Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mixed Media Blog Hop with Imagine Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps

Mixed Media Blog Hop

 Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop. For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies. Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?

Mixed Media Prize Package

We're proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!

Ready for some inspiration from our artists?

Here are today's posts from IMAGINE Crafts:

and from Viva Las VegaStamps!:

  If you're just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, here are the links to the previous days posts:







***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy my card for the Blog Hop . Being from New England, and spending summers at Martha's Vineyard, I have always loved using Mermaids in my designs, they have always given me creative inspiration. After seeing that Viva Las Vega Stamps has a wonderful selection of mermaids stamps, I will definitely be adding more to my collection. Sorry dear hubby.

Here is the project that I created.

Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts/ TSUKINEKO 

    • Tuxedo Black
    • Bahama Blue
    • Lilac Posies
    • Lulu Lavender
    • Pear Tart
    • Dandelion
    • Summer Sky
    • Toffee
  • Tack ' N Peel
  • GooseBumps Spray
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Fantastix

Viva Las VegaStamps

  • Mermaid Stamp plate 1104

Other Manufacturers

  • Crafters Workshop - stencil
  • Spellbinders - diecuts
  • EK Success Martha Stewart leaf punch

Let's get started --

Have you ever used Imagine Crafts Tack ' n Peel? It really is an amazing product, it is simple, holds great, and my favorite part it is reusable! 

To start off, I first stamped the top half of her body using Tuxedo Black and then stamped the tail portion using Bahama Blue onto white stamping paper.

Next, using a Fantastix, I colored both her upper body and her tail section using the other colors of Memento inks. I then cut out both sections and sprayed her tail with GooseBump for some added sparkle.

To create the card base I used a piece of 11" X 6 1/2" blue card stock folded in half . Using my stencil and fingertip dauber, I inked around the edges using Bahama Blue and Summer Sky of my card base and the frame that I had cut with my Spellbinders die.

I then embossed a 4 1/2" X 5 1/2" piece of white card stock and gently daubed with some Pear Tart, Summer Sky and Dandelion to really enhance the design. Next I die cut a decorative corner and inked it with Lulu Lavender and Dandelion. I punched out some branches, inked them with Pear Tart and used them for the seaweed.

I then adhered all the layers together, added a decorative brad to the corner and attached it to my card base. Using pop dots to attach the mermaid I completed my card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and as always, I always appreciate your support and comments.

Please stop by and visit again! 

           Thank You,


  1. Very nice! Thanks for the step by step instructions.
    Mermaid wonderful!

  2. Beautiful, love how you did the mermaid, awesome!

  3. Such a beautiful card! The bubbly background is awesome for showcasing your beautiful mermaid.

  4. Another new product to try. Hadn't heard of Take 'n Peel but I'll be watching for it.
    The mermaid came out beautiful. Great card.

  5. Nancy,
    What an awesome card...I too love mermaids. You did a fantastic job with the texturing and the coloring.

  6. Well your hubby might be dismayed but I am delighted!! This is one gorgeous mermaid and I think it's lovely that you are reminded of your childhood summers on the vineyard. I only discovered Viva Las Vegas Stamps last weekend from this co-hop, but I'm just loving them!!! Absolutely beautiful work and thanks so much for sharing today! Happy weekend Nancy!

  7. I LOVE the background on this card. Your Mermaid is colored so perfectly!!! Great tutorial.

  8. Love the textures and colours in this project. Thanks for sharing your process

  9. Beautiful card, love your colors and coloring.


  10. What a pretty card! I love the mermaid and the colors, thanks for sharing.

  11. Wow, I love all the embossing and texture. You have created a beautiful scene for this mermaid!

  12. This card is stunning! The colors are so perfect.

  13. WOW - your mermaid is STUNNING!!!
    LOVE the colors & textures of ALL of your layers and your seaweed too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  14. Your coloring is fabulous and I love the mermaid stamp. Well done.

  15. Wonderful textures on your card.... Love the colors, Perfect for the mermaid!!!!

  16. Great texture, soo pretty!!! love how you did the 2 pieces for the mermaid!

  17. This is beautiful! I love the colors! TFS!

  18. Beautifully done! Love the goosebumps that really added more dimension!

  19. Really wonderful! Love what you have done with her tail. And your backgrounds are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.