Thursday, August 29, 2019

You're Mermazing . . .

Welcome back friends!
Today I'm sharing a 'mermazing' creation for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!
 Excuse the pun ...
Summer is in full swing and the beautiful blue waters of the oceans are calling!  LOL
Oh how I'd love to be back in Bora Bora or Tahiti right now!  Ugh!
Anyways ... back to reality!

I have used two die sets from the Dies R Us Store today.

Impression Obsession - Dies - Mermaids

Little B - Dies - Mermaids

I have also used Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks  to create my background water.
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken ChinaDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Cracked PistachioDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Peacock Feathers

I created my 'water' panel using the oxide inks, watercolor paper & water.  
For the rocks & seaweed, I die cut the entire die using green card stock then scribbled some brown onto a scrap of white card stock using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and die cut just the 'rocks' portion ... snipping off any of the seaweed and gluing the rocks over top the green die cut panel.

Next I started creating my scene, die cutting a few other little fishies from the Little B set.

There are several mermaid sets in the store ... just type MERMAID in the search block and choose the one that works best for you.  

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As always ...


  1. Beautiful card, Darlene. I like the dies and how you colored them up. [Bunny]````

  2. Seriously, I bought a bunch of mermaid and sea life stamps and dies before our trip and I'm still waiting to use them. I've got one card partially done. Just look how fun this is! Lots of dies and a fabulous background!

  3. I love all the wonderful images in your underwater scene and those mermaids are so perfect with it. I love how you did the water too.

  4. they are enjoying their underwater home, great job on the water, love the blend of all those colors!

  5. Beautiful underwater scene! Love the blended background!

  6. A thoroughly enchanting scene, Darlene! I loved how you described your steps, but you left out what I find the MOST gorgeous: how you painted the silhouette mermaid die cuts! They're beautiful!!! XOX

  7. It was too cold in Lake Huron for the 'mermaids' to appear, but yours look like they are in warmer waters and having a ton of fun!! (except they need to watch out for 'Dorien) lol...anyhow cute and fun creative card!!


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