The Simon Says Stamp and Show DT are helping kick off STAMPtember ™ festivities with a Blog Hop for this weeks challenge! You have multiple chances to win gift certificates by hopping along on the DT blogs leaving a comment and entering in the Simon Says Stamp and Show "Read All About It" challenge. Each DT member has a $25.00 Gift Certificate to award to a randomly selected participant! Winners will be announced at 8 AM September 12.
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until they realized they couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years they have celebrated rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of their business and they are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember” ™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness 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.
The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is Read all about it! The challenge is to be inspired by text, books, journals or words in general.
My project started with a section of pages from an old book.
I took a few pages from a book and tore an opening in the top page:
I distressed the edges and sponged ink around the edges of the opening and the pages. I stamped the trees in the background along with creating a skyline. The cowboy is stamped on tan cardstock using black ink and colored with a touch of watercolor pencils. The cowboy is placed along the edge to make him appear as part of the story and to be jumping out of the background.
To finish off the edges I added twine, stamping and brads in the center of the stars to give more texture.
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Please hop to my teammates' blogs. Each of them has a special handmade work of art to share with you and also more prizes along the way! Enter the "Read All About It!" Challenge and be sure to put a STAMP on it and you could be the lucky winner of our GRAND PRIZE $100 Simon Shopping Spree!
The next stop in the Simon Says STAMPtember ™ Blog Hop is the inspirational Terry!
Here is the list of the team in case you encounter a broken link:
- Anna-Karin Evaldsson
- Ashli Oliver
- Candy Colwell
- May Flaum
- Sandra Mouwen
- Sarah Engels-Greer
- Suzanne Czosek
- Tracy Evans
- Simon Says Stamp Blog