In our family we are serious about swimming – between the three kids we have 14 swim sessions a week. To be fair the younger two aren’t that bothered, it’s just a fabulous way to keep fit, but the eldest he’s different and most of those swim sessions are his. For him swimming is an essential part of him; when he’s ill or injured he really struggles without swimming for more than a day or so. Even while on holiday we had to take him to municipal pools to get a session in :D
So when looking through the new Simon Says Stamp This is The Life release I spotted the ‘keep swimming!’ sentiment from the new Best Fishes set and it was a given that was going to be on my card! I stamped one of the fish from the set a few times on Neenah card, cut out with the matching dies and coloured with Copics before adding a little Stickles action for the fins and tails and Glossy Accents for the eyes. The Neenah panel is given some great waves with the new Waves stencil and some Sea Glass ink before stamping the sentiment in Black.
The final touch was to add some sea splashes with a few drops of Glossy Accents. Oh I am so loving the new This is The Life release – there are so many ideas swimming around in my head I just need to find the time to make them all!
Stamps – Simon Says Stamp best fishes; Dies – Simon Says Stamp fish and bowl; Stencil – Simon Says Stamp waves; Ink – Simon Says Stamp sea glass, black; Copics – 0, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR27; Glossy Accents; Ranger star dust stickles; Twine – Hemptique