Saturday, 5 August 2017

Jems Blog Hop - Anything but a card


Love this topic for the blog hop. I did think about doing another mirror but I have spent a lot of time in the last few weeks covering journals. They are one of my big sellers at summer/craft fairs. To create this journal cover, this is the first use of the magical mermaid set. I have so many plans for this set.
I started with the backgrounds using the Bermuda Bay and Pool Party coloured card. With the small piece of Pool party I cut it in half with a wavy line then cut one of those half into a narrower wavy piece. I stamped the Bermuda Bay with the sea weed, then repeated on the Pool party in (very) vaguely the place where it would be when attached to the Bermuda bay. I stamped the mermaid on a seperate piece of paper, used the aquapainter and water colour pencils to colour her in, then fussy cut. I have used the wink of stella clear pen to paint the tail. Once the whole was put together I added a few sequins from my stash. This is only a small C6 sized journal.




There is a lovely background stamp in this set with dots like sand and little shells, its brilliant. I have used this along the bottom amongst the reeds and a little across higher up in crumb cake brown.


Another make using this stamp set. For this I have used my stash of Stazon inks. Next time I am going to try it with Stampin' Up ink then spray with a sealant. The part in the middle is a mirror. The outside of the mirror is just asking to be decorated.




You can see the sand, shells and little seaside animals along the bottom edge.


The mermaids tail is coloured with a dried up blender pen nib and green and blue ink.



I think you would agree that would grace any bathroom or bedroom.
I have so many ideas for how to use this stamp set,  I can't wait to show you.

Shopping
Magical Mermaid   144017

My online Stampin'Up shop is open 24/7 click on the hostess code below and you will be taken straight through to the shop. Remember to use the hostess code when you place your order then in September I will send you a small Stampin'Up goody bag as a thank you.


The hostess code this month is about weddings. Today whilst you read this my youngest of three sons is getting married.....pass the tissues! I will post pictures tomorrow or Monday. Have a great weekend.

If you have travelled the blog hop anti clockwise you will now be going to the lovely Uma's page
If you are travelling clockwise click on the link below.


Next blog is the lovely Linda












16 comments:

  1. gorgeous projects love the mermaid x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous projects Karen... 2 fabulous projects...

    ReplyDelete
  3. beautiful creations, I wouldn't have thought about altering a mirror before - great idea x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mirror is from ikea £1.50, you can't go wrong. I still need to try with SU inks and some sealent though. k x

      Delete
  4. Wow! I love your projects Karen... I loved the book but then I saw the mirror and was wowed all over again on another level!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Nic..... I have few more up my sleeve. k x

      Delete
  5. Love your projects thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  6. Two super projects Karen xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kate. Hope all is well with you. k x

      Delete
  7. Beautiful makes and hope you had a fantastic day at the wedding x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Julie. It was brilliant. I am such a proud Mummy and I now officially have a pink one Yay.

      Delete