Saturday, 7 September 2013

Mermaid Secrets

Spent yesterday holed up in the craftie space - the rain was lashing against the windows!
So quite fitting that I made something on a watery theme..... LOL

This image is a simply gorgeous offering from A Day For Daisies - and the best thing about it was that it was a freebie!

I coloured her with a mix of pastel chalks and promarkers in varying shades of aqua, adding a wee bit of sparkly stuff randomly round the 'sea' and of course on the wee fishes!
I used three different papers from the Raspberry Road 'Seaside Chic' collection, distressed them all and then inked the edges with distress ink before layering up.

Added some lace and some slubby fabric suitably ripped before placing the image inside a frame die cut from the same papers.
The corner on the top right was a piece of the off cut from the frame and I just liked it!
A few shells, also blinged and some mosaic sparkly bits also used to give a 'reflective' effect.

The sentiment is also from the same paper collection and I love it.
I put some rope and fibres behind and a seahorse button before placing on the card.
Inside as usual done in the same papers to carry on the theme.

Challenges -
Country View Crafts - Layers
Card Crafters Circle - Portrait of a Woman
Sweet Pea - Fantasy
A&TEF - Magical Creatures
Southern Girls - Make Believe
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
4Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
C2CU - Texture and Your Style (Am not sure I have a particular style as I feel equally happy with both CAS and fussy!)

Its quite a cool day and I haven't made my mind up what I'm going to do! Might pop out but then again might not! have a lovely day whatever you're doing and thanks for stopping by. x


Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Viv and love your shabby effect behind your gorgeous image...


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Viv fabulous card what a lovely image and a freebie to boot! I have missed some wonderful cards whilst on holiday, the wedding card is stunning! Susan x

Dewi Lestari said...

It's stunning! Thanks for joining at Sweet Pea Stampers: Fantasy

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

She is adorble! I love the emblies, shells and the little seahorse! Thank you for playing along at Sweet Pea Stampers "Fantasy". We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again! Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Viv. I love the image, gorgeous colours and such a beautiful sentiment too.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful image Viv, its a wonderful magical sea world card.
Yvonne x

Paper Junkie said...

I love mermaids and you don't see images of them that often. Love this card and the shells are a lovely touch. X

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and lovely

Paper Junkie said...

Addition - just downloaded this image. Thanks again Viv - I'm doing well this week! X

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card.

annesyme said...

Stunning card, love the freebie image.
Anne x

Kathleen said...

Great image and love the fabulous touches of turquoise, beautiful

Kath x

TeePees Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely stunning make! Lush colouring, fab layout and great overall design!
Thanks for entering the 4 krafty girlz challenge!
Toni-Marie DT xxx

Mau xx said...

hi Viv, Love the card, the colour is beautiful and love the distressed look.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and that the sun keeps shining :) We can certainly do without any more rain like yesterday....yikes!
Hugs Mau xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I like the design.
Kevin xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a stunning "A Day for Daisies" card. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “fantasy” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Jackie said...

Morning Viv, once again I am trying to catch up on my blog hopping!
Beautiful cards since my last visit :o)
Jackie xx

Shirley Chillman said...

How sweet does this look. The image is adorable and I totally love what you have done with her.

Thank you for sharing with us at C2CU challenges.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Krafty Girl said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

coops said...

wow so beautiful viv.i love your mermaid and your soft colours and details are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

Love the frame and the lovely images as well as the delicate, pastel colours. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers fantasy challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

sue jones said...

Beautiful Card!" Thanks for joining in at Sweet Pea Stampers

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous! Lovely coloring and the tiny shells are so beautiful!
Thanks for playing with A Day For Daisies!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...


This lovely image is enough to make me WANT to go digi!


aussie aNNie said...

Wow this is just the whole design and colours.xx

Tina henderson said...

Thank you so much for entering your fab creation into the 4kraftygirlz challenge blog and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x - Glamoureyes

Berit Synnøve Olden said...

Fabulous card with a lot of great details. Thanks for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Hugs Berit

Gemma said...

Truly beautiful hunni...
hugs and xxx

cebelica said...

WOw, this is gorgeous! Love it! Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Pea stampers. Hugs! xx

Denise Pustelniak said...

She is simply gorgeous and you made her look even more GORGEOUS!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Danice said...

beautiful textures!
Thanks for joining in at

Rebekah said...

This is beautiful Viv thanks for playing at C2CU hugs Rebekah xx

Chris Warner said...

A beautiful card, stunning colour mix. Thank you for adding your inspiration to our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx