Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SOS: Mythical and magical!

Happy Tuesday, all!  This week at Shopping Our Stash, Donna is our hostess, and she is encouraging us to create a project with a Mythical or Magical flavor!

Some ideas: mermaids, bigfoot, unicorns, the Loch Ness monster, fairies, flying pigs... (my daughter added that last one, but I'm down!  Sounds magical to me!)

Here is my mermaid:


  • All papers on this card were scraps of three types of paper-- it didn't show up in real life as much in pictures, but each scrap is actually a different hue of white, darnit.
  • The background panel was colored using Color Bursts through a Heidi Swapp stencil, probably two years old
  • The cheesecloth was just a scrap
  • I drew the mermaid a few months ago... her hands look all funky, but oh well.  It was never planned to go on a card-- it was just doodling.  I painted her with various DIs and added Pebeo relief glitter to her hair.
  • Stickles added on her eyes and lips
  • The circle diecut was in my pre-cut container (blank CD cases) and written with a waterbrush in Color Bursts
I hope you are now thinking of magical and mythical things, and meet us over at Shopping Our Stash!


  1. OMG! I KNEW you drew this amazing mermaid!! Your card is all kinds of fabulous! WOW! (also, I did a facepalm when reading about flying pigs. Why didn't I think of that?!! LOL!)

  2. awwww MAN! you DREW THAT MERMAID!!!!!!! and here i secretly came over here to find out WHOSE STAMP that was so i could look for it!!! YOWZA missus, you are toooooooo flippin' clever & talented! ♥

  3. A great card and I like that you drew your mermaid yourself; she's lovely! I like, too, that you've so creatively used up your scrap pieces to such wonderful effect. And that bit of cheesecloth? The perfect finishing touch!

  4. Mimi, your doodling Mermaid is gorgeous!!! what a talent to be able to draw your own images so beautifully.
    Love all the details and texture, especially the cheese cloth, it gives this a very soft nautical feel.
    Awesome card, my dear.