Monday, July 13, 2015

Under the Sea

I had some time to actually play in my room this weekend.  I wanted to use this sketch from Sketchbook Saturday

I also wanted to color up this gorgeous mermaid from A Day for Daisies.  The image is 'Mermaids Favorite Shoe'.  Their challenge this fortnight is to add some sparkle and this is what happened.   

I mixed up several different embossing powders to create the "sand" and then added some Distress Crackle Paint in Broken China to create the "water".   I was a bit disappointed in the very small crackles, but afraid to add a heavier coat.  I used some very old Heidi Swapp tape and some washi tape to follow the sketch and then created the sky with Distress in sprayed with Pearl color bloom.  The color bloom gave it a pearly sheen that I couldn't catch with the camera.

The lovely mermaid was colored with Copic Markers and Stickles were added to her tail and her favorite shoe.  She was fussy cut and placed in her very own little spot in the ocean.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Day for Daisies - #125 Add some sparkle
Crafty Cardmakers - #143 Water
Dream Valley Challenges - Distressing
Ooh La La Creations - All that glitters

Thanks for checking out my blog!  I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.


Image:  ADFD Mermaid's Favorite Shoe   
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Neenah cardstock, Neenah Kraft cardstock
Accessories:  Heidi Swapp tape, washi tape, Sequined Bunny and Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Stickles,  Distress embossing powder, misc embossing powder


  1. Oh my goodness the sand looks quite real on this! Abbey is a huge Mermaid fan so I shall have to share this with her as I know she will delight in seeing it. Great job and I love your background crackle effect enough to give even more great texture to your card <3

  2. Gorgeous textures from the sparkle and the sand, love this!

  3. A beautiful card, love all the different textures. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge. Marlene DT

  4. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene

  5. What a lovely card !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Dream Valley challengeblog

  6. This is gorgeous. Love what you have done with the image. Have to wonder what on earth a mermaid does with shoes though!

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  7. Beautiful card! I love your water and the mermaid is stunning! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Water' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)


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