You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Mermaid's Birthday Wish

Wow, this is my 3rd post for today.  That's what I get for working on several things at the same time.

As I mentioned in my other post, I've been experimenting with distress markers as watercolors. That was fun to do with this mermaid from Sherri Baldy. The little Happy Birthday stamp I got at our annual stamp show here last year.

I just bought some Cottonelle toilet paper and it has this interesting texture and I wondered if it would look good as seaweed.  It's not what I hoped for (the cricut couldn't cut it for one thing) and my cutting could have been better.  But, I slid a distress ink pad over it and got an interesting look.  I used the same thing in the shell outline.  Then, I found pieces in my 'bits of flowers' stash and some pearls from my beading supplies and added them. Talk about shopping your stash - this was fun!

I'm entering this in Shopping Our Stash (They say it's your birthday) and Try it on Tuesday (It's all in the eyes) because of these big, beautiful eyes.

Please visit both blogs to see all the challenge entries.
Happy Creating.
Rae Ann


  1. Love the image so cute! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  2. I love mermaids, and this one is just too cute!! I guess the TP was too soft for Cricut to cut it without snaggin, but at least you gave it a go! That's how we learn! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at TIOT, All about the Eyes challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  3. Wow how clever is this! I love the seaweed! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  4. I love your card! Very pretty! I like your new watermark too! To answer your question, I color in the living room at my desk because I have to use a magnifier to color them :) Also, yes I do have a whole room that I have my stamping stuff set up in...when I first started I was like you...had to pull everything out to work on a card, but if I tried to do that now, oh man! what a mess I would Hugs! Leah Ann

  5. Your card is so darling Rae Ann, I love it ...Super CUTE!!! Thank you so much for creating with a Besties Digi....