Monday, February 27, 2012

"I Must Be A Mermaid..." Tag

This week's Challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is "Land of Fantasy".  For my Design Team submission, I used "Tutti Fruitti" a great mermaid digi from our sponsor, Michele Perkett Digitals.  I LOVE the water--lake or ocean--so I had a great time coming up with how I wanted to use this stamp.  The first thing I did was cut a tag out of glossy cardstock.  I stamped the shells with Versamark and embossed with clear EP.  Then I pounced alcohol inks all over the tag (Denim, Sailboat Blue and Silver Mixative) and spritzed with Blending Solution.  I used a dry cloth to wipe the AI off of the embossed areas.
I sized and printed the complete digi onto cardstock, the tail portion onto designer paper and sprayed both lightly with Fixative.  Using Distress Inks and a waterpen I colored the mermaid then fussy cut her out.  I used Stickles and Liquid Pearls to embellish the mermaid. 
I found the sentiment online and printed it onto velum.  On the back of the velum I stamped a light swirl design in blue.  I attached the velum at the top and bottom to the tag with Glossy Accents (attached the mermaid the same way).  To hide the GA under the velum, I stamped two shells on white cardstock, cut out and attached with GA.
A tattered piece of an old lemon bag became the netting across the bottom (and tied around the ribbons at the top).  I attached a stamped starfish and a pearl over the net.  Using Distress Stains, I dyed two strips of seam binding and added them to the tag.  A jump ring through a ribbon holds a pearl and some blue and green beads.  Here's the sentiment I used:
"I must be a Mermaid...I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living"
This tag is entered into the following Challenges:
(which is alcohol inks!)
(Heat Embossing--Bling (Stickles & Liquid Pearls, beads)--Paper Piecing)


23 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Cindy! Love that gorgeous background.

PaulaJ said...

awesome job!

-x-Nat-x- said...

Wow this card is just stunning!! Absolutely love the effect of the alcohol inks and the image is beautiful! So glad I came over from MIM for a closer look!
Nat -x-

Sue Thompson said...

that is gorgeous, I love the colours and design, really beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Molecraft said...

Wow, what a stunning tag, so much work, love it! Thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck!
Helen x

Loz said...

Stunning tag Cindy. Saw this on MIM. Loz

Chrissy said...

This is such a gorgeous tag, love the image and gorgeous colours.
Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday...gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Beautiful card and colouring Cindy. Saw it on MIM. faye

Marjo said...

Wonderful Tag, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

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Xoxo Marjo

Samantha said...

Fabulous Tag! love the image, Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Linda said...

What a beautiful tag!!!! Love the little mermaid!!!!Thanks for joining us at sweetstamps!!!!

Anita Houston said...

Love, Love, Love this!!! The net is a fantastic touch!!! WOW!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a gorgeous and creative tag! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Paper Squirrel said...

Cute! Love the recycled lemon bag.

scrapn said...

Very Pretty! Wish I could take a class from you & learn all about these Alcohol Inks & Perfect Pearls & all that stuff. I want to get them, but I have no clue how to use them.
Kathy

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Fantastic tag! Love the shells in the background. Thanks for joining the BINGO challenge at SweetStamps.com and good luck!

Shelley T said...

WOW Cindy, I adore your mermaid.. She's a girl after my own heart as I'm a water sign too.. Good luck with the entries!

Gaynor said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the image and the colours used very pretty project, thanks for joining us at CYDA, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :) xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A very pretty creation. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time. Good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Pat said...

Oh my gosh is this not the cuteness tag anyone has seen? Love, love, love it. The water is AWESOME and all the little things you put on this ... wow. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

craftybunny said...

Absolutely gorgeous.Just love the details and of course the mermaid's patterned tail.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Michelle said...

Hi

Fabulous tag!!
Love how you have created the background.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Paper Creations Ink said...

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