The gorgeous orange paper I started out with is from Prima's "Sunrise Sunset" collection, which I must say is one of my all-time faves. But I wanted to add some teal and green into the background, so I did that by rubbing some teal and green ink over the Simon Says Stamp Cluster stencil:
And here's where my big stamp came in! I wanted to create a focal point for my "Hope" sentiment to rest against, so I did that with Wendy's Vecchi's Pricing Chart stamp. I repeated the image several times (in black ink) at different angles.
I love this time of year and the feeling of newness and renewal it brings. In essence, this is the perfect time to think hopeful thoughts!
Here are some products I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:
I can't wait to see what "big" things you create with our "Big Stamp" challenge! Upload your masterpieces to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog so that we can enjoy your work and so that you can be entered for a big $50 voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp!