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.


  1. Linda Coughlin on October 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    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. Jeeves on September 30, 2011 at 8:58 am


  3. Alison on September 29, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Fantastic! Love that stencil image! x

  4. Lori on September 29, 2011 at 8:18 am

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

  5. Jingle on September 29, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Wonderful tag!

  6. Candy Colwell on September 29, 2011 at 5:44 am

    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. Nancy Wethington on September 29, 2011 at 3:43 am

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

  8. 2amscrapper on September 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    wonderful project for the challenge!

  9. Terry on September 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    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. Bunnyfreak on September 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Love the leaping man image.