Dreamy Girl by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today using some of the new Jane Davenport goodies to arrive in the shop…….and then quickly go out again!!

What to do:

I cut a tag from Strathmore Mixed Media paper for this (using the Tim Holtz tag and bookplates die) as I knew I was going to be using quite a bit of water. If you don’t have the die, you can use a size 8 manila tag as your template to cut around.

The Jane Davenport face stamps are wonderful because even though you have the face already drawn for you, there’s still enough left to do so you can make your girl look completely different every time by drawing the hair or changing the facial features slightly. Make sure when you add the hair etc to use a waterproof ink pen for it.

Once I’d stamped the face stamp and drawn her hair and shoulders in, I thought well not pair it with my sea themed stamps so I used my fish, seaweed and starfish from my Marina set, all stamped with black Archival ink.

Now here comes the fun part, using the new Mermaid Markers!! This was only my second play with them so I’m still getting used to them but there are multitudes of ways to work with them. I decided to lay down a bit of the colour first and then dilute it with a water brush. These colours are really pigmented so just have a little play with them first before you do your masterpiece!

I used one of the green shades to achieve the splattering and as a final touch I put a word stamp from another of my stamp sets.

I’m so thrilled to get my hands on Jane’s wonderful stuff as she makes creating these dreamy, watery girls so achievable :)

Supplies Used:

That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Marina and Bentley

Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. Beautifully dreamy... love your gorgeous tag Donna!
    Gill x

  2. She truly is beautiful, Donna, and together with your own wonderful stamps, you created the most lovely mermaid.
    The colors, fitting so perfectly this sea, beauty,-love your starfishes too !!
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

  3. Now you're tempting me I have resisted so far. Great tag and a great advert for buying them.
    Amanda x

  4. I am with Amanda - am trying to resist but looking at this its going to be hard! Love the colour intensity of the markers xxx

  5. Your colouring is simply amazing here!
    Love that tag!

  6. Love this Donna. Getting tempted myself lol. Love the colours. Hugs. Bev. xxx

  7. love your work and your blog you are very creative and make great art ;O))

    xx Dorte

  8. Oh boy... now when I said you were a Tease.. Love the look of these stamps Donna, looking with one eye open again!! Really must resist the purchase option but they work so well with your Marina set. Really do adore this fresh faced creation and I will ditto Amanda's comment.. This truly is a fabulous way to advocate them... Hugs Tracey xx

  9. Playing catch up and just love this Donna! So beautifully embellished and love how you made Jane's stamp sea themed, so creative.
    Fliss xx

  10. Stunning, dreamy tag, Donna - lovely work with the JD arrivals.
    Alison x


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