Urban Mermaid Designs

Monday, 27 March 2017

Blue & Ochre Mixed Media

This week I was inspired by Scrapmasters Challenge and Paperartsy Blue & Ochre colour scheme challenges.
I also just realised that this colour scheme ties in with the new Beauty and the Beast live-action movie, so the Beauty/Beautiful theme works for that inspiration too. I think this is a colour scheme we will see move of in 2017.

I was reminded of some papers and ephemera I had in my stash by Glitz Design. They are all blue and ochre toned with gorgeous vintage imagery, the line is called:Vintage Blue. I started by layering up some papers and Whatnots.
I stamped the word art BEAUTIFUL with a Technique Tuesday stamp and WOW slow-drying embossing ink, then heat-embossed with Midnight Dream powder. I wanted to convey the Beauty of spring with Butterflies, Flowers and Birds. I echoed the Beauty theme with the word art quote by John Keats "Beauty is truth, truth beauty".

I layered up some Whatnots, distressing the edges with ink.


I stamped a large butterfly onto paper (Kaisercraft - Bonjour) and cut it out, then I stamped and heat-embossed 3 small butterflies. (Prima - Fairy Belle) with Wow powders - Daytona Sands and Iridium blend. 

added some micro beads in places to add texture. 
I heat-embossed some chipboard swirls and these lovely chipboard Poppies from Blue Fern with Stampendous enamel. It's a marbling enamel with a mix of deep blue and gold - yummy!

I stamped the word art from Paperartsy Eclectica with Faded Jeans DI and cut it into strips.

I added some Prima flowers and one I made with a quilling die.

Stamps and Stencils: Chirpy Cheep Top 3

Stampendous - Aged Marine embossing Enamel
WOW! Daytona Sands, Iridium and Midnight Dream embossing powders. WOW! Slow embossing pad.
Papers: Glitz Design Vintage Blue and Whatnots, MME Lost & Found 2
Chipboard: Blue Fern Gingers Poppies
Inks; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw, Fossilised Amber
Stamps: Prima clear butterfly stamp and Kaisercraft Bonjour clear stamps
Technique Tuesday - "Beautiful" Stamp, (In a word:Children)
Paperartsy - Beauty word art stamp Eclectica3 Sara Naumann 16
Flowers: Prima
Prima Funnabair Glass beads Butter
Dies: Half Doily die by CC Downton Abbey
Gold bird charm


Heather McMahon said...

Oh my - I love your stamping and embossing! To be eligible for judging at More Than Words you just need to add in our challenge board. Thanks!

langeatheart said...

What a unique take on our challenge! Beautiful embossing and stamping work! All the best from MTW! :)

Nicole Doiron said...

WOW! Such beautiful work! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

Kareen Dion said...

Very good interpretation of the challenge!!! Wow! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words!

Elena Martynova said...

Gorgeous!!! This is a stunning interpretation of the challenge! Thank you for joining us at More Than Words this month!

Lucy said...

Your piece of art is wonderful and immediately caught my eye on the Simon Says Stamp challenge. It fits so wonderfully in the More than word challenge and the Paper Artsy Blue and Ochre (I'm working on that one). Wonderful concept.

Caroline Elliam said...

The beauty and the beast combo is amazing! Thank you for joining at More than words!

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Awesome! So many beautiful details!! Thank you for joining our Spring challenge at Rubber Dance ♥ We have started a colour challenge today, come have a look! :)

Susanne Rose said...

Great work!!! Thank you for playing along in the Rubber Dance Challenge. xx Susanne.

Emma Williams said...

What a great card and such a beautiful colour combination, those colours works so well together! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :) x

Марина Игнатова said...

Awesome! Very interesting work! Thanks for joining us at "The Secret of Inspiration"!

Colleen said...

This is beautiful

Darlene said...

OH WOW ... what a gorgeous work of art! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Things that Fly’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful !

Дарья Шестакова said...

What a gorgeous creation!!! Thank you from "Secret of Inspiration"!

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! I love all things layered and sparkly and I love your beautiful creation! So many details and fabulous accents! This is ART! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous layout. Great colours and so many beautiful elements. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

Sue C said...

Beautiful card, love the colour palette and the details you've added. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

toni said...

Wonderful work! So many lovely elements all complementing each other. . Thankyou for sharing this with us over at Stamps and Stencils Toni x

Team Clark said...

This card really is inspired! I love the gorgeous frilly stamp, the embossed die cuts and the gorgeous color combo! So happy to see you in the top 3 spotlight at S&S! Congrats!

Nadya Drozdova said...

Thank you for your beautiful project and participating in MMA

Lisa Griffith said...

Beautiful page and such wonderful details...thanks for joining us at MM&A!

Анечка Mul-kiss said...

What a mystery card! Gorgeous!
Thank you from "Scrapmaster". Good luck!