Please let me know if we can somehow exchange it ! wow. just wow!!
    You never stop to impress me!

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  21. I bought this stamp and was totally interested to see someone use it brilliantly-- and you did not disappoint (you never do)! Love all the layers of goodness here and how you made the main silhouettes white. Looks amazing!

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  22. I love this tag! It is absolutely gorgeous and the postage stamps are the perfect addition.

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