Sunday, August 16, 2015

Embrace The Journey--PP258

August 16, 2015

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  The Lovely LeAnne is our hostess this week and she is hanging on to summer as long as she can!  She is challenging us to create Clean and Simple cards with a beach theme!  


I have said this many time, but Clean and Simple is very difficult for me.  I am a layer upon layer kind of girl, so I struggled with this one.  

I received the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for August called "Summer Sunshine."  The base card is from this kit.  The next layer is Whisper White cut with a rectangle stitched die.  The top layer is created using watercolor paper.  I used several shades of Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I just kept blending the colors until I got the look I desired.  I used a polka dot stencil and dauber to add the bubbles.  The script and the seahorse is from the retired Stampin' Up set, By the Tide.  I stamped off the ink on part of the seahorses and the script.  I used a scalloped frame I had in my stash, but I don't remember where it is from.  If anyone knows, please add a comment and I will add it to my post.  THANKS! 




The sentiment is a sticker from Tim Holtz Black and White Small Talk Sticker set.  I did not add any other embellishments in order to keep in CAS.  Clean and Simple---easy peazy!




So happy you stopped by my blog today!  Please leave a message!  I love to hear from you!  

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.



Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.

  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!
All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!!
HUGS!
Claire





15 comments:

  1. I adore everything about this card Claire - and you ! 😉

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind comments!

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  2. Pretty card Claire! I love the way that your background turned out. Perfect colors for the beach!! :)

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  3. LOVE this background! Awesome card, Claire. Looks like you had fun getting inky! I have to get off my die craze and back to more stamping...you have inspired me!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! I did have fun getting inky! XX

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  4. Beautiful, Claire! I really love your layered stamping and the beautiful job you did blending colors. Perfectly beachy!

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    1. Thank you very much, Sandy! So sweet of you! XX

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  5. What a lovely blend of blues and greens Claire - this really does look like under the sea! Reminds me of scuba diving in the warm waters of the Caribbean, where there are seahorses and so much more to look at - happy days and a gorgeous card as always my friend!

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    1. Joanne, thank you! You are so kind! I am glad it sparked a wonderful memory for you! XX

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  6. This is sooo pretty, Claire! It's elements are simple but the background you created gives it a lot of depth and interest....especially with those cute little seahorses! Thanks for making my challenge look great!

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    1. Thanks so much, LeAnne! You made me feel better. Wasn't sure about my card! XX

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  7. Hey Claire - I comments from my iPhone earlier - so just in case you were wondering - the very first comment from anonymous was ME! :) I know I always wonder who the "unknown" "someones" are haha!

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  8. A beautiful, beautiful background, Claire! I love the sea horses and the script! The scalloped frame sets it off perfectly!

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  9. I love the background you created, Claire! I looks just like an underwater scene and these seahorses remain a favorite!

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