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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Catch the Trade Winds

Is it cloudy by you?  This time of the year we see more clouds than sunshine.  The  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  this week is up in the clouds.  I was out looking for cloudy inspiration and was inspired by so many gorgeous canvases showing a stormy sky.  I decided to get out the acrylic paints and create a background.

I layered in  paints onto a mixed media paper blending a variety of colors trying to achieve a stormy skyline over a restless sea.

After I had layered in my paints I sponged in some clouds.  When the canvas was complete I cut it into pieces and created a card and a bookmark.

 I ended up cutting down the background and adding in some spotting of paint along with a few more clouds.  I added the boat and sentiment by stamping them on tissue paper and adding them to the surface using decoupage.  The branches I stamped directly on and used a micron pen to fill in where the ink didn't apply with a solid line.

Products:  GessoMixed media paperDina Wakely Acrylic Paints DarkRoom Door – Sail Away Memory Box Cloud Stencil,  Memento - London Fog inkStampers Anonymous - Spring Sprung ,
Ranger Archival Ink - BlackDecoupage, Prima Flowers Watches

  I hope you share your cloudy inspiration for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher at Simon Says Stamp.

I am started to enjoy painting a a bit more and am going to keep the brushes, canvas and paint out on the table. Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Wonderful stormy sea card! I love the tissue paper technique to add stamping to mixed media!

  2. both of these are gorgeous, but I love the card!

  3. Loving the sentiments, Suzz! Just gorgeous painting... I can almost hear the waves crashing :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Both are so pretty, Sue! The painting is really fabulous! The clouds are stunning! Hugs, Sandra

  5. These are awesome! You used unique coloring and I like it! This comes in handy for me. I need to make a ship birthday card. :-) I'm going to use your technique. Thanks!

  6. Gorgeous projects Suzanne! Love the beautiful scenes that you created! Both are works of art!

  7. That second one was my class motto back in 86! love the skies and the look of these!

  8. Wow these are fantastic, just like a painting!

  9. Wow.. the background you created is amazing, Suzz. Love your great stamping, too. :)

  10. Absolutely fabulous Sue! You really achieved a stormy looking sea and clouds, very atmospheric and wonderful quotes to go with it.

    Lesley Xx

  11. These pieces are amazing Sue!! Love the wonderful stormy look that you got with the paint and it was perfect to combine with those photos.

  12. Both pieces are just amazing Suzz and your painting is fabulous, you've captured the perfect stormy sea and clouds! Wonderful work, as always! :)

  13. What an absolutely inspiring piece! I really love the mood you created with this one-- it looks so realistic with those layers and shades of color you mixed so expertly. It made me feel like no matter where the waves take me, it'll be okay and it's better than sitting on shore doing nothing! Thanks for the beautiful piece!

  14. I adore to see two projects for the same theme! These are both fabulous, they seem painting . Barbarayaya


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