Friday, 14 June 2019

Be a Mermaid ......

Good morning .......

It's Friday ...... we've got blue skies and sunshine this morning. It looks lovely out there.
I feel a bit bad saying that after the weather we had during the TT fortnight ..... never mind it's only 351 days until the next one!!!

It's been a busy week in the craft room ..... dare I say it but, the 'C' word has been mentioned!!!  Oh yes, Christmas is on it's way!
Don't worry ......I think I'll leave it a little longer before I go all festive.  I'm still thinking sun, sea and sand ..... I haven't had a holiday yet!!!

Anyway .... it's time to remind you about this month's Craft Stamper challenge.  There's still lots of time left if you'd like to play along.

The theme is Anything Goes as long as there's actual rubber stamping on your project, and it can be anything you like ...... a card or a tag, a journal page, or an ATC.  A scrapbook layout, a piece of jewellery, or even home decor ..... the choice is yours.

Speaking of sand and sea ..... do you belive in mermaids?

I love this stamp from the Lovely Legs range from the Colorado Craft Company. There's some real fun designs but this one caught my eye.
I simply stamped the mermaid onto a piece of watercolour cardstock and then coloured her using a mix of ZIG markers and one of the new Sparkle Glitter Inks from Specturm Noir ........

These inks are so pretty and really sparkly.  Give them a good shake before you use them then simply paint them on and let them dry.  The soft shimmer from them is beautiful .......

Not easy to photograph though .......

The sentiment, included in the stamp set, was stamped using a multi-coloured ink pad (something I haven't used in a long time!)

Pretty pearlescent shades of blues and greens.
And I finished off with a few dots of Nuvo's Jewel Drops ...... they look like real water bubbles.

There's a great prize for the Challenge Winner ...... this wonderful stamp set designed by our very own Donna Gray

Thank you to the team at Blank Page Muse for that.
And don't forget we'll also have a Design Winner chosen by the DT.  They get their winning design published in the Craft Stamper magazine, along with a winner's profile on the Blog, and the chance to be a Guest Designer on a future challenge.
To be in with a chance of winning either prize follow the challenge guidelines and get your entries in!

Happy stamping!

EDITED:  Ooops ..... forgot to do this bit this morning.

I'm also linking up my card to this month's CAS Watercolour Challenge where the theme is ... Something Blue.  I think my mermaid fits the bill.

It's workshop weekend tomorrow, so I'm off now to finish all the final prep.  It's going to be a fun one, we're playing with floating die cut frames inspired by the lovely Jennifer McGuire.  Lots of stamping, colouring, and die cutting ....... should be a quiet afternoon!!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and hav a lovely weekend.

Cheerio until next time .......

Products used:
Stamps: Lovely Legs - Be a Mermaid (Colorado Craft Company)
Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Brilliance Multi-Color ink pad Peacock; Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Ink - Moonstone
Others: ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers; Jewel Drops - Sea Breeze (Nuvo)


Redanne said...

I love anything to do with the sea and your mermaid is lovely and the sentiment is wonderful! Apologies for being missing, a couple of health hiccups but back on track now (I hope!). Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie said...

I love your mermaid, Linda, and the sentiment is fantastic! Your coloring is perfect and I love how she shimmers! Love those jewel drops too. Each looks like a perfect bubble! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Marcia Hill said...

Your mermaid definitely fits the bill at CAS Watercolour Linda...LOVE it! She's colored just beautifully and even though it's hard to photograph the shimmer, I can imagine that it is just lovely!! Love your colorful blue & green sentiment too and of course the little water bubbles also! Lovely, lovely card!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)