Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mermaid Dreams

I'm going to pretend that the world isn't a scary place at the moment...just for a little while anyway..

 These photo's just don't do it justice but the sun wasn't cooperating for the last couple days 😕

Today I'm going to share some ocean fum...who doesn't love part of my Design team package I received this pretty papers from Echo park called Mermaid tales (12x12) and mermaid dreams (6x6 paper pad) Lots of pretty colors and of course tons of mermaids

 I picked through the papers, it was so hard to decide on which patterns to use so I went back and looked for the image I wanted first...haha I found her the perfect mermaid to fussy cut she was hiding in the large journal cards

these are the cutest papers...I might just make a couple scrapbook pages with old photo's of my girls! Anyway the card looked a little I pulled out the distress glaze and embossing pens Debra (owner of ) sent ...I did a rough outline of her tail and top then scribbled it in...when I say rough I really mean rough..LOL

but look at the shine and texture it adds...I really wish you could see it in person it's so much better!

okay there you have it super simple but pretty card with no stamps required... make sure you check out Scrapsalot if you don't see it on the sight just send a quick email to Debra or catch her in the FB group 

Have a Fabulous weekend...yeah I know it's Thursday but wishing it was Friday LOL

Items used from Scrapsalot

Echo Park-Mermaid tales collection
Echo Park-Mermaids dream 6x6 pad
Echo Park-Enamel Dots-Just married (haha the colors worked)
Distress Embossing pens
Distress embossing glaze speckled egg

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Squeeze the day!

 Good afternoon my crafty friends...
so I was playing around with some supplies from know how much I love to mix and match so today I am playing with some hero arts items... first, let's talk about this awesome background stamp I  love it, it gives such a clean crisp image easiest one I've ever used LOL okay here is the mix and match I used Hero arts sparkling sea embossing power for some reason I just thought it looked so lovely I probably should have added some blue elsewhere, hey we all have afterthoughts LOL

I used some Nuvo alcohol markers to color in my lemons,  I like them for me they are a better alternative to Copic those I can't afford those LOL! this was a really quick and simple card to put together


Just look how awesome that looks.....maybe they will make a sea green one that would be beautiful!

Supplies from Scrapsalot

Hero Arts-stamp set Zest wishes there are dies for this set too

Hero Arts- background stamps fresh citrus bold prints

Hero Arts-sparkling sea embossing powder

Nuvo Alcohol Markers 

Archival ink Jet black 

Catherine Pooler midnight ink

Lawn fawn stamp shammy


Friday, August 7, 2020


 This card is so me lately, I might just have to give it to my husband LOL...

I used this really cute set from photo play, I stamped a bunch of sea images then scan and cut them with my silhouette portrait (I always forget I can do that) It's so darn helpful LOL I colored them using nuvo alcohol markers 💓 I love these markers Debra from Scrapsalot sent them to me to try they are a great alternative to copic markers...Nuvo is more in my price range and they came 3 to the package light med and dark  made coloring super easy for me!

now for my back panel..the ocean ...I used ink oxides. lets see I used tumbled glass, broken china and mermaid lagoon (I need to start writing these things down!  So normally I would just blend them with the blending brushes but I saw someone (sorry I can't remember where I saw it it was either Fb or youtube)  paint them on so I thought I'd give it a try basically you smash some on your craft mat use a wide paint brush wet with plain water then paint across your paper kind of like strips across your page <-----> you just keep changing colors until you have the effect you want, Its so hard to see in the photo but in real life you'll see the difference.

So I used a generic rectangle stitched border die this

size I could get two small backgrounds, I'll use the other one another day.

it was simple to use Kraft card stock and create a little sandy spot a couple plants and a fist with lots of bubbles and my scene is complete  well we can't forget (me) the crab!
I layered a couple different colors...I really wanted just the blue but my idea of the embossing (Fiskars texture plate) didn't pan out as planned so I adapted my idea LOL

Items used from Scrapsalot shop

  1.  Ink oxides- tumbled glass, broken china and mermaid lagoon
  2. Photo Play -fish tales elements
  3. Catherine Pooler- Midnight ink
  4. Archival ink-shadow grey and watering can
  5. Nuvo -Alcohol markers 

thank you so much for stopping by to check out my card!

Monday, August 3, 2020

August color challenge at Archiscraps

We have a fabulous new challenge over at Archiscraps...this month is a bit of a color challenge. I have to admit I have a really hard time with color challenges..haha mostly I avoid them LOL but here is what I came up with!

For this challenge we ask you to
use these colors plus a CLOCK and GOLD somewhere on your entry.

I hope I inspire some of you to join in the challenge over at Archiscraps challenge blog!
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