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Friday, July 13, 2012

Coral Mermaid at the Beach

Hi again!
I'll keep this one short since I yapped so much on my last post!  Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge 17 has it's 2 sponsored digi winners and Top 3 posted.  Did you notice that- 2 sponsors, 2 winners!  And Top 3 to boot!  What a challenge site!

We also have our new challenge ready for you to start making your cards for- Challenge 18, Anything Goes, sponsored by Limited Runs!  Pretty good, huh?  Limited Runs has fantastic digis for you to create with.  I made up Coral Mermaid.  Isn't she cute?  So, so fun to color and make into a card!  Here she is:

To make Coral, I colored her with Prisma Pencils, cut her out, added pearls (WOC) and gems, then pop-dotted her onto a die-cut round colored with a sand castle background from free coloring pages.  Added this to a lacy square covered with pink paisley DP then pop-dotted all onto a very dark green easel card, which has the inside covered with the same pink paisley DP.  Colored up some sea shells too and added Glossy Accents to them and Coral's lips.  Glued the sea shells around and added a bow, stamped 3-d dragonflies and hung a sea shell from the corner.  I glittered different colors here and there- green strips in Coral's hair, clear on her freckles, and light pink sprinkles on her tail, the dragonflies, around the Happy sentiment, and a few dashes here and there.  Cut out a wave, also from free coloring pages, adhered and bent the top upward for the easel to rest against.  Inside is a round Happy Birthday sentiment.  Pretty simple and so, so fun to make.  Just loved coloring Coral Mermaid!  I hope you like her, too.

Question-have any of you ever had a reaction to glitter?  You know how glitter never stays where you put it, no matter what you do?  Well, I ended up with spots of glitter on my arms, face, and legs, lol, and I started feeling like I was being cut with tiny scalpels!  Owwww, it hurt!  Tried to wipe it off, then tried a wet rag, then the sink, then finally the shower to get it all off of me and stop hurting.  It was awful!  Picked up some paper yesterday that had some of the glitter on it, got a little on myself, and the reaction started all over again! I had never used this particular glitter before.  It is the very fine type.  Never had this happen when using glitter!  

Back to the good stuff. Head on over to Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude, check out my talented teamie's creations, and enter yours!  We love seeing what you come up with!


A note from me:  
A special, special thank you to my new followers.  Wow, I am amazed and very thankful that you like what I make.  I try to visit your blogs also and I have to say, you are all very, very talented.  I hope to see more of what you make, too!

I have been accepted to a new Design Team!  One Stitch at a Time or OSAAT for short!  Wonderful challenge blog.  I am very honored to have been chosen by them and given the opportunity to work with such a talented bunch.  OSAAT's challenges run weekly but I will be posting my creations every other week on Sunday mornings.  I start mid August.  If you get a chance, stop by OSAAT.  I think you will like it there, too!

Hoping you have a wonderful weekend and can craft all you want.  No matter what is going on, seems we can get lost and away from it all when our heads are buried in paper!  

Coral is in the following challenges:
The Crafty Bloggers Network- # 1 Anything Goes 
Whoopsi Daisy- Make your own embellishments
The Ribbon Reel- #32 Photo Inspiration/Sweet Sparkles
Incy Wincy- Summertime
Love to Create- Photo Inspiration 


  1. This is a stunning card.I love that image and what you've done with it.Congratulations on the new design team post.

  2. Congratulations on the new DT post Manderly, you will be a busy lady..Gorgeous card, such a lovely mermaid and real adore her eyelashes...beauiful colouring, love the background and the waves...fabulous card..
    And I saw on Fat pages and cards with attitude that I made top 3...thank you so much for choosing my card, means a lot.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Oh My Gosh! I think I almost swooned when I saw this! I LOVE it!! I love the shells and all that itchy scratchy glitter (no, I've never had that reaction to it..). I always use Stickles - it is wonderful stuff and is less messy -- I like Crystal Stickles (super colorful), frosted lace (for snow and the like), and stardust (not as colorful as the crystal, but a good inbetween for the Crystal and Lace ones).
    Keep these beauties coming - always love seeing your artwork - and that is what you create, artwork! :)
    love and hugs from your friend,
    Karen C

  4. This is gorgeous!! Love the images and the style of the card is really pretty. WOW! I have never heard of that with glitter before!! That sounds crazy...unless they were unusually sharp pieces? hehehe

  5. Wow! You have been busy, this is a lovely seaside card.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  6. Very colorful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  7. Fabolous sparkly design and love your colour combo too, Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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