Thursday, March 06, 2008

Mermail Anyone?

The Mermail Thank You card and envie I created using Color Mists, small-holed punchinella and chalk inks and some gold leafing paint stamped. If the mermaid and the sea horse look familiar (see previous post) I decided to cut up the picture and use them separately.
Front of Envie
Some of you may recognize the shell stamp in the background that I made....see my penscore tutorial on my OTM BLOG and before I get asked about the Mermaid faux postage stamps they were sent to me, I have no idea where they're from.
Back of Envie

I'll be the first to admit I wasn't thrilled with this previously posted mermaid but I had promised before I would share not only the good but the not so good and even the not so pretty! I think the later is what this chubby big haired mermaid fell into so I trimmed her hair and reworked her face--wouldn't it be nice if we could do that...wait a second scratch that, I had visions of that movie titled Death Becomes Her starring Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep....scary thought! LOL Anyhow, I'm not thrilled with her but I'm keeping her for now who knows what she'll turn into.


  1. Love her Aileen! And I don't think she looks chubby. I think she looks very healthy! :)

  2. Love the mermaid thank you card and envy. And, I'm not sure why you don't like the not-very-chubby mermaid. she looks darn good to me.


  3. You've been very busy doing some lovely art! I love the mail art and the chubby mermaids are dear to my heart!

  4. These are great! I like that Mermaid Mail, too. You know, your mermaid is lovely and I think she favors you.

  5. Your chubby mermaids are delightful, and I LOVE the envie. Great job!

  6. Love love love those chubby little mermaids- great job!

  7. Adorable mermaids. And I think
    chubby is an overstatement. She
    just looks healthy.

  8. Aileen I love your mermaids! They're wonderful! Marva

  9. I think the mermaid stamps might be from artchix. here is a link:

    Love the envelope~ Beth