Mermaid Sunset

Good morning 🙂  I’m here with another inspiration project for the current Ching-Chou Kuik  Facebook Group challenge 🙂  Our theme for the month of July is Summertime/Seaside.  There are tons of gorgeous mermaid and summery images in the Ching-Chou Kuik store to get you started, and we would LOVE to see your creations with these beautiful images!!!  I used the Sunset Jasmine image, from the Beautiful Tails mermaid set.  I colored her up with Copics, adding some highlights with a white gel pen.

I had seen the “impossible card” fold in a few places recently, and wanted to try it.  I’ve never been the greatest at following directions to a “T”, so I modified the measurements a bit and ended up with an image that didn’t want to stand up!!  I had to add a piece to the back to prop it up, but it doesn’t affect the design, or the ability to fold it up and fit it in a standard size envelope 🙂  I’ve had the burlap background die for some time, and never used it, but I immediately thought about it when making this card!!  I cut 2 and a bit out and used them as a backdrop for the punched flowers, leaf vines, and the scattering of silver seashells.  I also added a few pearl sprays to the top part, and a shimmery die cut sand dollar to the bottom piece.  I then printed out the sentiment on my computer and cut the banner shapes…..wiggling around with the dies a bit to make them smaller, and more fitting with the card 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Morgan’s ArtWorld Open Challenge – #07 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG week of July 10

Mod Squad Challenge – Birthday Florals

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 28 ATG

Southern Girls Challenge – Tic Tac Toe – I used the middle horizontal line; Die Cut, Stamp and Blue

9 comments

  1. WOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE – Oh my…..
    This is truly an absolute jaw dropper and is gob smacking stunningly gorgeous. Brilliant colouring brilliant work.
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  2. I could just sit and stare at your beautiful creation for hours! Your coloring is fabulous and you have really captured the essence of the sea with this card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you. Patty DT >http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  3. STUNNING card!
    LOVE your image panel & colouring, love your fancy folds & design – WOW!
    Thank You for playing Tic Tac Toe with us at the Southern Girls Challenge 🙂

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