This little mermaid is a stamp from a SU Set I picked up at a recent Rubber Stamp Show. Well, actually, I have had it since last fall and am barely getting around to using it. But, it's still new to me! I've incorporated it into this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge #33. This week's featured Etsy Artist is Opalescence. You will find hand-spun fibers and specialty stitch markers in her store.
I have chosen two inspiration pieces for this week's card. First, the colors are inspired by this fiber. And then I was inspired to use this stitch marker as the subject for my card. I had SO MUCH FUN with this card and just got really carried away! I've used my Co-ordinations papers which I textured with Cuttlebug embossing folders and then "aged" them using Priscilla's technique. What an awesome effect! Only a few people know how much I love the ocean and anything related to it.... Especially seashells! So, I had to add them too. I spent many days at the beach during my high school years. Now that I live in the desert, I really miss the ocean. It has been such a joy working on this card! Check here and scroll down to Sat., April 23rd, if you'd like to see more Etsy Inspired cards.