Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fabulous Marilyn

I have a fun Marilyn-inspired card to share with you today.  This fabulous photostamp of Marilyn, seated, is by The Stampsmith.  You can contact Estelle for more details on her movie star stamps.  I used some gorgeous Weekend Market patterned paper by Bo Bunny, added these stunning gold metallic paper flowers by Recollections and finished off the embellishing with some tulle to match her dress.

 Here's a close up of Marilyn.

I tucked white tulle around the edge of the half circle layer, although it was hard to capture in a photo. You might be able to see it a little better here.

It's nearly time for a new challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge blog, but you still have time to get in on the current challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate from The Stampsmith Store, valued at $21.00!   I hope you decide to play along in the fun! 

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Funny Desk Art

I've created a funny bit of framed art...which I think my hubby has claimed for his desk at work.   The patterned papers are from a 6 1/2" paper pad by Kaiser Craft, called 'Vintage Timeless.'  They're lovely papers and I thought the vintage writing, pocket watches and postmarks would go well together on this piece.
I've been wanting to play with this photostamp of AE by The Stampsmith for some time now; I'm actually snickering to myself at how it turned out. How funny is Einstein in this pic?

I pondered for a while on what I thought he might be saying and I settled on this quote that I found by him. I chose a nice font (Gessele) and printed it off.

 In case you can't read the quote, it reads as follows:
"If A is a success in life 
then A equals x plus y plus z. 
Work is x, y is play; and 
z is keeping your mouth shut." 

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

TSC33: Anything Goes Challenge

It's challenge time again over at The Stampsmith Challenge and we've made it super simple for you this time since you choose the theme! That's right, Anything Goes! The only thing we ask, in order to be eligible for the prize draw, is that you use at least one stamp by The Stampsmith in your project. Just have fun with it! :)

I chose to create a wall hanging for my project, although you're more than welcome to simply make a card, as well. I just had a craving for altering something!  lol   :)   My wall hanging is mounted onto a wood block that has a hollowed out area in the back for hanging.  I've always liked this image by The Stampsmith.   She looks like she's is deep thought about the past...treasured moments perhaps? 

I hope you decide to play along in the fun.  I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)