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Monday, August 30, 2010

Sailor's Delight

     Being a sailor's daughter.  I get a kick out of the bombshell stamps.  This one particularly reminds me of one of my dad's tatoos from back in the days when only sailors, soldiers and wildmen had tattoos. I found the design paper in our local scrapbook store and fell in love with it instantly.  I knew that it would go perfectly with the Bombshell mermaid.
     The colors of the paper of course led to the colors of the mermaid's fin.  Indigo, green, and blue which I covered over with glitter from a Sakura glue pen.  It really made it look more like fish scales to my mind.  I also like the way her makeup came out brash yet not over powering in the image.  I popped the mermaid up for more dimension on top of the anchor that I popped separtely.  I layered her ,on a nestie cut out and distressed what was orginally white cardstock with vintage photo ink then used shabby shutters and chipped saphfire.  I added green dew drops for bubbles.
    If you see a few of my cards, you will discover that I am addicted to layers and sparkle.  This card definitely has both, each layer outlined with green stickles.  I like this affect and will probably be repeating it.
     I couldn't find just the right embellishments for the circles on the side of the card until I remembered my (vast) stock of bottlecaps.  I punched a seahorse from the dp for each smashed cap and out lined them with more stickles.  The fibers are from my stash and I thought they rather looked like seaweed.
     The sentiment was created using Justrite stamps. I cut it out, added more dewdrops and popped that too.
      Wow - what a long post. It sure took a while to describe this card but it is pretty detailed.  I'm not even going to mention the inside. lol.


  1. Awfully cute, Mary Anne. That's one sexy mermaid. The sailors in my family would have loved her!
    Sue S.

  2. What a wonderful card. The DP is perfect - do you remember the maker? All of the elements are perfect together - as is your technique, as ever. Absolutely wonderful. You can almost hear the siren's call..................