This is a photo of my oldest granddaughter at the beach when she was 7. I absolutely love this picture--it just screams HAPPY to me <3
The mermaid cut file is from Confessions of a Paper Addict. I layered a TON of sequins underneath her and it doesn't show up so good in photos but she is super sparkly.
I used stickles for her hair and for her bikini top I used some shells I covered in Nuvo glitter drops.
The title cut file is from the Silhouette Design Store and I used glitter to glam it up. The sandy ocean bottom is actual craft sand that I added with mod podge. The coral, seaweed and starfish are cut files.
I used a stencil and acrylic paint for the patterned paper behind the mermaid.
The shells are actual tiny craft shells that I've had for years.