Friday, July 26, 2019

simon says stamp - never quit swimming jelli

Have you seen the latest SSS release, Believe in You? I was so excited to receive a super cute set of adorable sea creatures to play with, Never Quit Swimming. Talk about putting you in a good mood.

As I mentioned yesterday, I seldom "do" super cute. But there's something about these creatures. They are smaller then the typical "cute" images and for some reason I think they're just perfectly illustrated. The sentiments are a riot too and in a fresh font style.


There's a story behind this one. I'm a beachcomber. A few years ago I was walking along a beach on the Atlantic coast of France. Barefoot. There was this thing on the beach - bluish, purplish, plasticy, squishy. I nudged at it with my toes. Couldn't really define it (thank God I didn't pick it up) so walked on.

Later that evening I couldn't feel my toes. Turns out I'd nudged a dead Portuguese Man of War. After googling, my kids were certain I was going to die. I didn't. But this Great Lakes girl learned her lesson. Trust me, if you see a bluish, purplish, plasticy, squishy thingy on a beach at the ocean, don't touch it.

So, in a nod to that bluish, purplish, plasticy, squishy encounter I merely stamped the image with waterproof ink, sloshed on some water, dabbed some Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry into it and then restamped the jelli with rich Versafine black.

Check out the release if you haven't, and all the makes with it in the Believe in You gallery at Simon Says Stamp. I'll have a few more makes for you with this stamp set. Thanks mucho, Simon.

I'm playing at:
AAA Card Challenge - One Image + positivity (optional)


Darnell said...

A beautiful colorful and flowy card in tribute to surviving that bluish, purplish, plasticy, squishy thing on the beach that did NOT (thank God) succeed in killing you! Hugs, Darnell

Jane said...

Really pretty combo of colours and stamp. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Daria Z. said...

Love this perfect CAS card, Maria! And, the story that goes along with it!!

Anita in France said...

So pleased the bluish, purplish, plasticky squishy thing on the beach didn't get you, Maria ... though it must've been rather scary not to feel your toes after touching it. Your card is a delight ... lovely soft colours and deliciously dreamy ... so unlike your experience! Hugs, Anita :)

Tracie Pond said...

Such a fun background for your cute jellyfish. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

Quillish said...

OMG, I have just heard of them, thank God you were fine. What a wonderful take on the challenge. Love those inks, I can even imagine your day at the beach. Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards, hugs ~ Ishani.

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