Beauty of the sea

It’s an ANYTHING GOES challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.So grab the chance to get creative!!There’s also the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in the store.So click on the link to see the full details on how to play along.Stop and take a look at the DT’s amazing work whilst you’re there too.

I chose this stunningly beautiful Mermaid.I just love the way her hair tumbles down to cover her modesty.She looks pretty deep in thought too.Hmmmm I remember having a waist like this once ……. but that was before I had 4 children.Well that’s my excuse and I’m sure my passion for chocolate has absolutely nothing to do with it!!

I had this piece of paper in mind as the perfect background for her.As it’s quite a busy piece I wanted to keep the rest a little more simple.So I created an aperture and added a piece of paper from the same collection inside the card. It’s difficult to tell but I did mount some acetate behind the aperture.To finish the card I just added the lace,die-cut flowers and pearls.Because it took such little time to create the layout it meant I could concentrate on my favourite part – the colouring!I mounted her using silicone glue to give dimension.In fact the longest part was waiting for the glue to dry!

She does have Glossy Accents on her tail but the camera hasn’t picked it up 😦

Supplies :
Image : Mermaid from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Promarkers,Glossy Accents
Papers & Card : DP K&Co,Blue card Core’d dinations Gemstones
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nestabilities Labels Four,Magnetic mat (to create frame),Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals Bigz Die,Big Shot
Embellishiments : Lace trim from stash, 4mm flat backed pearls from a mixed bag from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts  


Here are some challenges this card is for :
Incy Wincy Designs : Lace and Pearls
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Die cutting/Punches
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays : Anything goes but no buttons or bows
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Keeping it Clean and Simple
Inktegrity : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Add Flowers
Frosted Designs : Let’s see your die cuts
Stamp Something : October Digi Day
Speedy the Cat’s Friends : Die Cut or Punched
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Distressed
I Did It Creations : Surprise Me
Paper Sundaes : A Natural Woman
Simon Says Challenge : Punch’em (punches or die cuts)
Lisa x

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 11:42:41

    Gorgeous Lisa and I love the DP you’ve used, it’s perfect for this image.


  2. Dana
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 14:56:58

    This paper is perfect to enhance your beautiful image!! I love that little bit of antiqued looking bit behind her in the nestie shape. It looks like a treasure map or something thats found it’s way to the bottom of the sea!


  3. Julie T
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 15:10:46

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love your paper choices


  4. Fiona
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 15:26:34

    this is really pretty, great colour combo and the mermaid looks fab!! Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.



  5. Katja
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 15:53:20

    This card i pretty amazing!!! Lovely background also.

    Katja (DDSB-DT)


  6. Diane Whitehouse
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 16:58:25

    The mermaidlooks like she’s in an underwater grotto! Great card design, Lisa!
    Diane x


  7. Candy
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 17:09:59

    Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us for Inktegrity’s Hump Day challenge.


  8. Gemma
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 19:12:30

    a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge this week at I Did It Creations! Gemma 🙂


  9. Sara
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 20:03:25

    Very soft and pretty!


  10. Nana
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 21:56:31

    Very pretty card. Glossy accent is quite tricky for cameras 🙂
    Thank you for playing with “Paper Sudnaes” this week!
    hugs Nana


  11. Ellie
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 22:10:15

    What an amazing card!! I absolutely love that designer paper, gorgeous mermaid image and love the sketch.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at stamp something. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.


  12. vicki dutcher
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 00:18:06

    Gorgeous card! Inlinkz is working again so please try to re load (if you haven’t already! Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cat’s Friends!


  13. Barb
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 01:40:26

    You are so right! That paper is perfect for the image!! Beautiful card!! Thanks for taking on the die cut challenge at Frosted dEsigns this week!!
    barb 🙂


  14. France
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 02:19:15

    This is really beautiful. Thanks for joining our Paper Sundaes challenge !


  15. Tracy
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 03:02:16

    Very pretty colors Lisa and I love the touch of lace!


  16. Ruth
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 12:25:23

    Such a beautifully elegant card, I like the opening on the front
    Ruth x


  17. Padster
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 17:35:33

    Fabulous – thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
    Debbie x


  18. Sarah
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 18:59:27

    I love those papers!! The flowers are gorgeous too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!



  19. Jóna (Yona)
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 00:34:24

    Great card ! Everything fits perfectly together !!

    I hope you will join us at group that I have opened at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” 😀

    Hugs, Jóna


  20. Pattie Goldman
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 01:43:16

    Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our Natural Woman challenge!


  21. Lindsey
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 21:21:36

    What a lovely card! Great colours and image. Thanks for joining us at FnF this week x


  22. suzanne
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 12:07:56

    Fab card. Thanks for joining us at FnF this week x


  23. Heather "Hev"
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 14:05:25

    Love what you have done here 🙂

    Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy last week – I am now choosing the top 3 so pop back on Friday to see if you are a lucky prize winner or a top 3 designer 🙂

    Heather my blog Vanilla Hevn


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