Monday, 7 May 2012

Playing Favourites


This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "your favourite stamp".  Tim Holtz's "David" stamp has always been one of my favourites - it's a great size (ie big!) and there are so many things you can do to change it.  I think I was channelling Magnum P.I. when I made this distinctly 70s inspired card! :)  Further down in this post I've added some pics of other times I've used the David stamp.

I stamped him 3 times, once on kraft, once on brown and once on white and then cut parts from the brown and white and stuck them onto the kraft image.  The background was made from slim wedges taken from Tim's Destinations card stack and some lilac card that I stamped with a letters stamp.  The moustache was cut freehand from brown card and then stamped twice with a notepaper stamp.  Add some promarker and Walnut Stain shading and bob's yer uncle! :)

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

18 comments :

Julian said...

There's a fantastic feel to this piece, part graphic novel and part retro extravaganza. I love the way you've manipulated the stamp by using cutouts to reconstruct the original image. Really great depth and layering too. Another beautiful piece! That stamp seems to inspire you.

ms.espresso said...

Ha! David turned Magnum PI totally cracked me up- love it! Thanks for the smile :)

Annie said...

Hi Dan lovin your David creation on Simon's latest challenge. I really like this stamp too and used it a few weeks ago. Whilst in your blog I was inspired by your other pieces and I am now your newest follower. TFS......Annie :)

misteejay said...

I think I would have been surprised if you hadn't used 'David'. You always come up with fabulous ideas/creations with him.

Toni xx

Sue said...

i LOVE the magnum one Ha Ha!!
You are so clever - i am sure i wouldnt have thought of so many way to change him .

Candy C said...

Now, how did I know that you would use the David stamp? haha Your piece looks fantastic and yes...he totally looks like Magnum PI! The added mustache gave him away! :) Love this piece and all the others ones you added. It really does show the versatility of this stamp. Great examples! <3 Candy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic pieces, wonderful images and colors.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

You always make me feel like I NEED this stamp, I can feel a spending spree coming on, yet again. Love how you have used him, adding different layers. Love the added moustache. Tracy x

Emilie said...

This is amazing! I love how you have so many ideas on how to modify that stamp! Highly inspiring!

Anita Houston said...

Your David take the cake...uber cool! Magnum and the clown are my favs!!! These will be classic cult favorites!!!!

Sarah said...

I thought Dave would make an appearance - laughed immediately when I say this retro gent...can't decide between Tom Selleck or Burt Reynolds! A great graphic piece and a collection of fine gents too.

Terry said...

Hey there Dan wohoooo and just like some other teamies I just knew your favourite stamp would be the Davids Head LOL....I just love the colors that you have used and the different projects you made with him Wowzerss an amazing job you did on each and every project. Just fabulous Thank you for sharing Dan. Hugs Terry xxxx

Minxy said...

I never would have guessed this was your fav stamp lol, The tash on the first one really made me chuckle :)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great piece and such a perfect choice for you too Dan! That 'stache would even give Tom Selleck a run for his money! ;)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Pam said...

Oh Wow-I have so enjoyed looking at all the different ways you have used this stamp-all with such different results!!

Ali said...

So many clever interpretations.

fatmonica said...

I love the way you use that stamp yet always make it so different!

Andrea said...

Dan I just adore the way you use David you are always so genious with your ideas, hope alls well x

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