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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Guest Designer for Love to Create Challenge Blog

I was lucky enough to be offered a Guest Designer post for the Love to Create Challenge Blog.  I've followed this blog for many years and have entered the challenges so it is a great honour.

I was allowed an image from the Ula Section at the Polkadoodles Shop.  I chose to use "Ula be a Mermaid".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and fussy cut around the image.  I also printed off a sentiment that I got with the image, die-cut and edged with my Turquoise Pan Pastel.

For the background I used a Turquoise, Diarylide Yellow, Hansa Yellow and Pearlescent Yellow Pan Pastels to colour the background.  I then used various seaside orientated stamps (greenery, driftwood, bubbles and fish) and stamped these onto the background.

I then used a Marianne designs die to make the mount for Ula the mermaid.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut greenery and a die-cut shell border and individual die-cut shells highlighted with the the Pan Pastels used for the background and two large pearls.

Promarkers used:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Yellow, Canary and Lemon
Mermaid/shells etc - Duck Egg, Turquoise, Putty, Tan, Burnt Orange and Dusky Pink.

Pan Pastels used:

Rich Gold
Diarylide Yellow
Copper Metallic
Hansa Yellow
Pearlescent Yellow.

Thank you to Louise for allowing me to be a Guest Designer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything goes
CRAFT - Alien/fantasy (mermaid)
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Di's Digis - Die-cuts
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of red


Nathalie said...

So cute card. Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
Nathalie DT

Jac Curran said...

A beautiful card Kym, love your background and die cuts to, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Becca Sadler said...


You've made a spectacular card! There are so many layers of details to the mermaid's setting that you created! Thanks for sharing this for #368 at PPCC blog! Becca=DT

Angie Jones said...

Gorgeous make, thanks for joining us for the Polkadoodles Blog Challenge.
Angie DT

Siv said...

What a Nice card you have made - love Your colours :) Thanks for joining the Polkadoodles Blog Challenge. Hugs, Siv GDT

Jane Proffitt said...

Pretty...love all the details and paper...Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Challenge blog. Anjie DT

Sheryl said...

Beautiful colours Kym. I love blues and turquoises, just stunning!
Thanks for joining the fun at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Nana Connie said...

Oh, Kym, this is terrific. I love, love, LOVE that sentiment! Thanks for playing again at QKR Stampede. Hope to see you next week, too.
NanaConnie DT

Heather said...

So pretty! Love the fabulous background you created! And your color combo is perfect for a mermaid. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack and Di's Digi Designs.

Barbara Bruder said...

Pretty card and love the image, Nice coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Sabrina Lamarina said...

Great work! Thank you so much for sharing on our challenge Polkadoodles hugs Clicca Sabrina DT !

crafty said...

Nice colour combo. Oh if only we could all quit and become a mermaid.Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

karto_flana said...

Lovelly creation, I love the background :) Hugs Ella DT Creative Moments.

Lisa West said...

Beautiful creation, Thank you for joining us for our Week 8 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

Sharon Noble said...

Wonderful Card love the colouring and elegance
Thank you for joining us at I Love Pro Markers Challenge Blog.
Hugs Sharon DT Member x