Urban Mermaid Designs

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Fairy Belle Shadow Box


This project started off as a Chocolate Ginger wooden box by Tesco. Unfortunately I had to eat all the chocolates in order to create this! ;-)

I painted the box with white gesso inside and out, then glued the different elements to the box using clear glue and foam pads in places to add dimension.


Materials used:
Prima Marketing - Fairy Belle: 12 x 12 papers, 6 x 6 papers, chipboard stickers. Prima flowers and leaves (assorted), Prima Shabby Chic Treasures - resin dress form. Bunting border cut from Prima Delight - Delightful 12x12 paper. The swirls are gessoed chipboard with a sprinkling of aqua glass beads.

The Fairy Belle Collection was designed by the talented Jodie Lee. You can buy her designs at various scrap stores or directly from her at her Etsy shop here.
This Collection is only available in limited supplies now, as it was hugely popular when it was first released. But the full collection is also available digitally at Snap Click Supply here.
So digi-scrappers can join in the fun too, or you can resize elements and print out, which is really handy.

Prima April BAP Sketch
Simon Says Stamp A is For 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Spring Flowers Kraft Card

I was inspired by the blossoming flowers and the lovely spring green shades around me to create this cute card using some oldie but goodie scrapbooking stash.
This is a simple to make greeting card. Materials: A5 piece of Kraft Card, foam pads, Basic Grey Two Scoops brads, a Prima Flower and a sheet of Basic Grey Mellow die shapes:
For Challenges:
BGC#67 - Spring Green with Spring Elements!
Country View April Kraft Challenge
CMC#67 Flowers 
Papertake Anything Goes

Monday, 6 April 2015

Sew Lovely Greeting Card

Here is a "Cute as a Button" greeting card I made using the Sew Lovely Scrapbooking Collection by Do Crafts / Papermania available here
I layered up the paper, die cuts and even used the coordinating post-it notes.
There are some die cut buttons in the set, but I chose to glue real buttons from my collection on to the card using silicone glue.
The flower cabachons are by Webster's Pages Palm Beach Perfect Accents.
For Challenge: Cute Card Thursday 367 - Buttons & Bows

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Interview With a Vampire Greeting Card

Interview with a Vampire, Vampire Boutique Greeting Card.
This handmade greeting card is inspired by the movie Interview With a Vampire and by my recent trip to New Orleans.
I wanted to create a card that looked like a Victorian dressing screen, so made 3 panels with scrapbooking paper.
The filigree top and feet are cut out of gold cupcake wrappers, if you have a die-cutting machine, you can achieve a similar result.
Papers: Glitz French Kiss, Bo Bunny The Avenues, Kaisercraft Miss Empire
Stamps: Kanban Steampunk
Flowers: Prima
Tim Holtz distress inks
Entered into:
Inky Chicks Challenge #48 Movie Star
That's Crafty Gold and Silver Challenge

Friday, 29 August 2014

Mermaid Circus Workshop

Mermaid Circus is an online workshop created by amazing artists Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore.
 Over 8 weeks, they will present you with a plethora of incredible art projects
and tutorials that celebrate their love of Mermaids and the Circus.
You also have a Private Group to share your work and 1 year to re-watch
and wring out every last drop of joy from all of the Lessons!
Registration is open now.The workshop starts on September 8th

Monday, 12 May 2014

Alice in Wonderland Book Tag

Inspired by a Library Scrap Challenge, I created a book mark with an Alice Theme.

Materials: Glitz Designs Vintage Blue (papers & stickers)
Kaisercraft Collectables: Enchanted Garden(toadstools) Timeless (books)
Bo Bunny The Avenues (brad)
Prima  (Clock)
Karen Foster Metals  (key)
Basic Grey (ribbons and fibres)
Entering in Challenge #7 at Craft Hoarders

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Tea Break Greeting Card

Do you like the Retro 50s style that is so popular in Home d├ęcor and Fashion design at the moment?
I've noticed that the trend is also reflected in some scrapbooking kits.

Tea Break is a fun and girlie kit with a vintage feel by Australian Company Kaisercraft.
I especially love the retro fonts and diner word art in the journaling and die cuts.

Here is a greeting card I made this week using the range. The flowers are by Prima and brads from Bo Bunny The Avenues. Round girl sticker is by Glitz Designs Cashmere Dame.