Friday, May 20, 2011

A Mermaid’s Tale!

Happy TGIFriday my friends!  I love Fridays don’t you?  Everyone always seems happier on Fridays because they all are ready for some down time or good times, LOL.  I’m just thrilled that I didn’t have to build an Ark this week since the rain seemed to never stop here in Virginia.  My backyard just makes a huge sucking sound and I’m afraid it will be a sink hole if it continues, yikes! They are saying it will be warm and sunny this weekend (but if not I’m hunting down the weatherman) LOL.  We did eat out on the patio last night and enjoyed fresh lettuce from our garden, yum. Best two things ‘bout summer----fresh veggies and warm weather!  We also had a Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Fest this week to catch up again on the other 3 movies so we can see Pirates #4 at the movie theater this weekend.  Me loves some Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow for sure!!  I have had just a “tiny” crush on him since he was in 21 Jump Street (am I showing my age, lol) and now I hear they are doing a remake of 21 Jump Street---what’s old is always new again.  I don’t really think Johnny Depp is super hot (I’ll save that for Tim McGraw---wink) but I just love his hilarious and strange character in the Pirate movies.  Not to mention that Disney ride has ALWAYS been my fave Winking smile  And speaking of the new Pirates movie I heard there is a MERMAID in it this time…………..hmmmm….I think I have a mermaid tale to share with you today as well.


-Upcoming CMC Copic Classes on the Road---North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Ontario and Las Vegas are up on the site and ready for registration. It’s a fun day of coloring and friends—always a good time & I’d love ot meet ya!

-Have you joined in on the CMC Challenge Group yet? Everyone is welcome and we have a fun challenge every 2 weeks HERE—great prizes as well.  We’d love to see you there!

-Signed up for Through the Craftroom Door Mini-Magazine yet? I publish it with my friend Marti and it has lots of great articles, projects and new products in it every 2 months.  If it’s handmade than its in there---more than just a papercrafting publication!  The main site HERE is open to everyone—come see what its all about!


A Mermaid’s Tale


Today is the day I get to share with you one of the new beautiful stamps by Carmen Medlin for SCACD from the “Natural Beauty Collection”.  And there are sooo many beauties in this collection your head will be spinning and wanting them all!  I had a delightful time creating this mermaid tale…….errrrr…….project for you today, LOL.  So the SCACD DT and some special guests are celebrating today with a fun Blog Hop—make sure to see where to hop at the end of this post or go to the store blog HERE to see the entire list!

**With every Natural Beauty Collection (7 image) set purchased Susana is
giving away for FREE 1 tooled rose's set from Prima (contains 9 roses -
Approx 1" each). Susana will pick the color and only good for the 1st week
of the release offer ends May 29th." Only available at SCACD! 

Entering this into the following challenges (btw have you seen Feline Playful yet--great way to check challenges, very easy and simple, love it)

Do You Stack Up Challenge (use celery, white, sea glass)
Crafty Sentiments (children's cards)
Creative Card Crew (cute & girly)
Divas By Design (for the girls)
The Sisterhood of Crafters (let it shine/sparkle)


Isn’t she a cutie and a beauty—I just ADORE her!  This stamp is named “Water Babies” and isn’t that seal baby the cutest?  My papers are by Memory Box’s “Spearmint”—a close second to this set is called “Minuet”.  I loved the watery bluegreens in the patterns which worked so well with this image.  The scrolls are by Marianne Designs and I cut them from cream cardstock, inked them in 2 shades of blue/green and then spritzed them with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz in Sheer Sparkle which is soooo pretty (I spritzed the whole finished card with this lightly as well)!  Her tail and some of the seaweed has Fantasy Film on them (love this product, so easy and fun to use—Find Fantasy Film HERE and great tutorial here) Basically ink your stamp up with Staz-On, layer a few sheets of fantasy film on top face up and add a washcloth or napkin on top of that and place iron over it for about 35 seconds until all layers of the film are adhered together. Quick and easy and does not hurt your stamps!

I also die cut some more scrolls from some layers of Fantasy Film and added them around the scrolls—I liked the watery seaweed effect they gave.  The image’s mattings were done with Spellbinders dies and the darker green cs was embossed with a Crafts Concept embossing folder “garden swirl”.  The bow was made with my Bow Easy and topped off with a Prima Say It In Pearls gem (luv these as they work perfectly in the center of bows).


Everytime I see this cutie I just say “awwww”—say it with me now, LOL!  She’s colored with Copics—G03,G02,G00,G000/E44,E43,E42,E41/E11,E00,R20/YR24,E35,YR20/C1,C00.  Stickles on the seaweed that didn’t get Fantasy Film and Doodlebug flock in white (25% off) on the cute seal for softness. And yes those are tiny pearls on her shirt done with my Viva Décor Pearl Pen (a must have).  The one shell got Diamond Glaze on it and then while wet I sprinkled Glamour Dust (15% off) so the sparkles are suspended in the liquid—very cool!  The pearls are actually Bella Baubles in String of Pearl—loved the shell look of them.


Now to see more of these beauties in action you need to HOP OVER TO LORRAINE’s BLOG HERE!!

**For UK/European International orders head to Quixotic Paperie who is an exclusive SCACD retailer and will have all the stamps available


  1. Ooo wow, her tail is so clever. Lovely.

  2. Wow, what a detailed and beautiful card, Suzanne!! All the embellishments you added are just perfect for this card, it's so lovely, and I love the texture on it - so amazing....

    I got some of the new Viva Decor Pearl Pens from Susanna's and they are so cool. It's after they dry that you really notice the impact, especially the translucent or clear color. They're really fun!

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, and so elegant. I have never heard of fantasy Film and it is perfect on the tail...I'll be back tomorrow! Hugz

  4. Just so so so sweet! I love her tail!

  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS Suzanne, WOW I LOVE these colors just PERFECT for thsi sweetie!!

  6. Adorable image, great card love the colour.

  7. Gorgeous creation Suzanne! Love the soft colours and your combination of embellishments are stunning. Hugs, Maria

  8. Suzanne, absolutely gorgeous creation. I love her tail!!! Wow, love all of the details on here! Fabulous card!
    hugs, Bren

  9. WOW, i love this, everything screams whimsical, super!!!!
    lotsa luv

  10. amazing card, love all the texture and layers and those papers are stunning x

  11. LOVE this.. the colors are so beautiful..

  12. Beautiful card. Love the fantasy film.

  13. What a beautiful creation! Love your coloring of the adorable image, card design and all the shimmer/sparkle!

  14. Hi Suzanne - This was the one stamp I didn't particularly care for, but there's something you've done that makes it look very different. It's the face...maybe the way you color it. Don't know, but I really like her here and as usual, I adore your card. Colors are perfect for a mermaid!! Have a great weekend and stay dry. Hugs, Sharon :o)

  15. Wow Suzanne -- you have made such an amazing card. First -- the choice of colours is just perfect. It immediately gives one the feel of being "under the sea". Her tail is wonderful -- so pretty. I will have to look for that product. I searched everywhere when I was in Florida recently to see if I could get the Viva Decor Pearl Pens -- no luck -- most places haven't even heard of them. You've inspired me to keep looking. I love the pearl cluster on your card too. It all works so well and is just a fabulous card.

  16. Stunning card! I love all the details. Enjoy the pirate movie!

  17. Superb Suzanne!! gonna have to check out that Fantasy Film~~Gorgeous!!!! Mega marvelous again!!!

  18. WOW! This is awesome! Love it! Fabulous details and the image is so cute! Thank you for joining us over at Do You Stack Up.


  19. Hi Suzanne, I would like to go to your class in Las Vegas, but my english is not good, I can understand almost everything, but is hard for me to speak english, is that a problem? If it's not a problem I would like to know what materials I'll need.

  20. Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the sparkle on the mermaid and your overall design is PERFECT!
    Thanks for joining in our 'Let It Shine' challenge at THE SISTERHOOD! We do hope you'll come back for more fun next challenge.

    One of the 'Sistahs'

  21. I just love this! The colors are so beautiful and such a cute stamp.

  22. Wow, this is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and design!

  23. awesome card Susanne, very very pretty and the image is adorable
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  24. I love this her mermaids tale is lovely thanks for sharing at Crafty sents, creative card crew and Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  25. Just love the little mermaid. I love the depth and colors! You are fabulous!!! I still canot figure out how you do it all! Thank you for the challenge link!


  26. Beautiful card and fab flourishes.
    Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Christine x

  27. Beautiful card and I love the texture you've given the mermaid's tale. Thank you for joining in the Divas by Design Challenge this week.

  28. What a great card and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny x

  29. Stunning and what a fab tail
    thanks so much
    love Cynthia x

  30. I love your colors! Water Babies is so cute, you mage her look stunning by adding all the extra sparkles. That Fantasy Film looks great all these extra things just make the card so special. The pearls on the bow are so perfect.

  31. Lots of lovely detail here, love the greens, thanks for playing with us at Divas

  32. Hey Suzanne, Wow. Wow. Wow. It's such a pleasure to see you here on DYSU. Needless to say, your card is spectacular, as always.
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.
    From your copics class on Long Island

  33. Beautiful colors and a super detailed card. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  34. Fab card right up my street, love the colours as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's challenge. Love Elizabeth

  35. Oh, Suzanne!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! You always select the most perfect papers and decorative accents!!! Simply are a creative genius!!!


  36. Hey Suzanne! Thanks so much for sharing your celery-white-sea glass blue creativity with us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week :) Janna


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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