Monday, October 10

World Explorer!

Hello Friends! Are you ready to explore the world with us this week? I hope so, because that is this week's challenge!

I have always wanted to explore the world...when I was a child I wanted to be an adventurer and find new places on the Earth never before seen by humans! Well, in my lifetime I have seen many new areas of discovery and have been blessed in being able to travel to many wonderful places and meet awesome people.

 Are you inspired by travel shows? New discoveries? Do you love to go to new places and have adventures? If so, this challenge is perfect for you!

I started off spritzing a globe die cut...

While that was drying, I worked on the card background...

...and while that dried, I added color to my stamped images (Penny Black). BTW, I stamped the image multiple times with my MISTI, to get the crisp image - sometimes it is difficult to get a good image on watercolor paper, and this solves that problem! 
As you can see, I was testing my colors around the edges before I added them. I do think my little explorer might have a sunburn.

I took a piece of burlap textured surface and painted it randomly with Picket Fence and Salty Ocean, then cut it into a circle to go under the world.

Life is not a destination. It's a journey. 
oh, how I do believe that! I hope your journey is an awesome one!!

Are you ready to dig into your supplies and start crafting with us this week as we explore the world? Please, come join us in the fun!!

Simon offers a $50 voucher to shop at their store to one lucky participant! 



A great place to shop!

Simon is on Instagram!

I get to work with amazingly creative people from around the world, and I just know they will explore the world in wonderful ways! Head on over to check out their work.


  1. Gorgeous card Maura :-) the image is very cute, an adventurous girl just like yourself :-) the background is fabulous too :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. This is such a fun and beautiful creation, Maura. Love the pretty background you created. The image is so cute. :)

  3. I absolutely love the colors of the globe! What an amazing look! And the contrast with the earth tones of backgroung is just perfect! Hugs, Marzena

  4. The colors of your globe are fantastic, Maura! I love how you pieced everything together along with the Penny Black stamp. Perfect!

    Cathie ♥

  5. Adorable! Love how the bright stamped image really POPS!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. A wonderful combination of imagery Maura - really eye catching! Thanks again for all the wonderful support for my month of guesting at SSS!! AN honour to be amongst you all. xxxx

  7. What an imaginative project! I love that you combined Penny Black and Tim Holtz! And that background you created is amazing with the splotches and colors. It reminded me of an expensive gorgeous piece of granite or marble and it looks amazing with the globe and adventuring girl in front!

  8. your project is adorable the background and your Penny Black pirate was a great addition...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

  9. This project is just adorable, Maura ~ I love the cute image and how you've paired it with the globe to tell a story of her adventure! Fabulous... Hugs

  10. Gorgeous card MAura! Your pirate is absolutely fantastic and so cute! Love the bright colors you've used! barbara

  11. This is very lovely, Maura! The cute pirate is so fun and love the gorgeous background! Hugs, Sandra


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