Welcome to day 2 of our mermaid intros... Today I'm happy to introduce Simona to you. Simona is my brother-in-law's sister who also lives in Italy. We met her when my sister got married, but unfortunately haven't been able to return yet to see their girls. We had such a nice time with her and her husband even though we didn't speak a word of Italian!!! Simona didn't speak much English but her husband did, so ended up translating for us most of the time. The weird thing is we ended up getting pregnant and having our daughters only 2 days apart!
So this image was named after Simona- Hi Simona! Hope you and Angelo are doing well...
Now for a funny story. I had an idea stuck in my head on a project I wanted to make using one of the mermaids. So I hunted high and low at our local craft supply store. I really wanted to make a treasure chest!!! So I combed through every aisle, but couldn't find anything.. until I came upon a display that was set up in one of the aisles. It was mostly beach themed stuff, and right on the shelf was this small treasure chest.. the perfect size for my mermaids. Unfortunately, it didn't have a tag, so I asked one of the girls if they had any more or if I could buy this one. So they checked and that was the last one and they had already damaged the item out of their inventory. But they were nice enough to sell it to me at a reduced price. Yay! That made me happy. Poor girl had to dump out the beads they had inside as their treasure.
So after I got it home, I gesso'd it then painted it gold. Added on some large gems by Kaisercraft that I had leftover from a few years back. They were the perfect size to match the chest.
Then I colored up Simona.. she looks so happy yah? The fun thing about mermaids is that you can color them up any color!!! I decided to go with purple hair this time and some blue fins. So liberating to play with my other colors.
And every treasure chest should have treasure inside right? My daughter had these gems (she loves playing with them), so I "borrowed" them for this photo.
Ok Sister Stampers... if you want to win a Simona of your very own, here's all you have to do:
1) Leave a comment on THIS post by 05/31/13 11:59 HST.
2) Tell me how far you've gone to get a craft item you needed badly?