Monday, 7 July 2014

Crafty Cardmakers DT Post - Challenge #120

Time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & More! Julie is hosting our challenge today and she has chosen 'Under the Sea'.
This image is called 'Mermaid Visiting' - don't you just LOVE those little cute jellyfish thingies bobbing about?!!

Coloured the image with Distress Inks and added some Cosmic Shimmers to the starfish in the mermaids hair and my new friends the bobbing thingies! They're quite shimmery in real life - sadly doesn't show up very well in the pic. Distressed the edges of the image with Peacock Feathers DI.

The background paper is from Raspbery Road's 'Seaside Chic' collection.
The hessian and string were from my stash and the fabric was torn from larger piece and got the DI treatment!

I didn't have any 'seaweed' so improvised by using a Spellbinders branch die.
The sentiment was a freebie from TLC.
Finished it all off by adding some buttons (shell and sea horse), a starfish charm and some Dew Drops (which were a Candy prize so thanks Caz!) and co-ordinated the inside to match.
Hope you can join us this time - two fab sponsors as always -  SIR STAMPALOT  and also DI'S DIGISTAMPS.

Other challenges -
ADFD - Monochrome
Digitally Sweet - Day at the Beach
That's Crafty - All at Sea
Digi galore - Use a Digi
Open Minded - Water everywhere
Glitter n Sparkle - Bling 


aussie aNNie said...

Super card, emebellies and love the colours Viv.xx
The Journey is the Start

Sue said...

Gorgeous image ,love your card
and colours Viv. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your se themed card Viv great image and lovely embellishments



A beautiful creation Viv. Love the aqua and neutrals combo and all the gorgeous detail. FABULOUS!
Sylvia xx

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Viv. The image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully. I love all your fabulous detailing too.
Sue xx

Julie Reed said...

Gorgeous Viv :)

Kathleen said...

Superb creation, love the colours and all the gorgeous embellishments.

Kath x

SARN said...

Very pretty indeed.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous!! :Love your distgressed edges.. Love the dew drops!! Awesome image! And that little sea horse and shell and starfish!! Everything is just gorgeous!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
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Kathy S said...

Viv, this card is a masterpiece. The image to start is one of my favorite designers, but the scene you've created really makes this look like art. Thanks for sharing it at Open-Minded Crafting. We would love to see more of your work soon. Good Luck!

Jacqui Robinson said...

What an unusual mermaid scene, I love the colours and the tactile elements you've added. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Karen Wilson said...

Very pretty card. I love all the beach themed embellishments. Thanks so much for joining our Beach Day challenge at Digitally Sweet :)

Faith A said...

Love love this, fabulous detail.
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

Sarah said...

So gorgeous! Love the colors and embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Very Cool background! Love the embellies!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is totally stunning! Just adore the great texture you have one this! Great colors as well.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Kim x said...

Fantastic card Viv, I love the little 'bobbing thingies' too.
It is amazing what we have in our stash isn't it, all the embellishments are fab.
hugs Kimx

maureenjscott said...

Oh wow! this is a stunning piece of work! Fabulous layout and embellishments, love the colour! Fab! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges this fortnight! Mo dt xxx