Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Follow your heart...

Olo! 

Today's quirky mermaid is another digi from Dilly Beans Stamps. Her name is Nina Mermaid and she was another one that has been on my digi wish list forever. Again those round little goldfish bodies totally make me smile. I kept Nina at a pretty normal size for an A2 card so that I could easily add the school of fish tailing along behind her. Once again I was inspired by the artist's way of coloring her creations and made that dramatic swoosh down to her nose. She is such a pretty little mer, love her!

Ok, I've really got to get going with my day. Have a good one everybody!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press and Papertrey Ink
digital stamp- Dilly Beans Stamp (Nina Mermaid)
stamps- Hero Arts (sentiment), Echo Park (bubble background)
ink- Versafine onyx black and Studio Calico clear blue
Frantic Stamper deckle edge rectangle die
Memory Box school of fish die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E21, E13, R00, R20
eyeshadow- YG21
eyes- BV23, BV25, BV29, 100
hair- RV02, RV06, RV09, RV69
tail- YR30, YR31, YR21, YR12, YR04, RV10, RV02
top/flower- YG21, YG95
sea- B01, BG02, BG05

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You are treasured...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. For today's mermaid I grabbed the second Kraftin' Kimmie mermaid that was released this year, Florence Finbottom. I really can't get enough of these big eyed beauties and the fun scenes that they find themselves in. Florence has just come across some sunken treasure and I've got to wonder what she will do with all that gold? She seems pretty excited about it... perhaps she has her eye on a fancy new top at the local coral clothier. For the rest of the card I used a wave border die cut at the top of the colored panel then added this bright seaweed print from the Under the Sea paper pad peeking out at the top. And since I added a sprinkling of circular bubbles to the card I am going to enter this into the current "circles" challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  :) 

Alrighty, well the June Challenge is in full swing over on the 7 Kids blog and with all the new goodies Kelly has been bringing into the store that $20 gift certificate that is up for grabs could really help to fill a shopping cart! So get crafty and join the fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Under the Sea)
stamps- Kraftin Kimmie (Florence Finbottom), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts teal
Doodlebug bubble sprinkles
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
stitched wave border die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- R22
eyes- BG45, BG49, BG000
eyeshadow- YG01
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
tail- YG23, YG25, YG67, Y04, Y06, Y18, Y35, YR04, YR68
top- YR65, YR68, YR18
chest- E84, E87, E89, Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28, 
gold- Y00, Y13, Y28
seahorse- R22, R14, R46
coral- YR31, R32
sand- E30, E31, E33
sea- BG000


Monday, June 26, 2017

Sea you soon...

Good morning!

I can't believe this is the last week of my month of mermaids for June. When I realized I only had five more mermaid themed cards to make it got really hard narrowing down who those last five would be. As I was going through things on my desk I found the Party Like a Pirate set from MFT and immediately remembered an idea I had for combining it with the Mermazing set. So I took a look at this week's sketch challenge and it all came together to really make the decision for me. I masked the mermaid off at the waist to give her the appearance of emerging from the water and I also turned the stamp so just the tip of her tail was poking out of the water too. Next I grabbed the pretty little pirate princess with her spyglass and added some palm trees behind her from the retired Tiki Party set. I colored in the sandy beach and ocean then masked everything off and stenciled in the sunshine in the background. I really couldn't be happier with how this card turned out. :)

See ya back here tomorrow for more mermazing fun! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- My Favorite Things (BB Mermazing set, BB Party Like a Pirate set and BB Tiki Party set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico Buttercup and Sunny Day
My Favorite Things cross-stitch rectangle die
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
pirate
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- T6, T8, T10
clothes- E81, E84, W00, R14, R24, R29, 0, C3, C7, C9, E43, E47
spyglass- Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28, BG11
mermaid
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR15, YR68, E09
top- V04, V06, V09
tail- B01, BG45, BG09, BG11
starfish- Y32, Y17, Y38, Y02
water- BG11, BG23, BG34
sand- E30, E31, E33
palm trees- Y02, YG23, YG17, G29, E23, E25, E27

Friday, June 23, 2017

You are the pearl...

TGIF!

I fell in love with this happy mermaid digi as soon as I saw her on Pinterest and I knew I had to track her down and get her on a card this year. She is called Breezy Mermaid and she is from the Faery Ink digital stamp shop.That round moon face with her smiley eyes and carefree grin totally won me over and I could just picture her hair flowing behind her on a gentle current. To flesh out the scene I die cut several different coral and glued them around Breezy, and I couldn't resist adding a couple starfish for good measure. I smile just looking at this happy mermaid and hope you do too. :)

Only one more week of mermaids to go... who will swim onto a card next?  ;)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Faery Ink (Breezy Mermaid)
stamp- Hero Arts (kit stamp)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die
Queen & Co iridescent bubbles
Kaiser Craft pearl
Memory Box coral dies and starfish die
Ranger liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyeshadow- BG000, BG11, YR30
lips- RV55
hair- V000, V01, V12, V15
tail- BG000, BG53, BG57, YR30, YR31, 0
top- YG00, BG93, BG96, BG99
rock- N1, N3, N5
sand- E41, E42, E43
water- BG70, B0000, B000, B00, Y00, Y000, YR30, Y0000

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I'd cross an ocean for you...

Hello, hello!

I can't believe that I let it get this late in the month before getting one of the gorgeous mermaids from A Day For Daisies onto a card. I have a handful who have yet to fulfill their creative destiny and it was super hard to choose who would go first. Ultimately Mermaid's Lost Shoe won the day, mostly because I liked the subtle interaction between the two worlds being portrayed in this image. Now you may be wondering what's all this about a lost shoe? Well... the original image has the mermaid holding some high heel shoes. I masked them off before printing and was able to get rid of them since I didn't need them for the sentiment and scene I wanted to create. Then I got to coloring and I went for a very bright and bold tail on this mer, and yes the fluorescent Copics even came out to play, LOL! I even added a bit of fluorescent green to the ends of her flowing hair, I guess it got a bit of algae in it. ;)

Well, after a couple days off it's back to work I go. Have a good one!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Mermaid's Lost Shoe)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Ranger liquid pearls
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie white marker
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
mermaid skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
lips- R43
hair- YR30, YR31, E53, FYG1, YG21, YG25
top- E81, E84
tail- B16, B18, B39, FYG1, YG00, YG01, FBG2, BG23, YG25, BG09
legs- E50, E21, E13
bathing suit- FRV1, RV04, RV09
sand- E41, E42, E43
dock- E84, E87, E89
water- B00, B01, B02, 0, Y00

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

You're a treasure...

Olo!

I've got another Whimsy mermaid to share with you today. This little beauty is called Mermaid Darling and she is quite suited to that name if you ask me. I went with the no-line coloring technique on Darling which allowed me to easily switch her eye line from looking down to looking up. I think this gives her a coy and rather teasing demeanor, like she is planning some sort of mischief with a pirate or two from that ship in the distance. Speaking of that ship, it's an old October Afternoon rubber stamp that I've had in my stash for ages just waiting for the right card to sail onto. Though I did use it with the My Favorite Things mirror image stamp so that it was sailing in the right direction. And I'm linking this card up as my first entry into this month's "anything goes" challenge over on the Whimsy blog.

Laters!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Mermaid Darling), October Afternoon (A Pirate's Life set), My Favorite Things (Party Like a Pirate set), My Favorite Things (mirror image stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, desert sand and espresso truffle
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched flag die
Kaiser Craft gems
Ranger liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- B91, B34, B97, BG32, 100
lips- RV25
hair- E43, E44, E47, E49
top- YG00, YG01, YG93, YG95, YG99
tail- RV10, RV13, RV14, RV25, RV19, Y11, Y21, Y19, V22, 0
sand- E30, E31, E33
sea- BG11, BG34, BG13
sky- BG000, BG10
pirate ship- E34, E57, E59, E40, E41, E81, Y11, Y21, Y26, BG10, BG11

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Live in the sunshine...

Hello crafty friends! 

It's time for my Tuesday card that I've made for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. This week I inked up the beautiful Mermaid Maisea from The Greeting Farm. She last swam onto a card about a year ago and I went in an entirely different direction this time around. I pulled a tropical scenery stamp set from my stash and used an ombre ink pad to sponge on a sunrise, or sunset I suppose. Once I had it done the old sailing adage came to mind, "Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning". So unless any passing ship wants to get marooned with Maisea here let's hope that this is a sunset sky, LOL! Though if you ask me, I certainly wouldn't mind getting lost in this tropical paradise with its magical mermaid lagoon. I'm also entering this into the "summer fun" Farm Fresh challenge that is going on over at the TGF blog this month. :)

And don't forget that we just started a new monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog so there is plenty of time to get creative. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Maisea Mermaid), Newton's Nook (Paradise Palms set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Hero Arts spring brights ombre
Papertrey Ink scallop card die
Kaiser Craft gems
Papertrey Ink twine
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- YR01, E21, E23, E37, E04
lips- RV69
eyeshadow- YG00
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10, Y02
tail- Y00, Y02, Y15, R02, R32, R35, RV52, RV55, Rv06, RV09, RV19
top- BV00
flower- RV55, RV09, RV69, Y02
rock- W1, W3, W5, W7
water- B52, B32, B24, B26, Y00, Y02
landscape- E44, E47, E49