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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mermaid Thank You Card

This mermaid is from ADFD - isn't she gorgeous! She's currently available as a freebie here. I colored the image with Promakers and added some light blue pearls and baby blue Stickles around the edges. Afterwards I realized I had made a mistake. What I though was her fin is actually her hair. I don't think it matters and hope you'll agree with me... I attached the image to a background of blue Coredination paper. I used a Darice chevron embossing folder. I used sandpaper to make the pattern show better. I added a piece of cheesecloth for texture - it's been sprayed it with turquoise Perfect Pearls mist. The seashell is made with a Marianne die, I sprayed the kraft paper with pearl Glimmer Mist, the sparkle doesn't show in the photo, but it's really nice in real life. The sentiment ("thank you" in Norwegian) is made with letter stickers from Storyteller.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Great Impressions - Square card
2) Pattie's Creations - #73 Embossing
3) MilkCoffee Challenge - Show us your coloring skills
4) Crafty Creations - #234 Texture
5) Creative Moments - #23 Sea/shore
6) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #139 Dry embossing
7) Top Tip Tuesday - #107 Embossing
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

26 comments:

Deepti Stephens said...

You always combine and mix things very well.. Cool card! :)

Asha said...

This really is elegant. Love the nautical details you've added. The chevron background is simply wonderful, Pia.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Laine said...

So stunning Pia. Such wonderful soft colour and design. I love it.
Laine
xx

alex said...

Wow a beautiful classy card, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

Alex (DT)

Wishcraft said...

Love the chevron embossing and that pretty image, lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Pia. I love the pretty image, your colouring is so beautiful and the embossed background looks fabulous.
Sue xx

Avril Ann said...

Stunning Pia, I love how you have coloured her hair, amazing card hun xxxx

Chrissy said...

She looks just beautiful Pia and I love the background, so effective..beautifully coloured..

Luv CHRISSYxx

downrightcrafty said...

stunning image and beautiful card
Hugs Kate xx

Tammy said...

WOW Pia, this is absoltuley stunning! I love that image and your gorgeous soft colors!!
Hugs, Tammy

Jackiekg said...

Lovely card - love the embossing
and the colouring you have
used. Thanks for joining us
at Pattie's Creations
Challenge.

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Embossing" Challenge #73!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I think the way you have coloured the image is fine, I wouldn't have realized your mistake if you hadn't said anything. Your embossed and sanded background is perfect along with the cheesecloth and seashell embellishment.
I hope your LOTV goodies soon arrive.
Pauline
x

Skye said...

A wonderful card. Love the textured background and the colouring of the pretty image.
Congratulations on your recent wins

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, I had to go get the image she is so pretty, thanks for the link. Love what you have done with her, love the background chevron is wonderful, love the cheese cloth and the soft colors. Sparkles never show up, I'm sure the pearl glimmer mists are just stunning.
Hugs, Pat

Shelby said...

Beautiful image and youve shown her off wonderfully. Love the texture you've used behind the image and your coloring is wonderful.

Shelby

scrappymo! said...

Thank you so much for the link to the freebie...I popped over and they have this one and so many more! I will download her once I am back in Canada.

Your card is so lovely! Love your colouring of this little beauty and that chevron paper is perfect with this. The wee shell and the cheesecloth are perfect with this card.

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! What a pretty image and I LOve your colours Pia..Wouldn't have noticed your 'mistake' it could be either.
Chrissyxx

Stephanie Card Making said...

brilliant card!! thanks for joining penny s challenge this week x

Lisa M said...

What a peaceful and glorious way to say thank you. I think you've used a stunning image with the best of elements that are very sea worthy and the chevron embossing in the back that has a "sandy' appearance to it...AWESOME!!! Pia, your stuff is always incredible. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing your talents with us!
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

wow this is fabulous, thanks for the hint, too,-))m

Wendy McCarthy said...

Oh I just adore this Pia!! Your colouring is beautiful and the layout is very classy, gorgeous image too! Xx

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Gill McCall said...

Such a pretty card, Thanks for entering Creative moments challenge. Gill DT

Donna said...

Lovely card, thanks so much for joining us at Creative Moments Challenge
Krafty Hugs
Donna DT xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

This card is just freakin' awesome. Love the image, the way you colored it as well as your treatment for the rest of the card. Perfect.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT