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What Paper can Do

You know what Monday means...a new Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge, "Not your regular paper".  I got this in the bag!  I rarely use pattern paper.  I almost always make my own and my favorite paper to use is watercolor paper!  I love how many ways you can use it, the texture and sheer thickness!  Lets get to it...I created a fun watercolor paper tag!

  I love layering and creating dimension.  I cut a tiny tattered floral and instead of rolling it I left it as a plant.  Adding a garden greens cut along with it then layering all the sand and sea cuts it creates a surreal ocean scene.



By blotting my mermaid lagoon and twisted citron right onto my craft sheet, spritz with water and drag you can get a dynamic background.


Have you tried making your own custom blend ink pad yet?  It's easy and fun.  I created mine with reinkers peeled paint, forest moss and twisted citron.  With the brayer I inked the sand and sea horse which creates a pretty gradient effect.  By adding some clear rock candy crackle it creates a stained glass effect.


Isn't the wee star fish adorable.  I used another custom blend ink pad with rusty hinge, mustard seed and fossilized amber.  The sand dollar is inked with some antique linen distress paint and sprinkled with distress powder for texture.  The mini sand dollar and star fish are one in the same.  I cut the sand dollar twice.  With the second sand dollar I cut the center "starfish" out.  Stretch your dies and see what you can create!  


I do live to layer and add texture.  When you add texture paste and a stencil it really makes your project pop!  The Tim Holtz Tiles stencil is a perfect layer to this tag. 


Are you ready to show off what you create Not using Your Regular Paper with Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge?  Go outside your comfort zone and see what you can create.

If you don't play you won't get a chance to win $50 with Simon Says Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.  My seahorse was getting a little bored...

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Comments

  1. Wow! So cool! Love the ocean like background with that seahorse.

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  2. Your tag is so neatly completed and I was thinking, "What can I say to express how it makes me feel?" Then I read the words on the tag and it said EXACTLY what I wanted to say! There is beauty in simplicity. :-) Lovely.

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  3. I love the way you made the tiny tattered look like seaweed. I haven't made my own ink pads yet. I must try it. The combo on your starfish is awesome.

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  4. Wonderful tag Nicole, great textures and love the colour palette!

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  5. This is a total "beachy" beauty, Nicole! Love the colors you blended together!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  6. Love your beachy tag! Gorgeous color!

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  7. Yes to watercolor paper! Love it! Beautiful little tag.

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  8. WOnderful tag! The beach theme is fabulous! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Love love love your tag! So energetic! nicole you are unstoppable! Bararayayat

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  10. Beautiful colours, beautiful theme, beautiful details!!

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  11. Love your beautiful tag! Nicole. The colors and embellishments are fabulous. :)

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  12. I am ready for the beach now! Beautiful colors and love your sea horse and dollars! Fabulous tag!

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  13. That's a great idea with the tiny tattered floral! How clever! Love your tag Nicole.

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  14. I love your tag Nicole and adore the blend of beautiful colours, they work so well as a background for that stunning seahorse and the embellishments! :)

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  15. Nicole! This tag is gorgeous!
    I love that seahorse.

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