Monday, March 15, 2010

Multi-Challenge Mermaid




I was on a roll with this card! I think this is the most challenges I ever combined. I used this gorgeous stamp from Sweet Peas stamps called It's my Birthday by the artist ching-chou kuik. I love these stamps. My pics just don't show the detail but hopefully you can get the idea.

I colored the image with copics and some glaze pens then brushed Tim Holtz Rock Candy crackle paint over it and let it dry.... you have to put substantial amount to really get the cracks to show. It looks really neat in person- especially on the eyes.

Card stock by Bazzil
Papers by Basic Grey- not sure which collection anymore
Prima flowers, Misc bling, SU sentiment/punch
Top note die for inside
Misc ribbon
Nesties

I created it for these challenges:

Simon Says Challenge- sketch
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge- green stars and wings
Etsy Inspired Challenge- Dots Jewelry- butterfly Papillion Bleu
Flutterby Wednesdays- open challenge ( butterfly wings)
Paper Jewels-gotta have bling inspiration- colors from key bling
Saturday Spotlight- you're so slick ( rock candy crackle paint over image)

26 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fantastic sketch- Beautiful image and you did a wonderful job coloring it in!

Annie said...

awesome! awesome card!!! Love the sketch and how you used ribbons - I've never done that before, definetely need to try.

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Tami said...

I love what you did with this card and I love how you decorated the inside. Great job.

Nancy said...

A gorgeous card, inside and out!! Exquisite!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

SO beautiful! Kudos on incorporating all the challenges! :)

Paper Addict said...

great sketch, and I so love Fairies. They are beautiful and you did an awesome job with every aspect of the card..Glitter Bee hugs, Ronnie

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, great colours and sweet image.
luv
Debby

Anonymous said...

WOW!! IS this ever gorgeous!! I love it!! Love the yummy ribbons, flowers and colors!! Beautiful image too!! Thanks for playing along at Saturday Spotlight this week!!HUGS

Jenny said...

This is so beautiful!! I love your choice of colours and all the details. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Jewels!!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Thx for the sweet comment :o)

WoW...this card is beautiful! Luv the colour scheme.

OMG...your dogs are too cute! Luv their adorable names. So neat how you added their barking on your blog. When my Shih Tzu, Maddi, heard it she woke up and started barking...LOL.

xoxo,
Lori

Paige said...

beautifully colored image!

Crystal said...

Carla, this is simply STUNNING! Love the look of this so much! Your colours are awesome & I love the crackled look, very cool!

HappyCrafter said...

Such a neat image to work with, and I like how you coordinated the papers and decorated the inside!

Elise said...

Oh my gosh Carla!!! This is stunning!!! I looove this! You've done such a complete fabulous job with this, it's GORGEOUS! i HAVE a few of these stamps also, but I've been so hesitant to ink them up ... it looks so intimidating with so much details! Wowzers! This is beautiful!
Big Hugs,
Elise

Mary G. said...

Carla, gorgeous image! Beautifully colored. TFS!

Kathy said...

Beautiful image and so nicely colored. Love the inside, too.

Juanita said...

Gorgeous card, love the image think I need to order some more of these. Great color combo. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Whoa this is really cool!! I just bought some of these images to play with and have been looking for some inspiration! Thanks!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love this image,the colors,ribbon,
and of course the flowers!!Great take on both the Flutter By Wednesday
and the Saturday Spotlight challenges!

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous coloring technique on this perfectly 'slick' image! Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carla!! Just wanted to let you know that you've won the sponsor prize at Saturday Spotlight this week!! :) Please e-mail me!! Congrats!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowzers! This is gorgeous. Love the crackle finish. Congratulations on the win!!

Shana said...

Wow Carla - this is amazing!

Denise said...

Oh I just LOVE this line of stamps. And you've done a wonderful job on this card!! So glad you could join us for our Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge!!
Hugs, Denise

Anonymous said...

Lovely creation! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Hugs,
April