Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Pure Innocence Mermaid

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the newest challenge from Addicted to Stamps & More - Challenge #40 - Photo Inspiration.  Here's the photo:

The photo above has so much inspiration!!  There's the water, relaxing in a comfy chair, summer time, cold drinks ... or maybe the gorgeous colors will inspire you.

I used one of our sponsor's adorable images and a few dies to create a water scene ... what's your inspiration?? :)

Stamps:  Pure Innocence 038 (Heather Ellis); sentiment (Bloomin Marvelous - SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi (SU!); Light Gray (unknown)
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray (SU!); Copics:  E000, E00, E01, W4, R20, Y21, YR24, V09
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Wave die (MFT), Puffy Cloud dies (Memory Box), sponges, clear stickles, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals

The background sky (clouds) were sponged using a hand-made, randomly sized scalloped template that I cut from cardstock.  The "rock" is two large clouds, glued together and then sponged with dark gray.

Pure Innocence was printed onto Neenah white, colored with copics and fussy cut.  I paper piece Wild Wasabi cardstock after running it through with the Tiny Bubbles embossing (sponged more Wild Wasabi on top for definition).

Clear stickles were added for some bling :)

Here's a close-up:

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge.  Check out the other fabulous creations by the Design Team at ATS&M!


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Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable card Loll, love the mermaids embossed tail and the little pearl in her shell ..


Canonbury creations said...

Brilliant take on the photo Loll, she's so cute, I love her tail and the pearl in the shell:)
Val x

Kylie said...

I love this Loll. The mermaid with all her details and the way you have created all your bits and pieces! Awesome xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness Loll this is absolutely wonderful. Love the tail, the pearls and the water dies - all so fabulous.

Nonni said...

This is stunning, Loll! Everything looks great but I especially love the sponged clouds and the tail of your little mermaid. Fabulous job! xx

shirley-bee said...

Love how you made rock from clouds! And the stickles looks just like that sparkle at the water's edge.

stressfreestamping said...

Loll I love all of the little details you have added to your mermaid! She looks great!

Cazro said...

I love your card, the mermaid is so sweet. Love the touches of glitter. Caz

Sue said...

Beautiful, Loll! I love how you made the mermaid and all the little details, very creative.

Anonymous said...

What a darling little mermaid. I got my beautiful card and flowers and I have been off the computer for the last two days. This is the first chance I have ha to tell you how amazing and darling they are! I think you said you used a C C Design die? So cute! Love this card and love the flowers and card you sent! So very sweet!

Bonnie said...

What an adorable little mermaid! Love the waves and the sweet pearl she's found!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll. Hope your weekend is going well. Wonderful card. Love how you have used the image. Fabulous attention to detail.
Florence xx