I hope you had a great weekend.
I chose to play with the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set!
This is one of those few sets that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it, and now that I've used it, I'm thrilled with it!
was in the mood for colouring yesyerday because it took quite a long
decided I'd colour my mermaid's tail the same colourways as in the
Stampin' Up! catalogue, and I used Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide.
I started my card with a top layer of Shimmery White Cardstock (CS), because it takes water slightly better our regular Whisper White CS.
I stamped the mermaid using Basic Black Archival Ink.
used a Bender Pen and ink in the lid of my ink pads for my colouring.
For the mermaid's skin I used Powder Pink and an Aquapainter.
I gently soaked up
the excess water with a kitchen towel, and repeated the process which
gave the right depth of colour.
I coloured her hairband in Berry
Burst and her hair in Crushed Curry.
When I'd finished colouring the
mermaid, I painted her all over with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter
stamped the mermaid image onto a large Post It Note, and fussy cut it
because I wanted to mask the mermaid while I sponged the sea and also
while I stamped the seaweed.
With the mask in place, I used a Dauber
and Soft Sky Ink for the sea.
It was lovely using this technique,
actually hoping for a very uneven finish!
The background still needed
more, so I used the dotted stamp from the stamp set, and stamped all
over using Soft Sky Ink.
With the mask still in place, I used Archival Basic Black Ink and
stamped the seaweed four times at varying heights.
Then I coloured it in
using Wild Wasabi Ink, including the black strands of seaweed, which I
painted over with Wild Wasabi to make it
blend in wih the rest of the seaweed.
stamped the sentiment - ever so slightly crooked! - using Tranquil Tide
My final touch for the front of the card was five random
Rhinestones in the sea.
I had a dilemma when it came to decorating the
inside of the card: Soft Sky CS or Shimmery White CS?
felt right as I didn't think they complimented the front of the card.
that I'd do another sheet of the sea, but minus the Rhinestones.
worked brilliantly............ until I decided to use the small mermaid at the
bottom of the page using Tranquil Tide Ink.
Unfortunately I inked and
stamped in Sky Blue.
No big problem except the stamp still had Tranquil
Tide Ink on it and it made a bit of a mess in my Soft Sky Ink Pad! Urghhh!!
That's it for today!
Until tomorrow, hapy crafting,