Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Aloha Mermaid!

I'm back to crafting!! It has been nearly 3 weeks since creating anything and it feels good to finally have something to show you! I did do 20 tags last week for a swap but forgot to take a picture....go figure! In the past 3 weeks I've been doing alot of other stuff with family and friends so I have certainly kept busy! Also been buying some new craft goodies! YAY! I will be posting about that later!
So onto my card...I just love this gorgeous mermaid from Karen's Doodles! Colored her up with Copics and Prismas with OMS. Added some of my new Viva Decor for that glittery bling and use a sentiment from a cheapie dollar set that I think came from Michaels. The squiggles/bubbles at the top is a stamp from CDS which worked out perfect with a little glossy accent on the bubbles. The paper is just scraps and the yellow is embossed with my new tiny bubbles folder. I just love how this card came together and the colors are really soothing!




Challenges:
Stamping Vacation Build-a-Sketch #7 - Use pieces to create a sketch
Stamping Vacation Inspiration Station - Use a photo for inspiration (I thought of water)
Stamping Vacation Color Combo - Dark blue, light blue and yellow
Stamping Vacation No-No Challenge - No white!
Stamping Vacation Fountain of Youth - Water theme
Stamping Vacation Pick 3 - I chose glitter, an image that has a "hand" in it and PP with yellow in it (the bikini backing paper has a few yellow polka dots).
Charisma Cardz - Something with a tail
Crafty Calendar - Summer
Crafty Creations - Summer Lovin'
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Etsy Inspired - Inspired by this mermaid card HERE!
Karen's Doodles - Anything Goes
Oh Alice - I used glossy accents on the bubbles in the stamped image above the mermaid!
Simon Says - Going dotty
Practical Scrappers - Fav product is any type of glitter! Gotta have the bling! :)

-Stacie

23 Comments:

Crystal said...

SWEEET LOVE this mermaid and the embossing!

Danni said...

Love this card! Great job!

Dawn said...

Love the coloring of this mermaid! Excellent job sweetie. Nice to see you crafting also.IT is good to step back once in awhile isn't it?

Denise Clark said...

Terrific job on combining challenges at Stamping Vacation and if you post your creation to each challenge it will give you another entry for the drawing!

I love your mermaid!Your embossed background is perfect! Love the little bikini! Too cute!

Olga said...

Man look at all those challenges!!!! We'll have to croqn you Queen challenge lol, awesome card!!!

Virginia L. said...

Love the sweet design and embossing! Thanks for joining the fun with us at Etsy inspired # 99 Challenge!

Merry said...

Oh wow...you are so clever fitting that card into so many of Denise's challenges over at Stamping Vacation. I love it Stacie...so bright and cheery. Great to see you back, glad you have been having fun.

Annmaree said...

this is gorgeous hun!!! LOVE that mermaid to peices, so lovely!!! keep it up!!!

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Stacie. Lovely image and a great colour combo!
Clairexx

Erin said...

Great use of the glossy accent. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

acreativeneed said...

Very cute!! Fun summer colors too! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!
smiles,Deena

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a lovely card! I like the oval and how the mermaid is colored! Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with the EtsyInspired Challenge this week! It means a lot to me!

Michelle said...

Stunning Card!!
Love everything about this card!!
The colors are fabulous!!
The colorign on th mermaid is gorgeous!!
Hope you win a lot of the challenge you deserve to win!!

Craftyanny said...

Fab card Stacie, cute as a button
Anne xd

Cor* said...

Love the embossed background! Great bright colors. Awesome design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations for this fortnight challenge.

Allison said...

lovely card
Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma
AllisonX

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! I want to be a mermaid! LOVE it--super cute image and I just love that embossed paper! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing along with us at EtsyInspired:)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very cute card, love the bubble background. Lovely coloring on Karen's mermaid. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Karen's Doodles challenge blog.

Kim Y. said...

How adorable!

Corinna said...

She's very pretty! My fave product is bling too!

Corinna
Practical Scrappers

SmilynStef said...

Love the texture of the bubbly background with your pretty little mermaid ... great inspired card.

Peri said...

Super card! Your colouring is great and the bubble background is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week and good luck!
Hugs
Peri x

joey said...

Hi Stacie

lovely card and great embossing, thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles Challenge

Joey.x