Friday, 20 July 2018

Mermaids and gin

No I'm not being sent mad by our scorching heatwave (well not yet). My son recently bought my Hb a bottle of gin (yes we are gin lovers in this family) and I was thrilled to see that it was called Mermaid Gin and was made on the good old Isle of Wight. And no I have affiliate links this this company at all, I wish I did! The gin was great but the bottle was even better...take a look at this
the label has a cut out and the mermaid is viewed through the bottle, which is why my image is a little blurred

It's not only a gorgeous bottle but delicious gin too!
So of course I had to make something mermaid related and I dug out an old Stampendous stamp which I took to Majorca with Daisy on our recent holiday. These are a couple of the lovely pages she made in her holiday journal..not bad for a 4 1/2 year old!
I decided that for my card today I would make a distress inky background and then paint mermaid with my lovely Stardust paints. I kept it quite CAS as I wanted the mermaid to look translucent, so that the distress inks flowed through her,  just like the one on the Mermaid Gin bottle.
This is the card I made;
It's hard to see the sparkle from paints, this shows it a little better.
She is up for sale now at Dotty's Teahouse, Carshalton, SM5 2AE

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

A bit more time to craft 1/3 anything goes
Studio 75 2/3 summertime
Crafteezee summer
Crafty calendar 2/3 totally girlie
Simon says stamp Wednesday use a die and/or a punch my seashells are dies by Marianne
Simon says stamp Monday add a little sparkle


Today we have some cloud, which is a good respite from the heatwave, but no sign of any rain and next week again is getting even hotter. This is now a repeat of the summer of 1976...I wonder if we will beat any records?

I am back on Monday with such a exciting card..... Visible Image are launching their Alice In Wonderland  collection on pre release and I will be sharing the first of my samples...here is a very sneaky peek
but there is a Facebook Live tonight where you can see him in all his glory. Just click the link here

 Have a lovely weekend, keep cool and carry on enjoying the summer. 

Bye for now,

Jane x

10 comments:

  1. Love your mermaid and I have to say how brilliant is Daisy's journal page, it will be so wonderful for her to look back at this in years to come!
    Great bottle too! :)
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x

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  2. What a great bottle, Jane, really unusual. I love Daisy's journal pages, she's a very talented little girl and I'm sure she's thrilled to be able to have some crafting time with you. Your card is beautiful, such a lovely image and a super background. xx

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    1. Just popping back to say Good Luck in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. xx

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  3. What a wonderful, summery post, Jane! Love the gin bottle, such clever graphic design to have the mermaid show through the liquid.. FAB! Daisy is showing a real talent for art and design, I'm sure your teaching her skills from her earliest years will set her on a lifetime of artistic endeavors, bravo, Grandmother! Your mermaid card is FAB-u-lous!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. It is always such a treat to see where your artistic inspiration comes from and how you share that inspiration with us through your photography skills. And wow! Your project is gorgeous, too! I love how the mermaid came out and I'm so grateful for your continued support of our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges!

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  5. Fabulous Mermaid card, love how the colours run through her and Daisy's journal is brilliant.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  6. The promise of gin brought me to your blog!!! Just joking. But I will be certainly be keeping my eye out for it.
    Dot x

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  7. Beautiful card, I love your inky background. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
    Katrina

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  8. Śliczna praca. Dziękuję za udział w wyzwaniu Studio75 :) Pozdrawiam -Gosia

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  9. That's really cool idea! Love it! Thank you very much for participating in our Summer Challenge #6 from Studio75!

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