"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Neptune's Catch ("Swirlydoo Challenge")

I found a new product to experiment with...fusible web.  It turns out that this product is very much like the sewing product we use to make collars on blouses/shirts. In this case, I used it to create the mermaid's body and sprinkled two different colors of embossing powders on the fusible web and applied the heat gun to it and watched the magic produced by the embossing crystals. I also used it on the large circle and applied beads, embossing powder and glitter.  But, the best part was making her tail out of a Maya Road chipboard wing and embossing powders.  The sea shell chipboards are from Dusty Attic, and I thoroughly enjoyed embellishing these with glimmer mist, glitter and embossing powders.  The inspiration of this layout came from two Swirlydoo members in which I followed in a Round Robin challenge.


  1. Hi Joyce
    Welcome to blogland. I'm so glad you have one now!!!!
    I so love this STUNNING page!!!!
    Actually.... I love all of your pages. You always use so many techniques and I really love your style of scrapbooking.

    Have a lovely sunday!!!

  2. woot woot wtg girl...you will have fun with a blog :) I will come visit all the time :) hehe

  3. Yay!!!! A blog!!! I love it! Congrats on layout of the week for this gorgeous layout. This one is one of my fave of yours!! So creatively beautiful!!

  4. Oh my goodness Joyce! I totally loved your mermaid page and to see it even closer on your blog header, WOW! I never noticed before that her tail was actually wings!
    I totally want to come and create with you!
    Hugs, Sue Feher

  5. Hi, Congrats on opening a new chapter in your scrap life! I always look forward to your postings at SBC and now you have a BLOG!
    Love your heading. I will be looking forward to following.
    Love Susan

  6. Hello Joyce!!! Welcome to blogdom!!!!! I'll look forward to more postings!!

    P.S love love love everything about this page!!!!