I SIMPLY love New Releases!!! Believe me, I LOVE all the stamps I own and I'll use them hundreds of times over but there's something about a new image that's just SO SUPER fun!!
If you arrived here from Penny's Blog then you, my friend, are on the right track!! If not hop on back to the beginning and don't miss one creation!!!
This gorgeous lady is Monarch Mia!! Just another amazing and stunning design from Maigan-Lynn!
I wanted to do something sparkly, girlie, whimsical and fun. So I looked through my newest paper purchase which was an on sale, end of summer paper pack from K&Company. It had papers with whales, submarines, waves, mermaids, sea horse, etc. Super cute with kind of retro-eclectic 60's designs, great colors. So I grabbed it up. I pulled out the papers with sea horses and mermaids. The colors were orange, pink, chocolate. So I ran with that.
I inked her in brown Colorbox ink and stamped her on a relatively old piece of parchment stationary and heat set her.
I grabbed the Copics and sparkly pens that I needed to work with Mia and set to it. My daughter has the coolest doll with hair that's, hot pink, orange, and yellow. So that's EXACTLY what I did. (I keep trying to snag the doll to have her sit on a shelf in my office as inspiration but Kendall keeps snagging her back! LOL!)
I thoroughly enjoyed coloring her and shifting color so that the image balanced well...I love the pop of turquoise. I blinged her butterfly-ish tail fin just a little with my silver paint pen and sparkled up the giant daisy/black eyed susan that she's perched on with my glue pen and some bright orange glitter.
I couldn't decide what her actual tail color should be so I decided to paper piece her. This heart paper is also from the same paper stack. I stamped her again on the heart paper, embossed, heat set and then just trimmed her tail out and glued it down. I LOVE this technique!!! It's so eye catching!!
With all of the coloring done, I set to matting my image on yellow and brown cardstock. I tied a sheer gold ribbon around the bottom and set her aside.
I made my card base out of this SU!'s pretty in pink and then PTI's summer sunrise. I adhered them together. I then adhered and stitched the chocolate brown and white polka dot ribbon to those layers.
I then took the mermaid paper, the seahorse paper and another matte of brown - adhered and stitched together. I then adhered Mia to the mix and then used PTI summer sunrise matching polka dot ribbon to tie around that entire stack. I then zig zag stitched around the perimeter making sure to INCLUDE the ribbon in my stitching to hold it down and give it an interesting texture.
The button trio was added at the end. They are all tied with hemp twine.
I truly hope you enjoyed my new creations with Mia!!! You MUST run to the store to grab yourself one or 8!! LOL! Yes...I'm a bad enabler...I know!!
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