Friday, June 30, 2017

1648 Mermaid Troll - A Sandra Caldwell New Release

Hi everyone. It's New Release Friday at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs, as well as on her Facebook group. The DT create projects featuring many of these new releases and posting them to the Sandra Caldwell Stamps Fans group as well as to their individual blogs. Then Sandra throws in a few surprise images which we didn't know that! Today, I am playing with a fun image called 1648 Mermaid Troll. Did you ever have any of those so-ugly-they-were cute little trolls when you were a kid? I used to love to pet their hair :)

I coloured MT with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding a little Glossy Accents to the bubbles. She was fussy cut leaving the usual narrow white border and then matted with black. After leaving a narrow black border to help her pop against the background, foam tape was added to the back.

The background began as a 12 x 12 inch piece of marbelized cardstock. To me it looked like water so I cut it down to a 6 x 8 inch rectangle for the page. Aquamarine Archival Ink was applied to Joggles Sparks Background Noise stamp as well as Viva Las Vegas spiral one. Jet Black Archival was used to apply VLV's Star border stamp and black pen was used to fill in the stars. The same black was used to ink and apply the TH dotty stamp. Two lengths of scalloped wave patterned trims were layered at the bottom of the page and were then outlined to help them show up.

The wording was printed on white cardstock and cut into individual words. These were matted with black and then popped up on foam tape. Clear Dew Drops were adhered in a few places with Glossy Accents in order to create the effect of 3D bubbles like you see in the image. A simple border was doodled on 3 sides of the page before the black matting was adde to frame and finish the page.

Thanks for joining Mermaid Troll and me today. We love that you did! To see more of Sandra's Fabulous new releases as well as the wonderful DT makes, be sure to stop by the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group throughout the day. It's always fun and inspiring to check those out. If you are looking for even more inspiration and also want to see the surprise images for the week, pop over to Babycakes Digis and Designs. It's a great place to hang out.

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

It's really fabulous, Bonnie! It puts a smile on my always! 😊