Urban Mermaid Designs

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Mermaid Trend in Scrapbooking & Cardmaking 3

The mermaid trend continues into 2017 for fashion, home decor and also in the realm of Arts & Crafts. Here are some of the new mermaid stamps, stencils, washi and dies that have caught my eye and will make a "fintastic" addition to your crafty stash.
If you right click on the image you should be able to "search Google for this image" to find a retailer in your territory.
Mermaid Washi, Stamps, Stencils & Die sets by Recollections (exclusive to Michaels, USA only)

Becky Seddon Mermaid Stamps & Stencils available at Hochanda.com or  HERE

Jane Davenport Mermaid Journal available in Michaels, USA or online HERE

Dreamees Mermaid Stamps, CD and MDF available at http://www.Createandcraft.com
Tattered Lace Mermaid Dies:

Disney Little Mermaid Collection available exclusively from Create and Craft.com 

Stampendous Mermaid Stamps & matching dies 

Frantic Stamper Mermaid die

Inkadinkado Mermaid Rubber Stamp

tampendous - Laurel Burch Mermaid Stamps & Dies
Chocolate Baroque - Mermaid Queen Available HERE

Carabelle Studio Stamp Set - Zinouk de l'ocĂ©an by Azoline 

Sugar Pea Designs - Anchored

Cutesy Mermaids:
Reverse Confetti - Mermaid Kisses (also has matching die set)

Spellbinders Mermaid die

My Favourite Things: Mermazing

Sweet Stamp Shop Mermaid Shelfie

Lawn Fawn - Mermaid For You
 Neat and Tangled - Mermazing

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Chocolate Scented Ink!

Chocolate scented ink for stamping is now available by Hero Arts!
It's designed for children, but how fun would it be to make chocolate-scented cards.

Here are some ideas for stamps to use with this ink:
My Favourite Things - Chocolate Sentiments

Graphic 45 - Parisian Cafe - 1

Inkadinkado - Eat Cupcakes

Avery Elle

Newton's Nook - Love & Chocolate

Marca- Close to My Heart - A Chocolate Affair

Marianne Designs- Chocolate is the Answer Stamp & Dies Set
My Cute Stamps - Sweet Chocolate

Lora Bailora

Stampin'Up - For the Love of Chocolate Wood-mounted Set
Stamping Bella:

The new scented inks also come in Grape, Strawberry, Orange, Licorice and Lime.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Spring Blooms Tag with UTEE

This week I have created a Spring Blooms tag. I am enjoying experimenting with my embossing enamels, but I only have one silicone mould. I am hoping to get some more as I tried pouring the molten enamel into some of my Prima clear plastic packing that had a cool flower shape and predictably...it melted. Oops, always use silicon or heat-resistant moulds, folks!
I used the feather mould by WOW for the 2 resin feathers and the other feathers are stamped & heat-embossed onto vellum.
I used a Prima stencil and watercolours to create the background on a Prima tag which I had first blended with Colour Clouds.

Then I fussy cut my Prima Princess (Sydney), which I coloured in  using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen instead of a brush and water and water-based pastels and watercolours.

I mixed a few colours with the transparent UTEE to get a blended effect. I first lightly dusted the mould with a mica embossing powder to add some extra shimmer.
Close up of UTEE feathers:

I die-cut some blooms with Memory Box and added those:

Heat-resistant vellum
WOW! Feather Mould, 
Melt It ultra thick embossing powder, embossing powders to colour
Sentiment from Kaisercraft Boho Chic 6" pad
Nuvo Drops - Morning Dew
Prima Flowers & Berries
Prima Stencil 6"
Prima Watercolour Tag Pad
Prima Princesses Planner Dividers - Sydney also available as a stamp
Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours - Frosty & Chic
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
Prima Oil Pastels
Seam Binding
Dies: Kaisercraft (Dream Big), Memory Box (Pennington Rose Blossoms), 
Tim Holtz (Garden Greens)

Simon Says - Spring Blooms 25/5
Mixed Media - AG with a twist 12/5

*Scrappy Land - Spring Blooms Dies: Kaisercraft (Dream Big), Memory Box (Pennington Rose Blossoms) Winner