Under the Sea: Mermaid

Take a walk along the edge of the deep blue sea, feel the warm sand between your toes and breathe in the salty air. Balmy breezes tousle your hair and toy with the exotic hibiscus flower behind your ear as you stoop to snatch a lustrous seashell that has been swept onto the beach with the incoming tide. Cares and worries melt away because life really is better at the seaside. The cool, crystal clear water lapping at the shoreline beckons you and you cannot resist the sudden urge to dive right in. Before you know it you have been submerged into a magical underwater world where you find yourself settling on a jagged reef surrounded with burnished coral, glassy seashells and mystical sea creatures more beautiful than your imagination could ever conjure. A peek behind the coral and waltzing seaweed finds you nose to nose with a school of fish gliding every so gently with their long, graceful flowing tails and glistening scales decorated with an abundance of shimmering and alluring colours. Delicate sea horses and magnificent jelly fish dart and flit among the dancing aquatic plant life as to entertain you with a glorious underwater show being performed just for you. Welcome to “Under the Sea”, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations. This water themed assembling of magnificent papers, stamps and dies will have you creating ravishing underwater scenes perfect for documenting your seaside vacations, ocean themed altered art pieces or salt water card creations. The tranquil colour palette of calming blues, greens and teals, paired with golden yellows, subtle shades of pinks, purples, corals and reds are sure to soothe your soul. Creating projects with a tropical flair that will “make a splash” has been made simple with decorative papers boasting mesmerizing patterns of sea shells, florals, delicate swirls and alluring hibiscus blossoms. The intricate, detailed stamp illustrations of underwater sea creatures, glistening seashells, and exotic hibiscus flowers are sublime for shaping and creating dimensional elements adding a realistic touch to any underwater themed paper craft design. We invite you to take the plunge and come along with us on an underwater adventure as we explore Under the Sea!

Today I get to share one of my favourite projects that I have created to date. It turned out just like I had pictured it in my head.

It is the full reveal day of the Under the Sea collection from Heartfelt Creations. The Under the Sea collection is their stunning May release. This collection is gorgeous, full of vibrant colours and tropical images. Perfect for anyone that has spent time down south on a beach, loves anything tropical, maybe has a love of hawaiian shirts or Jimmy Buffet. Who wouldn’t love Under the Sea!

As soon as I received this collection, I sketched out a layout. I knew which photo I wanted to use, a photographer friend had taken it earlier this year {Babineau Visual Media}. The photo is taken of a local celebrity, Raina the Mermaid.

Under the Sea-Mermaid

I worked at this layout in bits and pieces for about a week. I started with the fish net. I created it using some natural string and an online tutorial. Then I worked on the flowers and leaves. I used dye inks to colour them.

Under the Sea-Mermaid2

You can get more information about how I created this layout on the Heartfelt Creations blog. Below is what I used to create it.

Project Recipe:

Heartfelt Creations- Under the Sea Stamps & Dies, Tropical Hibiscus Stamps & Dies, Coral Reef Collage Stamps & Dies, Under the Sea Patterned Paper, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

CTMH Dye Ink- Poppy, Chocolate, Saffron

Stampin’ Up Dye Ink- Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder

Liquid Pearls- Chocolate, Stickles- Orange Peel

IrRESISTibles- Bamboo Green, Gold

Coloured Pencils, Sharpie Markers- Gold & Silver

I used coloured pencils to colour these little koi fish, and added Stickles to their tails.

Thanks for stopping by to get a closer look at my Under the Sea creation with Heartfelt Creations!


11 thoughts on “Under the Sea: Mermaid

  1. Stunning image to pair with this collection, Tracy! Your flowers are stunning, your fish perfectly colored and I love the net embellie!


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