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


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Lorraine
Gr Karin

Virginia Lu said...

Your attentions to details amaze me! That "snowflake" stenciled dots are perfect for the sea scene (I am with you on the global warming)! As for the message in the bottle....LOL, it cracked me up! It sure can apply to what's going on with the world events right now. Thanks for the smile:).......

....(still smiling...).

jenn shurkus said...

this is a gorgeous card!!! your message in the bottle made it that much better hehehehehehe :) I might have to play with this challenge!!

Theresa Pace said...

this is great! i hadn't noticed the snowflakes even. i did think it was a maltese beach though! love it, hugs xx

Aileen Ryan said...

What a fantastic card inside and out, at first i thought you had done two cards. Love the 'message' in the bottle,that cracked me up.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Ha! Love the naughty bit. I just love the attention you also give to the interior. Such a fab card, Lols! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Macarena said...

What a beauty and peaceful scene! Watching this I feel I need my holidays asap!!! The mini bottle rocks! Hugs, Marzena

Catherine said...

Lols, I wish you could have seen my eyeballs pop out when I saw your card. It's absolutely amazing! The water actually looks like it's glistening. There is such a peacefulness to the scene you created and I love that little sailboat! Gorgeous!!

Cathie ♥

Barbara Schiassi said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine! love your style, colors, embellishments and design are fabulous! barbara

Kath Stewart said...

you captured the beach scene perfectly how you decorate the inside of the card...we all need a bit of artistic licence and the message in the bottle is hilarious...hugs kath xxx

Susan Hogan said...

Stunning card - love it and its message! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Sandra said...

What a fun card, Lols! Had to laugh about the message in the bottle! Love the inside too! Very pretty! Hugs, Sandra

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and fantastic card! Lols. Love the beautiful colors and the sentiment. :)

Susan Hogan said...

Ditto my previous comments! Thanks for entering this great make with Eclectic Ellapu!

Beate Rauer said...

lovely summercard! Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

How clever to incorporate a nautical (or should I say naughty-cal) theme into your birthday card? The message in the bottle was indeed a surprise that will be sure to make the recipient laugh! I suspect that is how one would feel if shipwrecked...or when getting a year older!

Maura Hibbitts said...

So, I am wondering Lols, just who is getting the naughty card?! Someone will have a good surprise when they read the message in the bottle! :) Totally a fun little card with the sail boat! hugs, Maura

Emma Williams said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, Lols and I love the idea of the message in the bottle...that is so clever! Beautiful work as always... xxx

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Lorraine ,thank you for joining us ar OLLCB
Hugs Julie xxx

Valentina Ivanova said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge! Hugs, Valentina DT