July 6, 2016

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Photo Inspiration!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Photo Inspiration

The lovely Jenn Shurkus made this lovely mood board for us to follow, you can use the colors, pictures, whatever you like to create your project. If it’s not obvious please let us know what element you used in your write up.
We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
My take on the challenge is inspired by both the colours and ocean picture  from the photo inspiration. 
Happy Summer card
I have used Pool Play stamp set, Summer Fun dies, Sail Away stamp set and coordinating dies and Border Waves dies from Simon Says Stamp Summer collection.  I sponged Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon on either end of Strathmore watercolor paper. I then spattered clean water and blotting them off with paper towel. This added texture and  bubble like effect on the paper. I used the Waves border die and die cut the waves on end of the sponged watercolor paper, trimmed the paper at the centre so I can layer them. I also used the third Wave border die to die cut a grey vellum paper for the third layer. 
For the focal point, I stamped the star fishes from Sail Away Stamp set, the boy and girl images from Pool Play stamp set using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink, coloured with copic markers. I then die cut them using coordinating dies.

Happy Summer card closeup #1//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

On the layered waves card front, I stamped the summer phrase from Pool Play stamp set on the bottom of the card using Blueprint Sketch distress ink. And also the bubbles all over the waves using black intense ink. I adhered the copic coloured die cuts on top of the waves with sentiment stamped on strips of white cardstock. I felt the clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh was perfect addition on this card.

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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  1. Fabulous card Gayatri, I love all the little details you added – so fun. Hope everything's going ok with your dad.
    Caryn xxx

  2. Love your summery fun card, Gayatri! What a fantastic mix of Simon elements!

  3. Gorgeous card Gayatri, the kids are adorable and I love the colours and fun details, the whole design is brilliant! LOVE it 🙂

    Lols x x x

  4. Love the rich and detailed coloring! SUPERB, Gayatri!

  5. Simply gorgeous and so cute Gayatri. Lovely card

  6. Gorgeous coloring! WOW!!

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