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Monday, 11 April 2011

Mermaids with attitude!

Hi there lovely blogging friends!  Sorry that my posts are spreading out these days...there is so much wedding stuff to do , which is good but I do miss my other crafting!  But to keep me sane-ish I am still taking my journal to the sofa in the evenings hahaha!  I am very lucky to have got hold of the new Stampotique mermaids...can't pronounce their names, yet alone spell them hahaha!  Looking at what some have done with them they look all airy & full of nicety but somehow mine look dark...or is it in my colouring & what I had in mind for my journalling???


Maybe painting them yellow/green didn't help hahahaha!!!  I used newspaper strips coloured with wax crayone to represent the waves whilst the rock is layered newspaper painted up.  The mermaids are coloured with Inktense.  Apart from their tails they remind me of those ghoul type creatures at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark....is that just me??? haha!  Thank you for taking a look today.  I promise that I am playing with chippie but I just can't show you today :(  HUGS XXX

21 comments:

Elaine said...

does look a bit scarey Karen... but lovely work (with a twist) as always. Elaine xx

Kaz said...

Ooohh these look fantastic Karen. I love the colours and the fab newspaper waves.
I can't say their names either xxx

Angelnorth said...

They definitely have attitude! Love the newspaper waves and rocks!

Zoechaos said...

LOL they are quite spooky LOL Love the background with the circles is magic. Certainly made me smile XOXO Zoe

Netty said...

Loving your journal pages. Terrific idea with the rocks and waves. I think the mermaids are mean't to be a bit ghoul like, they certainly scare me, but am such a wimp.......lol Annette x

Carol said...

what great pages Karen - loving the mermaids...take care xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun,these just look amazing,great pages hun,do not work too hard,lol hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Traceyr said...

I do like this journal page Karen and very different from the mermaids seen in other places. Yours are like Dr Who monsters. Love the colours of them :)

Gez said...

FabUlous pages Karen :) Love your waves you are so creative my lovely :) Your mermaids are coloured beautifully their tails look awesome. Have a great day.xxx

Anesha said...

Wow, wonderful pages, love the colours!!

Incipient Wings said...

this is lovely!
i love the waves and the colors are great!

Dawn said...

I think all these new ones are a bit odd for me I can't get used to them at all but I love all the work I see with them (does that make sense?) I love your pages hun

Love Dawn xx

tracy said...

very nice karen i love them :)
i love the background too :)

Gini said...

Oh but you haven't entered this one in the SDC28 and it fits with the bookpages theme! You still have time to enter.

http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/04/sdc28-newsprintold-book-pages.html

The S's are looking mighty fine and I love the background you've created.
Yes they do..to Raider of the lost arc. She starts off looking beautiful and then turns hideous if memory serves me right (which is possibly unlikely) and then she zaps them all! Gotta love her no nonsense style ;-)
Glad to see everything is going well for your family!
Gini
xx

joanne wardle said...

I think they are perfect that colour! thanks for joining us at stampotique

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge

dutchstamptramp said...

What a beautiful pages, love how you used the printed pages. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful funny and spooky pages.

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous pages, love the torn look of it and the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Wonderful texture and layers. Thanks for joining in with ius at Stampotique.

thekathrynwheel said...

Cor, this is lovely, in a spooky sort of a way! I love the colouring of your mermaids :-) Thanks for joining the challenge, Kate