After Sheri dealt with a busted water valve and 2 of water flooding the floor, she was still able to give us a fun story about a little fish called Namo (cousin to Nemo). The Sisterhood of the Traveling Teaparty are sending sunshine, smiles and fish preferably purple and blue ones, to young Emily of Webster, Texas, introduced to us by SCSer JodyLynn.
Here we have Meredith Mermaid and two little googly eyed trout. I have tried to make the background look like an underwater scene. I sprayed blue and teal Dylusions ink spray onto a large sheet of aluminium foil, spritzed a little bit of water on the inks before swishing white cardstock on the foil. I kept swishing the cardstock around until I had the desired coverage.
After the cardstock was completely dry I sponged similar coloured distress inks at random. Next step was to spray white Dylusions ink over the entire cardstock. The purple part on Meredith and the little purple fish were done with the same method. The blue part of Meredith had extra water sprayed on the cardstock after the ink swishing process.
Meredith started out life as a Prima Julie Nutting doll stamp. No prizes for guessing I handmade the fish LOL. I was going to give Meredith a little diamante navel ring, but I remembered in time that Emily is in the 6th grade. Sheri suggested little brown Chihuahuas on our cards, but I thought a little dog floating at the bottom of the sea might be a bit traumatic.
Thank you for looking and have a great week everyone.
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 GMT Views: 1150
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 17554
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 @ 10:48 PM
FABULOUS card for Emily! She will no doubt LOVE it! So creative and wonderful use of multiple inks. Great-looking mermaid and fish, too. BTW, glad you left off the piercing and the floating doggie. Hee.
Registered: October 26, 2009 Location: Oakhurst, near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Posts: 36585
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:02 PM
This is fabulous Susie!!! OMGosh, she is gonna get a kick out of this super mermaid card!!! I love what you did with the bg and those circles look like bubbles. I think your little fish are cute and I totally agree with you about the dog thing!!! I don't think a dog belongs at the bottom of the sea!!! Poor little thing, even if he was chasing a catfish, he'd never make it past 5 feet before having to go back up for air!! We should let him stay nice and warm in bed!
Great card for Emily!!
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Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 6933
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:08 PM
Wow, wow, wow...Even at 11pm on a work night I had to take the time to say how great this card is. The bkg turned out awesome, the hand made fish are fab and the mermaid is out of this world. Perfect for a young girl that needs some smiles. Just love it.
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 15501
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 @ 5:38 AM
Generally the doll stamps are a mystery to me as to what to do with such things. ...but now I see! This is fabulous and so completely perfect for a young girl! Love your background and how you used that circle die. Great undersea colours. Fabulous!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 26981
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 @ 5:51 AM
AMAZING!!! Your inky bg is (insert all my favorite superlatives)!!!!!! It looks so cool and the bubbles are so much fun intertwined with your mermaid..love her, too..Emily is going to be bowled over with this special card. Susie you get an A+ on this ;)
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22190
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:31 PM
Your imagination never, ever ceases to amaze me! Your talent for turning those dolls into so many personalities is mind boggling. This is SO perfect for Emily and love the rings and your always outstanding backgrounds. You use such amazing techniques too!