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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

In which I meet a mermaiden

Not often do you get to meet a mermaiden (old fashioned term; I love it), but when you do, you want to be one too!
AND I always need thank you cards in my box.

At the weekend I went to  a local craft show and bought some new stuff, some of which I have had a play with here.  She is stamped on a scrap of previously smooshed card, and touched up with Copics, and Lyra crayons.  What fun.
I had this stamp for a very long time and never found occasion to use it … until now.

Watercolour paper
Stencil: Darkroom door (new)
Oxide Distress Sprays (new)
Sparkly stuff: Imagine If - opal dust (new)
Mermaid & Octopus stamps: Hampton Art
Sentiment stamp: Stampers Anonymous
Cosmic Glitter Metallic Gilding polish (stencil)
Lyra Watercolour Crayons
Lindys sugar mist
Copics, Distress ink
Also: white acrylic paint, gauze




This one shows her sparkly scales.



I'm sure you have all heard the saying:

Be yourself ... unless you can be a mermaid, then always be a mermaid!













Shared on challenges:
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dreamvalley-213-all-that-glitters
welove2create-11-anything-goes-mixed-media
dare2bartzy-november-challenge-thankful
crafterscastle-november-23-anythinggoes
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lovetoscrap-127-anything-goes
catchthebug-november-anything-goes
polkadoodle-44-anything-goes-craft-cardmaking
colouringinscrapland-november-anythinggoes

9 comments:

Dawn T said...

Awesome use of your new stencil Carol. An awesome mixed media card. Love the opal dust... I bought some too!

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Carol this is stunning - you look as though you have had fun with your new goodies... I have not opened mine yet - long story, but I am not taking my new goodies to the studio until it is re-organised, as a 'carrot' for me to get and do it once the family 'stuff' out there has gone...
Blessings
Maxine

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful layering, texture and detail!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Janette said...

So beautiful again Carol, this is a gorgeous image a gorgeous card, when I was small I wanted to be a mermaid so badly...haha...it did wear off eventually, I don't like swimming in the sea...xx

Bunny said...

Why oh why can't we be mermaids? Oh this is so lovely. The sparkle on her is great. [Bunny]`

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning!!!Fabulous background and stencilling -absolutely love the gorgeous mermaid stamp so beautifully coloured and sparkled if such a word lol
Carol x

OlgaB said...

Such a creative project with all the detail!
Thank you for joining Catch the Bug's Anything Goes Challenge
💝 from Africa!
OlgaB

Whimsey said...

So creative; love your colors!

Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap!

~Michele, DT

Carole said...

Super card, thanks for playing along with our All That Glitters challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck 
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx