Friday 21 January 2011

Under the Sea

In A Sweet Pea Dream challenges set the challenge of "Under The Sea". I am trying to stock pile a few birthday cards for those "in a hurry" times. The stamp is the only mermaid one I have from SweetPea and although I used it a few weeks ago, I have changed both the colour scheme and layout.

To emphasise the "Under the Sea" of the challenge, I have used a recessed window in which to site the main image.
She is coloured primarily with promarkers with just a hint of pearlised paints to highlight.

The main BP is from the Mint Choc Chip Muddle set of Crafty Chaos' delicious papers. (Slightly digitally changed to get a colour I wanted better). The lines are so similar to the tail of our mermaid, it screamed "Use Me".
The two octogons were cut from half a sheet of a DP recieved in a RAK so do not know the origin - sorry. These were backed with some holographic miri as was the sentiment. That was stamped in green stazon on a scrap left over of the main BP.

The recipe I followed was that over on Sparkles Forum Challenges. 5 Gems, 4 Brads, 3 Flowers, 2 Buttons, 1 Ribbon/bow. The buttons are used in the middle of two of the flowers (all home made)

The whole thing was then finished off with some wavy line peeloffs.

The challenges I am entering this into are on
In A SweetPea Dream - the theme "Under Water"
Sparkles Forum - The recipe
The City Crafter are wanting to see our hand made flowers - well there's 2 different sorts on here so I' entering that challenge as well.
Pixie Dust Studio are also wanting a button or few for their challenge this week. My buttons are on my flowers.
2 Sisters Challenges are having a flower request so am entering this into that challenge


  1. Beautiful Card,

    Love the image, coloured beautifully, recipe is perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.
    Huggies Angel

  2. This stamp is so pretty and the colours are gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at sparkles forum challenges!

  3. Lovely handmade flowers, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  4. This is so pretty and your sweet little flowers are lovely ... thank you for joining us this week at CCCB

  5. What a beautiful card.. Your coloring is perfect.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. she is gorgeous and I adore the layout!!! Bravo!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge this week and hope to see more of your wonderful artwork in the future!!

    DT Sweet Pea Stamps

  7. So very lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  8. Lovely card thanks for joining us at SFC this week good luck.