Montag, 8. Juli 2019

GD Simon says - Life on the ocean waves

Welcome creative friends!

I'm back again with a new wonderful theme - Life on the Ocean Waves!

 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

  It's very hot here and I wish I could be there now.
So I already enjoyed to just think of the refreshing sea breeze, the clear air and some restful moments and tranquillity.
 We are having a very hot and especially dry summer over here and even the thought of a cool fresh sea breeze is more than welcome...

... as well as another up cycling project in weathered wood style!

This is how I started:

The old plaque with a funny saying was now obsolete.
So I first primed its background with chalk paint, a very good base layer to work on.
 To achieve an old and aged look I like to use Distress sprays as the sprayed on colour spreads randomly which doesn't look too artificial.

Besides, I'm known for always liking to work with 3D elements as these seem very vivid and bring life into the project. There are many ways to do this: you can work with embossing folders, in multiple layers, with moulds or natural elements like drift wood, shells or lichen for example.

 some close up's

All of the products used on today's project
 that are available from Simon Says Stamp are linked below:

Paper Artsy Fresco Finish KOALA Chalk Acrylic Paint

Tim Holtz Sizzix SEASHELLS Bigz Die With Texture Fades

 Prima Marketing MINI ART STONES Art Ingredients

Tim Holtz Sizzix LUMBER 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray WALNUT STAIN Ranger

White Heavy Gesso Prima


I hope I could inspire you to create your very own sea breeze project,

so  you're gonna have a very relaxing good time, too!

If you have any special questions, please feel free to ask!

Thanks for stopping by !

Happy crafting!



8 Kommentare:

  1. Oh my goodness Kerstin!! I absolutely LOVE this!! what a gorgeous work of art!! the details are simply amazing and the colours and testures are perfect!! STUNNING!! :-)

    Thanks so much XX
    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. Kerstin, this has got to be one of my favorites from you (except Halloween, of course!)! The mixed media details on this are amazing, and you have managed to make this look as if it's been dredged from the sea floor! Such a great project! It's no wonder SSS wanted to have your guest design for them! Sending hugs! I hope you get to cool off soon; I'm already wishing for autumn!

    1. That really makes my day Sara 😍, thanks so much for your kindly comments, very appreciated, and top secret - it's my favourite too in this summer :-)!! Hugs, Kerstin xx

  3. Awesome!! I always love your work, Kerstin! That seahorse is divine, and the whole project is downright gorgeous! Maura

  4. This is fantastic! I love how you altered the plague and turned it into an amazing sea themed project. I love all the dimension and the wonderful texture and details. SO pretty!

  5. Oh my, you're a queen making simple pieces of paper look like wood, and that plaque is amazing! Love the worn beach look! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

  6. Wow! Your skill to transform a piece of paper in wood is amazing! I wish to have some lesson from you!! I adore faux wood and you inspire me with your projects! fabulous as always! barbara

  7. Ein echter "Kerstin"...wunderwunderschön! Das ist so "du" - auf jedem Quadratmillimeter! Einfach nur toll! Da kann ich mich gar nicht sattsehen!

    Liebe Grüße,
    Claudia xxx


I always appreciate all your comments. Thanks so much!