24 May 2018

Melonised mermaids with Mermaid for you by Lawn Fawn

Hi Everyone,

I have a really fun project to share with you today, and I hope you're going to like it as much as I do! 

I have recently acquired a few Lawn Fawn goodies, and so every now and again I try to participate in the LawnFawnatics challenge. Entering challenges really motivates me to make cards - it's great to see how other crafters interpret the theme (fab source of inspiration!), it helps when my mojo is hiding somewhere, AND if one is lucky - one can also win a prize from time to time - what's not to love, right?!

This time, Lawn Fawn provided a mood board as inspiration. The second I saw the beach/sea theme AND the watermelon, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. 

Have you heard of "melonising" before? It's a super fun initiative that Pepita Hasenkeks (@pepitahasenkeks) came up with on Instagram a while ago. Basically, she wants people to turn any images into watermelons, with the use of colouring. Sounds mad? Well, check out #melonentierchen on Instagram, and your mind will be blown with people's creativity! 

I once turned Lawn Fawn's mermaid into a melon, and so I decided the time has come to use her on a card - this mood board was simply perfect for her! 

I created a sea background with ZIGs (Light Blue 036, Turquoise Green 042, Cobalt Blue 031 and Cornflour Blue 037) and some Perfect Pearls, stamped some corals with Distress Oxide Inks, and added a few rocks, coloured with Copics. I then decided to "melonise" another mermaid from the Mermaid For You stamp set - it truly made me giggle. As a final touch, I couldn't help but add a few of the gorgeous Iridescent Bubbles by Studio Katia - don't they look fab?

I am really pleased with how this card turned out. It's not often that my end result turns out better than the design I imagined, so big YAY!

Have a look and let me know what you think:





I am entering the card into the following challenges:
LawnFawnatics - Mood Board
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use more than one stamp
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  - Sailor went to sea (sorry,I have a toddler in the house, LOL!)
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - SUMMER

Have a great day,

Mirella

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):


Lawn Fawn MERMAID FOR YOU Clear Stamps LF1167 Lawn Fawn MERMAID FOR YOU Lawn Cuts Dies LF1168 Lawn Fawn SET LF16SETMFY MERMAID FOR YOU Clear Stamps and Dies Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096 Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48V Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 BLACK Ink Marker Tombow N15 BLACK Dual Brush Marker 56621 Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment Powder PPP17714 My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO Ranger TDO55891 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger TDO56171 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TDO56294 Studio Katia IRIDESCENT BUBBLES Embellishments sk2428 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01 Pentel AQUASH BRUSH MEDIUM Fine Point 226537 Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC

09 May 2018

Guest Designing for Create A Smile Stamps - Bear mail

Hi Everyone,

We are still on our two-week holiday in Ireland with the family (oh, I miss my craft room!), but I am popping by with a quick post today. I have the great honour of guest designing for Create A Smile today, thanks to the fact that I was one of the Featured Artists in a recent challenge of theirs, yay! 

This time, the theme is TEXTURE. For my card, I decided to finally bust out the cutest little bear from the Bear mail stamp set. The moment I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it, but - of course - it took me a while to get to using it. I am so happy that I finally had the opportunity! I also used the lovely heart stencil for my background, to add some texture with glitter paste. And, surprise surprise, I had to incorporate some rainbow colours into my project. 

The images are coloured with my beloved ZIGs, and fussy cut.

I hope you like my card, and that you join this fun challenge over at CAS. They're a really great European-based company, with loads of gorgeous and unique designs, and their prices are so pocket friendly, too - that's always a bonus, isn't it? :o)




I am entering the card into the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - For the boys

Have a great day, and I hope someone sends some happy mail your way soon,

Mirella

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):


Create A Smile BEARMAIL Clear Stamps clcs64 Create A Smile HEARTS POLKA Stencil SCS8 BoBunny SUGAR Glitter Paste 12740919 Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM  Paper Pack 25 Sheets My Favorite Things GRASSY EDGES Die-Namics MFT Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Dies Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Lawn Fawn PERFECTLY PLAID RAINBOW Petite 6x6 Paper Pack LF1347 Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48V Crafter's Companion CLEAR OVERLAY Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens SPECNSPACLE3 Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2 Pack 38495 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01 Pentel AQUASH BRUSH MEDIUM Fine Point 226537
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