“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Heart(s) of the ocean

Far off in the ocean where
the waters are a cool, clear blue
lives an amazing creature
named Halcyon.

She has long glittery hair and jewel encrusted tentacles.
Collecting heart shaped stones 
that she finds scattered along the ocean floor
is one of her favorite things to do.

If you happen to catch a glimpse of 
her sitting on a rock on nights when the moon is full
please be very quiet..she's shy.
 This is what you need to create the hearts of the ocean sailor's valentine
wooden plaque
heart shaped acrylic jems
assorted sea shells
decorative scrapbook paper
paper clay or model magic
acrylic paints;green, dark blue, purple, pink, yellow
silver tinsel
glitter;black, purple, teal, magenta, silver
hot glue gun, glue sticks
white glue

Create tentacles out of model magic, set aside to dry.
decoupage wooden plaque with scrapbook paper and white glue.
Remove Lulu's fin and paint her tail and tentacles dark blue, teal and purple.
attach her to the plaque with hot glue.
Glue her tentacles around her.
create flowing hair by attaching strips of model magic to Lulu's head.
when dry paint green and yellow.Cover in silver glitter.
Hot glue acrylic hearts and sea shells.
Attach silver tinsel around plaque with hot glue.
You can purchase the Carnival Lulu Mermaid Cupie here.

Be sure to check out Lisa Kettell's blog and awesome art fire shop
to find inspiration and amazing goodies to purchase!


  1. How gorgeous! I've missed you my friend! I hope you are well and surviving this crazy winter! Sweet hugs, Diane

  2. Her hair and tentacles are so fabulous!

  3. oh, your girl of the seas is wonderful. she makes me smile. hope you are well....or least tons better, Oma Linda

  4. Shyness has never sparkle so much. He is so very cute, and that look on her face is priceless!

  5. Hi Marfi,
    Very creative and love your little poem about her too!
    Hugs, Lynnie

  6. So adorable Marfi! Just lovely and fun and sweet and did I say adorable? Fabby fun art. Love it. Norma, xo

  7. I love her, and welcome back to the blog world!
    Oh, and happy 4th anniversary!

  8. How precious....

    And nothing beats glitter! :-)

  9. Oh honey, she is a pure gift of magical enchantment and reminds me of sunshine and warmth. Hugs to you, Mina

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