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Simon Says Fun In The Sun

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Hi friends!!  Welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  Thanks for joining us for the Red, White and/or Blue Challenge last week.  I sure hope you can join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Fun in the Sun

 We are showcasing Mama Elephant Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join this challenge but if you have some we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
And just a reminder, we have our Summer Vacation Kids Challenge going on right now for the entire month of July.  Click here or on the image below to be taken to that challenge.
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I chose to make a shaker card this week.  I used the Summer Days stamp set by Mama Elephant along with the Framed Tags Madison Avenue die for the frame.  I also used an older die called Stitched Clouds to cut out my sand but I don’t think that die is available any longer.
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As usual, I didn’t really know where this challenge would take me when I sat down to make it.  I started out by watercoloring the adorable animals with some distress inks but I wasn’t really liking how they turned out.  So I pulled out my Faber Castell polychromos colored pencils and added some details to them.
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I especially love how the palm tree turned out.
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I tucked the cute little pig on the inside.
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Below is a process video if you’d like to see how I made it.  You’ll see what mistakes I made along the way and what I did to fix them.
 Color Breakdown:
Ocean:  Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean
Sky:  Distress in Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber
Cat:  Antique Linen distress with Tattered Rose for the cheeks and then I added polychromos colored pencils
180 – raw umber
185 – naples yellow
131 – medium flesh for the cheeks
Hat:  143 – cobalt blue
121 – pale geranium lake
217 – middle cadmium red
Pale and Shovel:  121 – pale geranium lake
217 – middle cadmium red
White gel pen
271 – warm gray II
273 – Warm Gray IV
131 – medium flesh for cheeks and inner ear
132 – light flesh for inner ear
Watermelon:  Festive Berries and Lucky Clover distress
121 – pale geranium lake
161 – phthalo green
Palm Tree:  Lucky Clover and Gathered Twigs distress
159 – hookers green
158 – deep cobalt green
179 – bistre for tree trunk
177 – walnut brown for tree trunk
Seagull:  232 – cold gray III
230 – cold gray I
Rock is Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap combo with 271 warm gray II for shading
Starfish:  115 – dark cadmium orange
111 – cadmium orange
Crab:  223 – deep red
118 – scarlet red
Snail:  115 – dark cadmium orange
109 – dark chrome yellow
Sandcastle:  combo of Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen
180 – raw umber
Inside card
Pig:  Colored with colored with Copics
R21, R20 and R11
R01 for inner ear
Cup:   E59, E57
So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS…
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Mama Elephant Clear Stamps SUMMER…
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Mama Elephant FRAMED TAGS MADISON…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad LUCKY…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FRAYED…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil WAVES…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS COLORED…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SEA YOU SOON…
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil RAYS THS003
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Simon Says Stamp MASKING PAPER Sheets…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SQUEEZED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock ASSORTMENT…
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER…
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Hero Arts ACETATE SHEETS 5 x 6 inches…
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Scor-Tape 1/4 Inch Crafting Tape
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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14 thoughts on “Simon Says Fun In The Sun

  1. Oh Misty, this is the most fun card. I love the glitter frame and the sun scene and the palm trees and the watermelon eating critter. Everything on this card squeals perfection and cuteness. TFS and have a lovely day! xx Ankita

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  2. What a darling photo with a fun card, Misty. Love the ocean scene you’ve created , which is so pretty and lovely. Love the glitter frame too! Have a nice day♡
    Blessings !
    Marge

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