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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Here come some mermaids ..................

Here are two cards that I made some time ago but never posted on my blog.
 The first card uses an image called "Flowers on the Beach" by Conie Fong.  It is available as a digital image at Sweet Pea Stamps.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Old Paper and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.

The backing papers I have used are from the paper pad called "The Seaside" by Crafty Individuals.  I have again inked around the edges with Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire distress ink.

I have finished this card off with some Marianne Designs die-cut shells which I have inked with Tim Holtz's Old Paper distress ink, doily, ric-rac ribbon, flowers (with sequin and brad centres and inked with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink) and a die-cut sentiment.
The second card is using a Sweet Pea Stamps Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Caribbean Treasure".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.

The backing papers are from my stash.  My little skulls are from a stamp set from Visible Image.  I love their stamp sets as you get a main image and lots of other little ones to accent a card.  This skull comes from the set called "Max Rocks".  Make sure you pop on over to the Visible Image Shop to have a look at their wonderful stamps.  I have coloured the skulls with a Pastel Beige Promarker and then coloured over the top with a silver glittery Graph'it pen.

The card has been finished off with some raffia ribbon (which was purple but I painted with white gesso), die-cut sentiment and a Marianne Designs die-cut anchor which I have coloured with a Pastel beige Promarker and coloured over the top with a silver glittery Graph'it pen.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times - Card containing the word "happy" - both cards say "happy birthday"
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon (for the first card I have used ric-rac ribbon and for the second card I have used raffia ribbon)
Sweet Pea Stampers - Mermaids
Bunny Zoe's - Distressing
The Stamping Boutique - Birthday cards/projects
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use a die-cut or punch
One Stitch at a Time - Favourite things (seaside, colouring images, using dies and ribbon)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Girly

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Hazel said...

Thanks for entering our Favourite Things challenge at OSAAT with your really cute card. Hazel x

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design, thank you so much for joining in with the the fun over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it means a lot....I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and Good Luck in the draw....
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

carol said...

Hi lovely card Kym, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful cards Kym, love your mermaids. Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe.
Hugs Tracy x

Hazel said...

Beautiful choice of mermaid image, Kym. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'mermaids' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers and for using Sweet Pea stamps

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Hi Kym, both cards are gorgeous. It's good to see you at Sweet Pea Stampers. Thank you for sharing. We wish you good luck with the draw and we hope to see you again. Big hugs, Sylvia, DT-member

sue jones said...

Both Beautiful as always! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers-love Sue xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Sweet creations Kym. Love both of the images and the soft pinks you used in your first card and the brightness of that second creation. Very nice indeed.

Thank you for joining out challenge at OSAAT this week. Good Luck.


Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Pretty card! Thanks for entering our challenge at OSAAT. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Anne Lise ~

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a gorgeous set go cards and such beautiful colouring too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

Blueboreale (Aurore) said...

Jolie carte ! J'aime beaucoup les sirènes ;)
Merci pour ta participation au creative card crew challenge

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Oh...it's lovely! Sweet image and great color combination. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Card Crew.
Big hug

Taniaj Scott said...

Super card. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Card Crew with our girly challenge hugs Tania xx (DT).