Big Stamp

Sunday, April 20, 2014

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is "Big Stamp".  I know what you're thinking....Where's the big stamp, Michelle? Trust me it's there.  In fact, there's two background stamps.  You see, I had a lot of trouble with this challenge.  I had convinced myself that I needed to cover something in it's entirety, or use a large stamp to cover a large space.  It just wasn't working for me, so I returned to my art journal. I explored using white space, or empty space instead. I used my large background stamps as a means of making marks instead of taking up space. This is what evolved.


I created a mixed media college with vintage elements and elements that had a vintage, or grunge feel. If you look closely, you'll see the stamp markings. I even created the tiny heart tag with a background stamp...just not the entire thing.

It was an excellent reminder that not all space needs to be covered.
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24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous page Michelle and one of my favourite ways of using big stamp, they don't have to be big. Love the vintage stamped paper you created and that great photo.

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  2. What a beautiful page, Michelle. Love the white space and the use of the large background stamps. Hugs, Sandra

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  3. I have such a hard time with negative space and this reminds me that it can be done beautifully! Inspirational! Love it.

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  4. This is gorgeous!! I am loving the textures, the colors and the way you framed the photo!!!!

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  5. You do grunge with so much style and class! Totally gorgeous!!!

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  6. This is such a fabulous creation, Michelle. I love the layers of beautiful embellishments. The distressed edges look wonderful :)

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  7. Awesome background, colors, just fabulous!!

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  8. Amazing Michelle! Love the soft color palette and all the stamped detail! Such a gorgeous keepsake! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Cool project, Michelle! I really love when designers think outside the box for these challenges and you definitely did that!! Turned out great :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. I always like to see your creations outside the box! I love your way of thinking and realize the challenges! This page is beautiful and very vintage / grunge! BArbarayaya

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  11. This is such an amazing piece of work and I love all the layers you've incorporated into it. Just gorgeous Michelle and a great interpretation of our theme... :)

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  12. WOW, Michelle, your 'outside the box' thinking once again has me in awe! This is a wonderful use of 'big stamps' with the result being a lovely piece of art! Gorgeous grunge indeed - and a whole lot of classiness, too!! A visit at your site is always sooooooo inspiring!
    c

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  13. Fabulous work Michelle, it looks like a magazine cover project!!!!!

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  14. LOVE how you used your big stamps in a little place!

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  15. This is so beautifully done Michelle!
    I'm a huge fan ;)
    Thank You~

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  16. Oh wow. Just beautiful. LOVE it!

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  17. Fantastic use of space to really draw the eye towards that wonderful photo. Lovely layering, and the hearts are delightful throughout - I love this, Michelle!
    Alison xx

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  18. Beautiful! Love that you interpreted this challenge your way. Fantastic stamping and textures. I just love this vintage, but clean and simple piece.

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  19. Oh you are so talented Michelle! This is beautiful! I had to sit back and gaze for a while to take in all the neat little details! Such amazing work!

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  20. Wow, Michelle! I love your clever and unexpected take on this challenge. I am someone who needs these kinds of reminders (I am crazy for colors and can layer things until the cows come home)! Thanks for showing me that empty space also has its place and can turn out to be something absolutely amazing. I also adore the techniques you used and the edges of the the colored paper are phenomenal!

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  21. I love what evolved! So gorgeous on that pop of white in the background :)

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