Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mermaids in the Blue Sea


Hi everyone! I'm back to share two fun projects I created. The first one is a empty toilet paper roll that I flattened and painted with Ceramcoat Turquoise acrylic paint. I used Tim Holtz Scallops diecut on one end of the toilet paper roll which I then glued together. I used two binder clips to keep the end from coming apart until it dried completely. Once dry I applied Mod Podge to the outside of the TP roll. I let that dry and then punched small holes on either side of the roll. I strung twine through holes and tied off each end.


I adhered a Spellbinder die to the front of the TP roll...I'm not sure which set this die came from??? I received this in a swap. Next I "layered" buttons and Dew Drops around the top of the roll. The Mimi the Mermaid stamp is from Penny Black. I stamped the image several times on different colors of cardstock and then I fussy cut and adhered together. Since I don't own any Copic markers I dug out my chalk pastels and shaded the mermaid's face, body and hair. I next used a combination of Crystal and Patina Stickles on the "fin". I added Pearl Dew Drops as bubbles around the mermaid.


The card is a 6"x6" piece of cardstock folded in half to make a 3"x6" card. I created the mermaid just like the TP roll holder instructions above. I added various scraps of cardstock and I used the Sizzix Snowball Embossing folder and the Tag, Scallop w/Eyelets diecut. I also inked all edges with Martha Stewart's Dusk Blue Chalk Ink. The sentiment is something I printed off the computer. The "bubble" that the word birthday is under is actually Epiphany Crafts Bubble Cap that I used with the SST-42 Scalloped Circle 25 punch...it's very easy to use.


Instead of using Dew Drops on the card I used Stickles...this card is for an order and the customer wanted the cards as flat as possible...it's been a challenge since I love using buttons, lace, dew drops and anything else that can "chunk up" a card. :-) 




Also this card and TP roll holder are for a challenge over at Parade Your Crafts.  Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoying creating!!!


14 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Very creative with the TP roll. You did a fabulous job on both projects. Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

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  2. So cute! I love the colours on both. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  3. this is super adorable, great set...hope you have a fabby weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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    1. Thanks Teresa and I hope your weekend is wonderful too :-)

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  4. Love that you recycled the tp roll. Beautiful projects. That image is adorable. Thanks for joining us in the challenge at the Parade Your Crafts blog.

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  5. who would have thought that a TP roll could be so cute....I love the imagination....and beautiful projects. thanks for playing at parade your crafts

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  6. way to up cycle that Tp roll never looks so amazing , love both , Thx for joining us at The paper parade for our challenge.

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    1. This was a fun challenge and thanks so much! :-)

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  7. Wonderful projects. The mermaid is so cute. Great idea for use of a TP roll.
    Thanks for join us over at Parade Your Crafts
    Amy- PYC DT

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