Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Simon Says.........Photo Inspiration


Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog!

We have a fun challenge this week - our own Jenn has made us an inspiration board, and we'd like to see what kinds of cards you make using the colors and/or the pictures as your inspiration!  The DT are using exclusive Simon products this week.

Here's the board:

Here's my card:

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supplies: white cardstock, Simon's Waves Stencilpeacock featherspine needlessqueezed lemonadewild honey, and broken china distress inks, Simon's Sailing clear stamp set, Spectrum Noir markers to color, Mini Misti

I used the stencil, along with peacock feathers and pine needles inks to make my water, masking the top part of the panel.  After removing the stencil and masking the stencilled area on my panel, I used a die-cut circle to mask my sun, and sponged on the yellows and broken china inks.  Separately, I stamped, colored, and fussy-cut the sail boats, and then attached them to the finished card.

I made that card soon after I saw the inspiration photo.  A few weeks later, I was playing with stamping my own plank background, and found some additional inspiration on Pinterest (which the owner has asked me to remove from my blog) and here's what resulted:

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white and yellow/gold cardstock, Hero Arts Woodgrain stamp, stamped in Hero Arts Charcoal ink,  Martha Stewart Scoring Board, tumbled glass, blueprint sketch, peacock feathers, lucky clover, and hickory smoke distress inks, Simon's Flip Flop Season, One with Nature (sentiment), and Simple Letter Outlines stamps, white  gel pen

I stamped the woodgrain  in dark grey ink, then turned my panel over and scored some lines to make planking.  Flipped it back over to the front, and used distress inks to shade the planks, following Jenn's colors as best I could, and using a gel pen to mimic waves.  The panel was affixed to a white card, and then I added the rest of the elements.

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher


to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!

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  1. Brilliant cards Lin, I love the woodgrain on the second one, fabulous

    Caryn xxx

  2. Gorgeous cards Lin, I love the vibrant colours on the first one, the sea looks quite choppy but a perfect day for sailing :-)
    Your 2nd one is also fabulous, love the inspiration pic! perfect! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Aren't you the overachiever or what...two FABULOUS beach-themed cards, Lin! Love both designs as each has its own gorgeous features. I love the 2nd one's so spot on! Well done, big sis!

  4. Fabulous summery cards Lin. Love them both.

  5. Love how you used the wood grain stamp.

  6. What a wonderful pair of summery cards Linn - love your colour use and the textural element of the planked card.

  7. Wow! Love both cards, Lin! Amazing interpretations of the inspiration board! ♥

  8. Gorgeous nautical cards, Lin! I love how you added texture and dimension on the 2nd card, and how you blended your inks on both...Love your take on the inspiration photos!

  9. Wonderful summery cards, Lin! On the first card you've created such a beautiful scene with your great design and gorgeous inking! The background on your second card is fab and love the quote that is the perfect for your card!

  10. Two fab cards, Lin - just love them both! Amazing background on card 1 and the vertical summer looks great!!

  11. Gorgeous blending! Love what you did with the stencils and the sea!! Brilliant!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. Nice cards Lin! Nice colors on the boat card. The wood flip flop card really catches my eye! A great look to it and nice color choices.


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