Tuesday, April 24, 2018

you're MER-mazing!

we're celebrating all things "mythical and magical" this week at shopping our stash, so we want to see cards with fairies, yeti, unicorns, witches, wizards, dragons and yes, even mermaids, like this one:

mermaid stamp: lawn fawn via paper anthology; colored with tombow markers and prismacolor pencils for shading, a little bit of white gel pen for the scales; rosey posey embossing folder: taylored expressions; backgrounds made with colorburst wax resist method using chartreuse, pthalo green, ultramarine, wisteria, indigo, prussian blue and a tiny bit of peony; sun die: stampin' up; "coral" die is actually from a spellbinders foliage set; alphabet and other background stamps by wendy vecchi, stampers anonymous; sandcastle and seashell brads: eyelet outlet; watercolor paper: strathmore; russian text paper from an old, falling apart book; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

ok, so as you can see, i've stamped and colored again! that's like twice this year already, and it's only the end of april, lol!!! but this lawn fawn mermaid from my friend elisabeth's stamp stash was obviously too cute to resist. as usual, it took me like an hour to color a one inch mermaid. but since i'm secretly super-proud of her hair, we'll call it good, k? this card doesn't look super stashy until you realize that all four of the background papers are experiments from when i was working on samples for the colorburst wax resist class at the end of february, so i've done quiiiiiite a bit of crafty recycling! i've also FINALLY used the adorable small sun die that stephanie gave me for my birthday last year AND i've snuck in a couple of eyelet outlet brads since they're the perfect scale for my tiny seascape.

there's loads more mythical and magical mayhem awaiting you at SOS, why not fly, teleport or materialize yourself over there and enjoy some of that right now, darlings? ♥


  1. She’s super cute and I love her hair just the right shade of sea green/blue. Fab card. X

  2. I got really excited when I saw you had "coloured" Go Lauren Go! How adorable is that little mermaid her hair is awesome and those brads are perfect as is the sun. the background is a fabulous backdrop for your scene.

  3. This is yet another amazing (mer-mazing!) card, Lauren! Love the background layers and that wee mermaid is so adorable! LOVE her hair!

  4. Aw so adorable Lauren. Love the colorful and hazy background and then the card focuses to the mermaid. Love the look.

  5. Lauren, this Little Mermaid is indeed to adorable to resist, you colored her so beautifully, I especially love her fabulous hair.Your background is so colorful and just so awesomely done, love the cute little brads too.
    Beautifully done, my dear.

  6. Isn't it so cool how this card has bits of all kinds of projects and saved pieces! Awesome! Cute little mermaid, and yes, the hair is fab-ooh.


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