Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cleopatra Mermaid

I needed a birthday card and felt like playing around. I hadn't liberated my Sweet Pea stamps in forever and a day and hadn't ever inked this one yet, so it qualifies as "new" in the challenges below.

It's ching chou-kuik's Egypt Mermaid (see page 18) by Sweet Pea Stamps.


Copic markers were used to color the stamped scene and to color light blue flower rhinestones.

Gold metallic cardstock was die cut using a Spellbinders Frame Die and a Spellbinders border die. I kept the cardstock in the dies and sponged Teal Blue and Azure StazOn ink onto the raised embossed areas as well as the innard part of the frame.

The hieroglyphic patterned vellum from a very old Club Scrap kit was adhered onto aqua cardstock. The sentiment is a Stampendous sticker from an assortment that I've had forever.

So, to summarize: the newly inked stamp qualifies as the "new" element. The Club Scrap vellum, Stampendous sticker, and old StazOn inks meet the "old" criteria.

Lastly, I'm thinking of giving this card to my sister since she's hitting the mid-century mark and is bumming. I figure that "You're not as old as Cleopatra" might work. *snort*

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:
• Simon Says "Something Old and Something New" Challenge
iCopic Weekly Challenge #63: Smooth & Shiny Hair
• Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #83: "Anything Goes"
• Delicious Doodles "All Things New" challenge


  1. Love these sweet pea stamps your colored this one up very regally. All teh details are fab.

  2. Looks fabulous hun, well done you! Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck! xx

  3. This is so pretty I love these stamps and the blues you have used are great,thanks for joining the Delicous Doodles Challenge this time xxx Pascale

  4. Fabulous stamp - I love her images. The colours you have chosen are just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles.
    Ike xx
    DD DT

  5. Fabulous colouring Kathi, and what a gorgeous stamp!

  6. Ah Kathi - this is just lovely. I love your rich colors and that stamp is awesome.


  7. Gorgeous!! Love the regal, vibrant colors and coloring. Perfect Spellbinders dies for such a lovely stamp. A perfect card for your sister's birthday.