This card is made from a Sweet Pea Stamps image by the artist Elaine Cox. It is called "Water Lily Mermaid (Mermaid 2)". She is available in digital format for $3.00 or for those that prefer she is available in a rubber stamp for $5.99.
I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers, cut around the image, distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool, inked the edges and then sprayed with the Crafter's Companion Spray and Shine. I love the effect of these sprays but they make me cough and cough even though I spray the item outside and leave outside for a while. I just wish someone would bring out a nice spray that doesn't smell. I can dream .........
The backing papers I wanted to keep subtle and didn't want them to overpower the image. I have therefore used Bearly Mine Designs Just Plaids, Plain and Simple and Simply Dots. They just add something to the card but don't overpower in my opinion. Underneath the image I embossed a piece of card with a zig-zag effect and used a Martha Stewart punch on the edge. I have finished the card off with some wide satin ribbon, a very little blue satin ribbon with dots, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some buttons.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Milk Coffee Challenge - Emboss it
CRAFT - Inspiration picture
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Blue and white
One Stitch at a Time - Use your favourite (I have lots of favourites like digital images, using alcohol pens, buttons, flowers and I LOVE ribbon!!!)
Craft Your Passion - Happy birthday
Kaboodle Doodle - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Die-ing for a punch!
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes