Thursday, 14 January 2010

Wistful Mermaid

Some time ago I was dabbling with creating backgrounds using Glimmer Mists and other medium.  I made quite a few and, as is the way with this technique, all of them were different.  I stored them away in my stash, planning to use them at a later date.  Well, 'a later date' is here and when I decided to use this amazing mermaid stamp from Faerie Song Art Stamps, the handmade backgrounds were perfect.

For today's card, I used the sketch for the current challenge over on the Paper Craft Planet FSAS group.  This stamp was the one I selected as my prize when I won the November challenge.  To enter the challenge it isn't necessary to use a FSAS stamp if you don't have any already, entering the challenge is a great chance to win a stamp to start your collection!

The image layer was cut with a nestabilities die and matted on to a piece of the handmade background card, cut out with a slightly larger die from the same set.  The shells were also cut from a scrap of the same card using a Quickkutz sqeeze die, with a pearl added to each shell.  The dark blue layer was embossed in a Cuttlebug folder.  I dragged a dark blue chalk ink pad around the edges of all layers then added further distressing using a gold Krylon pen.  Finally I added some clear gems which, in reality, look like droplets of water, but appear more like pearls in the picture.

Thanks for dropping by today, it would be great if you left me some feedback, I love reading comments.  Hope to welcome you back again soon!


Elaine aka Quixotic said...

This is beautiful, Wynneth!

Annie said...

ooo Wynneth! love the colours on your hand made paper and they are perfect with this mermaid image. And great shells too!
hugs, annie x

miscanthuscrafts said...

love the colours wynneth. very calming card design. Clare X

Kathyk said...

A very lush effect and a really nice card Wynneth.

Debbie x said...

gorgeous card, fab effects with the glimmer mist x

Craftyrose said...

Lovely effects with the glimmer mists Wynneth! xx