As I mentioned on Friday, I've decided to do something a bit different this month and have all of the stamps I use follow a specific theme. So June is going to be the month of mermaids on the ol' Thousand Sheets blog! I realized recently that I have mermaid stamps from all but one of my favorite stamp companies and this will be a fantastic way to get more of them on to cards this summer.
Because I want to play along in this week's Kraftin Kimmie challenge to 'distress it' my KK mermaids were the first up to kick off this whole wet and wild month. I hadn't inked up any of the beauties from the Sea Jewels set yet so that was the first place I looked and funnily enough I kind of got side tracked into doing an altered mermaid instead. But when I saw Arielle swinging on her swing I couldn't help but think she would make for a pretty awesome mermaid herself. So I only inked her to her waist and wiped away her halter top and the strings in her hands, then stamped Arielle onto Copic X-Press It. I then borrowed the tail from one of the Sea Jewels and stamped it onto a separate scrap of cardstock. Once I had drawn in a stylish new seashell top all I had to do was color and then glue the two halves together. Voila... Arielle the mermaid, LOL! ;)
I used a Tim Holtz edge distressor to rough up the edges of that background paper and did a bit of paper tearing on the sentiment strip to fit the challenge. Then I found this great sentiment that is actually part of a different kind of star set from Hero Arts but it got my creative juices flowing even faster. I had needed something for Arielle to hold on to since her hands that had once been hanging on to a swing where now just raised randomly in the air and how perfect would it be to give her a few starfish to match that sentiment? I gotta say, I kinda love how this all came together.
Ok, time for me to get this day going. So much to do, so much to do.
Thanks for stopping by! :)
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Heidi Grace (Beyond the Sea)
stamps- Kraftin Kimmie (Arielle and Sea Jewels set), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts ombre
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R22, B00, YG00
eyes- G16, G29, BG000, 0
hair- YR30, YR31, YR82, YR65, E33
tail- YG00, YG01, YG23, G16, G29, Y02
top- G00, BG32, G16
starfish- YR16, YR17, Y02