Life's Little Treasures 42

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, October 13, 2013 @ 9:01 PM | , ,

Hi there! Hope you had a great weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week, we are all about creativity on the high seas aka: Nautical Nonsense!

I was inspired by the Nautical Nonsense theme to create a canvas featuring an underwater scuba diving photo of Connor that was taken when we were vacationing on Maui. With the gorgeous shades of the blue and green ocean in mind, I combined a variety of sprays, spritzes and mists to add color to my canvas. 
For the title, I stamped a sentiment from Down By The Seaside on a die cut tag:
and created texture on the background using then Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Stencil Blocked Circles:
I stamped seashells from Down By The Seaside directly on the canvas and adhered seashells from my stash:
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you are inspired to join along in the fun!
Supplies: Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Stencil Blocked CirclesInkadinkado Down By The Seaside, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Tag & Bookplates, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Patina, dylusions Vibrant Turquoise ink spray, Heidi Swapp Mint Green Color Shine, Heidi Swapp Tropicana Teal Color Shine, Adirondack Color Wash Stream, Adirondack Color Wash Sailboat Blue, dylusions White Linen ink spray, Paper Artsy Grunge Paste, May Arts Ivory Twine, Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, Tim Holtz French Industrial

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42 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the colors and the block circle texture in the BG! YOUR shells and twine are so perfect with that FAB photo! GORGEOUS, Mona!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love the lovely blues; looks like we are under the sea!!! Beautiful stenciled texture too!

Trudy said...

OMG, what an incredible background! Love the pretty colour! Lovely photo and love those pretty shells! Wonderfully creative as usual, Mona!

Fiona said...

Really gorgeous layout! Love the ocean theme! The stamps and the shells are just perfect and your background is fabulous with that beautiful texture and colours! TFS!

M@rjan said...

As if we are in the ocean, great work Mona! You have really created depth here.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Fabulous!! I love the nautical theme and you captured it perfectly ... beautiful !!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely smashing!!!!!!!

Christine L said...

Fabulous layout Mona.... LOVE the colour and wowwwwwww to that texture too! the shells and twine make it a perfect match for the photo... just fabulous!

Hugs
Christine x

Lisa said...

I can hear the waves Mona! Love the black & white photo nestled into all of this watery prettiness!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your underwater photo Mona and you have showcased it beautifully on your layout. The tones of blues are absolutely perfect and that sentiment is absolutely wonderful combined with your wonderful photo. A gorgeous well executed layout Mona. Tracy x x

Candy C said...

Mona...your nautical canvas is beautiful! You really captured the color of the ocean with your background. All of your patterns and texture give that feeling of being under water! The photo of Connor on a diving trip is really such a cool way to incorporate a family memory on this canvas! I love the bits of twine, what looks like cheesecloth and little shells encircling the photo! Beautiful piece! <3 Candy

soapHOUSEmama said...

such a fun photo and a beautiful way to showcase it!

Davi said...

Oh that is Gorgeous Mona!! I love the way you did the blues, and clustered the shells around the pic. It truly does feel like you are underwater there with him :)

Paper Profusion said...

So brilliant Mona - I love your aqua effects! Nicola x

Anna-Karin said...

This is gorgeous Mona! Love the sentiment you used together with that great photo. The background is wonderful and the framing of the photo and little shells are just perfect.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous canvas, Mona! I love how you created the colors of the ocean and made your photo b/w - simply stunning!

Maura said...

Gorgeous background and colors!

MichelleZ said...

So pretty! I love the background. You've achieved a gorgeous look with the mists and sprays. It looks so much like the beach. It's beautiful!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, that's so beautiful and so perfect for this pic! I love it.

Pammy said...

Lovely canvas, Mona! Amazing how you have used color and texture to simulate the ocean here! So beautiful and a perfect way to show that awesome photo and create a wonderful keepsake! TFS!

sandi said...

Wow! This is super cool! What an awesome pic and the shell embellies are perfect with this! Such a stunner!

BethieJ said...

Mona your LO is FABULOUS!! I LOVE it! and a GREAT photo too!!
Hope your day is GREAT!!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

That's such a fantastic pic!! I have great memories doing just that as a teen... Now I'm too chicken!! Lol

Love the canvas !! The colors & textures are ahhhhh-maZing, as always!! :)) :))
Hope you had a great start to the week, I've been fighting a nasty migraine all day long... Boo...

Kerry said...

Such a pretty canvas! Amazing colors! You did a great job creating that underwater feel! Love the pretty shells too! TFS!

Carol Reisner said...

Wow, what a gorgeous technique you used to create that beautiful background!! Love this canvas!

Constance said...

Amazing, Mona! You've captured the ocean on your beautiful canvas! Love it!

Linda R said...

This is such an awesome page. I have to say your rocked this theme.. That photo is great..

Hugs~

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant take on the nautical theme! The photo is phenomenal and the layout fantastic! I love the shells with the splash of color and the texture built into the beautiful blue background.

SusanH said...

Absolutely fabulous canvas, Mona!!! Love the nautical theme! You have definitely captured it perfectly and so creatively! Great photo too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Amazing canvas Mona. Love the blue hues, the textures in the background... the shells look fabulous with some blue on them... is that cheese cloth? Looks great!

Sandra said...

Wat a fun layout! Great picture, and the shell are so pretty! Love the richness of the background! Hugs, Sandra

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful ocean themed canvas. Lots of great texture too! :)

Julie said...

Oh wow, Mona! this is a gorgeous canvas! Love the ocean theme! That background is absolutely incredible!

barbarayaya62 said...

Gorgeous work! The colors are so vibrant and turquoise is one of my favorite colors! Wonderful! BArbarayaya

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh... gorgeous! Mona. The background colors and those shell embellishments are totally awesome! I love the great photos, too. What a fun and fabulous design! :)

RobinH said...

Fabulous layout, Mona! Your background really gives it the ocean feel! Amazing job!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Hey Mona! I just want to thank you for not only inspiring artistically, but for always being so positive with your projects. I don't know how else to say it other than I always walk away feeling better...just plain BETTER...for having seen your artwork. This is another happy and thoughtful and hopeful piece and I love that about your aesthetic.

Crystal said...

So fabulous, Mona!!! Amazing colours and I love your nautical theme! Looks incredible! Love that photo too!

GabrielleH said...

Looking at your beautiful canvas, I can't help but yearn for the ocean! Absolutely incredible background, straight from the sea! WOW!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous & beautifully embellished photo! I love it!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lisa S. said...

Great photo, colors and texture Mona!!! Hugs xx

BevL said...

Lovely page, Mona! Incredible background!


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