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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Go with the flow...

Mornin' friends!

Since weekends are my busiest and longest days at work that doesn't leave me a lot of time to get crafty. So when it came time to make a card for today I knew that the Little Mermaids set from TGF was going to be my 'life preserver'... LOL! I adore this mini sitting mer with her demure look and she was SO quick to color. Then with the help of this great Making Waves die I had an instant scene for her to live in.  :)

Alrighty, time for me to go with the flow. 
Have a good one!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Heidi Grace (bubbles), We R Memory Keepers (yellow sky), Hero Arts (specialty)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Little Mermaids set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico buttercream
Neat and Tangled Making Waves die
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, YR01, YR02, R43, R35, RV29
eyeshadow- YG00, YG93
tail- V12, V17, BV29, V04
flower- BG02, B06, B37, B39

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wildest dreams come true...

TGIF everybody! 

It looks like I started this week off with a mermaid in a bathtub and now I'm wrapping it up with another one! I've had this alteration in mind for quite some time and once I got my hands on the Becky Bubbles stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie I couldn't wait to give it a go. The original image has a girl in the tub with her feet sticking out of the bubbles but I thought it would be fun to wipe those feet away and stamp in a mermaid tail instead. I found the perfect tail on the old Aurora mermaid stamp and then just drew the bubbles in around it to pull the whole thing together. Growing up, the movie Splash was a total fave of mine... heck it still is, and the scene where Madison gets in the bathtub to enjoy having her tail again always fascinated me. Every bath time I would wish for my own legs to turn into a beautiful tail too, LOL! So when I turned Becky here into a mermaid reading a book I thought about what she would be interested in and in the end I gave her a "Walking For Dummies" book. Mer Becky is dreaming of legs just like I used to dream of a tail, thus the sentiment I grabbed which basically sums up this entire scene. How's that for a stroll down memory lane? ;)

Ok, I'm also entering this card into the current 'anything goes' challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie's. Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (Becky Bubbles and Aurora mermaid), My Favorite Things (Magical Unicorns set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico clear blue and grey area
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
Prima brick wall stencil
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- RV63, RV66, V09, BV29
eyes- B06, B39, BG000, 0
tail- YG0000, YG00, YG01, G19, G29, B01, B04
tub- C00, C1, C3, BG0000
bubbles- BG000, V000, G00
bubble bottle/towel- RV02, RV13, RV25, BG53, BG49, E81, E50, B02, B06, B28
shower curtain- B000, B01, BG53, BG49, BG07
book- Y15, Y18, Y17

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Oceans of love...

Hello, hello! 

I couldn't resist getting another one of the retired Sweet Pea mermaids by Elisabeth Bell onto a card this summer. I went with Oceanessa this time round and stuck with a pretty purple and blue color scheme for her and her noble seahorse. I was going for a shiny, silver look to her tail which I think adds to her cool North Atlantic look. They look ready to swim away with the current off on another grand adventure. :)

Later gators! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Paper Source (waves)
stamps- Sweet Pea Stamps (Oceanessa), Sugar Pea Designs (Seaside Wishes set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched border dies
Neat and Tangled sequins
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- R85
eyeshadow- BG10
eyes- B06
hair- V04, V06, V09, BV29
top- B02, B06, B28
flower- BG10, BG11
tail- C0, C1, C2, C3, C5,  B02, B000, V01, V04
seahorse- C10, C8, C6, B02, B000, V04, V01, C3, C1, C0

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Make a splash...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for the June 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids challenge blog. Playing along is easy, all you have to do is use at least one product that can be found in the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and link back to the challenge blog in your own post, which gives you a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate at the end of the month... who doesn't love that?


CC Designs has re-released my Sweet November Mermaids Hanalei, Nami and Nalu as a whole clear stamp set so I figured this was a great opportunity to ink them all up once again. It's hard to believe that it has been four years since their original release but I had just as much fun coloring them up now as I did then. And it is always cool to compare and see how far my coloring skills have come in that time as well. I did a bit of masking to fit all three of these lovelies onto one card then stamped the background cardstock with random fish stamps in tone on tone ink. So even though there is a lot going on the over-all design is still pretty CAS. 
 
Ok now I hope to see some of my crafty friends joining the fun with me this month over at 7 Kids!   :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- CC Designs (Sweet November Mermaids), Lawn Fawn (Mermaid For You set and Tank You set), Reverse Confetti (Mermaid Kisses sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts teal
Doodlebug washi tape
My Favorite Things stitched rounded rectangle die
Doodlebug Sprinkles bubbles
Ranger liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
background- BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, G000, G00
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100
tops- YG03, YG95, YG67
Hanalei
eyes- BG45, BG49, 100, BG000
tail- Y00, Y04, G02, G09, G17
Nami
eyes- B21, B26, 100, BG000
tail- Y00, T04, BG01, BG53, BG09
Nalu
eyes- YG05, G07, 100, BG000
tail- Y00, Y04, B63, B66, B66, B79

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Waving hello...

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 one of the newest Kraftin' Kimmie mermaids to hit the store and she's called Sandy Seawater. Now if you take a look at the original image you might be saying that this one looks a bit different... well, that's because I did a tiny bit of altering to her smile. As much as I love this mermaid in general, I wasn't super crazy about her wide open mouth. So after inking Sandy up I wiped away her mouth with a baby wipe and then stamped her on my cardstock. This left the bottom half of her face blank and all I had to do was draw in a simple smile line as a replacement. Those jellyfish were a lot of fun to color too, they had me pulling out the fluorescent Copics which hardly ever happens. Then I added glossy accents to them for good measure and that really brought them to life. 

Alrighty, well the May Challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when June's Challenge kicks off! 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! ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Kraftin Kimmie Stamps (Sandy Seawater set), Hero Arts (Mermazing Messages set), Stampin' Up (Sea Street set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts blue
My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die
Ranger liquid pearls
Ranger glossy accents
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YG00, YG03, G07, G29, Y04, Y08, Y19, Y26
eyes- B66, B69, BV29, BG000, 100
lips- RV42, RV13, RV25
top- BV02, BV04, BV08
tail- R89, RV69, R29, R46, RV25, RV04, FRV1, Y17, YR15, YR07, FY1
sand- E81, E84, E87, E89
water- B01, BG02, B05, B16, B39
jellyfish- FYG1, FV2, FRV1, FBG2

Monday, June 12, 2017

Splish splashy day...

Hi everybody!

I'm posting on the fly this morning so this one is gonna be real quick! I had to work late yesterday so I didn't have a whole lot of time to get crafty last night. Luckily I had this sweet Mermaid Bath stamp from Penny Black colored up and just waiting for a card. I wanted to make the background look like the tiled wall of a bathroom so I grabbed this old grid paper and mixed it with the starfish strip before die cutting the whole thing with the big stitched dome die from MFT. Then I just grabbed the lilac cardstock and threw it all together. Ya gotta love how quick a layout can come together with these dies. :)

Ok, I'm outta here... TTYL!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
paper- Making Memories (teal graph), Heidi Grace (under the sea)
stamps- Penny Black (Mermaid Bath), Kraftin Kimmie Stamps (Treena Twinkles set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink shaded lilac
My Favorite Things stitched dome die
My Favorite Things stitched strip die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E31, E34, E57, E49
tail- B000, B00, B32, B24, B28, BV13
tub- C00, C1, C3, BG0000
wash cloth- BG13, BG49, W1, E81
bubbles- BG0000, RV00, Y00

Friday, June 9, 2017

Mermaid for each other...

TGIF!

There is no way I could let this month of mermaids pass by without making a card or two with the super cute BB Mermazing set from My Favorite Things. I love, love, love this entire set and have been waiting for just the right sketch challenge to ink it up and play along. This week was the one and it inspired me to create an entire under water scene using multiple stamps from the set. Now these best friends are spending the day collecting shells and playing in the kelp beds, such good times! :)

Ok, time to get ready for a busy weekend at work. See ya back here on Monday my friends! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- ooooold My Mind's Eye
stamps- My Favorite Things (BB Mermazing set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico clear blue and Hero Arts green ombre
My Favorite Things stitched dome die
Papertrey Ink die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
mer 1
hair- YR31, YR24, YR27, E39
tail- YG11, YG05, YG07, V01, V04, RV52
starfish- V04, V06, V09
mer 2
hair- YR30, YR31, E51, E35
tail- YG11, YG05, YG07, Y11, Y08, RV52
starfish- RV55, RV14, RV29
tops- YG05, YG07, G07, Y11
sand- E30, E31, E34
sea- B000, B00, B01, B02
rock/shells- N0, N2, N3, E50, E51, E93, E97, E99, BV20, BV04

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Salty kisses...

Howdy folks!

Today's cutie mermaid comes from a 'new-to-me' digi company called Dilly Beans Stamps. Her name is Kiki Mermaid and she has been on my wish list since I first spotted a card using her on Pinterest late last summer. I immediately fell for her sweet face and that round little body. I can just picture her wiggling her entire body to swim around kind of like a goldfish or polliwog, which totally makes me smile. I blew Kiki up nice and big to really make her the star of the show and I was inspired to try a new way of coloring her face after looking at the artist's creations using her own images. The dramatic swoosh down to her nose was intimidating at first but I really dig the artsy look that it adds to her expression. That's why I truly believe that no matter how far you've come in your coloring journey it is always good to keep pushing that comfort zone we all create for ourselves. I also got a couple of her sisters too so don't be surprised if they swim onto a card or two later this month.  ;)

Ok, time to get ready for work. Have a good one everybody!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Dilly Beans Stamps (Kiki Mermaid)
stamps- Hero Arts (Mermazing Messages set) and Sugar Pea Designs (Seaside Wishes set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts blue and teal
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- BG32, BG49, B39, 100
eyeshadow- YG01
hair- Y06, Y18, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR07, YR18, E09
flower/top- YG21, YG25, YG67
tail- RV06, RV09, RV69, Y06, Y04, RV02


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A sun-sational friend...

Hey there!

Today I've got a retired beauty from Sweet Pea Stamps called Shell Whisperer. The way she is sitting on that rock I knew she would be the perfect stamp to try out my new Beach Scene Builder dies with. I can't even tell you how much fun it was playing with those dies. It took me back to my paper piecing days before I took up stamping, which is well over 10 years ago now... yikes! Anywho, the die cut pieces came together so seamlessly that I had that background created in no time flat. An island home for this pretty little island mermaid. My sister actually suggested the color combo for her tail and I'm really glad that I tried my hand at this purple to gold look because the results are quite striking. :)

Alrighty, I've got a busy day ahead of me so I best get myself ready for it. TTFN!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- BoBunny, Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye
stamps- Sweet Pea Stamps (Shell Whisperer), Sugar Pea Designs (Seaside Wishes set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black, Studio Calico sunny day
My Favorite Things run ray stencil
My Favorite Things  Beach Scene Builder dies
Ranger liquid pearls
Memory Box seagulls die
Copic markers:
skin- E53, E34, E35, E04, BV20
lips- E04, RV14
eyes- YG95
hair- T6, T8, T10, 110
kelp headband- YG00, YG06, YG09, G17
tail- V04, V05, V09, BV29, RV02, Y11, Y02, YR31
rock- W1, W3, W4
shell- BG90, BG10, BG93, BG72, BG45

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The tide always turns...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. There are plenty of fabulous mermaid stamps to be found in the store making it hard to choose which one would be swimming on the scene today. I finally went with this gorgeous mer from Whimsy Stamps called Elania. Not only is she just the prettiest little mermaid but the rock, bubbles, coral and shell are all part of the image as well which makes for some pretty easy scene building. All I had to add was the sea bed, water and kelp and the card was practically done. Stamping the school of fish into the water behind Elania really brought the whole card to life. The sentiment comes from the Sugar Pea Designs Seaside Wishes set, which I got in preparation for my month of mermaids because not only did I love the sayings but the font is really lovely too. Alrighty then, I'm also throwing this in as my second entry into this month's "anything goes" Whimsy challenge.  :) 

You still have some time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner so get to creating and join the fun!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Whimsy (Elania), Sugar Pea Designs (Seaside Wishes set), Stampin' Up (Sea Street set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts teal
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyeshadow- YG03
eyes- B05
lips- RV25
hair- YR31, YR04, E09
top- YG09, G17, G28, Y04
tail- Y11, Y04, Y35, Y38, YR04, RV06, RV19, RV69, RV02, BV29
shells/coral- R24, YR09, YR18, R89, R43, R22, E51, E93, E95, E97, BV01, BV02, BV04
ground/sea- E41, E42, E43, BG23, BG10, BG11, BG02, BG05, BG07
rock/seaweed- C0, C2, C3, C4, G09, BG99

Monday, June 5, 2017

Mer-mazing...

Good morning! 

I hope your weekend went just swimmingly. I made time to practice my no-line coloring on the new Mermaid Dakota digi from Some Odd Girl by printing her in washout mode. Talk about a challenge... a fun challenge, but a challenge none the less. I ended up going with a peaches and cream kind of color scheme for her tail and I wish her gossamer fins showed up better in the photo because they look really glittery and beautiful in person. Because of the disappearing lines in no-line coloring I was able to soften her look a bit by simply ignoring how low her original eyebrows dipped and how high they arched giving her a less severe brow. She looks much more sweet and innocent now which I thought suited her peachy pink coloring better. I am also going to go ahead and enter this card into the June "anything goes" challenge over on the SOG blog.  :)

Talk at'cha later!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- BoBunny
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Mermaid Dakota)
stamps- Hero Arts (Mer-mazing messages set)
ink- Studio Calico glass slipper
Frantic Stamper deckle edge rectangle die
Ranger liquid pearls
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y11, Y32, Y21, E95, E97, E99
eyelashes- E59
eyes- BG10, BG23, BG02, G19, BG09, 110
fin/starfish-YR61, YR02, RV42, R32, R35, R0000, R30, YR30, YR31, YR18
background- G0000, G000, BG000, Y0000, Y000

Friday, June 2, 2017

Starfish wishes...

TGIF my friends!

So I got this fabulous little Mer Bean called Waverly last fall as part of the Super Secret Stamp Club and I've waited and waited for the perfect time to ink her up. When I saw that the new Farm Fresh Challenge was "summer fun" I knew right away that Waverly was going to get on a card. I also had this Echo Park Let's Be Mermaids paper pad that I've been itching to use so I paired the two up and created this fun and colorful scene. Talk about a happy card!  :)

Arighty, time for me to get to work. Have a fintastic weekend!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Echo Park (Let's Be Mermaids)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Waverly MerBean), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts ombre
My Favorite Things waves dies
Memory Box coral dies
Doodlebug shaped sprinkles
Ranger LIquid Pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BOO, BG53, BG45, BG09, YG21, YG23, YG25
tail- Y04, Y15, Y38, Y00, RV00, RV21, RV23
shells/starfish- V000, RV63, V05, RV23, RV25, RV29, R29, Y35, Y38, YR14, YR27, E81

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Find your paradise...

Olo!

I'm so excited that June has arrived! Now I know I missed the boat on coming up with a clever name like Mer-May for this event but for the last couple years I have kicked off summer with my month of mermaid cards and I wasn't about to change that tradition this year. As I was gathering up stamps and supplies for all the upcoming under-the-sea fun I had a difficult time deciding who would be kicking it all off. So I searched my past blog posts to remind myself who has already made it on a card or two. That's when I discovered that this O.G. mermaid from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps called Nerissa had never gotten to be the star of the show here on the ol' blog. Can you see my shame face from over here? Seriously, I have had this beauty for so long that she isn't even available in the KK store anymore! Oy, what a neglectful stamper I have been. Time to remedy this situation with some ink and a bit of coloring. I went with a cool blue and green combo on Nerissa to match the pretty background that was actually the packaging for the May Hero Arts kit that I got recently. The cool seaweed die is also part of the same kit. I gotta say, I'm so happy to have finally gotten this merry mermaid on a card all her own and because of that I'm also going to enter this into the current 'anything goes' Wednesday Challenge over on the KK blog. :)

Thanks for swimming by to say hi today!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- Hero Arts (May kit)
stamps- Kraftin Kimmie Stamps (Nerissa), Hero Arts (May kit), Newton's Nook (Paradise Palms)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts blue
My Favorite Things stitched dome die
Hero Arts May kit seaweed die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- YG03, YG25, YG67, BG000
eyeshadow YG00, W3
hair- BG02, BG07, B39
tail- YG00, YG01, YG13, G14, G07, Y04
shell- E50, E81, E93, E95, BG000