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Monday, 7 July 2014

Mermaid Fragments

Good morning, well its Monday already but I'm counting the days until my week off work next week! I can't wait :-) Today's card features the gorgeous new stamps from Chocolate Baroque, Tangled Fragments. I've combined them with an old favourite, the beautiful mermaid from Underwater Kingdom
 

I began by stamping the mermaid with Memento Tuxedo Black and colouring her with Graph'It markers before masking her with some masking tissue. I stamped the lovely fragment in the background using a Waterfall Big & Juicy inkpad and then inked around the edges very lightly with distress inks (Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters). I  removed the masking tissue and added a shadow around the mermaid with my markers


The background was made with the Waterfall Big & Juicy inkpad, I swiped it over my craft mat and misted the ink with water before mopping up with a square of white card. I over stamped with the same inkpad, again using the beautiful fragment stamp. I used the excess ink on my craft mat to colour some seam binding ribbon.

I used some little pearls in the corners and added a sentiment from Loving Sentiments and popped on a little turtle charm to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Cards Galore Encore: digital/rubber stamping
Ruby's Rainbow: stamping

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx

10 comments:

  1. I would not have thought of putting these new fragment stamps on an underwater scene, but they go so well. I love this card, and the gorgeous background you've made.

    Sue xx

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  2. I love mermaids and I love the colours you've used in this card, x

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  3. wow wow wow - I adore this - these fragments are awesome - I will have to await my return from my holidays to buy these - but they are a must! Hugs Rachel x

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  4. Hi Claire! I love your creation! There's something very satisfying creating backgrounds with a mix of an ink and water on a craft sheet then swooshing a card in it and watching the magic happen, don't you think? I love the background! Ingrid x

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  5. This is simply stunning! Love that background and that mermaid is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT

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  6. What a lovely card with nice colors! I like the background (tangled fragments) and the mermaid together, very nice! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp". Hope to see you again! Good luck!

    Daria

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  7. Absolutely amazing make, Claire!
    hugs, Asha

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  8. Wow this is so beautiful.thanks for joining in with us at Ruby's Rainbow.good luck.hugs Debbie x

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  9. Wow Claire this cards is super, I love the image and the colours are so wonderfull and great, amazing stamping work!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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