Sunday, June 24, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #40, 4 Crafty Chicks - By the Sea, & Addicted to Stamps (ATS) #1 - Make Your Mark

Hello friends -  here it is Sunday already.  How does the weekend go by so fast?? 

The card I am sharing with you today is for a darling young girl who reminds me very much of this little mermaid with her long flowing dark hair and aura of sweetness.  I used the sketch from Lesley at the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #40 for my card (see below). 
I am also playing along with the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #95 - By the Sea, and the launch of the Addicted to Stamps (ATS) "Make Your Mark" Challenge #1 (thanks Kylie!) where anything goes pretty much as long as markers are used your creation.  The DT at 4 Crafty Chicks want to know what you like about the sea or what it means to you.  For me, ever since I was a little girl I have had this fantasy that mermaids live way down deep in the sea and hoped I would catch one. I have only been to the sea a couple of times in my life. I have found it to be both mysterious and relaxing, and would love to go to the seashore and beach every year if I could.   Maybe someday I'll find a mermaid :o)

This image is from a Stampendous repositionable cling rubber stamp called "Mermaid kiddo".  I colored it with copic and spica markers (a tiny bit of sparkle).  A very talented card designer and copic instructor named Wendy Jordan taught me the trick of using drywall tape on the card to add the netting texture (who would have thunk?!). The small wooden shell is from Close to My Heart. 

Stampin Up! products used are: Cardstock - Crumb Cake (card base), Peach Parfait (sentiment flag layer) and Whisper White. DSP - Comfort Cafe (NEW). Ribbon - Baja Breeze seam binding (doubled and scrunched up to look like water). Sentiment is from Happiest Birthday (stamped in Taken with Teal ink).

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit - I'm sure glad that you did!  Hope you saw something that inspired you :o) Hugs!!

20 comments:

  1. Danielle, she is just beautiful! I love the netting idea too! This card would be perfect at our first ever challenge at Addicted to Stamps!!

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    1. Thanks Kylie for the heads up on your new challenge - congratulations to you and the others on the DT. I went out and visited a bit ago and love the samples all you ladies have prepared and shared with us. I'd be delighteed to play along in your very first card challenge! I'm excited for you and based on what you done to start, I feel it will go well. Hugs!

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  2. Love your card Danielle! Such a great colouring job! I'm sure the card's recipient will absolutely adore it! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thanks Jen - I loved your card as well. Everytime I see that teacup I think I need to go out and buy it - don't know why I've waited so long!!

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  3. Wow ... what a fabulous card Danielle ... that image is adorable and your colouring is awesome!
    Looove the texture of that netting panel and your seam binding water... just wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Tui for your sweet note :o)

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  4. That image is adorable! Great coloring and I love the pearl bubbles! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  5. Danielle your card is darling! She is such a cute little image and I love your pearl water bubbles.

    I can't imagine having only visited the sea/ocean a half dozen times in my life. Although I don't live on a coastline now, I grew up by the sea and spent many many summers and winters at the beach.

    Thanks so much for joining our very first challenge at Addicted to Stamps this week. Hope to see you again soon.

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  6. Awhh! Super cute image...LOve your colours and ALL your embellishments are delicious!
    Chrissyxx

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  7. Hi there, what a fabulous card, love how you coloured this pretty image and the netting is a great touch. Thank you for joining us for our very first challenge at Addicted to Stamps and good luck.

    Marie

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  8. Hi Danielle - this is absolutely stunning, gorgeous colouring. I'm so glad you found us at ATS and joined in.
    BTW - if you ever find your mermaid please tell me 'cos I've always wanted to find one too! - Jacqueline xx

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  9. Love this image Danielle, beautifully coloured! Great tip for the netting:) I'm intrigued with the fact that you've only been to the sea a couple of times but America is so vast I can understand that! We are lucky in that we can be at the sea within 90 mins:) Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at ATS
    Val x

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  10. Great card, darling image and I love your pearl accents. I must add drywall tape to my hubby's shopping list! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  11. What a great card Danielle. Love the pearl water bubbles and the netting. Thanks so much for joining us on our first challenge at ATS.

    Karen x

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  12. What a great tip about drywall tape! I have squirrelled that information away for future reference! Your colouring is fabulous. I love the rich blues of the mermaid. Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge at Addicted to Stamps.

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  13. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining our "By The Sea" challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks :)

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  14. Love your coloring on your fabulous mermaid. It is an awesome layout and choice of colors. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  15. Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments :o). I'm delighted to have these great challenges to play along with!

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  16. This is adorable! LOVE your mermaid and the pearls are the perfect accent for her! :)

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  17. PS: FABULOUS tip about the dry wall tape! LOVE it!!! :)

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