Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Where the people aren't...

Hey there! 

I'm still getting caught up on sharing cards from all the MerMay Lives that I've done over on the Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page this month. Today I've got the grumpy mermaid from the Mermee Emotions set that we colored during the review weekend. The first card I made with her, she was down in a sea cave so I wanted to shake things up and color her on the beach this time. I ended up pairing her with the beach fence from the Sea Birds set and of course her grumpy crab had to join this moody gal again. During the course of the Live we decided to have the sky and sea match her stormy mood, going for a more overcast day with plenty of choppy waves. I like how the brighter colors we used on her hair and tail make her look like a little ray of sunshine whether she wants to be or not, LOL!

Ok, gotta run... catch ya later!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Mermee Emotions and Sea Birds), Ellen Hutson (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Soak up some fun...

Hello! 

How about another card from the MerMay clear release weekend of Lives? This long haired little mermaid was the first to be colored up on Sunday morning over on the Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page. She is one of two mermaids included in the Go with the Flow set along with that cute little otter joining her for a swim. I also added a few extra friends from the Something's Fishy set for a bit of extra color in the scene. The green hair was suggested during the Live and I'm particularly pleased with this combo that we came up with, it definitely reads as a deep, sea green, which really suits her. The sentiment I added after the Live is from the Fairwee Lynn set, which is perfect since they all look like they are having a blast.  :)

Have a good one!

 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Go With The Flow, Something's Fishy and Fairwee Lynn)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler something borrowed
My Favorite Things double stitched slimline die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here
 

Monday, May 27, 2024

Dive into fun...

Good morning!

How fun is this little mermaid from the Mermaid Vibes by Impronte d'Autore? I picked my set up at Crafty Purple Frog, who has a great selection of Impronte d'Autore clear stamp sets. It was this mermaid's cute diving pose that had me reaching for her first. I could just picture her joyfully leaping out of the water and when I spotted the ship in the Peter and Hook set, it was the perfect backdrop to help set the scene. It's kinda like she is playing hide and seek with the pirates, LOL! The sentiment is from an old My Favorite Things set and I like it because it reinforces the whole diving theme of the card.

Okey dokey, have a good one!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Impronte d'Autore (Mermaid Vibes and Peter and Hook), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler something borrowed
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Sakura stardust glitter pen

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- E50, E21, E53, E35, E25

tail/headband- G20, BG11, BG45, BG49, BV02, V04/G20, BV02, BV25

ship- E42, E44, E47, E81, W2, W4, C8, Y02, YR23, 0

sky/clouds- B02, B04, B16, B0000, B00, C1, 0

ocean- BG01, BG23, BG32, BG34, BG53, BG11, BG45, B02, B04, B16

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Live in the sunshine...

 

Hey friends! 

Did you get your Sweet November Stamps newsletter last night? If so, then I hope you enjoyed all of the mermazing cards from the design team re-capping the big MerMay 2024 clear release as well as the Different Strokes digi release. You will have also found the code for newsletter subscribers to get this serene Song of the Sea mermaid digi as our monthly free gift. She has such a peaceful look about her that I wanted to bathe her in the soft, rosy glow of a tropical sunset. I even used a lot of the same colors from the background on the mermaid herself. 

If you are still working on getting your 20 mermaids colored for the MerMay challenge over in the  Friends of Sweet November Stamps Facebook Group then Song of the Sea will be a perfect addition to your line up and I can't wait to see everyone's different takes on this beauty!

Laters! 


 

Supply list:

cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (Song of the Sea)

stamps- Sweet November (Dock on the Bay), Newton's Nook (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Catherine Pooler icing on the cake

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R00, R20

hair- E51, E53, E35, E27, E49

top/tail- E81, E84/Y0000, Y00, YR000, YR00, YR01, YR02, R32, R43, E97
sand- E30, E31, E33, E34, E43, E44

sky/sea- Y0000, Y000, Y00, YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR82, R30, R32, RV42

island- E44, E47, E49
shell- E50, E81, E21, R01, R12, R32, E99


Saturday, May 25, 2024

Different Strokes digi release at Sweet November!

 


Hello, hello!

We have a new digital stamp release at Sweet November Stamps out today. The Different Strokes collection includes three uniquely beautiful mermaids and their funny fishy friends. Kiki, Kai and Beryl may not fit the traditional molds of what a mermaid is imagined to be like but they know they are mermazing just the same.

First up is Kiki, our pleasantly plump mermaid who is happily out for a swim when she runs into a fish friend that she hasn't seen in quite some time. I can tell that they are both in for quite the lengthy catch up. 


Next we find Kai who forgoes the traditional long flowing locks and seashell bralettes for a more edgy look. But that doesn't mean Kai isn't a big softy at heart. 

Finally, we have Beryl the near sighted mermaid who has thankfully found a lost pair of glasses to help her read the collection of bottle messages that she has collected over the years. If you would like to watch me color Beryl there is a quick reel on Instagram and a longer speed coloring on the Sweet November Stamps Youtube channel.

Now be sure to check out the Friends of Sweet November Stamps group on Facebook for even more Different Strokes beauties from the rest of our talented design team. Also, don't forget, I will be coloring Live today at 11am PDT over on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page and I hope to see ya there!


 

Kiki supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November Stamps (
Different Strokes Kiki, Mermaid Lagoon Background Builder and Deep Sea Friends Background set)

stamps- Waffle Flower (sentiment)

ink- Catherine Pooler all that jazz
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white paint pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20/RV42, R35/YG11, BG32, BG93

hair- E50, E41, E42, E53, E44, BG11
eyes- BG13, BG18, BG78

top/tail- E40, E81, BV31, BV25, BG11/G20, YG11, BG11, BG32, BG72, BG75, BG78, 0

fish- BG000, YR23, E37/RV42, G20, BG90, BG93, Y13, Y18, Y26, Y28, YG95
sand/sea- E30, E31, E33, E34, E44/BG10, BG11, BG23, BG72

stone arch- B60, B63, B66, BV23, BV25, BV29, FYG1, YG25, YG95, YG97, YG99

starfish/seaweed- Y02, Y08, Y26, Y28/YG67, BG99

Kai supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November Stamps (
Different Strokes Kai,
Deep Sea Friends Background set and Mermaid Rock)
stamps- Waffle Flower (sentiment)

ink- Papertrey Ink tropical teal
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white paint pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- C5, C8, C10, BG32, BG34, BG18, BG09, BG78

eyes- YG23, YG67, BG99

top/tail- C00, C1, C2, C3/Y00, Y11, YR31, YR000, YR00, YR02, YR68, BG000, BG01
sand/sea- E30, E31, E33, E34, E43, E44/BG000, BG01, BG53, BG57, BG18

rocks/starfish- BG11, BG93, BG96, BG99, FYG1, YG13, YG25, YG95, YG99, G85/YR01, YR02, YR65, YR68, E09
fish- Y000, Y11, Y15, YR31, YR65, YR68, YR04, YR18, R22/E23

Beryl supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November Stamps (
Different Strokes Beryl and
Mermaid Lagoon Background Builder)
stamps- Waffle Flower (sentiment)

ink- Catherine Pooler it's a boy
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white paint pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:

sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here



 

Friday, May 24, 2024

Stay sweet and salty...

TGIF!

So I couldn't let MerMay come and go without getting the newest Mermaid Anya 2 from The Greeting Farm, onto a card. She released back in April and I don't see her on the TGF site anymore but she is still available at Simon Says Stamp. Not only is she such a beauty with her messy hair but the entire set is filled with great builder elements that I used to flesh out this scene. This was so much fun to color and I'm quite pleased with how all of the colors came together. I also got to use the new stitched deckle dies that I recently bought from Mama Elephant and I gotta say that they are quickly becoming a favorite.  :)

Ok, see ya back here tomorrow for a new Sweet November MerMay digi release!


 

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It

stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mermaid Anya 2)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog, Catherine Pooler it's a boy

Mama Elephant stitched deckle die

wink of stella clear glitter pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

skin- E50, YR000, E21, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E33, E25, E44, RV00, RV02, RV32

tail/hair accessories- C0, C2, C3, Y00, Y13, Y17, RV00, RV02, RV13/B63, B66, BV29, Y13, Y35, Y17, YR04, YR18, RV00, G00, BV01

sand/rocks- E30, E31, E33, E42, E44/BV20, BV23, BV25, B00

water- B00, B01, B52, B63, B66, 0
seaweed- YG05, G46, BG99

fish- Y11, BG32, BG53, BG57, RV10, RV02

seahorse- G20, YG91, YG93, Y11, Y15, Y18, Y26

anchor- C5, C7