Monday, July 18, 2016

Simon Says: Nautical/By The Sea

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Flora and Fauna Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Nautical/By The Sea

Summer is here and what nicer place to be than down by the coast! Whether you enjoy a boat trip out on the open waves or maybe you prefer to dip your toes in the sea while enjoying a refreshing ice cream. Which option do you prefer to use for your inspiration? We will be looking forward to seeing what you make!

Although we do accept all styles this really is the challenge to get out your inks and paints and have a go at a more mixed media, artsy style. The main thing is to stretch your boundaries and  have fun! 

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I really enjoyed making this card and used the beautiful Ramla Bay for my inspiration. CLICK HERE is you would like to see it ;-)

I started by blending Tumbled Glass Ink over a piece of watercolor paper  and then used a torn paper to make  a mask. I then used a little Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade to create a sunrise/sunset and then I added a little Salty Ocean Ink to create the sea.

I used a Starlight Stencil to create some errr snowflakes, this is global warming gone mad lol, just call it artistic license haha ;-) I used some felt and tissue wrap for the cloud.

and now for the naughty bit, the message in the bottle, haha. This is from an F Bomb Stamp Set, which is a bit naughty but I love it :-D

I finished the inside using the same inks and stencil

As you know I have only been with the Monday Challenge for a short while and I am learning so much and having a lot of fun just 'having a go' ! I really would like to encourage you to have a go with mixed media if you haven't already,  you never know, you might find that you like it!! ;-) 

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 

Eclectic Ellapu Purple    Life's a Beach
Crafting With Dragonflies   Summer Fun
Cards und More   Summer Fun
Ooh La La   Add Some Texture
Stamps + Fun = Creativity   Holidays/Travelling/Summer
The Crazy Challenge Summer Fun

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x