Simon Says Stamp and Show ~ Men

I'm on a real stencil kick lately and I knew right away which 'men'  I wanted to use for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show.   Of course Tim Holtz was the first man to come to mind, so I went with one of his most excellent sentiments and the cracked background stamp.  But the image of the man leaping?  It's a stencil from Small Studio Productions.  She doesn't have these right now but Ginny is a great source for funky stuff and I like checking back @ her shop frequently.  She ships fast and she ships pretty, and if you buy online you know how nice that is.

I used scattered straw, aged mahogany, vintage photo distress inks on the tag and then hit the whole thing with a Versmark pad and clear embossing powder .  I used a bit of Espresso paint dabber on the word charm that says "hope" and attached with ribbon from stash.  Feels like I'm running  behind this week so I'm glad to get this one in on the early side. 

Thanks for your visit!  Hope you're having a good one.

Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. That stenciled image is so cool, Marjie, and it goes so well with the sentiment. I love the background you created with the Cracked stamp and that clear embossing is the perfect finisher for this tag. Always a pleasure to have you joining in the fun with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  2. Encouraging

  3. Fantastic! Love that stencil image! x

  4. Awesome tag, Marjie, love that image with that sentiment, and the background is marvelous!

  5. Wonderful tag!

  6. Hi Marjie! Your tag is awesome! I’ve never seen the leaping man before! Way cool…especially with the sentiment you chose to combine with it!!! Love the background as well! Thanks for sharing your Men Only tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  7. Great tag and I love that stencil! This is so clever. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  8. wonderful project for the challenge!

  9. When you mentioned the men leaping, it made me think about the “Bird Cage” movie! Looks as if they are jumping waves in the ocean! Love this tag!

  10. Love the leaping man image.