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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My Fresh Water Mermaid

Greetings, everyone!
Thanks for dropping by. Hope all is going well in your homes.
This week my Scrapy Land project is all about our inner Pink and Fresh Water!

Bourn Creative has this to say about pink:
It represents friendship, affection, harmony, relaxation, acceptance, contentment, 
inner peace, approachability romance, charm, playfulness, and tenderness.
"In the Pink" means being healthy.
"Tickled Pink" means being happy and content.
It is the sweet side of the color red - both represent Love.

This means I see you all in a Pink Glow
because you're the sweetest blogging buddies ever!

a card using a stamped image (rubber or digi). 
To enter the challenge follow the theme and use any die brand that Scrapy Land sells.

   Pssst! Did you know...
        Scrapy Land has a new Pinterest Account

My card features the Sue Wilson Noble Die - Ornate Pierced Design CED5507 )
I love that this set has 3 pierced dies, AND that the dies can be used on the inside
of the design, or as "frames" for the outside of the design!

After the card was assembled, a Quickie Glue Pen was used on Serena the Mermaid to apply the Raspberry Soda Glitter.
Wavy blue background is Copics B0000 and B000.
I forgot to photograph during the process. Hope the following instructions help a little. If you're visiting my blog, the photos enlarge when clicked:

Products Used:
Challenges I'd like to play in please!
  1. Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges - September - Used 2 loose glitter colors 10/1
  2. ECLECTIC ELLAPU Challenges - September - "Anything Goes + Use Stash that is 6 months old or older" (I used purple EKS die cuts that were years old, mermaid stamp that is very old, and 2 old glitter colors all from my stash!) (2 Challenges) 10/3
  3. Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - #154 "Use Something that begins with the letter 'G'" - I used Glitter on the frame and Glitter distressing on the mermaid. 9/18
  4. Artistic Inspirations - #140 Anything Goes WITH A TWIST OF MAGIC (my fresh water mermaid loves her purply-pink home!) 9/27
  5. Crafting With Friends #6 - Anything Goes with Fantasy (used mermaid) 9/24
  6. Colouring In Scrapland #3 - "Under the Sea" (used mermaid) 10/3
  7. Craft for the Craic - Anything but a square or rectangle 9/30
  8. Unicorn Challenge - #1 Anything Mythical or Magical (used mermaid) 9/28
  9. Crafting With An Attitude Challenges - September #7 - "Anything Goes" 10/7
  10. Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - #4 "Anything Goes" 9/25
  11. Simply Papercrafts For All Occasions Challenges #13 - Anything Goes - 9/24
  12. Crafty Calendar Challenge - September - Anything Goes! 10/3
Warm Blogging Hugs,


brenda said...

What a beautiful card Donna, both the image and he colours and that touch of sparkle showing through from the case layer really gives it a touch of pizazze.

B x

Paula said...

Your mermaid is beautiful DE! Love, love the Sue Wilson dies with the glitter background; a truly lovely card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

How awesome is your Serena? Love her, my friend. The pink hues are amazing. Love what you did with the frame too, a beautiful glittery creation! The added scroll "seaweed" is a fun addition too.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love all the gorgeous glitter and shimmer and a fabulous tutorial too. Thank you for sharing Donna
Dr Sonia

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Donna, such gorgeous colours and layout.

I hope you are well?

Our household needs your prayers at the moment.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous dies and card Donna, beautiful mermaid.
Gr Karin

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a gorgious card with your new mermaid, I really love the picture, great colours and your sparkle always looks great on your projects!! I just love it!!


Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous card as always...

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your mermaid is gorgeous and your use of the pretty die cuts together is so beautiful (as always). I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Linda said...

Donna, I love your card, and the mermaid is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Jo said...

Beautiful, fab dies & gorgeous colours.
hugs Jo x

Samra Leshinski said...

What a beautiful card Donna! Thank you for the tutorial on the die cutting :) I can always use a tip or two :)
Hugs :)

Paper Talk with Samra

Sue said...

WOW what a pretty card. I love the colours and the sparkles.

Hope you have had a good day. Sue

Lori Kobular said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the mermaid and she is colored so pretty! The Sue Wilson die is so beautiful! Love your card and thanks for the "PINK" information! Pink is one of my favorite colors!!

Lisa said...

Well my friend, you know I absolutely adore this!! She's so beautiful!! I love how you colored her and the sparkle you added!! She looks amazing gliding through the blue waters!! The dies you used are so fabulous!! Love this stunning card, Donna!! Wow!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

How lovely, the mermaid is fabulous and I love the lacy frame!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lisa J said...

I love all the purple shades and the glitter! Thanks for joining in with our first challenge. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Donna, such a beautiful image and fabulous die cut frame. Lovely sparkle and pretty colours, you have coloured her beautifully.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna, I love the image, beautiful colours and wonderful sparkle.
hugs Sue xx

Jean Bullock said...

Your SOB made me laugh. I can't tell you how many times I have done that, lol. Loved this card. The soft coloring and glitter looks great and of course those Sue Wilson dies always add a touch of exquisite!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card and love the die that showcases the mermaid image. And, thanks for showing how you did the frame. I don't have that die but it sure does look like one I would certainly like to own.

Patricia St Martin said...

Donna, Gorgeous and that die is fantastic. Thanks for the tutorial on how to cut out the die. Serena is just beautiful, you colored her just amazing and love all the sparkle. So happy you got a nice surprise today and what a nice one.
Hugs, Pat♥

pam said...

Beautiful card Donna, love your image, beautiful coloured and framed.
Love all the sparkle and you SOB! made me laugh..
Hugs Pam x

McCrafty's Cards said...

So beautiful Donna,I like the mermaid the beautiful frame and the colours
Kevin xx

Karen said...

Donna, my sweet friend, there are simply no words for the joy you bring me! :o) I am always tickled pink in the presence of your crafty heart. Your card is exquisite not only in detail, but overall design. The dies are incredible and your mermaid is sheer elegance. The touch of sparkle and corner decor make this card even lovelier. This is truly a gift and will be forever treasured. Praying your day is as beautiful as you are. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Anne Temple said...

Your card looks amazing! Love the glittery frame and everything else about it.

Stampsnob. said...

Looks just as good on screen It is wonderful how you show the steps you take to create.........Lis

Leslie Miller said...

I love my Sue Wilson dies. This looks fabulous as a shaped card, and makes such a nice frame for the pretty image. Love all that about pink. It's such a sweet and pretty color. Thanks for sharing such a lovely card and sweetening up my day, Donna!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, dear Donna! What a gorgeous card! Your die cuts look amazing and so does your pretty mermaid! I love to see all the sparkle! Thanks for sharing the die-cutting steps - so clever - I have not tried anything like this before! So nice to see you crafting!

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

eine wunderschöne Gestaltung. Die Mermaid hast du in einen fantastischen Rahmen gesetzt. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Hugs Silvi

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is another beautiful creation Donna that image is gorgeous I love the sparkle you have added to her, those die frames are awesome and going straight onto my wishlist, lol, your choice if colours is brilliant I love this so much, ACE make.
lorraine x

Mari said...

The card is gorgeous and that die is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Very nice info about pink ,I never gave it much thought ! Loved the pretty mermaid and how peaceful she looks.The glossy corners add interest to the card !

Wishing you to be always in pink of your health ;)

Becky said...

Even though I'm a "blue" person, I love this pink mermaid. I don't have any of the intricate dies, but I'm seeing that I will have to start investing in some. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Donna! So good to see you back glittering and cutting again. :-D I love that mermaid! Never knew there were fresh water mermaids but why not? Afterall, there are dragons and pocket dragons so...
Hugz, NC

Desire Fourie said...

So beautifully designed and coloured Donna. Loving the versatile pretty dies.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Debby said...

Simply a gorgeous card and cute image - thanks for joining us in this weeks challenge at Gliiter N Sparkle "Use something beginning with a G" - Good Luck
Debby (DT)

Sandy said...

Beautiful - that is some pretty gown she has on - I am sure she is going to a party!
Sandy xx

Karenladd said...

What a beautiful card, and I especially like that glittery under layer! Thanks for the step by step on how to use the die set to get this gorgeous effect! Love that sweet little mermaid too!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and inspiring, love this creation and colours. Have a great weekend...

 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

applejack cards by sue said...

This is so pretty and such a wonderful image choice. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafty Girls Creations. Sue DT xx

April said...

Beautiful! Love, love the frame!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful mermaid and die-cut frame and love the flourish corners-great step by step too
Carol x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi again, Donna! You already know I love your card! I'm just popping in from Glitter n Sparkle to thank you for joining our "Use Something Beginning with G" challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Anne Temple said...

Popping back in to say congrats on being a Sparkle N Sprinkle Featured Artist! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Marilyn said...

I love, love, love this mermaid and the way you coloured her, even the pretty sparkles along her skin. She's gorgeous and I have to go check out Michelle's art. Fabulous die and it creates such a lovely frame for this sweet gal. Yep, it's a wonderful card!

Patricia Chalas said...

very cute card!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Donna, you asked me about what glue I am using to stick the gem ribbon, I am using silicone glue as it dries clear and yes I just go to the edge of the card.
I hope that helps
Kevin xx

Pia S said...

This is so beautifully sparkly and feminine, love the dies you've used, so stylish and detailed!

La libreta de papel 2.0 said...

Your card is stunning! And you even have included a tutorial on how to make it! Thank you for your step by step and for joining us at Colouring in Scrapland. Xxxx

MaryH said...

Donna, Just gorgeous done in this rich color. I love this SW die set too, and it looks wonderful with this mysterious mermaid. I also liked the swirly bits tucked in the corners, as it mimics the water movement so nicely. Thanks for taking time to show the process steps. This is one awesome die. (yippee, I have it, but don't use it nearly so effectively as you've done here!) SWilson dies cut so smoothly too. TFS & Hope you're set for a good week. Hugs

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna just popped by to take another look at this little beauty and to thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment I really appreciate it.
lorraine x

Henryka Kowacz said...

Very nice project :) Beautiful colouring :) Thank you for joining us on Craft for the Craic :) Henryka DT

Eret said...

It has been too long since I've visited your blog, Donna. I'm very happy that I finally had a chance to come here.
You still make amazing cards. I love this elegant shape of your card and fantastic colors you used on it. These swirls are perfect touch to make your card complete. Really stunning card, Donna.
And thank you for sharing your talent with us at Stamping Sensation.

Laurian said...

Lovely creation Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope we see you again soon!


Shirley Chillman said...

Hi Donna not sure why but I haven't been receiving mail to say you have posted. Just off to have a look at all I have missed but I have to say that this card is so pretty. Love the colours and the image is gorgeous also the shape is amazing.

Have added you again so hopefully I will get mail again.

Hope all is well your end and that the joints are behaving themselves?

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

ChristineCreations said...

What great colours in this design Donna! I love the touches of sparkle on her too!

Crafty Pearly said...

Wow... the colours are fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Unicorn Challenge Blog this month. Hugs Traci DT xx

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a beautiful card Donna! I love the image & your beautiful frame!
Great colours too!
Dawn xx

Sue said...

First, thanks for the instructions on how you put this beautiful card together! Love that Sue Wilson die it is gorgeous. And love what you did with it. Colors are so pretty together, and yur Mermaid ( I love Mermaids and Mermen) is wonderful. Have to look around and see what I can come up with for the challenge, the lord knows I have dies to play with!!!!

ps hope all is well with you.

aussie aNNie said...

Thank You for your kind words re my dad passing...Funeral is in another state of Australia next Wednesday. We had to transport dad over 20hrs away to be with mum....
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

crafty-stamper said...

Love the fabulous new blog header
carol x

Christi Conley said...

I absolutely LOVE the coloring you did on your mermaid!! I have begun following you since your creations are so inspiring! ~ xo Christi
Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

Asha said...

Oh my word! Now that is an amazing card, Donna. The die cut frame is just beautiful! LOVE the mermaid image and you have coloured it beautifully!
hugs, Asha

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous card. This Sue Wilson dies are amazing. I allsaw looked at your Yummy blog and saw super recipes. Have to try some of them.Have a nice day.


Monica said...

She looks so calm and Zen. Loving the colour scheme.

*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning card Donna!! Love the pretty colors and your coloring on the image including your sparkle!! Very pretty!! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog with your kind comment and letting me know about the EE challenge! Smiles and Hugs


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