Friday, June 24, 2016

Mermaid to be friends...


I needed something quick to color yesterday as my day was quite busy and there wasn't a lot of time for coloring. I looked through all my mermaid stamps and everything was looking a bit too involved. It got me wishing that there were some pixie style mermaids from Tiddly Inks. Hmmmm... I have an old stamp set of Tiddly Inks pixies that was sold by Stamping Bella, it probably wouldn't be too hard to wipe away their bodies and draw in new little mermaid tails. OMGoodness, why have I not done this alteration sooner? They are SO stinkin' cute and now I'm totally hoping that Christy Croll will make a few mermaid pixies for the store someday soon. Fingers crossed!

Alrighty folks, have a wonderful weekend!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
watercolor paper
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiddly Inks Pixie set), Reverse Confetti (Mermaid Kisses set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress mermaid lagoon, cracked pistachio, walnut stain, scattered straw
Tim Holtz picket fence
Heidi Swapp stencil
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle die
Memory Box coral die and fish dies
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- BV23, BV25, BV29
hair- R20, R21, R14
tail- B01, B04, B06, BG10, BG32
tail- YG11, YG13, YG25, Y11, Y02

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dropping you a line...

Hi gals! 

I'm really on the run this morning so I'm going to have to make this post short and sweet. Pearl, the gorgeous mermaid from Saturated Canary has been waiting ever so patiently for me to print her out and get her on a card. For some reason when I sat down to color I saw her with a goldfish tail so out came the yellows, reds and oranges. And what would a goldfish card be without a few touches of metallic gold added to the design as well? Luckily I had the gold sequins still sitting right in front of me and a thin strip of gold cardstock to pull it all together. I made the 'bubbles' in the background by letting my colorless blender rest on the paper, pushing the blue out. Then I just added drops of glossy accents over the white spots and I had instant bubbles. 

Alrighty then, gotta go. TTYL!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
Papertrey Ink gold luxe paper
digital stamp- Saturated Canary (Pearl Mermaid)
stamp- Kraftin' Kimmie (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
Studio Calico sequins
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100
tail- Y11, Y35, YR04, R14, R59, YR30, YR31, R22
top- E50, E81, BV000, B000
water- B0000, B01, 0

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Keeping me afloat...


I grabbed this freebie Mermaid digi off the ADFD blog last summer and I'm finally getting her on a card for this year's month of mermaids theme. She seems so peaceful and reflective that I wanted to keep the colors of the card soft and muted  to help with that mood. The sentiment comes from a little Papertrey Ink set and again I think it really works with this sweet mermaid's vibe. I added some Eucalyptus Stickles to her tail so that it would be extra glittery and I could enter this card into the current "add glitter" challenge. Then I just added a few die cut seashells and a sprinkling of sequins to pull it all together. 

Ok, time for me to scoot my boot. Take care everyone!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Mermaid freebie)
stamps- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black and Hero Arts ombre
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Memory Box sea shell dies
Studio Calico gold sequins
Ranger Stickles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, BV00
hair- YR30, YR31, YR24, E35
tail- Y000, G20, G40, G12
kelp- G24, G46, Y02
sky- R000, R00, YR20
sea- BG10
sand- E50, E41, E34, YR31
seashells- E50, E81, BV0000, R000, B0000, YR20, YR31, R32, R14

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Make waves...

Hello, hello!

My bloggin' buddy Heidi recently added me to a new Facebook group called Markers! Papers! Digis! and to celebrate they have a few mermaid digi freebies until the end of the month. Well talk about perfect timing... as soon as I saw this gorgeous mermaid called Seeana by Amanda Byron I knew that I had to get her on a card for my month of mermaids. So I printed her out nice and big and just had a blast coloring her up. Once I had Seeana looking all bright and beautiful it didn't take much else to finish off the card... a bit of paper here, some sequins there and a die cut or two and voila! Thanks Heidi for introducing me to this fun new group and some great new digi stamps!

Later gators!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink stamper's select
paper- Sassafras Lass
digital stamp- Faery Ink (Seeana)
stamps- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Hero Arts ombre
Memory Box starfish die
Studio Calico sequins
Queen & Co bubbles
Sharpie white marker
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV000
hair- BV00, BV23, BV25, BV29
lips- RV32, RV34
tail/top/eyeshadow- B06, B39, BV29, YG01, YG00, B000, B02, YG0000
water- BG10, BG11

Monday, June 20, 2016

Oceans of love...

Good morning!

I still had a couple SOG mermaid digis printed out and sitting on my desk just waiting for their chance to swim into this month of mermaids and Sea Song Mae won the day. I also noticed that the current challenge over on the SOG Facebook fan page was to decorate a tag which was the perfect excuse to finally use this big tag that I got in a card kit years ago. I actually grabbed a Christmas themed border stamp set because I thought a couple of the borders, stamped and colored up in shades of green, could make for a fun kelp looking background. Then I just had a blast coloring up Sea Song in some funky, darker hues so that she would really make a statement on this relatively simple card.

Well, thanks for swimming by to say hi today... catch ya later!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Heidi Grace (under the sea)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Sea Song Mae)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Little Mermaids set), Hero Arts (Sparkle Borders set)
ink- Versafine onyx black, Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts blue and green ombre
Studio Calico tag
hug snug ribbon
Ranger liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
eyes- E84, G99, BG000, 0
lips- RV32
hair- YG21, YG95, YG97, G99
tail- BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, BG07, YR30, YR31
shell- YR30, YR31, YR14, YR18
top- V22, V25, V28, YR30, YR31
hair accessories- R43, YR31, Y35, YG67
fish- YG01, YG03, YG95, YR30, YR31, G99
background- E40, E42, E81, E84, YG21, YG03, YG95, YG67

Friday, June 17, 2016

Keep your fin up...


The new release from Reverse Confetti included this sweet Mermaid Kisses set and since I had a gift certificate to their store burning a hole in my pocket I just had to order her right away. This little set has so many great sentiments as well as all the fun scene builders. I did wipe away the noses from both the mermaid and jellyfish before stamping but that is completely personal preference. Talk about fun to color up, now I think they make for a super cute underwater scene and card. All I had to do was mount them on a scalloped rectangle die and keep the rest of the card super CAS. I gotta say, I really love how this one all came together.  :)

Alrighty folks, enjoy the weekend!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink stamper's select
stamps- Reverse Confetti (Mermaid Kisses set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle die
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- Y11, Y21, E33, E35
tail- YG00, YG13, G07, G29
flower/top- Y08, RV13, RV14, R35, BV20, G07
jellyfish- V000, V01, V05, BG0000, BG000
fish- Y11, Y35, YR04, YR18
seaweed- Y02, YG03, YG67, YG21, YG11, YG05
water- B0000, B000

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mermaid kisses...

Hello, hello! 

So sorry about yesterday's lack of post... there was a last minute change in the TGF release and I had to pull my card for a later date. I didn't catch the info 'til the morning so there was just no time to make a replacement card. But now I'm back with another mermaid swimming on to the scene. She's another one of the retired Elisabeth Bell mermaids from Sweet Pea Stamps called, Little Splash. I love how it looks like she has swam right up onto the beach and is just chillin'. So of course I had to create a scene to reflect that. Out came the Distress Inks and a bit of watercolor beach and sea, a Sharpie white marker provided the sea foam and clouds perfectly. Then I die cut a few starfish to tie it all together with the great sentiment that I got recently from Reverse Confetti.  :)

Ok friends, I'll see ya tomorrow!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink stamper's select
watercolor paper
stamps- Sweet Pea Stamps (Little Splash), Reverse Confetti (Mermaid Kisses set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Tim Holtz Distress cracked pistachio, broken china, mermaid lagoon, tea dye, Studio Calico buttercup
Memory Box starfish die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sakura Stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, V93, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, G20, YG0000, YG00, YG11, E84
lips- R83
eyeshadow- BG000
tail- YG11, YG05, G14, G07, G29, BG000
top- G07, G29
flower- RV63, V05, V06, YR65, E97
seaweed- YG01, YG67