Urban Mermaid Designs

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Mermaid Trend in Paper Scrapbooking Part 1

Mermaids are finally making a SPLASH in the paper scrapbooking world! I have noticed quite a few lines this season with a mermaid theme, so will share them here and in the next post for all you fin-tastic and mermazing mermaid fans!

Echo Park have released a fun and girlie mermaid collection called Let's be Mermaids: by Lori Whitlock.
You can also buy a co-ordinating ephemera set and stamp & die sets:
Lawn Fawn have also released a cute mermaid stamp & die set which would work well with the Echo Park collection, How cute is that Narwhale?! :

Let's be Mermaids would be best suited to young girl or teen projects, for mixed-media and more sophisticated mermaid projects, I would recommend Mermaid Tails by Kaisercraft. This watercolour inspired range includes beautiful papers, album, stickers, die-cuts and stamps.
There are also some Kaisermists which co-ordinate with the collection.

The papers come in 12" and 6" and with Kaisercraft it's always worth buying the 6" too as some of the papers are different and they also include die-cuts and tags in the pad.
The Collectables pack is great and jam-packed with goodies (50+). It also has some large word art pieces which would be great heat-embossed with glitter powders.
A stand-out of the collection is a large scallop-shell shaped cardstock. This would be nice framed, but if they had created it symmetrically it would've also made awesome covers for a scrap album.

The only slight niggle I have with this collection is the mermaids themselves, which appear to have been created with Poser software. They have a computer-generated look which is incongruous to the style of the collection.  They are in the same style as the fairies used in their Fairy Dust Collection. What a shame they didn't hire a water-colour artist to create the mermaids too.

I do love their matching gloss resist papers which work well with the Kaiser mists and other watercolour media you may have.

Here is a layout I created with the Kaisercraft Mermaid Tails Collection and based on their July Sketch Challenge.

Here is a layout I created with the Kaisercraft Mermaid Tails Collection and based on their July Sketch Challenge.

Kaisermists Turquoise, White
Mermaid Tails Paper Pads 12" & 6"
Mermaid Tails Collectables
Sea Breeze Collectables

Tonic Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard, Morning Dew, Ivory Seashell
Martha Stewart Scallop Punch
Prima French Riviera Background Stamp



VĂ©ronique said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness! You have just made me love Kaisercraft too! I love the wonderful soft feel of your card and all the interesting elements. This paper is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this fortnight!!

Squirrel x said...

Such fabulous papers, and a gorgeous make! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AYLI for this challenge. Hugs xx

Mojca said...

Oh my this looks just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

suzanne2 said...

what a lovely creations, the colours looks amazing! thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Suzanne (DT)