Sunday, July 1, 2018

An Exciting New Release Blog Hop With Rita Barakat!

Hey y'all!
I am so excited to be with you today!

Today is the 
new product release of Rita Barakat's latest
stamp designs for Technique Junkies!

And I have been asked to be a guest designer for the new release blog hop hosted by the 
Rita Barakat Design Team.
What an honor it is to take part in this exciting event!

The hardest part, was choosing which design to use.
Rita is an incredible artist, and I just fell in love
with her Floral Mermaid & Jellyfish stamps!

I love the ocean as well, the beauty and mystery that lies within, well it can certainly spark the imagination
of any blessed to witness it.

So I decided to make a 6x6 card, featuring my favorite in this collection, the Floral Mermaid & Jellyfish. (okay, so I love them all these are the ones I chose to use 😉).

I used a selection of colored & watercolor pencils to color my mermaid. I love the turquoise & emerald shades together, so I chose these for the mermaid tail, adding dashes of pink & purple closer to her torso.

I also decided to use this same color combination to  color her hair, doing the whole "ombre" blending color to color in layers.

For the jellyfish, I decided I wanted a bit more transparency of color, so I used Faber-Castell Gelato's slightly diluted with water and applied with a small brush.

My final touches to the Mermaid and Jellyfish, was using a variety of glitters throughout the stamped images, because naturally mermaids and jellyfish shimmer, using a thin layer of 
Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect applied with a brush.

Using my Cricut, I designed a layered cardstock seashell to serve as the background for the Mermaid. 
I added each layer of the shell using double sided tape & dimensional squares.

I also decided to use the word "Imagine" as the greeting, cut out from cardstock.

In finishing, I added my Mermaid, Jellyfish & word, along with adding a flat back pearl in her hand, as her treasure.

I also used a few Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest to add a bubble look to the corners of the card & to the Jellyfish tentacles.

A simple card, with loads of cheerful color, and delightful stamp designs!

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave a comment below letting me know you visited, and for your chance to win a prize!

And don't forget to visit the 
FABULOUS Rita Barakat Design Teams blogs
and do the same with their new release project post's too!

Rita Barakat
Betz Golden…/princess-mermaid-shadow-
Jenn DuBell technique-junkies…
Karen Jiles-…/technique-junkies-r…
Yolie Burke…/technique-junkies-rita-barakat-h…
Stephanie Eaton -

Details can be found at and will be announced on Friday the 6th on the blog at

And don't forget to visit the Technique Junkies to see their July New Releases as well!
Just follow this link:

For the Rita Barakat Stamps I used in this project
visit these links:

Until next time.....
Get Crafty!

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