Friday, June 23, 2017

Inky Friends New Annual Catalog Blog Hop: Magical Mermaid
Hello friends! Here we go with another blog hop, and it looks like a new one! But no, it is just a renaming of a group of stampin' friends of mine. We used to blog hop as the Stampin' Addicts. We are calling ourselves Inky Friends now 😋 And we are going to share a bunch of ideas for some our favorite stamp sets in the new Annual Catalog!

This hop goes in a circle linking to each blog along the way. But if you get lost, or just want to see the complete blog roll, you can click on the banner at the top of this post, or click here.
If you are hopping along in order, you just arrived from Mickey Roberts blog where she featured Fabulous Flamingo!

I am using Magical Mermaid. It is available in Clear mount and Wood mount.

 I could not wait to get this set into my hot little hands! I see so much potential in this set. Let's see if I can spark your interest

Magical Mermaid by Stampin' Up! with the Stitched Shapes and Eastern Medallion dies create Rays of Mermaids. Video tutorial onthe blog post by Stampin' Up! demonstrator Tanya Boser,
I went a little crazy with the colors on this card. While planning this card, I opened my scrap files and just started pulling colors. As I kept adding colors to the pile, I realized I had to stop! 😂 I clearly wanted to make it is every color! This was used for a swap also, so everyone got a different color.

Rainbow Ghosting Technique on Glossy Cardstock -Magical Mermaid by Stampin' Up! with the Stitched Shapes. Ghosting technique on Glossy Cardstock, and it's a rainbow! With Mermaids. Simple and fun. What more could you ask for?!  Video tutorial onthe blog post by Stampin' Up! demonstrator Tanya Boser,
This is the Lemon Lime Twist option. And the inside of the Pool Party card.

And I must have felt that it was time for more videos, because I made one of this card. And for the next card!

Ghosting technique on Glossy Cardstock, and it's a rainbow! With Mermaids. Simple and fun. What more could you ask for?! Magical Mermaid by Stampin' Up- Tanya Boser-Stampin' Up! demonstrator
Here I used the Ghosting technique to make a rainbow mermaid background. Super easy, super fun!

And here is the video for this card. 

Magical Mermaid used with the Marbled background stamp from Stampin' Up! makes this sweet bookmark come to life! Tanya Boser-Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Last up is this bookmark/tag/page embellishment. It is a 2"x7" strip of watercolor paper that I did a few things too 😉
  • First, I stamped the mermaid in Archival Black. Then I created a mask for the mermaid with copy paper and secured it to the piece with loops of washi underneath. 
  • Next I sponged on Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Soft Sky. I removed the mask and carefully spritzed with water and used the heat tool to dry it. Then I added some spatters of water and dabbed those off with a cloth. 
  • Then I took the Marbled background stamp and inked it up with the blues, reapplied the mask, and laid the watercolor strip onto the background stamp. And picked it up and finished stamping the top on another spot that had the Soft Sky ink. 
  • Finally, I watercolored the mermaid with Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, and Soft Suede (hair and skin, just different dilutions). And added some Clear Wink of Stella! Oh, and I stamped the sentiment in Archival Black. 

You may have noticed that there are some differences in the styles on the photos. I am trying to improve my photography, and to streamline the process. So I am using my cell phone camera more, and found a couple of new-to-me apps to try. This is part of my learning curve, lol! Feel free to share your thoughts on the different styles 😏

And now it is time to go see what Sara Wills has whipped up with Merry Mistletoe!

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Cindy said...

I can certainly see why you were chosen as an Artisan Designer! Wow, just wow!

Mickey Roberts said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! So many great options in so many colors. I think I like the rainbow best but the single design in multiple colors is awesome!

Yapha Mason said...

Great projects, Tanya!! That rainbow ghosting one is spectacular, and of course I love the bookmark!

Unknown said...

You have no idea , How you inspire me ..I don't know what it is about Artisan . But it my thing my muse .. I adore it.. it's like us speaking to /or through the card .. I find it just fascinating.. inspiring ..your the best .. So real down to earth .. Peace be with you my fellow stamper .. your biggest fan Anne

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW. Jaw droppppppp. I love the colors. I'm glad you couldn't choose just one! The mermaid is magical. My niece said, "Let's do that auntie!" when she saw them. She has such faith in my abilities! No way could I case your work!

Jeannie said...

Wow!! Another set I didn't even give a 2nd look at in the catalog!! I love what you were able to do with this set!! So beautiful!!

Anne Ronsky said...

Wow fantastic cards and techniques, love how you have used the set, love all your cards, wonderful ideas and inspiration. All your photos look very professional :)

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

They are all so cute, Tanya. I especially love the Eastern medallion with the mermaids. Such pretty creations!

Betty said...

Magical!! Totally unique and fun! Great video of the technique too.

Shelley Z said...

WOW!! You did a fantastic job on all 3 projects! The ghosting card is so pretty and I love the cards that you did in several colors. So beautiful!


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