Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 8 Out with the Old or In with the New

Thanks for stopping by today! Today at Shopping Our Stash we are asking you to either use your older supplies (out with the old) or something brand new ( in with the new!) . One of the few packages I have received is a purchase from Simon Says Stamp from before the mail strike and it just arrived. I was lucky enough to have won a g/c on a challenge blog and I had to go shopping!

Anyway, I got this adorable The Greeting Farm Stamp Syren and the Bo Bunny paper pad Barefoot and Bliss...so they made a great combo! Sometimes I even plan my purchases to actually coordinate lol. I colored her to give an underwater feel with aquas, blues and greens with copics with some Spica glitter pen highlights and of course Stickles...they didn't photograph so well, but they look fabby in real life! With the busy paper I kept embellishments to a minimum with some silk ribbon treatment and a charm that says BELIEVE. I spritzed some homemade glimmer mist on the front too. The charm I have had FOREVER! The sentiment is actually from the lyrics to a song that is sung by Great Big Sea. I've included the video too because, well, I LOVE GBS and its so upbeat you can't help but smile.


Challenges:
Totally Papercrafts- The Beach ( I think a mermaid is beachy, right?)
Magical Mondays- magical creature plus texture (Ribbon, stickles, and distressed sentiment)
Lollipop Crafts- anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge- under water or sea
The Pixie Cottage- wet and wild

18 comments:

Tanya R said...

A super cute card my dear. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Linda Palmer said...

Toooo cute!! Love it.

Anne said...

A really cute card Carla! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage! Nice to see you again ;)

Hugs from Anne

Marion said...

Fabulous card Tanya. Love the DP and that cute mermaid. Ruched ribbon is fabulous. Love the verse. Thanks for playing along at Magical Monday
Marion

Crystal said...

You are right that paper is absolutely perfect paired with this image! LOVE how you coloured her hair and all the stickles for added bling :)

Cheryl said...

Super cute card! I love the ruffled ribbon.

Great song too!



~Cheryl~
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Sadilla said...

beautiful card... and lovely mermaid!! =)
thanks for sharing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE with us...
hugs
Sadia

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh this is so the beach - Great Mermaid and colours used
Thanks for joining us at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah

Adrina said...

What a wonderful and lovely card!!
Adrina XX

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Paige said...

Adorable! Love the entire plan on your card from image to papers to embellishments!

Anonymous said...

Great card, Carla! Everything coordinates so well. I love the color of that blue ribbon. - Heather B

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- the paper is gorgeous with that image- awesome card!

Renee said...

Darling card and love the mermaid!

Hazel said...

Gotta love a greeting farm image,, I don't think I have this one. Thanks for joining us at Magical Mondays,
H xx

Jenni said...

Sweet mermaid & love the rumpled ribbon! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Jenni x

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card. I love all the textures you added. Thanks for joining us at Magical Monday Challenges. We have another fun challenge starting today - Red and Teal color combo. Just remember, you must use a Magical Character to enter.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
Magical Monday Challenge DT

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x