Friday 3 April 2015

Fantasy (book page swap 3 of 12)

Welcome to another of my blog posts showing you the wonderful pages I made as part of a wonderful book swap with 13 fellow crafters dotted all over the world!
More about this swap can be found in my Book Swap Introduction HERE.
So, onto the third page of 12! This page was for Holly Bloomfield using her chosen theme of FANTASY.
I used the following materials/steps for this page:
 The mermaid image is by Simply Betty Stamps and was coloured using Promarkers.

The bubble background to the image was also done using Promarkers.

I added Glossy Accents to the mermaid's eyes, lips and earrings as well as to the black outlined hearts and bubbles by the mermaid's face.

The background was created using a DoCrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink in Aubergine.  I then added texture to the background by stamping in Archival Ink with a script stamp.

The white netting behind the image was once an onion bag!  Don't you just love recycling!

I made the Starfish and Shell embellishments out of Air Dry Clay and painted them with acrylic paint.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Archival Ink using a mini alphabet stamp set by Dove Craft and the "BELIEVE" is made using pony beads threaded onto black thread.
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Here are more photos of the book page:
And the back of the page:
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I'd like to quickly finish off by showing you lovely the page that Holly made for me, using my theme of Science Fiction:

Don't be fooled by the simple look of this page!  The colours and depth is incredible!
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A big thank you for stopping by!  Please come back tomorrow to see the next book page in this series and check the home page for ones posted already!
I would like to please enter this project into the following challenges


  1. Love my page Sam your art is vibrant and well designed

  2. Wow this is brilliant what a fantastic front page, that image looks gorgeous so do the fantastic colours and embellishments, spectacular make, thank you for sharing this with us at FAB 'N' FUNKY challenge this week.
    lorraine x

  3. Hi Sam this is a fantastic page. Hugs Jackie

  4. Lots of fun detail! Thanks for sharing with us in the Dazzling Diva Challenge. Cant wait to see more of your amazing creations in our weekly challenge.

  5. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at creative moments. Gail DT

  6. I love your page! The way you have coloured the mermaid is fabulous, I love your layout and embellishing too. Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes for April challenge at Crafting By Designs. Mo xxx


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