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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Elaine Cox Water Lily Mermaid (Mermaid 2)

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
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


Sheryl said...

Gorgeous colour choice Kym. You showed this image off to perfection. Great to have you with us at CRAFT this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Love the colour of the hair gorgeous card Ginny x

Hazel said...

A lovely card, Kym, and in that beautiful colour. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

cass said...

Very pretty, wonderful colouring, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

Unknown said...

Kym this is a beautiful card.

Lovely image and papers.

Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Good luck

Tracey DT

Gail said...

Beautiful color choices! thanks for entering Brown Sugar Anything Goes Challenge enjoy your week Gail DT

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Such a pretty image and a wonderful selection of gorgeous colours, thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

NanaConnie said...

This is beautiful, Kym. Love the color combo and the papers you chose are fabulous! OK, time for a DT hat -- Thanks do much for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe this week and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Michelle Looi said...

Beautiful work there! Love the colors
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles

Ribbon Girl said...

Very pretty card Kym - Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge, Mary x

Tracey said...

Kim, this card is stunning! I love how you coloured your image and using subtle papers was definitely the way to go. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Anonymous said...

This is so lovely.Love the cool watery tones,just perfect for the mermaid.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x