The topic of Magical or Mystical was chosen by me at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, it is for two weeks so plenty of time to find the right stamps, maybe in the back of the cupboard or drawer. It can be anything you wish as long as it can be considered to be Magical or Mystical. I have recently bought the Stampendous Mermaid stamp, so this was my immediate thought. I prepared my background with a sheet of copy paper covered with Starburst Stains, the blue and green ones from the Victorian Bouquet set, available from The Stampman. the sheet was scrunched up when wet into a tight ball, this helps the mica within the stains to hit the peaks and land in the troughs. Once the paper was dry, I then started to decorate, with stamped shells, real small shells form an old shell necklace, pieces of blue, green fibres, a stamped treasure chest from a pirate set from Tandastamps, the anchor from Creative Expressions Coast set and of course the mermaid, which I coloured with Promarkers apart from her lower body, which was coloured in the same way as the background paper. please do pop over to the main blog for the Design team have such a variation on the theme, which I am sure will help to inspire you. Thanks for visiting and for any comments, which I do appreciate.
P.S. I forgot to say the gravel, pebbles etc are crunched egg shells, painted with mica powders.