Monday, April 24

We've Got Your Number

We've Got Your Number!

Hello Monday! It's time for a brand new challenge this week and we are all about numbers. Easy, peasy - just add a number anywhere on your project and join in the fun! 

It's been an awesome month with our guest designer, Amy! I  have really enjoyed her creative takes on our challenges, and wish her the best! 

So...when I thought of numbers, I thought of telephone numbers...maybe because I really do not like to talk on the phone, and ours has been ringing a lot lately. Time to make a negative into a positive and think about the opportunities for growth a phone call may send! There's a lot of loose threads in life, so when your number rings, be sure to answer! 

No ringing phones, so let's get to work! I stamped the images onto watercolor paper with my archival black ink and MISTI. I own three distress oxide inks, so of course, I had to use them all on the phone.

I colored my positive woman with distress crayons in funky colors, rubbed them in as well as using the water brush with them.

Tag time! I started with a tag I had gessoed and began building up layers with ink and stamps and stencils.

More distress crayon? Why yes please!

Let's add in some more numbers!

Loops of black craft thread stapled on...

More numbers, threads...

Oh look, I have #'s 1-6! I didn't even see this until I was done.  So, be brave, make room for growth, pull the threads of life together, maybe even answer that phone, because we've got your number! 

I had a lot of fun this week with numbers, now it's your turn to play! Come join us in this week's fun challenge and you could win the $50 shopping spree with Simon Says Stamp! 



A great place to shop!!

Simon is on Instagram! Use hashtag #sssmchallenge when sharing so we can find you.

The DT has your number! Let's head back over there to check out their wonderful creativity! 


  1. This is such a fun tag, Maura! I love the colors and design and I love how the thread represents the threads of life. So cool!

    Cathie ♥

  2. This is lovely! The pinks and blue for the background are stunning. I love the crazy details you added giving great dimension! Hugs, Marzena.

  3. This tag is fab! I thought your phone idea was such a clever interpretation of the theme and what a phone you made! The thread really brings the phone to life and I love how you've decked out your girl, too. This is bright and thought-provoking all at once. I always look forward to seeing what you come up with, my clever friend!

  4. We have quite a lot in common as I hate the phone (takes up too much precious craft time! Love your fab and fun creation
    Sarita x

    1. I am happy to find out I am not the only one, Sarita!

  5. Fabulous tag Maura, I love the background, the colors and stencilling are awesome, the whole design of this is gorgeous 😍❤️

    Lols x x x

  6. Your tag is awesome, Maura. Love the fun and beautiful embellishments you added on this tag! :)

  7. gorgeous tag your take on the clever cookie...hugs kath xxx

  8. What a great tag and I love your clever interpretation of the theme...the whole design is fabulous! Hugs xx

  9. Such a fun tag Maura and a great topic for the challenge! Love those threads. I am notoriously bad at answering my phone, I simply do not hear it.

  10. Love love the threads ! Every time I have to blocked some threads I'm in trouble, I never thought of stopping them with Tim's attacher stapler! Thanks for this trick! Colors of your project are spectacular! Barbara


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