1 October 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Christmas Fishes

Hello there and welcome to Clearly Besotted release day! The new October 2019 release goes live tonight and I have one last teaser to share with you this morning, before sharing the release later. Today I am using two new sets - Christmas Sea and Merry Maidens.

I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and stamping the seabed image (how cute is the Christmas tree made from coral?!) from the Clearly Besotted Christmas Sea Stamp Set at the bottom, using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also stamped two fish from the set on to the panel. I took the starfish image from the set and stamped this on to a separate piece of cardstock. I also took two of the mermaids from the new Clearly Besotted Merry Maidens Stamp Set and stamped these on to more white cardstock.
The mermaids and starfish were coloured using Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. They were set aside while I worked on the background. I made a mask for the seabed image and placed this over the stamped panel. I then blended Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch above for the sea. I took the Clearly Besotted Sunny Day Stencil and placed this over the panel. I sponged on Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink to make light rays through the sea. Before removing the stencil, I also spritzed the panel with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz.
The stencil and masks were removed and I coloured the seabed with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below). I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Christmas Sea Stamp Set and stamped this towards the top of the sea. The panel was added to a white A2 card base with tape runner and then the starfish was added on top with liquid glue. The mermaids were added next with foam tape. To finish off, I added dots of Copic Spica pen for some added sparkle, as well as a few dots with white gel pen.

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
COPIC MARKERS: Mermaid skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20. Hair left mermaid - E27, E25, E23, E21. Hair right mermaid - E18, E09, E19, E13. Hat and present - R89, R39, R27, R24. Mermaid Tails - BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11. Starfish - Y28, Y26, YR31. Fish - R89, R39, R24/BG49, BG15, BG11, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11. Seaweed - G46, G43, G20/V17, V15, V12. Tree - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12/R43, R32, R30/R02, R01, R00/V12, V000. Rocks - W5, W3, W1, W00. Sand - E44, E43, E42, E41.
It was really fun to combine these sets to make an underwater Christmas scene but sadly, because of all the sparkle on it, my camera struggled to get good photos of it. I am really sorry about that but hopefully it might show up better in my release video.  For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, as well as Keren, Lisa and our guest Joy. See you in a couple of hours for my release preview video where I will take a look at the new sets.


  1. Oooh- you’ve combined those two sets so seamlessly. An underwater Christmas looks so magical, although how do they cope with their hair being wet all of the time!! Another fab card- I do love your backgrounds! x

  2. Oh my word! This is an amazing card, the colouring is fabulous, the background is amazing and the placement of everything is perfect! I’ve loved all your teasers Michelle, you’ve rocked the release! Xx

  3. Beautiful Copic coloring on all of these darling images, Michelle! I love how you used your stencil to create the sun rays, too...such a sweet card!

  4. So glad I got this set - need to work out a day I can find to get round to using all my stamps and get a whole pile of cards done. This is fab!


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