Saturday, February 4, 2012


Mermaids are always portrayed as beautiful.  Have you ever seen one that wasn't pretty?  I can't think of one.  Now, have you ever heard that manatees were probably what the sea goers saw and thought they were seeing a creature half fish and half human?  That's what I've read and I can imagine that in early times many months at sea could make you a little batty and you could see things that aren't quite right but have you ever seen a manatee?  Here on the Gulf Coast (I live in Manatee County) you can see manatees swimming in the not so wild gulf waters or  in captivity at Mote Aquarium.  I've sat in front of the tank at Mote for long periods of time (remember I'm easily amused) and watched them swimming and eating but I've never thought they looked like a human, but that's me.

So what do you think?  Look half human?  Not just half human but gorgeous half human?  Well maybe if you're out at sea for a very long time without a lot of modern conveniences?  Still not seeing it?  How about after a  few swigs of rum?  Hmmm....

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Mermaid WTG"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Recollections beige base card; Stampin Up "Kraft" dp and Patterns Pack II" dp; My Mind's Eye " Peaceful Dream" dp; Colorbok "Azure Tiles" dp; DCWV "Sand" dp; Paper Pizzazz "Seashells" dp; Paper Pizzaz "Sandstone" dp
Miscellaneous - copics; brads; pearls; Cuttlebug folder; sheer ribbon; burlap twine; mermaid charm; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC57 - sketch
Southern Girls #37 - Magic and Mystery
Do You Stack Up #57 Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel #38 - Paper Piecing
Creative Card Crew #3 - Fantasy Creatures

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again



  1. Oh Wow! what a brilliant card, so original, love it
    Lindsay xx

  2. Your post made me smile. :) Great details on the card. TFS! And Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

  3. Stunning card! Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel.

  4. Wow this is absolutely delightful. Love how you've designed this in brown and blue and paper pieced the fin of the mermaid. Thanks for playing at Southern Girls and good luck. Hope to see you back in the middle of the month for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  5. manatees and mermaids are some of my faves- this car ROCKS! awesome papers and pretty mermaid!


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