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Hey everyone!  I’m playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog again this week.  The challenge is Stamping All-Stars, where you feature your favorite go to stamp or ink pad.  Here is my entry…

DSCN2231 I love the Claudine Hellmuth Studio “Words and Frames” stamp sets; they are so useful and versatile.  My all time favorite stamp from these sets if from set 2,  this cloud-shaped thought bubble.  I use it on cards, layouts, and repeat it for background patterns.   Hmm…is it a cloud,…is it a thought bubble,… or is it both??  I think it is both here layered on top of a photocopy transfer from one of my enlarged Paris photographs.


I have my favorite inks, but lately I’ve been grabbing for Claudine’s paints to do my stamping.  With these thought bubbles, I really loaded up the stamp with classic teal and pushed down hard while stamping to get a thick painterly line.


I chose this JBS  Mercantile paper with the swirly pattern, in which to do my transfer on,  because I thought it evoked weather that would work with the cloud-shaped thought bubbles.  Also, if you notice I stamped the bubbles capturing words that might describe someone on the other side of this window. 


I am calling this a French Word tag.   Hmm again….I think another series is brewing.  I decided to create a French Word Series as an offshoot from my Paris Series.  I put a category in my sidebar so you can find all my projects in this series.  Besides being inspiration for my creations, it is a fun way to learn a little French.  I even go online to a site that I can hear how to pronounce each word.  I never said I wasn’t a bit kooky!

Supplies:  Tag: Ranger Inkssentials #8 manilla; Patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio Vintage Red Bookprint, JBS Mercantile May 2013 exclusive by Lisa Dickinson; Lable: Chic Tags Road Trip Jounaling Tags; Clear stamp, acrylic paint, multi-medium: Claudine Hellmuth Studio; Charm: JBS Garnet Pearl and Rhinestone Charms; Pen: Zig Millennium .005; Ribbon: Michaels Stores, Inc.

One more thing.  I’m so excited to share that I was chosen as one of four for the Designer Spotlight for the Dotty Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  Yay!!!  Thank you so much to the Monday Challenge Blog Design Team…I am beyond thrilled!

See ya soon.  Tomorrow I think! 

xo, Evie


About artfulscrapbooking

I love scrapbooking, working in collage, card making, etc.

6 responses »

  1. WOW! SO beuatiful! Have you ever done a tutorial on how to do a photo transfer? That is such a cool technique I would like to learn.

  2. This is such a beautiful tag! Love the pretty background image. The bubbles and label are cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week. 🙂

  3. Beautiful tag!
    And pleasantly surprised that I remember that French word! lol

  4. love this! the speech bubbles are perfect!

  5. So pretty. These will make a lovely series.

  6. Love how you used the thought bubbles!!


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