Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Under The Sea

Well I enjoyed 'Happy Stampers' at Port Sunlight so much that I've got the crafting bug back. I couldn't wait to try out my new stamps and the stampendous embossing enamel I bought. I love the effect its created on this card and can't wait to use it again. I stamped the mermaid image with memento ink and coloured her with promarkers. I've decoupaged her tail  and used Wow embossing powder to create the look of shiny scales. The tail has been attached with foam pads and the edges stuck down to create a 3d effect.  The background has been created using distress inks to give a watery feel. The embossing enamel has been applied in several layers and mica fragments applied while still hot. The card has been completed with the addition of pears, shells and mosaic tiles stuck down with glossy accents. I've also use a strip of netting and a string of pearls to finish off.

Products used:

  • White and Tourquoise card
  • Western romance/ all about me paper stack
  • Ranger distress inks -Pine Needles, Broken China, Faded Jeans
  • Stampendous Mermaid stamp- CRP151
  • Mementon Ink
  • Clear pigment inkpad
  • Wow embossing powder - Blue Blast
  • Promarkers - Mint Green, Soft Greeen, Tea Green, Cocktail Pink, Almond, Sunflower, Lemon, Bright Orange and Mango.
  • Stampendous Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
  • Stampendous Frantage Silver and Gold mica fragments
  • Shells, Pearls, Pearl rope, mosaic tiles and netting from stash 
I will be entering this into the following challenges:


  1. How lovely love that shiny stuff Thanks for playing at Gingerloft

  2. Wow! this is gorgeous Maxine! what a wonderful image and your colouring is So beautiful !! Love all the gorgeous colours and textures - her fish tail looks amazing! The sea bed looks so wonderful too with the shells and pearls etc. - it's a really fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  3. This is gorgeous. Love all your details.
    Thanks for joining Gingerloft Challenge !
    Hugs Berit

  4. Gorgeous card - love the effect you achieved with the enamel.. a good buy lol
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  5. Gorgeous card, that mermaid is a real beauty and I love your new technique. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week
    Claire xx

  6. Love the embossing enamel and so much texture on your card, lovely. Great layout too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  7. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley!

  8. Wow Maxine this card is fab love everything about it love Linda

  9. Wow Maxine this card is fab love everything about it love Linda

  10. This is fabulous. I love the 'sea bed'. Very effective, the mermaid is beautiful and the card design sets it off so well.
    Thank you for joining in Rainbow Lady's chllenge.
    Beryl xx

  11. beautiful card maxine i love how you've made the sea bed very clever thank you so much for joining us at dream valley and choosing to case my card
    hugs sara x x x

  12. Wow! Awesome creation! Love the sparkle and the colors and the...everything! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft this fortnight! Best of luck in the draw! For another chance to win keep your eyes out Monday for a surprise blog hop!
    Karen C (Gingerloft DT)

  13. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    Thank You for joining us at Gingerloft!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  14. Your card is just Stunning!