Monday, March 7, 2016

Celebrate National Craft Month!

March is National Craft Month and I wanted to create something extra special to honor that.  I've been looking forward to getting my hands on this paper collection from Graphic 45 called, "Voyage Beneath the Sea". In addition, I have some really great stamps from So Suzy Stamps that go perfectly with this paper collection.  To begin, I wanted to come up with a way to highlight my mermaid by having her pop up out of the water so it appears as if she's right at the surface, while just below the surface, another scene plays out.




So, to start, I did a ton of fussy cutting on my mermaid's hair.  I also added Stickles glitter glue on her hair and on her scales.  The paper at the top is torn to look like foamy waves, while another strip of "waves" is behind her.

To make the background waves, I simply used a 1" circle punch but only put my paper halfway into the circle.  Voile!



I fussy cut the fish from the G45 papers and added a sentiment from So Suzy Stamps which can be found here.  Those cute sea shells are from the Stamp of the Month Club and if you're interested in that, you can get the details here.  The next quarter which begins in April has already opened up so this is the perfect time to sign up.  I also added some open weave ribbon from The Ribbon Resource/May Arts Ribbon, to look like fish net.




Here, I've added lots of sequins, liquid pearls, more glitter glue and stamped a sea plant, then colored it in with Tombows.  I also stamped it on my G45 paper to give it more dimension.  The sheer ribbon is also from The Ribbon Resource and I "burned" it with my heat tool, to melt it to look a bit like seaweed, as well.  The sequins are from The Ton and the bubble embellishments are from DoubleClick Skittles.  All can be found at So Suzy Stamps.  Suzy also carries several of the Graphic 45 paper collections, although I believe the collection I've used today is not in her online store yet, it is available in her physical store.  


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I plan on sharing this project in the Graphic 45 March monthly challenge also.

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