Saturday, 19 July 2014

Love's fire heats water...

This is my final card featuring the gorgeous new Mermaid collection at Simply B Stamps, this was uses Corinne Mermaid and follows the required theme on the Simply B Fan Page challenge of glitter.

I decided I wanted to go with a real contrast on this card so I’ve coloured my image to be fire and placed it on my blue water background.  Fire just seemed to suit this image, not sure why, unless it has something to do with Corinne’s temper.  Did I just type that out aloud?!  Love how her tail turned out as well as how my first ever shaker card worked out.

To make up my sketch I have chosen an old sketch (#73) from Sketch N Stash, this one worked well as it had a large circle element.  I’ve got quite a few items on the card from the stash including my shaker elements and the paper flowers I used.

Cut It Up currently has an under the sea themed challenge going on and as I’ve got Mermaid Corinne underwater, well, at least glitter-water, and I’ve also got a die cut or six, so I am entering my card there.  Rather than the rectangle element I added a piece of lace, really lovely lace, a shame the circle I need to cut to fit my image for the shaker part is so big, it makes it hard to see that lush lace.  But as it is there, I am also entering my card over at the Alphabet Challenge.

Now hopefully this card has inspired you to come join the July Fan Page challenge.  If glitter isn’t your thing then you can always go for Sheri Mermaid and add some twine like I did on my earlier card found at this post.  Twine doesn’t do it for you either?  How about going for some embossing (wet or dry) and the lovely Bettina Mermaid like on my card seen here?  Need some more inspiration?  Check out the DT gals and what beauty they have created with these images by following the links at the bottom of the page.  Sure hope to see your project in the challenge.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E30, E35, E37
Lips R24, R29, R59
Hair E08, E19, E57, YR14
Top R24, R29, R46, R59, R89
Tail R24, R29, R46, R59, R89, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19, YR12, YR14, YR68
Conch RV91, RV93, RV95
Chalks & Powders etc
American Crafts Pop! Beads ~ Wave
DecoArt ~ Glamour Dust
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Silver
Silver Glitter from stash
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Grand Circles, Grand Stately Circles & Stately Circles
Metal Shell Charms
Paper Flowers from stash
Petaloo Botanica ~ Faux Dried Flora Alephemera Grey Blue
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye
Bazzill Dotted Swiss ~ Night Water
Maja Designs Vintage Autumn Basics ~ No 12
Maja Designs Vintage Winter Basics ~ No 8
Ribbons & Trims etc

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  1. this is just AWESOME!! and you really made me smile! Still want to see that shaker SHAKE!!

  2. This is just beautiful and your lace and dies are the perfect accompaniment to this sweet mermaid. Your colouring is fabulous too.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
    Chrissie xx

  3. I love this!! Stunning & Beautiful!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  4. She's really pretty (reminds me of Lucille Ball!) and I love that you made her fire colored to contrast with the blue water.

    Thanks for entering our Under the Sea challenge at Cut it Up!


  5. This is gorgeous! I love how your fiery contrast works so well! Lovely lace too!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  6. Beautiful shaker card - love your colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen N x


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