Having a mer-ry time

We’re on the search for Mythical Creatures at Craft Your Passion this week!We have two fabulous sponsors too – A Day for Daisies and Pizzaz Aplenty.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

Here I’ve used the beautiful and whimsical Birthday Mermaid from A Day for Daisies.She’s been coloured with Polychromos  pencils and blended with low odour oils thinners using a paper stump.I only used a dry stump on her hair to leave the detail of the pencil strokes for a more realistic approach.Of course I had to apply Glossy Accents to the balloons.The papers are actually called Ooh La La for him but they’re so beautiful I just had to use them with her.Well bang went my promise  NOT to buy any more papers but when I found these for £3.99 at my local craft warehouse it was just too good to resist!!The pearl brads were another bargain from there at 99p!Both this items have been on my wish list for a very long time.I added the ribbon overlayed with some cord from my stash,topped with a die cut swirl and flower.I made a tab type sentiment to complete the card.

Supplies : 
Image : Birthday Mermaid from A Day for Daisies
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment Clear Stamp set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Glossy Accents,Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Ooh La La for Him,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 4,Swirl from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Flower from Marianne Design Creatables Floral Dies 1,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,Grossgrain ribbon and cord from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Gingerloft : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Something New (papers & brads)
Catch The Bug : January Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life : Bingo ( Flowers,Ribbon, Swirl)
Crafty Emma :  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges :  New Year, use something new (papers & brads)
Designed 2 Delight : Winter Flowers ( or any flowers)
Marks Finest Papers : Use Brads or Eyelets
Card Makin’ Mamas : New Year or Something New (papers & brads)
Delicious Doodles :  All Things New (papers & brads)
Fairy Tale : Something New (papers & brads)
Fussy and Fancy : Animal Print OR Happy Birthday
Jellypark Challenges : Use Something Old AND Something New (Old cardstock and ribbons,New papers & brads)
Simply Create Too :  More than 2 Layers
Cute Card Thursday : What`s New (papers & brads)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Something New (papers & brads)
Sassy Studio Designs :  Use Something New   (papers & brads)
Some Odd Girl : Bling It Up
Digistamps 4 Joy : Something old, Something new (Old cardstock and ribbons,New papers & brads)
Freshly Brewed : Something new  (papers & brads)
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Something new (papers & brads)
Paper Pretties :  Brads/Eyelets
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : New Something (papers & brads)
Whimsical Wednesdays : On the Edge
Craft Room Challenge  : Anything Goes 
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Anything Goes Using Your New Stash  (papers & brads)
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Shiny New Year (Glossy Accents and pearl brads)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x