Monday, July 18, 2016

Nautical/By The Sea...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Flora and Fauna" Challenge...I hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I created a travel journal/notebook with the French Riviera Collection from Prima...the matching stencil...sea shells collected from the beach...sequins...Idea-ology Linen and Crinkle Ribbon.
I covered the WeR Memory Keepers 6 x 6 chipboard with paper from the Prima French Riviera 6"x6" paper pad and then ripped the plank paper into strips and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. 
I cut up a selection of images from the Journaling Card Sheet included in the paper pad to create a collage...
and then I created some texture using Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and the matching stencil...
I applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte over the collaged images and created a shadow around each one with the Faber Castell Walnut Big Brush Pen...
I cut strips of Idea-ology Linen Ribbon and teased it out to resemble netting and decorated with a chipboard starfish from the French Riviera Chipboard pack...seashells collected from the beach...sequins and an Idea-ology Vial filled with some dewdrops from my stash.

I used the WeR Memory Keepers Cinch to create my notebook...spritzed half of the Crinkle Ribbon with Evergreen Bough Distress Spray Stain and tied to the wires.
I was a little bit out of my comfort zone with this project because there was NO STAMPING but no doubt...normal service will probably be resumed next week.
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  1. Totally awesome Kath x gorgeous layers of paper mediums and texture paste. The collage looks great too. Love those shells x
    A great start to the week.........desperately waiting on the Suns appearance as it has not been seen since Thursday !!!!

    Huge hugs
    Annie x

  2. Love this notebook Kath! the colours and whole design of this is absolutely stunning!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Just love this - great collaging and wonderful weather-washed colours.
    Alison x

  4. Oh wow Kath, this is a real stunner, your collaging is brilliant and that Prima paper in the background is gorgeous! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Wow Kath. Love these. I can almost smell the ozone! Big hug for. Bunny. Take care. Hugs. Jan.

  6. This is stunning Kath. What a fabulous make.
    Toni xx

  7. Lovely travel journal. Love the collages elements Kath and the little bottle. Tracy x

  8. Love all your wonderful details on this beautiful creation xxxx

  9. I saw this on the Simon Says Monday challenge and had to come take a closer look - it's beautiful! Awesome art Kath, thanks for sharing how you created it too Karen x

  10. Came over from Simon to see the details and tell you how much I like this project. Thanks for sharing!

  11. WOW,this is really Stunning love the colours and all the elements.Hope you and Buddy are enjoying some sunshine.Huggles and Cuddles for Buddy.xxxx

  12. Gorgeous, Kath! Loving the embellishments!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Absolutely pretty! Love the calm and soft colors, images and seashells. The sequins looks like bubbles under the water! What a creative project! Hugs, Marzena

  14. Kath, this is so beautiful! I love the colors you chose for this one and all the little details are amazing. Your background is amazing too!

    Cathie ♥

  15. Beautiful Kath, gorgeous layers and I adore the sequins in the jar! Deb xo

  16. Kath your project gave me the idea to create a new board on Pinterest, I called it "Masterpiece of all kinds"! Your project is the first one I pinned! totally love this journal, every detail is fabulous and placed in the right place! BArbara

  17. Gorgeous journal, Kath! The cover is stunning! Love all those journal cards. I don't know what to do with those, but you gave me inspiration to use them now! Hugs, Sandra

  18. This is such a gorgeous creation, Kath. I love all the beautiful embellishments you made. Great design! :)

  19. This is such a gorgeous creation, Kath. I love all the beautiful embellishments you made. Great design! :)

  20. i love the different medias wich you used. beautiful


  21. Wow, Kath! I was so excited to see how exactly you created this gem! I love the way you put the background together and gave it that faux watery look with the bubbles rising. I would've never thought it was woodgrain paper! Love what you've done from the little vial to the ribbons on the top-- just stunning!

  22. Wonderful book, Kath! I love the creams and light blues, what a great color combination! Wonderful little nautical details, this would be a joy to use hugs, Maura

  23. Gorgeous book Kath and I adore all the embellishments you've created which set the scene beautifully and capture the theme perfectly! Enjoy what's left of the weekend and sending hugs! xx