Friday, 10 June 2011

Underwater

This time the challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days  calls for an Underwater Theme for your project.
The sponsor this time is Stichybear Stamps

I am just recently back from a lovely visit to Scotland to stay with my sister Jenni. While I was there she made a beautiful shaped card which you can see here for the Teddy Bo challenge and I was so inspired by it I decided to try something similar for this challenge.
 I chose to use the Cardmadfairy mermaid image combined with the seaweed which I printed twice. I coloured them with Promarkers and then cut them out. I used a pudding bowl to make the shape of my card before sticking on the Basic Grey backing paper. I layered the images using sticky pads to give the mermaid some dimention. The seaweed in the foreground is actually acetate which I coloured with alchohol inks before cutting into the shape I wanted and blasting it with a heat gun to make it curl. The anchor was a lucky find in my button box.
I am entering the following challenges:
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ anything goes, use a sea image
http://www.thepixiecottage.blogspot.com/ optional theme shape card
http://jffchallenge.blogspot.com/ use Tim Holtz (alcohol Inks)

32 comments:

  1. A very cute card beautifully coloured.

    Thank you for sharing your AI acetate sea weed with us at Just for Fun

    Thank you as well for sharing your card with us at Craft-Room Challenge for our first challenge. XOXO Zoe

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  2. AWE!!! I love mermaids and this is lovely! I saw this over at the Make It Monday challenge blog!!! I might have to go shopping for this mermaid. she is not in my collection! lol!
    have a Great weekend!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

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  3. Stunning card Gillian and just perfect for our 'things with tails' challenge this week, great idea to use a mermaid for this challenge...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

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  4. Nice unusual card design :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Just for Fun
    Von

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  5. How gorgeous. Love the mermaid! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Hugs
    Tanya R

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  6. You are a clever lady Gillian. Love the seaweed technique, I must try that sometime and the shape of the card is wonderful. Terrific colouring too.

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  7. Lovely to see how you used the same images as I did! Fabulous card - love the acetate additions! Sheila:)X

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  8. Super cute card! Neat! Thanks so much for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge.

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  9. Very sweet card, great image and colouring, lovely touch of pearls.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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  10. Fab use of your alcohol inks in your mermaid piece.

    Thanks for joining us over on JFF this week.

    Sam xxx

    http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

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  11. Beautiful card , its coloured so lovely and the image of the mermaid is perfect

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  12. Gorgeous mermaid, and I lovethe acetate seaweed. Thank you for joining our first challenge at craft room challenge, Nikki DT

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  13. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

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  14. what a gorgeous card - love the mermaid and the little pearls
    Thanks for linking up to make it monday
    Lisa x

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  15. beautiful card
    thanks for sharing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE
    hugs
    sadia

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  16. Gorgeous card, Gillian! I love your underwater scene! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

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  17. Beautiful card,lovely colours
    Janet x

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  18. Wonderful shaped card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

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  19. Adorable mermaid. Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine. Hugs Tracy x

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  20. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..
    Hugs
    Judith

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  21. Very pretty shaped card Gilian! I love the mermaid and the way you cut it out. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

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  22. AI's - perfect for the seaweed on this card and so good to use acetate.
    Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, neet x

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  23. such a fun lil mermaid!!! thanks soo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!

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  24. Hi Gillian

    What a lovely card you've done a great job.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

    Tina

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  25. O wow how beautiful this is, love the shape of your card and how you did the leaves is brilliant, love it xx

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  26. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week! Hugs, Karen

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  27. Gorgeous creation and so beautifully coloured well done.

    Marie

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  28. Hi! So wonderful creation:) Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge.
    Hugs,Minna

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  29. fantastic make - so creative


    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

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