Monday, September 21

Use a Stamp! STAMPtember Blog Hop!!



You should have arrived here from EMMA's blog. If not then you will need to go to the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog to start from the beginning. 

Use A Stamp And Blog Hop

Create a project using a rubber or clear stamp (no digi images), add your creation to the linky AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way.

We are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released. CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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PARIS PERSPECTIVE!
I recently returned from an adventure in France, and was lucky enough to spend several days in Paris. I loved photographing the city, and chose one of my photos to use in this mixed media piece, because it fit perfectly with Tim Holtz's Stamptember set! Don't you just love these?!




I love the perspective of this photo I shot of the Eiffel Tower, and the camera stamp just called out to this.

I started with a corrugated cardboard base, that I painted black for some great texture.

Stamped, and inked up with distress inks...I wanted to tie in some of the blues from the sky, and throw in some twisted citron for fun.


I do love my steampunk, and clusters of gears work perfectly to bring all of the elements together. I mean, truly, the Eiffel Tower seems to be totally steampunk to me.





Yes, Paris is all perspective, whether it is how you think about it, or the wonderful buildings and monuments. I hope you've enjoyed my steampunk bit of Paris on the blog hop!

The next person on the hop is MEIHSIA.

So now it's YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

Each DT member also has a Simon's Goody Bag to give away too! All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post AND enter the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 


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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in the fun! I am looking forward to seeing what you are stamping!

















150 comments:

  1. Maura, what an awesome project! I also love all of your detail work!

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  2. Wonderful tribute to Paris. The photographer in me especially likes the camera stamping.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. Ahh to be in Paris again! well done…its a beautiful work of art!!

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  4. Great frame! I love the industrial elements you added. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. All the details you put into your piece is wonderful!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  6. Excellent piece of art, great details too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Your project is so cool. What a neat memory keeper for you.

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  8. The gears embellishment really giving the card the finishing touch, awesome!

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  9. Beautiful Just love the leements you used to make this look so great!

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  10. Love this mixed media piece of art. The colors and the textures look amazing with the gorgeous photo

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  11. Beautiful -- love the stamp and how it fits so perfectly your card. And the textures and layers and color combo complete it all so perfectly!!

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  12. Very interesting project! Thank you for inspiration :)

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  13. cool stuff, i've just seen the movie tomorrowland and i will never look at the eiffel tower the same way, esp now you've steampunked it up and all those grears might just me what made it move ;-)

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  14. I too love steampunk, and agree that the Eiffel towel is so steampunky! Fun card ... X

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  15. what a great way to keep a memory alive ! Love the texture and ideology and of course your fab photo . x

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  16. What a blessing~PARIS!!! Fantastic project to document your experience~I love the gears and texture Maura~

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  17. Very cool photo arrangement! Creative regards from stempelfrida

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  18. Kraft is perfect for anything.

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  19. What a lovely way to frame an outstanding photo!

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  20. Very cool project. Love all of the gears. TFS

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  21. steampunk in Paris !!! You´re so right,
    the stamps fits perfect
    There’s nothing like a good blog hop to start your creative week!

    Creative regards from hellerlittle

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  22. This fits you fab photo perfectly!

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  23. What a great project, and indeed i love the perpective of the eifeltower!

    Greetz,
    Marieke

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  24. The clusters of gears of my fav! Love how you incorporated the new Tim Holtz stamp and the corrugated paper is such a great look for these stamps!

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  25. Fantastic! Love the perspective of the Eiffel tower with the charming frame and embellishments.

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  26. Fun project - I love the steam punk touch! It's perfect!
    Lyn

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  27. Beautiful project! Love the use of corrugated board!! The gears are very nice..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  28. Love the photo you used. Punked up it is absolutely marvelous. Great touch with the black paint.

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  29. Awesome! I love the texture and the photo!

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  30. Love the camera superimposed on the Eiffel Tower. What a great memorable piece.

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  31. Great interest and texture on this frame.

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  32. What a great keepsake for you of your trip! Great perspective.

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  33. Wow. Very artistic. Like the corrugated layer.

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  34. Beautiful and what a great way to remember your trip. thanks for sharing!

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  35. I never thought of the Eiffel Tower as steampunk before but you're right! All that metal fretwork, I can see it now. Great frame for a great photo!

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  36. Paris is place to remember and love the way you celebrated it in your frame of the Eiffel Tower.

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  37. What a nice way to remember your trip.

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  38. What a great way to remember your trip. I like the addition of the gears.

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  39. I love steampunk and this is fabulous steampunk project..Thanks for sharing and inspiration!

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  40. A cool project Maura. You are right about perspective and this pic did "call out" to that camera! You HAD to use it here!

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  41. Wow love all the elements and textures. Hugs Jo

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  42. Lobe the idea of accenting a photo with TH's camera!

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  43. What a great idea for an inexpensive frame. Nice job!

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  44. Stunning artwork. Loved how you use the stamp and the steampunk gears. Gorgeous

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  45. So very Creative....love your design! And what a great photo too.

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  46. BEAUTIFUL piece to CELEBRATE your ADVENTURE!!!
    LOVE the textures, LOVE how you incorporated the camera into the design, LOVE how you have added a touch of MAGIC to your photo!!!

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  47. Terrific photo of the tower! Showcased nicely in your project. TFS

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  48. LOL! I never thought about the Eiffel Tower as being Steampunk! Your photo of it certainly has an interesting perspective. The corrugated background works really well in this project.

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  49. the camera is a fun embellishment. I agree that the metal pieces reflect the metal from the tower.
    The picture is beautiful. You did an amazing job in getting the Tower and all of the clouds in the sky.
    thanks for sharing a fantastic project.

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  50. Love you mixed media place, so inspiring...

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  51. I love all the pretty details on your card! Great color and feel!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  52. Love this project! The texture is great and I love the gears and the camera that you added to your wonderful picture!

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  53. Love this project! The texture is great and I love the gears and the camera that you added to your wonderful picture!

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  54. Love this; it has given me ideas about my photos.

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  55. Super creations - love those added gears!!

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  56. Love the perspective, looking up at the Eiffel Tower. Gorgeous piece.

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  57. Such a cool project - and, a wonderful photo of the Eiffel Tower.

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  58. Such lovely projects, Maura! I love the corrugated backgrounds :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  59. Such an awesome piece!! I've been to Paris myself and would love to go back and take it a little slower.

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  60. Nice work! I love incorporating pictures on my art work as well.

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  61. Wow! Love the concept! The picture of Eiffel Tower is beautiful!

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  62. Love your work. Never thought about it, but you are right - I really see steampunk in the Eiffel Tower.

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  63. Great project, love the corrugated look and the steam punk embellies, Cathy x

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  64. I love the gear accents on your project! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  65. Omg, YES! The Eiffel tower is totally steampunk! I will never look at it the same!
    Fabulous card. Fab.

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  66. Steam Punk's not my style but your card is amazing. I just love looking at it.

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  67. That image is perfect!! Such a great way to help you remember your fabulous trip!

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  68. love how you decided to showcase such an awesome picture!

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  69. What a gorgeous card! I love the idea of the corrugated cardboard and your embellishments are fantastic! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  70. Your photo is beautiful. Love your frame. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  71. Love the twisted citron background with the blue, then how you toned it down with the brown on the camera card.

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  72. Yes, I also saw the Eiffel tower in Paris and that's right Steampunk to perfection, beautiful idea Maura!

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  73. Wonderful frame, Maura. The Eiffel tower looks amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  74. Just wow! The gears enhance the armature of the tower and of course very steampunk

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  75. Fabulous frame, Maura. The Tim Holtz camera image IS perfect with your fabulous photo!

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  76. What a gorgeous frame - fabulous use of that stamp. Wonderful! TFS

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  77. So happy to see you having such a fun time at SSS! Your design here is awesome sauce and the gears are tres awesome sauce! Hugz to you dearie! ~Niki

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  78. wopoow Stunning project
    Always love something with France theme
    and love the use that new distress ink color
    Adorable Project I have seen today

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  79. WOW this is gorgeous, I love that photo of the Effie Tower and your amazing textures!

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  80. Great way to display your photo! Love the details!

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  81. So much delicious yummyness! A really clever idea, amazing texture, love it! Thanks for the fab blog hop and for sharing your gorgeous work with us Karen x

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  82. These are filled with rich detail. I like the rustic details. Gorgeous work.

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  83. Wow! How clever you are! I really love how you made the Tim stamp be the perfect accent for this gorgeous photo and frame. I love how you think out of the box...or, uhm...out of the frame. And the colors pair so beautifully together. Still drooling over the photo itself. :)

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  84. Holy cow there's a lot of comments on here!!! No wonder with this gorgeous tribute and photo of the tower. I loved following your trip on FB, and this is so cool! I LOVE the gears, and especially the altered corrugate.
    I too wish we lived closer, but maybe next year I'll be teaching a lot closer to you!!!

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  85. Fabulous mixed media project!!!

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  86. Amazing mixed media work! Tim's stamp work so well with this style! I'm so jealous: Paris is my favourite place in the world, but I haven't yet been in the USA!!! !

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  87. Beautiful piece and love the texture
    Kate x

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  88. What a fabulous way of mix media work! I love your way of keep the memory :)

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  89. Hi, Maura! This is awesome! I love all the details! You are so talented! Thanks for the inspiration and fun blog hop!

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  90. Love this sentiment. It's perfect for many things :)

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  91. Stunning design Maura, love your little masterpiece : )

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  92. Love your steam punk project, awesome shot of the Eiffel Tower

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  93. Awesome!!! Such a fabulous idea! TFS

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  94. What a beautiful memory from Paris, and just perfect way to frame it.

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  95. Aaah, nice dark piece of art! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
    kind regards, Irmgard

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  96. Beautiful project and what a wonderful way to showcase my favourite city in the world ~ it's gorgeous Maura! :)

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  97. Love your photo - and what a great idea to combine it with the camera stamp - very cool.
    Alison x

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  98. What a lovely project! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  99. LOVE that corrugate!! It looks so great with that photo.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  100. beautiful pic and project. love those gears. TY for inspiring me.

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  101. Love your beautiful creation, Maura. The embellishments are so pretty. :)

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  102. Love your photo, and that camera accent! The gears do add a nice, fitting touch as well. :) ~ Andrea

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  103. Beautiful photo and project Maura! Great idea for that stamp.

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  104. I adore your photo and how you have given it importance on this magnificent frame. Great idea to use the corrugated board and paint it! Great use of the exclusive stamped image.

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  105. WOW! I love steampunk!! Awesome project!!
    Ann :)

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  106. Maura, what a beautiful photo of the Eiffel Tower, and you highlighted it beautifully. Love the corrugated background, gears and all your details.

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  107. Awesome project! Love all the detail and inspiration!

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  108. Awesome, it makes me want to go to Paris :)

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  109. What a lovely photo and great way to display it. The gears are a fun touch.

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  111. I just love all the embellishments used for this card! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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