Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Mermaid Crossing

happy tuesday!
today is the start of August release week with Newton's Nook Designs! i just LOVE release weeks!

today, the whole DT is showcasing the new, INCREDIBLE Mermaid Crossing stamp set! don't you just LOVE this set? seriously, i am in LOVE with this! of course i LOVE mermaids (i was a kid in the 80's so OF COURSE i love the little mermaid movie!!! ha!), and this set is SOOO adorable! LOVE it!
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on August 14th, right here!

for my first card, i created a fun, textured background, that really lets that mermaid pop!

isn't it great?
i misted the background with some light mint Heidi Swapp Color Shine. once that was dry i added that bubble background with a stencil and some embossing paste! 

the mermaid was colored with copics, and i just LOVE that she's hugging the little seahorse!! so cute!

i popped her up over that crumpled vellum with the sentiment! LOVE how this turned out!

my 2nd card is just as fun!

i created that fun background with some distress ink and distress stain...and lots of water! ha!
first i blended the background with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Then i added some water spots. 
once it was dry, i used lots of vintage photo distress stain to create that 'sand'! so fun!

again, i colored 'Ariel" (ha!) with copics and heat embossed the sentiment in white!
the seaweed below was also heat embossed! so fun!

Would you like to win “Mermaid Crossing”?
This prize will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, August 13th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 14th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


  1. Oh my goodness!! Little mermaid!! I love how you colored her like Ariel! Amazing!

  2. Adorable cards! Love both backgrounds ♥

  3. Beautiful card!! Love the background and I love that she's holding that sweet seahorse.

  4. Love this stamp set and love what you've done with the texture paste and the circles. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

  5. Love the way you used the vellum in the first card.
    the watercoloring is great in the second.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

  6. Great mash up of different techniques wonderful card.

  7. Love her floating in her vellum bubble, but I really like how you got the bubbles in the water on the second card!

  8. Great backgrounds. Love how the vellum softens the the background of the first card. TFS

  9. Both of your cards are so pretty! Love how you colored the mermaids to look like Ariel!

  10. Love the backgrounds on both of these cards and that crumbled up vellum is genius!

  11. Great cards! I love how you made the sand!

  12. I love your background in both cards, looks so real!

  13. Oh both of these cards are Fintasttic!!!!!!!!!!! Love the new set!!!

  14. Gorgeous background!!! Love your cards~the mermaid is beautiful!
    Sherrie K

  15. Great mermaid scenes. I like the bubble background and the use of vellum.

  16. So funny that you colored the mermaid to look like Ariel - I totally loved that movie too. Now I have "under the sea" stuck in my head! Beautiful cards. I love the coloring and the fun backgrounds too!!

  17. What's not to like about these adorable mermaids? Your card is perfect to showcase the new stamps!

  18. Your backgrounds are really cool! They showcase this great mermaid set so well.

  19. Wow your cards are gorgeous. The backgrounds you created are just perfect for this set!

  20. Crumpled vellum - cool technique! These cards are so fun.


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