I have two little makes to share with you today both of which use a fabulous mermaid stamp from Catslife Press.
Now there is a story behind this stamp. As you know, I’m not the greatest when it comes to the care of my ever growing stamp collection. However, this little mermaid mysteriously disappeared even before she was out of her little plastic bag. I searched high, I searched low, I even resorted to tidying to see if she would appear. In the end I came to the conclusion that I must have thrown her away still in the parcel’s packaging (I went through the dustbin just in case!). Reader, no one was more ashamed and disappointed than myself. Then, earlier this week, I went to get a wooden spoon from the kitchen drawer and there, as bold as you like, was my mermaid stamp tucked safely in her little plastic bag. I have no idea how she got there and she certainly wasn’t there in the two weeks that I searched for her. Needless to say I am now keeping my beady eye on her just in case she has any more tricks up her sleeve!
The first piece was created using Dylusions inks that I sprayed on to card. I’ve then stuck it to a chipboard house shape – cut using Tim Holtz’ Artful Dwellings Alterations die. I stamped the mermaid and then stamped a second on to card and added colour. You may be able to make out a touch of glitter on her diva red tail.
The flowers were stamped on to some of spare the Dylusion dyed paper and then over stamped with dots in Peacock Feathers before applying to the house shape. I’ve scribbled white gel pen over the centres.
For the second piece I used Distress inks – first applying a background and then adding the detail by stippling more ink through a swirly stencil. I’ve stamped then paper pieced the large flower and the mermaid. The flower is by Stampotique.
To finish, I stamped the border and then added the words.
I am sharing these over at Crafter Hoarders Anonymous for challenge #10, which is to get messy with inks, sprays, pastes etc, That’s Crafty Challenge Blog, All at Sea challenge and also over at Sunday Stampers where the theme challenge is green. That’s Crafty have the stamp, and lots of others by Catslife Press, available in their shop
Thanks for buzzing by.