Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Mermaid/Octopus New Release by AALL & Create

Hello Friends

I am back this week with my Guest Designer project for AALL & Create.  Even though we are nearer to Christmas than summer I really wanted to use the fabulous newly released OctoMermaid Stamp Set #236 by Olga Heldwein to create and underwater scene.
I stamped the image onto mixed media paper and used watercolour pencils to colour her.
After colouring her I fussy cut her out and set her to one side.
I turned my attention to the tag base.  I cut the tag from mount board and brayered some turquoise and green paint onto the base before brayering a thin coat of gesso to tone it down.  Using the Lotza Dotz Stencil #39 (by Autour de Mwa for AALL & Create) and Texture Paste  I applied this to the tag. I love the way the paint has seeped through the Texture Paste in many places.
Some greenery was added and a few other pieces, including some sparkly stars (which sadly don't show up very well) from my stash to create an underwater scene.
I used the sentiment from the same stamp set and added this to my tag to finish it off.  As you can see I also covered her modesty! LOL.
Here is another closeup of Olga's beautiful underwater creature.

If you would like to buy this stamp and/or stencil or any other AALL & Create products, you can find a full list of worldwide stockists HERE.

Thanks so much for your visit, they are always appreciated!

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. The Lotza Dotz stencil works perfectly with this focal image Anne. Adore your backdrop and the textural elements too . Gorgeous

  2. This tag is too fabulous for words but here goes! Love the textures, the colors, the design decisions, love the mermaid love love!!!

  3. Anne this is absolutely beautiful, from the mermaid to her underwater setting, I really love everything about it!

  4. I know you love Halloween, Annie, but you are in your element when it comes to anything ocean-related! No one does blues and greens and texture like you do or make more realistic sea scenes! That mermaid is stunning!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  5. Oh Anne isn't she an amazing image, I love how Olga has given just a suggestion of the Mermaids assests hee hee. A new stamp set to me, need to watch out for this lovely set. I agree with Darnell you really do bring to life and embrace ocean life. A stunning tag, makes me want to get into the crafty area and play but a busy day calls. Thanks so much for sharing this is blogland Anne. I love everything about it.
    Sending Big HUgs your way Tracey xxx

  6. She's gorgeous and I can't believe she is not playing with a little seahorse ;0)! Gorgeous!

  7. Ooh a truly stunning underwater scene for your, wonderfully coloured and fussy cut, octomermaid. The colours and texture make it an absolutely magical scene. Hugs xxxxxxx

  8. Hello my dear friend. There is no one can do Mermaids quite like you Anne. You make them dance and look so real. This scene is Winderful. Hope you are both well. Hugs Rita xxx

  9. Love the colours, blues, greens (and turquoise) are my favs. The Mermaid is super, lovely tag! Axx

  10. Anne, I'm pretty sure you had a second life as a mermaid or maybe even a seahorse, because your underwater scenes always leave me in awe! the background for this gorgeous mermaid is exquisite and I like that you covered her appropriately with the quote! Sending hugs!

  11. I can see why you couldn't resist playing with this stamp set... what a splendid new creature to inhabit your amazing underwater settings. I adore the layered background textures of paint and paste (and beautiful colours too of course), and the seaweed, shells and "sandy" seabed are magical.
    Alison x

  12. This is so beautiful Ann, it's a stamp set that I've not see before. This stencil is definitely one of my favourites, and it looks amazing here. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  13. Such a gorgeously fresh, vibrant and magical tag. As others have said, your underwater theme makes are always THE BEST!! Perfectly arranged and embellished. LOVE your little mermaid. Nicola x

  14. You always create fantastic 'sea themed' art, Anne and you have done it again with this beauty. It really is fabulous. The colours , the texture , the bubbles , the seabed all come together so wonderfully to provide the perfect setting for your beautiful OctoMermaid.
    Amazing !
    Big hugs x


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