Dark Mermaid

Delicious Doodles, Mermaid, Tropical 1 Comment »

Here is a card I created using a digital stamp from Delicious Doodles.  First I colored here with Copic markers, then added some layers, lace and pearls. Paper is from “The Paper Studio”


She Sells Seashells

Beach, Graphics 45, Third Coast Stamps, Tropical No Comments »

Card created with Third Coast Rubber Stamp and Graphics 45 papers.  The shells are real and the “Sand” is Flower Soft.

Summer Mermaids

Mermaid, Third Coast Stamps, Tropical No Comments »

I know it’s been awhile since I posted anything on here!  Been a busy six months!  Hopefully, I will have much more free time this summer to play!  First project, my mermaid collage.  A friend of mine owns a windows treatment and blind store and they get these sample books with the different types of blinds and shades that are available. When the blinds are discontinued or the books are updates, she no longer has use for the old books and she gives them to me to see if I can recycle into something crafty. So I used it as a background for my mermaid beach collage.

Supplies: Mermaid Stamps – Third Coast RS; Shells, Pearls, Jolee’s Stickers.

Altered Bottle Art

Altered Bottles, Pirate, Sweet Pea Stamps, Tropical No Comments »

Something new and fun I have been trying. Altered Bottle Art. I picked up this old clear square corked bottle from a flea market. I decoupaged the bottle and then painted it red adding gold mica flakes, glitter, micobeads, shells, fishing net and anything else I could find! The images are from Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps. The top of the bottle is the cork that I painted black and added some gold glitter too, then I went through my junk draws and found this old wooden cat toy that you could fill with catnip. It was perfect! I painted it red and then added a straight pin through the hole on top of the cat toy. Strung some beads on wire and twisted that around the neck and ta-da, my very first altered bottle! I had tons of fun making this, so there will definately be more. I will be sure to post whenever I get them done.


Supplies: Stamps, Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps; Decoupage, Acrylic paint (red, white); tissue paper, gold mica flakes, glitter, microbeads, shells, fishnet, charms, beads, wire, random cat toy, lots of glue : p

Tickled Pink Challenge #10

Pirates, Tickled Pink, Tropical 4 Comments »

I created this card for the Tickled Pink Challenge, “Black, White plus one Color”.    The image is Lil Allsorts Pirate Frankie and you can find him here.   I hand stitched the edges of my paper and the Scallywag sentiment is a sticker from Karen Foster.  The skull charms are actually buttons I snapped the backs off of then glued down.  Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies:  Image – Tickled Pink Digi Pirate Frankie; Paper – The Paper Studio, Daisy d’s, Pirate Buttons, Tread, Black Pearls, Karen Foster Sticker.

In a Sweet Pea Dream #9 :: Under the Sea

Dragon, In a Sweet Pea Dream, Sea Horse, Sweet Pea Stamps, Tropical 2 Comments »

I created this card for The In a Sweet Pea Dream Blog Challenge, Under the Sea.  This is an image by Jennifer Nilsson called Sea Dragon.  He is absolutely adorable, and if you haven’t seen her other stuff, you should head over to Sweet Pea Stamps now and check it out. 

I had a different idea in mind when creating this card. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it measured out the way I wanted so had to change my plan.  The bottom panel was created using designer paper by Creative Imaginations and cutting the squares of the shells out to create my tiles.  The background paper is from AdornIt.  I cut out the sea dragon and popped him up to add some dimension, however, since he wasn’t the easiest to cut out, I don’t know how soon I will be trying that again!  The little star fish are real.  I buy those at a shell store in St. Augustine. I then added the charm and rhinestones and a little bit of stickles around his “gills” for some sparkle.  Hope you like, thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Stamp: Jennifer Nilsson’s Sea Dragon, Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps; Paper: AdornIt and Creative Imaginations.  Charm, Starfish, Twine, Stickles, Rhinestones.  Colored with Copics.


Summer Fun

Fairy, In a Sweet Pea Dream, My Minds Eye, Sweet Pea Stamps, Tropical 2 Comments »

Another card I created for the “In a Sweet Pea Dream” Blog challenge #8   The stamps is Caron Vinson’s Summer Fun From Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps.  I decided I needed to work on my ribbon tying.  Bows are definately out for me, but the bow looking know thing looks like it may work out for me.  ; p   The clouds in the background I made using a cloud cutout and chalks.  These Caron Vinson stamps are really a lot of fun to play with!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Stamp – Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps; Paper: My Minds Eye; Ribbon, Charm, Decorative pin, Brads, Stickles, Thread.  Colored with Copics.