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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Starfish wishes & Mermaid kisses - NEW Mermaid with Love die collection from Tonic Studios

Today, Jodie Johnson will be launching the NEW Tonic Studios Mermaid Love die collection as a 'One Day Special (ODS)' on Hochanda @ 6pm. It is a wonderful mix of mermaids and ocean themed dies, plus sentiments - a definite something for everyone collection. So I thought I'd pop over to my blog and share one of my projects for today's launch ...

... a decorative page for a memory book

To create my page, I grabbed the Memory Book 1 dies, cut the 2 largest layers but before layering them up, the backing layer has been coloured, first with Nuvo Hybrid Inks - Laguna Bay & Dried Oregano - then to add a 'sheen', Aquamarine embellishment mousse.

Using 2 of the decorative layers, I created my mount - coloured with Toasted Almond and Pure Platinum mousse - placed in the centre of my page, adding a further circular panel with 3D foam pads. Next came the decorating ...

Marina and all shell elements have been coloured with Nuvo Hybrid inks and my trusty finger daubers. I have backed Marina on to card, (before colouring her) so I had areas to place 3D foam, so that she stood out from the shells.

The sentiment I chose to use, is also included in the collection but actually reads 'Mermaid kisses & Starfish wishes' however to ensure the sentiment was 'just perfect' for my layout, I separated the words, placing each part where it suited my design.

Although the decoration flows over the circular inner panel, it has not been glued in place so that you can slide your photograph underneath. As a finishing touch, I covered all the elements with a Nuvo Sparkle pen plus added a few some Nuvo glitter drops.

How will you use the dies when you get them home? Please do share as love how we all interpret and adapt our crafty stash to suit either our mood or who we are giving the card/project too.

x x x

Dies used
Memaid & Love die sets - Marina
Mermaid & Love die sets - Mermaid kisses & Starfish wishes sentiment
Memory Book Maker, Base Creator

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse                                                             Nuvo Diamond Hybrid ink
Toasted Almond, Aquamarine, Pure Platinum                      Rubber Duck, Carrot Stick, Panama Rose,
                                                                                                  Dried Oregano, Laguna Bay
Craft Perfect A4 card                                                                          Spring Heather, Royal Plum
Watercolour 300gsm card
Ultra smooth card - white                                Essentials
Weave textured - Jet Black                    Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Craft Perfect 3D foam squares
Tangerine die cutting machine

I am entering my page in to the following challenges:
Just add ink - something new - Mermaid dies
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Simply Create - anything goes
Cardz for Galz - dimension
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes


jane stillman said...

Beautiful colours and great design

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful in those soft colours Lou
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Lou this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie said...

A stunning card with beautiful aquatic colours.
Fatima x

KimB said...

These dies are amazingly intricate! I love how you created such an atmospheric aquatic scene with pops of colour and lovely texture. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Gwyneth said...

Absolutely gorgeous colour scheme and great layout. Your card looks fab.

Jan said...

Such a gorgeous layout, Lou! I love all the colour details and shimmer that you’ve added to the ocean background and how it suits your shells and sweet mermaid so perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Chantell Randall said...

Very pretty card - I really love the way you have combined the sentiment and images together. Chantell Just Add Ink

D.L. Flowers said...

Love this dimensional card and colours. Thanks for joining the challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and we look forward to seeing more of your creations! Donna - DT Member

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Monica C. said...

This is just stunning Lou! I love the soft background colors you have used and the pop of contrasting color for the shells and starfish on it. Beautiful!
Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
Monica C. DT CWAA

KathyA. said...

What a wonderful and magical card. The papers with the great sheen are perfect for this theme. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy []

Cazro said...

Your card is stunning, I love the colours and your dimensional design. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT.