I love our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenges! And this week Marsha is hosting it. What fun! The great thing about feminine challenges is that there are so many wonderful stamps that are absolutely perfect for them.
Of course with all the wonderful choices, it's easy to get lost trying to decide what to create. I was going to stamp some flowers and then Mr. Winter came and covered everything up with his white mantle and somehow I didn't feel that inspired any longer. So I turned to our fantasy set, Myths and Magic, and had a great time ignoring the cold outside.
I have to say that the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Paper is the heaviest I've ever had the pleasure to use. Because one side of each double-sided sheet has iridescent glittered images or designs, the paper is as heavy as our Whisper White cardstock. That's one of the reasons I love cutting out some of the images and using them in my designs. The colouring is sensational and, of course, there is that wonderful glitter.
You can see that I've carefully fussy cut the gorgeous mermaid, the gallant knight, the seahorse and the castle. The sassy dragon, however, has been stamped and cut with its coordinating die. I had such fun colouring him and adding a bit of glitter to his scales and wings with the clear Wink of Stella.
The rocks on which the mermaid is perching? Those are from a retired Designer Paper Stack. I've heat embossed the sentiment from the Myths & Magic set on vellum using black embossing powder and then cut around the shape tightly before adhering it using Tombo liquid glue. The black stamped sentiment beside the knight is from the Magical Mermaid set.
I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the other Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog. I look forward to seeing what you create and link up this week.
I'm also entering my card in the TGIFC #153 - March Madness! Anything Goes!
And the Addicted to Stamps & More ##286 - Anything Goes
And, finally, the Inkspirational Challenge #157 - Mythical