Sunday, September 1, 2013

My Other Creations: Artsy Tea

 STAMPtember is upon us, so be sure to check Simon Says Stamp often for lots of exciting stamping themes and projects and products!  And Oh what fun is to be had at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week!  The theme is Stamping All Stars and we pay homage to those go-to, never-fail, all-star stamps that never let us down.  I love bird images and quirky images, whimsical people and random objects, but really and truly, I would not survive long without alphabet stamps.  Maybe it's the English Librarian geekazoid  in me, but I love letters and the freedom to spell whatever sentiment I want. 

Here's a project I made using a set of my beloved alphabet stamps:

What in the world is it, you ask?  Hmmmm.  That's a tough one.  I'm not quite sure myself.  It's a backwards frame onto which I stapled a bunch of colored tea bags.  I added a piece of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye to the background and stamped one of my favorite quotes on the side.  The quote is by Marianne Williamson and I stamped it with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink.

I'm not a tea drinker (hot chocolate is my go-to beverage of choice), but I love the look of tea bags. I decided to color them using a whole range of ink sprays, which worked remarkably well.  After I spritzed them, I left them outside to dry.  The finished product reminded me of summer and wind chimes and happy things.

Here's a list of the products I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

As always, if you've got a great project to share with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, we love to see what you've been up to!  And hey-- if you enter, you've always got a chance to win some free moo-lah (fifty bucks worth) at the Simon Says Stamp store.