Thursday, 26 June 2014

Mermaid




   I have some shimmery paper in my stash which changes colour depending on the angle at which you view it and I have thought many times about how or where I could use it. Then I came across this digi stamp called Mermaid Izzy from Di's Digi Stamps and an idea was born.
   I matted and layered water design paper printed from All Day Everyday Limited Anniversery Edition of the My Craft Studio CD ROM and the shimmery paper onto a pre-cut white scalloped card. Across this I attached a horizontal strip printed from The Tale of Two Bad Mice CD ROM from Crafter's Companion.
   The digital image was coloured using Promarkers and metallic pencils from Dewent. I then added glitter to the mermaid's tail and pearl and matted it onto core'dination cardstock cut out using a floral oval Spellbinders die and then onto the shimmery paper. After fixing this to the card I attached a flower coloured using Promarkers to the hair and added a pearl which had also been coloured using Promarkers to the flower centre.
   The tag is made from coredinations cardstock cut out using a smaller floral oval die and matted onto the shimmery paper. I coloured two more pearls and peel offs before attaching them to the tag.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   ABC - N is for nautical
   The Crazy Challenge - by the sea
   Crafty Calendar - petals and pearls
   Digi Sketch - feeling blue
   CD Sunday - use dies
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - summer/summer colours
   Digi Designs - lots of layers
   Imagination Crafts - all that glitters
   Glitter n Sparkle - include some yellow
   The Pink Elephant - sketch
   Bunny Zoe's Crafts - layers

17 comments:

  1. I have some of the same paper. Wonderful stuff. Makes great die cut butterflies. Lovely card and thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday.
    Carol xx
    DT

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  2. I Love the paper......fish scales also come to mind or the Mermaid's tail. Very pretty colours. Thank you fro sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

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  3. A gorgeous card and I bet the shimmery paper looks wonderful up close! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments, hugs Susan x

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  4. Super paper and I think I may have some in my stash somewhere, thanks for reminding me. Lovely card and your mermaid is coloured beautifully. Thanks for shaing it with us at CD Sunday.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. I think I may have some of this paper hidden in my craft room, thanks for reminding me. Lovely card and your mermaid is coloured beautifully. Thanks for sharing it with us at CD Sunday.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  6. Lovely card, love the image and paper
    Margaret

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  7. I think you may have reminded all of us of this paper which so many of us bought some years ago. Super card and your colouring is great.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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  8. Beautiful colouring and i bet that paper gives a great look of water close up, lovely card, Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday .
    sue-b xx

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  9. Great use for the unusual paper an a very cute mermaid! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial an for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE. Good luck and I hope to see your lovely work again in our next challenge!

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  10. A lovely bright cheery card. I am also a fan of these digi images from Di - they are great for colouring and you have done a fab job on this one.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  11. A very pretty card, and use of the required die. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

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  12. Such a cute card sweetie and so glad you could play along with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  13. So cute card!
    Thanks for sharing it with us over at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

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  14. What a cute image ;-) Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us in the Lots of Layers challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

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  15. I love your card!!! The image is fabulous and very beautifully colored.Thank you integrate it with us in The Crazy Challenge.
    Sneji

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  16. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

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  17. Love the bright colours. So lovely to see your crafting for the Crazy challenge 174 - Hazel, GDT x

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