Nautical Nonsense

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
~Zora Neale Hurston
This week's theme for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Nautical Nonsense.  How fun is that?  To build my ship, I used a variety of patterned papers from Crate Paper.  I don't like calling them "Scrapbook Papers", because to me, they can be used for so much more!
I cut pieces from the cardboard and covered them in patterned paper.  The ballast, or center pole of the boat was made by wrapping a pencil in washi tape.  The boat seams were also covered in washi.  (This also helped hide some of the hot glue globs)




Upload a photo of your Nautical project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and you could win a $50.00 gift voucher to use at the Simon Says Stamp store.  Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our Designer Spotlight.

29 comments:

  1. That's fabulous Michelle...so, original and quirky.

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  2. Absolutely brilliant, I love your quirky little boat. The pencil is an inspired touch. I also love the vibrant fun colours too which work beautiful with your quirky piece. This is so original and I love it. Tracy x x

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  3. OMYGOODNESS!!! This is amazing!! LOVING that whale, the banner sail, the colors, just everything is WOW!!!!!!!!

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  4. Michelle...your little ship made out of Crate Paper papers is so cute! It reminds me of a child's pull toy! I love this! Your use of the washi tape as a an accent strip and also to cover up seams is brilliant! I think my favorite part are the little pennants running up the rope. I love little details like that! So cute! <3 Candy

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  5. Oh, how fabulous!!!! This is just the best. I am in awe :)

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  6. This is SO cool and creative! You are crazy talented, Michelle!

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  7. What a cute idea - this would make a great centerpiece!

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  8. Wow! Just so totally impressed! What a lot of work, but it's gorgeous, and I love the sentiment!

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  9. How fun! Love all the washi tape trim and that line of flags is adorable!

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  10. Oh how fun Michelle! What a darling little sailboat! Thanks for sharing your creative process!

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  11. So clever and adorable! Love the sentiment it gave me a smile! Lovely mix of patterns and designs to create a fabulous sailing vessel!

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  12. This is so much fun! I love it! The papers with the washi patterns are fabulous! Really stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  13. Wonderful!! Gotta love a whale on a sail decorated with numbers. So cute. And this is such a brilliant construction. And people say that everything can be fixed with duct tape. I believe we can fix everything with Washi -- that was a great idea!! Perfect colors for the boat too. Brilliant make Michelle!! Mary Elizabeth

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  14. wow! this is both impressive and super creative of you Michelle!
    Awesome project!!
    TFS~

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  15. This is super creative!!! I love what you did here! Very clever!!

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  16. Oh my, Michelle, this is so creative and fun! I love the cool colors and all the details. You are just amazing. :)

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  17. your ship is very very cool! love the colors and all details of your work! Stunning!!!!Barbarayaya

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  18. Fabulous project, Michelle, I love your boat and hiding the glue with washi is a fabulous idea! thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  19. Super clever project. Love how you made it.

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  20. I don't want to say that this is the most brilliant project ever, but it is pretty much the most brilliant project ever! I really loved everything about it from the color scheme to the whimsicality of adding wheels to a boat to the practicality of covering a pencil with washi. You are a rare combo of common sense and limitless artistry and this piece is incredible!

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  21. Just fabulous, I think you are a MUSE!

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  22. Oh this is such creative Nautical Nonesense!!! Very original and amazingly done~absolutely love it!!

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  23. Stunning creation! Such great detail!! Love it, Michelle!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  24. OHHHHHHHH! What a fab little boat! I LOVE the papers and the details! WOWOWOWZA~ you are amazing! I might have to upload my paddle board mug rug that I made (the stamps from a Nautical set)! FUN!

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  25. Absolutely brilliant, Michelle - love everything about it! The papers are gorgeous, and the construction is fabulous - so inspiring.
    Alison x

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