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Friday, 29 July 2016

Mermaid Magic!!!

Hello, friends!
      Today, I am so excited to share my new Mixed Media creation, my favourite now and this is based on the Mini Challenge at More Than words with an amazing theme- "FUN"!!!
       I have always loved the beauty and mystery surrounding the mermaids. I imagined having glamorous chests full of sunken jewellery, swimming all day, bathing in the sun on rocks, fun in the open sea. Journey under the Sea is always magical and fun!!!

And I am very much inspired by a very talented Indian crafter Rajni Ji's Mixed Media creation which is always mind blowing!

I started with my gorgeous mermaid stamp which I recently won from The Greeting Farm stamps. And when I saw Merisa I know how to represent this beauty in my MM creation! I inked my image with Danube blue, then I made a big dough of Modeling clay and pressed my stamp into the clay with little pressure. It was just amazing to see the results on clay first time, really fun :)       

Then I cut the extra clay with my clay tools- knives and shaped it. Then coloured it with different acrylic colours, paint. While painting her eyes, lips and eyebrows I used a toothpick to colour properly. 
After that, I decided to choose some  beautiful PP for backing layers. I toned down the scalloped PP using Gesso.  Then played with London blue acrylic paint, misted with water. Using Bubble stencil I applied embossing paste and randomly stencilled using gesso with Mini specimens. Then distressed the edges. 
 Next, I randomly tore a corrugated sheet and applied acrylic paint on them and covered them with my golden net. Now I assembled my layers on white card base using Pop dots. 
       I gave all my chipboard cut outs a coat of gesso.  Die cut some bamboo sticks as sea weeds and Coloured my big circle, flourishes using MM elements. Now embossed my flourishes and Bamboo sticks using seafoam powder from Wow. 
The next step was to make a shaker for which I embellished with some bamboo sticks, sea shells, cute fish, sparkling dots, transparent beads as shaker elements on a Textured white backing circle which is lightly coloured and perfect to create the sea scene!

Now die cut a double scalloped border to create the waves out of a textured felt sheet.  Fussy hand cut a golden net. And arranged all these layers on my panel.  I embellished my mermaid with some coloured beads and a gorgeous flower. I coloured my anchor, sea shells, dolphin and arranged a cute Sea- scene! Now tied the anchor charm with a golden- white thread to a Believe metal tag and placed my puffy FUN embellishment which has glittered!

I really enjoyed this FUN Mixed Media creation! Hope you also enjoyed!

Supplies used:

Heavy White CS; Papericious PP stacks- Wooden collection and Color celebration ; Textured white sheet, Textured blue coloured felt sheet from Itsy Bitsy; Corrugated sheet 
Stamp: Merisa mermaid from The Greeting farm 
Clay: Sakura Modelling clay from Nirmal stationers
Stencils: TCW- Mini Specimens from Crafter corner; Magenta- Bubbles from The Craft shop
Dies: Nesting circles from WRMK;  Spellbinders Shapeabilities Asian Accents from Itsy Bitsy; Die-namites Bamboo sticks 
Ink- Memento Danube blue
Wow embossing powder- Opaque seafoam white 
Sparkle Dots Asst from Itsy Bitsy
Camel Artists Gesso; Fabrica Acrylic colours
Studio 490 Embossing paste-Dreamweaver
Dylusions acrylic paints-  bubble gum pink, London blue, fresh lime; Art Alchemy acrylic paints- opal magic pink blue, yellow blue; Prima Mica powder- Sunny yellow; Bo Bunny-glitter paste Caribbean  from The Craft shop
Inka Gold- old gold, turquoise
Ranger Glossy accent; Fevicryl Fabric glue
Puffy sticker- Fun word from Embellishment Beach- Itsy Bitsy
Believe Metal tag charm, Cabochon, Anchor charm,  MDF Bubble circles, Flourishes, MDF Big Circle, pearl beaded string from Nirmal Stationers
Golden and white coloured thread, Golden glittered ribbon, Green coloured leaf from local store; Some seashells, metal dolphin charm, cute tiny coloured fish and coloured transparent drop, clear white coloured beads , brown multi coloured polka dots, sequins, white flower from my stash

I would love to enter my creation  in some challenges:

I am inspired by a wooden paper, golden net, sequins, glitters, thread, beads etc
YNSSketch44 YNScolor-44 I am inspired by Add dimension, intricate dies, golden ribbon at the bottom edge I am inspired by circular shapes, distressed, Artsy fartsy experimentation


Milka Gubo said...

:o) Lovely!! Thank you for joining I Love Match Challenge. :o) xx

Pollard Carole said...

Great design so much detail Hugs Carole x

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow..So many amazing details on this mixed media beauty ! loved the mermaid and very interesting way to use the stamp with clay !

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my goodness - I don't know where to start because there are so many beautiful textural elements to look at! Loved watching your creativity unfold. Thanks for playing along in my 30th birthday bash!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, Vinita, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! I am just blown away!! The texture and dimension are spectacular!! The details are perfect!! That mermaid is so gorgeous!! I love how you made her!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Rebecca Gillard said...

A lovely creation. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

Lin said...

This is such fun, Vinita Jane! Love all the fun details! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Vinita!!!!! This looks amazing! I would not even know where to start to make a mixed media project like this! It is truly a work of art! The shaker element is my favourite part - I closely examined all of the fun shaker bits - they look amazing! Such a wonderful nautical theme to this artwork! I really took my time and looked at everything - and there is so much to see! Congratulations on your project, Vinita, it's awesome!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a fabulous creation Vinita...the theme is very close to my heart too and oooh love how you used the stamp on clay...I must try it
Dr Sonia

Veronica Tovar said...

Wow. Amazing mixed media projects. Your card also has the perfect match for our color combination challenge. Thank you for entering Connie Can Crop challenge this month. Best luck.

Ellibelle said...

Such an amazing mixed media creation. Loving all the wonderful details and I can see how much work went into this wonderful design.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

Connie Wallenbrock said...

This is amazing! I just love everything. You put do much love in yo cresting the perfect scene. Thanks for joining our challenge.

Lori Kobular said...

Such a gorgeous mixed media project! I love that Mermaid and all the details you put into this beautiful underwater scene! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Emma Williams said...

This is such a fun project, full of dimension and texture and I love that looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Paper Piecing by Steph said...

Wow! Amazing card! Love all the details especially the mermaid stamped in clay! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Beach Linky Party!

Vicky said...

This is fabulous hun.
Thank you for joining us at Noor Design UK, hope you will join us in our new challenge next month.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vera Shelemekh said...

Amazing project! Thanks for joining Scrapbox challenge!

Debs Smith said...

Lovely project, thanks for joining in the challenge at The Artistic Stamper - Debs DT

Katydid Cards said...

Wow, this is amazing! Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge. Good luck!

Kathy said...

What a captivating scene. Exceptional detail and layers.

Judy1223 said...

Wow, now this is what I call a dimensional scene! Amazing textures, wonderful, so fun! Thanks for joining us again at Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #14!

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

So cute ans vibrant! Thank you for playing along with the 'Canvas Corp Brands' challenge!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

So cute ans vibrant! Thank you for playing along with the 'Canvas Corp Brands' challenge!

Seemaa said...

Hi Vinita, Absolutely beautiful project!!! thankyou for joining us at happy little stampers mixed media challenge.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

this is absolutely wonderful. Love how you made your mermaid.
thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge
Barb Housner (DT)

susiestacey said...

Stunning piece, so many beautiful details.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More's July challenge and good luck x Susan x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Suchi said...

Wonderfully created project! LOVE the beautiful the colors and texture added! :)
Suchi xx

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... stunning project! Love your mermaid! Thank you for playing with us at HLS July Anything Goes with Dies

Kim Rippere said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for entering
Canvas Corp Brands Challenge.

{Craftisan Studios}

Julie B said...

Super underwater scene, lots of interest there.
Thanks for joining us at CuM. :)

Viktoriya Porechnaya said...

Adorable little mermaid!Thanks for joining us from Canvas Corp Brands!

Lisa Lara said...

This is one amazing card Vinita. All the little details. WOW.

Monika Reeck said...

ooh I never stamping on a clay
yes the detailed is adorable Vinita
love it and love all the element on your card
my mom is here from 25 July until 20 September also not much time to blogging and crafting
hope you forgive me that I am late visiting your post
but my mom happy can chit and chat with me and we cook much too hehe off course Indonesian food that she loves..
Vinita see you around my blog soon

halak shah said...

This is stunning Vinita! So many gorgeous elements and layers to look at! Thank you so much for playing along the July moodboard challenge over at Papericious and all the best! :) <3

Martha tucker said...

so much detail! love!

Hussena said...

Wow. This is so wonderful,Vinita.All the elements go together so well :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Papericious. Good luck!

Priya said...

Amazing creation!!! Love all the details and rajni ji of course inspires everyone of us.. :)
Thank you for playing along Papericious July Challenge! Good luck!!