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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Message in a Bottle Mermaid

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Coffee of the Day - Maple Fudge

Hello to all of you! the weekend is just around the corner! can you see signs of it yet? ;)

We have a new challenge over on the Aud Sentiments blog with an 'Under the Sea plus a sentiment' theme. our sponsor is the ever so lovely Aurora Wings, and we all know you want a chance to win that prize! there are some gorgeous projects on the blog to inspire your creativity, so go take a looksie!

I am using the beautiful 'Mermaid's Wish' image on my card today. isn't she gorgeous? the paper is some I had made originally for Mick's set of octopus cards. I made enough knowing that I had this beauty to create, too. ;) they were made with gelatos, glimmer mist, and SU! ink refills on watercolor paper. doily is sprayed with a lovely glimmer mist mixture as well.

flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts & Petaloo, a Martha Stewart fern punch was used to replicate coral and seaweed, dies are both by Spellbinders, and buttons are from my vintage stash. sentiment, cheesecloth bg stamp (hard to see on the handmade paper), and my ever fave little banner punch are by SU!

moss mini ric rac ties a bow made from foxglove hand dyed silk ribbon and natural burlap string. I had to add some little shells to complete the card. they seemed the perfect touch for this undersea world! :) touches of shimmerz paint and the wink of stella glitter pen were added to the main image for some extra shine and sparkle.

thank you so much for stopping by! enjoy your day!

Aurora Wings - a touch of class
Classic DT Open Ch - anything for a DT
Crafting By Designs - once upon a time (I think mermaids work with a fairy tales, don't you?)
House That Stamps Built - use 2 or more stamps (3 here - digital main image as well as sentiment and cheesecloth bg stamp on handmade paper)
World Wide Open DT Ch - anything goes
Emerald Faeries - anything goes
Paper Shelter - sentimental
Crafty Creations - tic tac toe (sentiment, image, tag)
Digi Choosday - add a sentiment
Craft Dee BowZ - anything goes with a bow
Use Your Stuff - color challenge
Ribbon Girls - any card with ribbon
Cupcake Inspiration - photo inspiration
Pile it On - tic tac toe (twine/ribbon, image, tag/ticket)
Creative Craft Cottage - fave color combo (I am really enjoying using these jewel tones lately)


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card love the colour combo
Ginny x
My Blog As I do Rodos

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Jennifer & I love the colours :o)

Bad Kitty said...

this is amazing
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely colourful card. Elaine

Khristina Sorge said...

I love all of your details and dimensions! Thanks for joining us for the color combo challenge this week.

Khristina UYS DT

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card. Its so beautiful and colourful. Good luck and hope you can join us again.
[Diane Louise DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]

Annette Stapylton said...

wow this is just gorgeous. Love your image which you have coloured so beautifully and love the design. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Annette Stapylton said...

Again fabulous.

Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Patti J said...

Jennifer, this is gorgeous! So glad that you decided to join us at The House That Stamps Built! Hugs...!

Beth McCullough said...

I love all the beautiful layers on your very detailed card! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff challenge blog.

missgailly said...

This is just TOO TOO PRETTY! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Your interpretation of these colors on this card is simply exquisite, Jennifer! Love the jewel tones in full range of value from the richest darks to the prettiest lights. Beautiful coloring on the mermaid image, too. Magical! Thanks for having me as a sponsor of your challenge, and thank you for joining our 'a Touch of Class' challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

Heather said...

Gorgeous!!! Stunning color combo and I love all the fabulous embellishments you added, specially that "netting". Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW what a gorgeous card. I love the colors you used. Great coloring on that image. All the elements are perfect for this theme.Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

Carla Brooke said...

Stunning, lovely colors and great details...
Thank you for sharing with us here today at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Carla DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Colette said...

Gorgeous! Fab image, beautifully coloured and lots of lovely embellishments, the whole thing is just stunning, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

cats whiskers said...

Stunning Card, fabulous colours, thanks for joining us at Ribbon Girl June any Card Challenge
Jacqui xxx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Beautiful image and colouring on this stunning card. Wonderful background detailing. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous...Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Wendy DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Indy Owens said...

What a beautiful under the sea card! So glad you were inspired by this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

DonnaMundinger said...

What gorgeous colors, sparkle and shine, Jennifer! Looks like a fabulous underwater garden...just exquisite. Thanks so much for joining out "A Touch of Class" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Tammy Cochrane said...

Nice touch adding the Tulle! Beautiful Card :)
Thank you for joining us at Use Your Stuff! Hope to see you again next time

Tammy Cochrane
Use Your Stuff DT
TLC PaperPassions

Hsu Emily said...

This is so very pretty! I love the background you created.

Thank for your always encouraging me

Ine Swinkels said...

wow love this! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Anjie said...

Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Add a sentiment challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Marie said...

Lovely card, fabby colours used. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

tanya miller said...

Gorgeous make. Great attention to detail. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Add A Sentiment Challenge (DT). We look forward to seeing your makes each week. Good luck xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colours!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Jacki Daniels said...

This is so pretty love the image and your colouring is beautiful
Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Choosday and good luck
Jacki ♥
(Digi Choosday DT)

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog and we hope to see you again next month.

Helen x

Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely card, great colours used too. Thanks for joining us at Emerald Faeries, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise {DT for EFC}