Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Congrats are in order

to my youngest nephew who was recently accepted into the med school of his choice.  Not sure what area of medicine will catch his eye but he's a very good student and I'm sure he'll do well no matter what he chooses.

I cut out Tim's Hanging Sign from cardstock and distressed it with various brown and black inks (can you see a bit of the faux woodgrain look?) before running the sign through a Provocraft folder for the word  'congrats'.  I then added more highlights to the word with darker distress inks.  The background was stamped with Tim's stamps (bet he never thought they'd be used to indicate a profession!) in Black Soot so that when I smooshed brown and black distress inks over it the images smeared, taking away any sharpness.  I really like this look!  A black marker was run around the edges to create a faux layer.


  1. Wonderful, Susan. Love the use of Tim's stamps - perfect! Good luck to your nephew - and well done too.

  2. As usual I love your work and am inspired! As a matter of fact, I chose you when I had a chance to pass on the " STYLISH BLOGGER AWARD."

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    Here's what to do next:
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    2) Share 8 things about yourself

    3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals

    4) Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

  3. Love it Susan! What a GREAT idea to use those stamps for the background! And the hanging die is perfect for this!