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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Mermaid Landscape (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with  a card created using the beautiful new stamps 'Magical Landscapes', such a beautiful selection of images and although they'll work perfectly with all the lovely fairy stamps as soon as I saw this image I knew I wanted to use it with this mermaid from Underwater Kingdom


The background was made using distress inks, tumbled glass, shabby shutters, salty ocean and mowed lawn. I also used some of the ink from my craft mat to colour the ribbon. I overstamped the background with one of the stamps from Abstract Fragments and embossed with white embossing powder.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Graph'It Markers, I added some 'waves' with a white sharpie pen and glitter. I also used the Crafters Workshop Tile Texture stencil with clear gel medium and once that was dry I inked with more Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress ink.


I've distressed all the edges with my craft knife and added shells, pearls and cheescloth from my stash to finish off.

I hope you're enjoying all the inspiration with this months gorgeous new stamps
Claire xx

15 comments:

  1. Wow, Claire - what a delightful combo! I love how you've done the waves & the use of real shells.....gorgeous!!
    all the best, Liz M x

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  2. The texture of the cheesecloth with those shells really brings the seashore to life, as if a fisherman left some of his net along the shore with the odd pearl caught up in it. That mermaid looks perfectly at home in her environment & I love the touches of colour in the castle image that help bring out the hues in those shells.
    Paula (PEP)

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  3. Oh my what a fabulous scene you have created. Love the texture and the images look gorgeous, love the mermaid.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. These two sets of stamps work perfectly together, and the colours you have used give a real summery feel with their brightness and clarity. I love all the texture you have added in the background and the shells, cheesecloth and the pretty ribbon on the side all add to this lovely marine creation.

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  5. So stunning Claire. Fabulous details and image and I love your spring colors

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  6. Claire, that is utterly stunning, really beautiful.

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  7. Wow Clare this is a great art work, love the mermaid with the castle, your dreamworld is under water , very original!!I like it!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  8. Wow! If I had not have seen your gorgeous art work I would never have thought that a mermaid would work with the fairy castles. This is stunning, beautiful stamping, gorgeous use of colour and texture, which gives so much depth, TFS xx

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  9. Great combination of stamps! Love your colouring!

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  10. This is so delicate and beautiful... Gorgeous composition by Claire!! Coco x

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  11. Wow wow ingenious way to create scene with different sets I absolutely love this

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  12. Fabulous card! I love all that texture and the special embellishments!!!

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