Mermaid “Smooch” Kisses

by | November 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on Mermaid “Smooch” Kisses


The advantage of having a messy work area: there’s always hidden inspiration (or mess) that jumps the old mojo into gear!  No surprise, this is how this eclectic tag began!  Using an array of old and new ColorBox® goodies, I put this simple tag together in a flash!


I began with a manila tag that I primed with a layer of gesso; this step isn’t absolutely necessary, but it gives me more flexibility with the inks.  After the gesso dried, I stamped the image using ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink in “Wicked Black.”   Next I spritzed the tag with a little water and added Aladine Izink Ink in “Mimosa.”


After the base of the tag dried, I applied color to the flowers in the stamp using some of our new (and old) Smooch Accent Inks.  I freehand cut a layered flower with leaves using old dictionary pages; I colorized the pieces using ColorBox® Spritzers and more Smooch Accent Ink.


All that’s left is to add some background stamping using Archival Dye Ink, play around with a few more Izink colors, and add a greeting! Maybe, just maybe I should go clean those tables now!  Are you ready to take a dive into disorder and create something eclectic today?  Thanks for stopping by!

Clearsnap Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • manila tag, old dictionary page
  • Stampendous Stamp
  • gesso
  • embellishment


About Suzanne Austin

Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting!  I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back!  It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry.  My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping.  My motto: Just do it!  I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend.  I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term! 

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