Monday, 18 May 2020

* Vera Lane Studio: Little Mermaids


I am delighted to announce that today at Vera Lane Studio we have TWO new set releases, and they are both Mermaids!

Mini Mermaid Set 1 has fishes and Mini Mermaid Set 2 has sea shells.

I decided to create two mixed media pieces, one for each set. I used 5 x 7 inch canvas board and mounted the canvases in deep frames without the glass, so that the dimensional elements would not be flattened.

The first one used the Mini Mermaids Set 1 with fishes; notice that one of the mermaids has a fishy bikini top:

The images are coloured with Copic markers and have white Posca pen highlights, They are fussy cut ready to be attached to the canvas.
The backgrounds were made with Distress Oxides in Evergreen Bough, Stormy Sky, Broken China and Faded Jeans applied directly to the canvas then spritzed with water. Whilst still wet, a sprinkling of Emerald Isle Infusions was added. A light spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist adds a bit of iridescent shimmer.
Once dry, crackle texture paste was added through a stencil along with white and black paint splatters. Seaweed was die cut from card which was coloured with Infusions through a stencil and arranged along the base of the canvas. Sea shells from set 2 were shaped and added on foam. The mermaids were glued directly onto the canvas and the fishes were shaped and added on foam. Golden Prills and art stones were glued at the base to represent sand.

Here are close ups of the two mermaids:

Mini Mermaids Set 2 have the seashells and one of the mermaids has a seashell bikini top:

This canvas was made in the same way as the first one. The close ups are below:

Mini Mermaids Set 1                 Mini Mermaids Set 2

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane.
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #10 AG 19/05
Allsorts Challenge #571/2 AG 22/05
We Love 2 Create #5 AG MM 25/05
A Perfect Time to Craft May AG 27/05
Classic Design Challenge May AG 27/05 DT Favourite
A Place to Start Custom Background (7/8) 30/05
613 Avenue Create  #233 AG 30/05 TOP ROCKER
Incy Wincy AG 30/05
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #132 AG 06/06



  1. Hi Carole I love the undersea scene you have crated with the wonderful stamps. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Both fabulous canvases and backgrounds love the cute mermaids and all the die-cut embellishments
    Carol x

  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with the We Love To Create Challenge Blog, love it Hugs and good luck Terry (DT) xxx

  4. This is so very sweet and girly, so pleased you shared with us and joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Great project!!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  6. Wow! I just love this! Great creation! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

  7. What is the kelp made of Carole?
    Is that the right word? The long leaves floating from the bottom.

    1. They are die cut from thin card that has Infusions (pigment powders) sprinkled through a leafy stencil, then with stencil still in place give a light spritzing of water to activate the pigment. xx

  8. This is just so adorable - I love it. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  9. You have made a wonderful scene and those mermaidens are so cute. So glad you shared with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

  10. Absolutely wonderful Carole, I love this project..

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  11. Such great underwater scenes! I love how you have used a framed canvas for each.
    Hugs Monica

  12. Simply fabulous mermaid card, love the scene you created!!
    So glad you shared with us at 613 Avenue Create for the challenge! Good Luck!

    ¸ • .. ')) -: |:-. •'. • ')) * ((¸¸. •' .. • '
    Hugs ~ DT Shell 💕

  13. This is quite adorable and as always, quite beautifully crafted! Thanks for another well thought out submission to our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner I apologize for the late comment.

  14. Again, the new mermaids are adorable! Thanks for your fun entry into our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  15. Congratulations! You were chosen as a Top Rocker for the week: May 17 - May 23, 2020! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome project with us at 613 Avenue Create. We apologize for the tardy notification. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge.


  16. These are FINtastic projects!! The detail is amazing, this must have taken you a very long time to achieve!!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends, and please accept my sincere apologies that I am late checking out your wonderful projects.

    HandmadeByTasha DT


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