Mermaid Love

At Cowgirl’s Sunday Stamp’en Challenge  you need to make your own DP backgound!That’s right no reaching for your favourite pack.It’s time to get creative!Please click on the link to findout the full  details and while you’re there take a look at the DT’s fantastic work!

We have the fabulous Michelle Perkett as a sponsor too!So here I’ve used her gorgeous Soulmates image.As the image has a nice layout I didn’t want to interfere with it too much and tried a technique that I’d not done before.After colouring the image I gently dabbed a Versamark pen (being water based the ink will smudge if rub with the nib) over the whole of it and the sentiment then clear embossed it.The bubbles are actually covered with Glossy Accents to give more dimension.Once it had cooled I used Distress Inks over the entire sheet.I then stamped over it with a crackle backgrounder.I gently buffed the ink off the shiny parts with a soft tissue.I was having a problem with inkjet ink smudging before with Distress Ink and I didn’t want to spoil the beauty of the image.Apart from that it’s intensified the colours so beautifully.I stamped some scrolls in green to make it look like seaweed and added some  acrylic dewdrops.To make them more sparkly I applied some stickles to the back but they still have to be adhered with Glossy Accents.It’s a shame I didn’t really capture just how glittery this is IRL.

*This post has been edited to show a close up of the sparkle*

I’m going to hide this card ’til next Summer to give to my DH for our Anniversary!!

Supplies :
Image : Soulmates by Michelle Perkett
Mediums : Promarkers for skin and hair,Copic Atyou Spica pens for tails and flower in hair,Clear Sakura Stardust gel pen for bubbles,Versamark pen,Clear embossing powder,Glossy Accents,Diamond Stickles,Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters
Stamps : Cornish Heritage Farms Crackle Backgrounder (they ceased trading this Summer 😦  ),Scroll from Elusive Images Delightful Damask set,Shell freebie from July issue of Craft Stamper magazine
Card : Core’dinations Gemstones
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Lip Pattern corner punch,Heat tool,Ranger Blending Tool with foam pad
Embellishments : Acrylic dewdrops,Pearl headed pins

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Craftalicious : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : 3 Elements ( Dewdrops)
Our Creative Corner : 3 Different Embellishments ( Dewdrops,pins and shell)
Karber Monthly : Fantasy
The Sisterhood Of Crafters : All things known as … BLING! (it really is very glittery in IRL)
Gingersnap Creations : Spicy Supply – Versamark
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon : Something Old (scroll stamp)/Something New (image)
PaperCutz : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : 3 of a kind (Dewdrops)
Wee Memories : Celebrate Good Times (Anniversary)


Lisa x

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Berenice R.
    Oct 17, 2010 @ 15:58:36

    So nice card! Thank you for playing The Karber Monthly Challenges 🙂


  2. Debbie
    Oct 17, 2010 @ 18:37:23

    love this card, it’s gorgeous x


  3. Rosanne
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 02:03:32

    Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!


  4. Minnamanna
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 09:51:11

    This is adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at PTW this week.
    Hugs, Minnamanna (GDT)


  5. Darlene (akronstamperdpk)
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 17:23:30

    This is FANTASTIC! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!


  6. Michele Gross
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 22:55:43

    Beautiful card! Love the little pearl pins sticking out of the clams! Great touch!! Glad you joined us at Wee Memories!


  7. Terry
    Oct 23, 2010 @ 00:46:14

    Love the images and that sentiment. Beautiful card!


  8. SmilynStef
    Oct 23, 2010 @ 01:21:47

    Gorgeous coloring … love how you used the pen to emboss a shine … thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.


  9. Ann Cox
    Oct 23, 2010 @ 01:24:44

    Wow, this is fantastic! Thanks for playing the WMC this week!


  10. Tracy Payne
    Oct 23, 2010 @ 14:16:12

    Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x


  11. Ali Manning
    Nov 08, 2010 @ 03:46:21

    Wow – what a stunning effect you created with the Versamark – thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!


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