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Oh so much to show you today!!! In this post I am proud to introduce you to one of our new mermaids Nivea!!! That Maigan Lynn...she is some kind of talent...seriously. She never ceases to amaze me!
I have two projects to show you that I made with Nivea. One is a Jumbo Tag card and the other is an altered ribbon bookmark!
We'll start with the Jumbo Tag Card.
I have these huge tags that I purchased at my LSS some time ago. They work well for SO many different purposes!! They are the standard manila color that these tags usually are but I covered mine in front with SU! Basic Black cardstock on one side and pure white on the back where the writing would go. After that was done, I set the tag aside and worked on Nivea. I stamped her in SU! Basic Black ink. No heat embossing...shocking...I know! I was trying to bust out a different style than I normally do =) I colored her with my Copics, sparkly Sakura gel pens and fine art colored pencils.
I had some SU! rub ons laying around that I knew would compliment around Nivea so I set to adding them on pretty haphazardly. I then mounted her image on blue cardstock and used my sticky rub ons to add the "free spirit' sentiment then sprinkled with black glitter. I added the parenthesis rub ons from Hambly on top and bottom to complete and balance the entire image.
Lastly I used some of my favorite satin ribbon..white with black polka dots! This would be great to tie onto a gift or a gift bag. But, of course, I'm keeping her in MY stash!! Wouldn't you??
My next design with Nivea is an altered ribbon bookmark!!! I've been making these for years as mail holders, bookmarks, markers for portable calendars, etc. I just knew that I wanted to do something 'different' so I incorporated Nivea into one of my bookmarks!!!
I first started by stamping her on SU! Creamy Caramel cardstock. I then set to painting her gorgeous flowing hair and tail with my Sakura watercolors. I didn't water them down however, I treated them more like I would acrylics and simply painted with them...sans water. I love the dimensional effect they have when you touch the bookmark. Her top and tail were colored with Copics and her stars and embellishments were colored with a white gel pen.
Trimming her out was a bit challenging but I love a challenge!! After I trimmed her out I dipped her eyelashes in glue and then in chunky, pink art glitter. I LOVE how this came out as back in my "younger" days I would have work the same sparkly makeup when going out!!! ;)
Lastly, I made the bookmark with coordinating ribbon colors and adhered her on with a jumbo 3-D glue dot. She's been hanging out in my planner ever since!!!
Bev (SG) http://getcreativesg.blogspot.com/
I hope you enjoy all of my creations with our new releases!! Now onto Linda to see what she's got goin' on!!!
Thanks SO much for visiting!!! Happy hopping!!