Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shark Week with Newton's Nook Designs!

**this is my 2nd of 3 posts for the day! to see my 1st post, please scroll down or click here to help celebrate Jenn and her 10 year Blogiversary event!!**

what's that? shark week, you say?! YES!!!

next week Newton's Nook Designs is having their July release...and a special surprise, but THIS week, we're also releasing a brand NEW set that is in honor of Shark Week!!! HOW FUN?!

i just LOVE this stamp set! it's called Shark Bites, and people...it's on sale NOW!! it's also 'on sale' - but only for this week! and i had been wanting to make a layout with this title for a while, and i LOVE how it came out!

i fussy cut out all of the sharks from light grey piece of pattened paper and then added some dimension and coloring with copics! LOVE doing that! i also stamped the JAW-some sentiment right onto my photo! so FUN! he he!

oh the background...that was FUN! i used some acrylic paint and create some thick swipes of paint with my palette knife, making sure that you could see the strokes and layers. once that was dry, i went BACK on top of the painted area and added some watercolor swatches with the packaging technique on various areas of the layout. i really LOVE that look! it's so full of dimension and i think it makes it a little more dynamic with the different mediums! 

i added a little bit of embellishing and that was it! 
make sure you hop over to the Newton's Nook blog to get all the details on this super awesome and FUN week!


  1. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! AMAZING Layout Samantha I just LOVE that Picture!! The Colors and your Design are PERFECT!! =) THANKS for sharing and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =) HUGS!!

  2. This is just too cute!! The photo is priceless!

  3. LOVE this pool shark layout! Such a fun idea! And the boys are just as cute as the sharks!!


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