Wednesday 13 June 2018

Birthday Fishes

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: frame it, showcasing Memory Box products.

I think I spent more time looking for the I'm a narwhal stampset. I looked under M for Memory box and then W cos I thought maybe it's Wow, in the end I left it but then found it under P for Poppy Stamps haha...anyway...
I used the Memory box Under the sea collage die and the Simon Says Stamp  Best Fishes set for the sentiment.

I cut out the sea collage from a panel, stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and then did some inklending on the cardbase.
For the inkblending I used : Versamagic inks Turqoise gem and Distress Oxide ink Mermaid lagoon.
Ocean Depth, Sea breeze and
They both react to water, but not so well on this cardstock, but I splattered it anyway with a water and bleach solution. It's faint but you can see it.
I didn't want to use any white splatter or silver or blue even, although I use the distress spray stains for this a lot, i thought the effect  of the frame would be lessened.
I like the contrast of the white with the blue centre, it really pops.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.


  1. Such a fun frame die, Maaike - I'm glad you unearthed it! Love your gorgeous blues - they show off the dies beautifully! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Hello, Maaike:
    Your art is beautiful. I'm a big fan of your creations. I'd like to personally invite you to stop by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday. Our challenges are always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we have AWESOME prizes too. I really do hope you will stop by to play along with us.
    Karen Letchworth, Owner
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Gorgeous card, I love the die cut frame you have used. Fabulous scene

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x