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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Conversations with a Seahorse - A Day For Daisies

Hi, everyone! Hoping you have been enjoying a pleasant week, and are playing with your crafting goodies.

Time for a new 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge! In August, we are sponsored by A Day For Daisies, where beautiful, instinctive works of art come to life! I loved playing with this image, and had to add a little seahorse so they could enjoy an interesting conversation.



Until the 28th of August, please share your critter creations with us, being sure that your animals are a featured element of the project! There will be a product winner and design team picks on September 1. 

Featuring the graceful A Day For Daisies "Water Talk" Mermaid.

Inspired by The Library Challenge:


TIP FOR DIES:
Make a wonky frame using any of your nesting style dies - whether they be rectangles, squares, circles, shapes... as long as one can fit into another:

Never one to pass up using glitter and shine, I've used both here by heat setting the wonky frame with SNS Harvest Moon Cosmic Embossing Powder. Because EP will put a "plastic-like" coat on your card stock, it may prove difficult to distress with ink, so I used Staz-on ink on the outside of the frame.



The embossed Chrome Silver Mirror cardstock was used with the starfish, and behind the sentiment - to give that glassy sheen seen on water surfaces. I have a new favorite microfine glitter color - though the photograph does not capture it well, it's got to be one of the most sparkling of the microfine colors, and is a lovely, deep shade of teal - SNS Teal Velveteen Microfine Glitter GM2017.


I hope you'll join us with your critter creations at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month!
  
Products Used:


Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. The Library Challenge #12 "The Little Mermaid" 8/11 (sep post)
  2. Morgan's Artworld Challenges #7 Anything Goes 8/15 (sep post)
  3. World Wide Open DT Challenge #7 AG for a DT  8/15 (sep post)
  4. Creates and Makes #23 AG 8/26 (sep post)
  5. Make My Monday #76 Colored Image 8/5
  6. The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge (July)  Anything Mythical Under the Sea 8/3 (tab on top)
  7. ScrapyLand Challenge #95 AG with SL dies (Listed above 3 SB sets, Dee's, IO) 8/15
  8. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (Aug) Feature a Creature! 9/1
  9. Country View Challenges (Aug) "Sun, Sea and Sand" 9/1
  10. Creatalicious Challenges #144 AG under the sea or fairy tales 9/1 (sep post)

hugs,


53 comments:

meg said...

Gorgeous pastel tones on the beautiful image, lovely card

brenda said...

A stunning cretion Donna and beautiful colour palette. Not done too much crafting the last couple of weeks, we've been having temps up to 37deg - now I know these are normal for you but us softies here in the UK are always taken by suprise by it and don't have air con in our homes.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

B x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning Donna, I love the gorgeous image and beautiful design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Hi Donna, That's a lovely card.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Dear Donna! You've colored this image to perfection. The blue shadow surround really adds depth and the sense of water. I totally love your color choices and how you blended the coloring with the DP! Fabulous inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

Nana Connie said...

Donna, I adore your fantasy critter mermaid and adding the little seahorse for conversation is a fantastically creative idea! What a fabulous scene. Great coloring and I love the bright starfish embellie.

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful Donna, I love the image so beautifully colored and a fun card. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous make, my friend. She looks so beautiful amidst the shining sea and the creatures. How adorable is that little seahorse - listening to the mermaid telling him a secret!! Stunning coloring!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous coloring on a gorgeous card! WOW! So beautiful. I love the addition of the seahorse and that shiny star too. Your entire card SHINES! Love it.
Lynn

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully coloured and designed Donna, I love your soft pastel shades and the wonderful images, Kate x

Lori Kobular said...

What a gorgeous mermaid! I love the way you colored her! The tiny fish and the seahorse look wonderful with your fun underwater scene! That starfish looks amazing too!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - love the image - another great creation. Let me know I would love to go back to Hawaii lol - About 15 years ago I went on a Cruise to Hawaii OMG it is so beautiful the sky is soooooooo beautiful and blue and the sand on the beach is white - it looks like a beautiful picture on a postcard.

Leslie Miller said...

I thought A Day for Daisies went out of business. Now I'm confused! Nevertheless, you've made a beautiful card and it sent me to their site where I enjoyed a little look around. Love the sea grass and starfish in the corner. Beautiful colors and design all over. You always do such a lovely job with your coloring.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, I am in love with this card, Donna!! She's so beautiful!! Your details are just amazing!! I love the texture of the starfish and the way you angled the arms so it looks alive!! The sea grass wrapped around is such a fabulous touch!! And the sparkle!! Amazing!! One of my favorite cards!! It's so stunning!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Donna, such a gorgeous image and fabulous colouring - lovely colour choices.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

*Vicki* said...

Hello Donna! WOW!! Your creation is so shimmery and gorgeous! Love that mermaid image and her "conversation" with the sea horse makes this adorable! Your sentiment and star accents really add to the overall magic of the design here my friend! HUGS :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

A gorgeous card with that darling mermaid image and all the gorgeous elements you added to the card. I do love the idea of your wonky frame too. And, all the glitter is so sparkly and pretty. I love all the little fish as well.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card Donna and love the gorgeous image and little added seahorse
Carol x

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh gosh this is gorgeous, I love the mermaid image she is just amazing and I love your colours chosen and the design is just so beautiful. Love your designers papers used and your gorgeous embellishment just finishes this project off beautifully. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

Annette Stapylton said...

Back again, and again, just gorgeous work here.
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

Chris said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! Love the mermaid, so beautifully coloured and what a lovely idea to add the little seahorse....everyone needs a friend to talk to! Fabulous card Donna!
Chris
xx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is just gorgeous, your coloring is just amazing, I love your idea of doing a wonky frame too, it would be good to remember that. Your diecuts that you used with it looks fantastic and you know how I love the sparkle, Lovely creation all around it !

Debbie Mageed said...

Absolutely stunning, Donna! Your artwork continues to amaze me! How you are able to make these creations makes me want to suffer the heat and humidity of Florida to come watch you, so you know that means I love it!! This card is as wonderful as you are! Have a great day, my friend!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so very beautiful Donna.

Becky said...

I love that image. What a great card. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Phelan said...

Fantastic (or should I say FINtastic?!?!) lol I think that mermaid image is gorgeous, I can just imagine the conversation taking place. That starfish accent is sooooo clever and creative, as beautiful as your entire card is I really love that little starfish--may have to 'borrow' the idea! Wonderful!!!

April said...

This is such a cool stamp! I love your beautiful card!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic colouring/layout & detail as usual sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

pam said...

Wow this is one stunning beautiful card Donna, gorgeous image and beautiful colouring.
Hugs Pam x

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation Donna, lovely image and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Sherry DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

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

Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful image and gorgeous card! Perfect for this month's Feature a Creature challenge theme at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday, thank you so much for joining in!

Marina said...

How gorgeous! This is beautifully coloured and I love how you've layered and embellished. The starfish is great! Thanks for joining The Library.

Jean said...

Oh wow what a beauty she is, loving your colour combo and a stunning image.
Thanks for joining us over at Creatalicious.
Jean xx

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Love the image and beautiful coloring. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Donna! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! What a sweet image, coloured so beautifully! I adore ocean-themed cards! I love your added die-cuts too! Hope you're having a good summer! We are sweltering here with this non-stop heat wave and it's very uncomfortable. I'm not one who minds the heat but this summer has been unbearable. Really wishing for AC! Stay cool!

Cazro said...

A beautiful carad with a fabulous coloured image. Thanks for playing along at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

Sue - said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely ! Thank you so much for taking part in my 'sun, sea and sand' Challenge over at Country View Challenges.
Corrie x

MaryH said...

The silver effects on the starfish are wonderful with this card! It's a pretty image, liked the fun sea horse. Love that glittered wonky frame, and tfs the staz-on tip. Lots of cute details make this card an extra special one! TFS & Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

WOW De, amazingly gorgeous. Love ADFD stamps too and she is pure heaven and lovely coloured. Hugs .xx

aussie aNNie said...

Forgot to say thanks for the wonky die tip.xx

Glenda Brooks said...

What a beauty! Very creative!

Pia S said...

I’ve come to expect to see lots of shimmer and shine over here:) I’ve never thought of adding clear DP just for adding shine to a paper, it’s a good idea. This image is a beauty, as is your card.

Miriam said...

Lovely project. Thanks for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge.

Valerija said...

So cute, love this cute image and loving the colours.
Valerija xx

Rhodidodi said...

Gorgeous card! i love all the glitter. thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

Sue said...

She is gorgeous, and I love the card you created with her. The little seahorse is perfect. What beautiful colors you chose too. And your glittery embellishments and that star look awesome.

Hugs
Sue

Lori Kobular said...

Donna I love your beautiful mermaid card! The angled squares are an awesome touch! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Jessica Kaiser said...

Soooo beautiful Donna! I love your coloring and all the extra details you always put on your creations. A really fabulous job!!! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land! :) Good luck!

Jess - DT
www.freshbyjess.blogspot.ca

Shirley Chillman said...

I adore this one to bits Donna, everything about it is so soft and delicate such a beautiful image and coloured in superbly.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsArtwork.

Teresa said...

What a bright and fun design! Thanks for joining in the challenge at CVC - good luck and hope to see you again, Teresa DT x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional under the sea or fairy tales” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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