Monday, June 10, 2013

Bombshell's Muse Monday!

Every Monday is Muse Monday over at the Bombshell Stamps Blog! Each month Alison, our Challenge Captain, selects a Bombshell Stamp set to be showcased by the Bombshell Girls and Pin-Ups throughout that month.

During June, we'll be showcasing the Mermaid Anchor set, which you can see below!

Here's my long tag!

This tag features Mermaid Anchor with a banner sentiment from Ahoy There and the fish and seaweed stamps from Mermaid Treasure. 

I stamped the Mermaid Anchor onto Neenah cardstock and onto a Post-It note using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored the image with Copic markers, which I'll list below. I wanted to make her look as though she was a woman turning into a mermaid.

I fussy cut the stamped Post-It note put it aside as I airbrushed the sand and several BG markers over the Mermaid Anchor.

The seaweed was stamped at the bottom of the tag using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. The Post-It note mask was adhered over the Mermaid anchor and then the fish trio was repeatedly stamped, also using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, to look as though the fish were swimming behind and around the anchor. The mask was lifted and Copic Opaque White was added to the existing air bubbles and to create new ones. When the Opaque White was dry, I added Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen over the bubbles to make 'em shiny.

The sentiment banner was stamped, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut.

The bottom corners of the tag were punched with a corner rounder and the top was punched using a Tonic corner punch. All edges were sponged with Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs, and Black Soot Distress ink. The tag was matted onto black cardstock, which had been corner punched as well.

A shell and two loopy nailheads were painted with Picket Fence Distress paint, heat set, then sponged with Distress Ink. The green meshy stuff is packaging from a crate of clementines. I kept it because it looked like a fish net to me. A hole was punched in the top of the tag and the meshy was threaded through it. The clam shell nailhead was attached just above the knot.

A captain's wheel DieNamics charm die was used to cut white Shrinky Dink plastic, colored with Copic markers, then shrunk with the heat gun. The thing kept skittering around my table, so I got smart and stuck it into a tin, so the heat gun could work its magic. Then I got unsmart and burned my hand on the tin. *sigh* 

A jump ring was added to the charm. The two loopy nailheads were poked through the top of the tag and jute cord was threaded through the loop, the charm, then the other loop. The last step was to add the sentiment banner using dimensional foam adhesive (my beloved 3L/Scrapbook Adhesive black foam squares).

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: Y11, Y21, Y26, T1, T3
Legs/Tail: YG41, YG45, T3, R00, R02, R14
Bathing Suit: B2, B4, B16
Anchor: B34, B37, B39, R24, R39, R59
Plants: YG21, YG25, R14, R24, R37, R59
Sand: E41, E43
Ocean: BG11, BG13, BG70, BG72

I shall enter this tag in the following challenges:


  1. Fabulous tag, love the fishy background you've created for her.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC,
    Avril x

  2. Very cool tag, Kathi! Love the mermaid, the fish, and the seaweed you combined in your scene! Really cool coloring, special effects, and embellishments, too! Sorry you burned yourself, but it was in a good cause! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Hi Kathi, I looove the long tag! The colours of the water look so tropical and real!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
    Dot x

  4. Great tag and wonderful mermaid! You did a great job of coloring the image! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Onwer

  5. Gorgeous tag with just the right amount of fish! Lol. I love your coloring of the mermaid and the fibers you used for ribbon.