Mermaid’s “Hello”

Hello!! Here is my latest DT inspiration for the Sheepski Designs Facebook challenge.  The challenges are always anything goes, but we’ve now started to add optional themes to help get your creative juices flowing.  This month, it’s Sparkle and Shine.  I used the beautiful Hello image, by Andrea at Sheepski Designs.  For a discount on this, or any other image you may want to purchase, I have a discount code for you to use:

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After coloring the image with my Prismacolor pencils, I found some glitter paper, and some design paper with a subtle print and began laying out the card according to the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

I die cut the circles to show the glitter CS underneath, edged them in silver glitter glue, and put some clear acetate over the openings.  Then I raised the top layer with some foam dots, and attached the little fish behind the windows with thread, so they “swim” when you move the card.  Some cheesecloth and die cut shells, and a glittery sentiment on a white banner, finish this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – Sketch #125, shown above

Digi Choosday Craft Challenge – Week 47 ATG

Colour Crazy Challenge – Week 46 ATG

Allsorts Challenge – Week 442 – Glitter

Morgan’s Artworld – #23 ATG

Golden Rose

Hi there!  I’m on vacation, so am using my time to play 🙂  This card features a gorgeous image from Power Poppy, it’s the Rose and Chamomile Digital stamp.  I love this image, it reminds me of a corsage for a special occasion 🙂  I printed it on kraft paper, and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.  I did a bit of inking with distress inks around the edges as well.  For the background, I tried inked up an embossing folder with embossing ink, so the de-bossed side would be heat embossed after I added some sparkly green embossing powder to it.  Even though there’s some parts that got embossed outside the pattern, I really like it, as it gives it a bit of a rustic effect.  I matted both pieces with red CS and added some pretty off white sparkly ribbon and a bow.  To finish it off, I found a little gold dragonfly in my stash 🙂

I would like to enter this in the following:

Mod Squad Challenge – The Heat is On!

Power and Spark Challenge – Get Krafty!

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge – #98 Techniques – using ink on an embossing folder, then heat embossing

Di’s Digi Design Challenge – Ribbon, Lace, Twine &/or Cord

Morgan’s ArtWorld – #18 ATG