Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bubble over with fun...

Hey there! 

I got such a sweet surprise in the mail yesterday from my crafty pals, Heidi and her beautiful daughter Brooke, who sent me this adorable mermaid stamp from Lili of the Valley. I've had my eye on the LOTV mermaids for a while now but hadn't ordered any yet. So this out of the blue gift totally put a smile on my face and obviously got my creative juices flowing right away because here she is on a card already. Thank you SO much Heidi and Brooke! :)

When I get stamps like this, with little critter friends around them, I have a tendency to cut them apart and make separate stamps that I can then use together or alone. This was especially easy to do since the LOTV come unmounted. So even though I used all three of the seahorses that came with this little mermaid they are positioned differently and I like that freedom. I decided to keep the design CAS with just a bit of that paper to give me my color palette. And those new twinkle blooms that ATS just got in are even cooler in person... I liked that their shiny appearance could pass for sea anemones. There really isn't much more to it than that... cute, quick, and oh so fun to put together. :)

And with that I shall bid you adieu, to you and you and you... ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Crate (The Pier)
stamps- Lili of the Valley (Little Mermaid 2), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Prima shabby tote
Queen&Co twinkle blooms
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
tail- G40, G43, G46, BG18, BG10, YG21
clam shells- G000, YG0000, BG0000, R00, E81
seahorses- YR00, YR01, YR02, YR14, R01, R02, R05, Y11, YR31, Y26


Heidi Brawley said...

AWE so glad you received it!!! Love your card!! It is Super Cute!! Seahorses and Mermaids are both Brooke and mine Faves!!! Love the CAS look. You Rock it very well. Have an Awesome day!!
Hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Stephanie said...

So pretty! Love how you positioned the seahorses!

Julie D. Richards said...

What a nice surprise. Love the images and the whole card. I haven't seen these flowers before, gotta check them out.

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous ♥

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

Billie A said...

Darling, really cute images and touch.

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy, what super sweet little card! I really think you nailed it with the little sea anemones. They do look fantastic as her friends swim and play around her. This is just adorable and I couldn't think of a better person to see color this up. I am still taking my time getting back into blogging and creating, but I always love visiting your blog. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs Lisa