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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Marina and the Pearl

Hello again!
Twice in one day!  What a pleasure to talk with you!  I have a Fat Page card to show you.   This is Marina from Delicious Doodles.  Delicious Doodles is our sponsor for Challenge 14, this week at Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude.  Isn't she something?   I am amazed at the detail and beauty of this image.  Don't you think she is lovely?  I sure hope that pearl doesn't entice her to bite that feather fishing lure!

Marina was colored with Prisma Pencils and OMS.  I used green glitter pen in her hair and scattered some green gems.  The feather fishing lure is from my hubby's fishing box!  I attached it with fishing line and a few fishing weights, also from hubby's fishing gear!  The pearl is a large bead I had in my stash.  I paper-pieced a few fish to add dimension, also using green raffia for seaweed.  On her fin and coral front, I used a clear stardust gel pen.  Knotted some twine and glued it in place along the left side.  I mounted all on a die cut sent from a dear friend.  This is a true 4x4 Fat Page but you could use this image in any way you chose.  I think she is the loveliest of images I have ever colored.  Thank you, Delicious Doodles!

On my previous post, I mentioned that this weeks challenge, #14,  will end May 31st, running for one week only.  The theme is Anything Goes!  On June 1st we will go back to our every 2 weeks, with winners and a new challenge announced on Fridays.  Please take a moment and read the post just before this one as there is important news for you that you won't want to miss!  I don't think you want me to repeat the same thing so I'll leave it to you to check it out!

I sure hope you''ll join us this week at Card's with Attitude, and also enter your project in our sister challenge, ATC's & Cards with Attitude.  Just a little note to urge you to read the previous post, we have started a Top 3!  And we have new badges!  It is an exciting time at Cards with Attitude!  I hope you will join us!

My best to you all on Memorial Day.  Create some fond memories!  I realized how important they are.  Monday will be a special day for me.  OH, thank you so much to my new followers!  I am glad to meet you!  Talk soon.

Your friend,


  1. A gorgeous creation,and a beautifully coloured

  2. Wow wow Manderly! Love this amazing image and your colouring is just so beautiful. Great idea to use the fishing gear - goes perfectly! :) Such pretty details as always

  3. WOW, Manderly, she is absolutely gorgeous. You are a natural!! I luv all of your work!


    Sherry-GL teamie

  4. This is so pretty and I love the colors!!

  5. Well well well...I need to up my standards girl! This really rocks! I love this! I will/did emulate this one for a card I created for a challenge next month - that is just how awesome this is! Oh so well done!
    Hugs from your friend and DT sister,
    Karen C

  6. This is so gorgeous and the colors so vibrant and dramatic. Its is simply fabulous!!

  7. Love how bright and colorful this
    is, so well designed too! You are one very talented gal! Thanks for inspiring us at Great Impressions Stamps Manderly!

  8. You are the sweetest Manderly :) Thanks for making my day too! I'll be back soon to see what you are up to...sending hugs!

  9. gorgeous! love the image, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week, hugs, martina

  10. This is stunning, I love the image and the colours and the added sparkle is the perfect finishing touch
    Lindsay xx

  11. Geeeeez wow chica!
    I want to comment, but it's very difficult when I keep scrolling up to look at your card again. I'm a nut for texture and nailed it here! She's GORGEOUS!!! She is looking very intensely at that pearl though..LOL. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

    Hugs, Kelly

  13. Gorgeous card! I love all the pretty colors! Thanks for joining us in this weeks color challenge at Catch The Bug!

    =) Becky G

  14. wow! very beautiful! thank you for playing this weeks color challenge at catch the bug!

  15. Love all the bright colours you've used here Manderly. Lovely card.

    I saw your link on MIM. I'm #138 & 153 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  16. What a great card, I love it! I am so glad you joined our Color Challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope you will join us again!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "Color" challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate that you played along!! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  18. Wow, this is so beautiful! Love all the sparkle and the beautiful colors. Thanks so much for sharing with our challenge at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS this time:)

  19. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for the Catch The Bug Colour Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you enjoyed it enough to join us again for our next challenge.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  20. pretty card
    thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles


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