Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nautical/By The Sea - SSS Monday Blog Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge - Nautical/By The Sea

Here's the challenge: 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?

A perfect summer day to me is sitting on the beach watching a beautiful sunset!  And a boat on the horizon just makes a really pretty silhouette.  This was my inspiration.

I started with some Strathmore watercolor paper and my Distress Inks.  For the water I used blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers.  For the sky I used ripe persimmon, spiced marmalade, mustard seed and scattered straw.  I also inked around the edges with vintage photo.  I added a dashed line around the edges with a Sepia Copic multi liner.  The boat and sentiment was stamped in black and I added extra waves with a Copic C7.  I used Tim Holtz Tag Collection framelits to cut out the tag shape.

The card base is kraft, 10" x 7" scored at 5" to make a 5" x 7" card.  I used a metallic brown paper for the first layering piece (4 3/4" x 6 3/4").  The next layer is a piece of burlap (4" x 6 1/4").

Embellishments: For the string in the tag I used a thick hemp baker's twine.  The buttons were some that I had in my stash of embellishments.  I will try to find something similar to link below in the product list.



  1. beautiful tag the distress colours you chose for the background and that sailboat image is definitely on my wishlist...thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy what's left of your weekend...hugs kath xxx

  2. Really pretty. I like that it's distressed but not overly-so.