Sunday, June 3, 2012

Forever Friends - Stamptacular Sundays Challenge

     Wow! Can't believe it is June already! Just loving this time of year.  Today begins yet another weekly challenge at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS.  Our "theme" this week is  PHOTO INSPIRATION, and once again, the photo is just gorgeous....
  
      For this week's challenge, you will create a card or project that uses the above photo as your inspiration!  The possibilities are endless!  Oh, and don't forget to use a stamp!  After all, we don't call this STAMPtacular for nothing!  You will have from now until midnight (EST) June 9th to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
   Prize: Winner's Choice of Two Digi Stamps
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     Now, try as I might, I just could not look at this picture and see anything other than... you guessed it, a mermaid!  I can see her sparkling fin gracefully flipping up and out of the water only to disappear once again beneath the blue sea...With that image in mind, and with the cheese cloth that I dyed with Dylusions Sprays this weekend-  my post here- I knew my response to the photo would be this....

      This little beauty is a digi stamp from Paper Shelter called "Beautiful Mermaid".  I colored her with copics and used BV 29 to darken the blues to match the inspiration photo (colors used below).  The design paper is Bo Bunny's Barefoot and Bliss.  The "waves" were created with three Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die cuts - these delicate dies cut like "buttah"!  The moon is made from punching cardstock with a one inch circle punch and adding a bit of gray chalk for shading and glitter.
     
    Bling on a Roll Pearls by Recollections and K&Company Adhesive Gems embellish the card beneath and around the cheese cloth.  The pearls in her hair and on the water are made with Viva Decor Pearl Pen and this time I did NOT sprinkle with glitter but let them dry and no "splat"!!!  Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts, Decor Art Glamour Dust and Glossy Accents (water) for a bit more bling!  Pebbles Iridescent Chalks in gray and dark blue (night sky) are streaked with cotton ball across the "sky line". Sentiment by Lili of the Valley.

My babies....
  We look forward to seeing what you create. Here are the DESIGN TEAM submissions. We hope they inspire you to join us! Thanks so much for your kind comments.
Challenges:


31 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow! Your card is just stunning! I love every little detail. I'm a new follower :)

Hugs, Dawn

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the mermaid image, and your colouring is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! This is FANTASTIC! Your coloring is beautiful and I just adore the pearl bubbles ... very clever!
Thanks so much for joining our "PICK 2" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous piece, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
Hugs Kate xx

Pia S said...

I like the image that you have colored so beautifully. And the addition of the pearls and swirls make this card so elegant and lovely. Great work!

Teresa said...

Stunning card Ann Marie, I love the inspiration photo and your card is just perfect for it. Hugs Teresa x

Marge said...

Your mermaid card is truly stunning! LOVE the dyed cheese cloth (clever idea!) and sweet mermaid and all the gorgeous details you've used!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

Chris x said...

Stunning card and perfect colouring.
hugs
chris xxx

Jenny said...

Wowzers, this is so lovely. Love all the glitter and pearls, perfect with the inspiration photo. :-D Jen x

Kim Bell said...

Ann
This card is just beautiful! Wow! Love it all.
Hugz
Kim

Rebekah said...

Gosh this is so cute love that image thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Barb said...

This is stunning. I love the netting and those dainty flourishes are so fluid. Lovely design, fab coloring, great card! Thanks for playing at DYSU :)

Scattychick said...

Really lovely card love the fishing net effect :) Thank you for joining us at Craftymess x

Bea und Doreen said...

amazing card Ann Marie. Love everything on it. So beautiful and so many amazing details
Hugs
Doreen xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Ann Marie, Im so glad you are still using the TPS images, this card is just stunning, your colouring is gorgeous as is the whole card layout. hugs Shirleyxxx

Frances said...

Lovely creation Ann Marie, Great coloring, hugs, Frances.

Elaine said...

Stunning work Ann Marie I love how you have used the memory box dswirl dies , fabulous card well done Hugs Elaine

WencheP said...

Oh my gosh - your colouring is AWESOME! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous card, love it so much!

Thanks so much to sharing this lovely job with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Sandie said...

This is just adorable,I love the little mermaid,all the bling and those gorgeous flourishes.Love how you have dyed the cheese cloth too,very effective.

To quailfy please link us to your entry.

Sandie@Craftymess Challenge Blog.

Sandie said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog....I'm now following you. Your work is gorgeous....

Sandie :D

Paul said...

I adore your colouring. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
TFS
Paul
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Melissa S. said...

This is just beautiful. I love the coloring and all the little extras you have added. I just found Memory Box Dies and I want them all. This one is lovely. Thanks so much for shareing with us at Bugaboo this week.

Judie savage-lovell said...

that is just an amazing piece, love it all but the flourishes and the pearls and the colours, hell all of it, its just brilliant, thank you for playin with us at craftymess hun

hugs
judie (following as well, such a great blog) xx

julieprice3 said...

Stunning card, I love the pearls and the gorgeous colours, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Helene Ericsson said...

oh, I adore all the details! Thank you so much for joining our seaside challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

Shelly Parker - Shellys Images said...

Congratulations! You are our Gold Medal winner this week at Shelly's Images Blog. I will be emailing your gift voucher in a few minutes.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Absolutely beautiful card I love the elements you have used they are fab!!

Thanks for playing beside the seaside at Allsorts this week

Em xxx

Jodie Mackrell said...

beautiful! thank you for playing our anything goes challenge this week at Catch the Bug!

Beccalite said...

This is fabulicious well done love the colours and the flourishes and pearls are just stunning. Thank you for joining the fun with us at Craftymess. Hugs Becca xx

Samantha said...

Fabulous card and LOVE that Dyed Cheesecloth thank you for mailing me the link to your card too! hugs Samantha :0)

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