Sunday, January 29, 2012

Simply Sunday Challenge - Fantasy Land!

Hi everyone and happy Sunday!! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!! It's time for another super-fun Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!! The challenge this week is Fantasy Land! Create a card, layout, home decor item...any project with a fantasy theme!!

For my project, I created (big surprise!) a mermaid step card!! I cut Ariel from Disney's Dreams Come True, but I changed her coloring. I attached all of the layers with foam tape. The paper for her tail is from the DCWV Le Tres Chic stack. The paper I used for the base and the water is from Fancy Pants. I cut the waves from Life's a Beach and inked them with Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I attached each layer with foam tape to give the waves dimension. I added waves to the top of the card so it looks like she is in the water. The seaweed is from Life's a Beach, also attached with foam tape. I added some bling to the mermaid: a gem for her belly ring, and a pearl necklace, bracelet and flower barrette.

This is the first time I've made this type of step card with a prominent center. I didn't have the measurements when I was in my craft room so I played around until I came up with a format that worked.

I'm not sure where the paper I used for the tail fin is from...I had some pieces in my stash. I think it might be from the DCWV All About Girls stack. It is so pretty and sparkly...I took a close-up so you could see the texture.

The sign is from Camp Out. I cut it on kraft paper and used Walnut Distress Ink around the edges. "Tales of a mermaid" is from K Andrew Designs Pirate Tales and Fish Scales stamp set:

Click HERE to purchase your own set, or to see the entire fabulous line of K Andrew Designs stamps!!

I am linking this up with the Little Scrap Pieces Challenge - Use Red

Now it's your up your Fantasy Land project at Getting Cricky!! I can't wait to see what you create!! :)


  1. what a beautiful detailed card I love this. hugs

  2. WOW so much detail on this card!! I love how you changed the colours of Ariel!! GREAT GREAT card

  3. Amazing job! I love how you changed her up!! Great idea! TYFS :)

    Getting Cricky JrDt

  4. WOW Lisa, I'm speechless. This is just a terrific card. Everything about it is just gorgeous and I love the inking you have done. SUPER JOB!
    Cindy Porter

  5. What an awesome card! I love the paper you used for her tail. Her little bracelet and necklace are so pretty too! :)


  6. Lisa,
    This is just the Ultimate Mermaid card!! I just love everything about it!!

  7. Oh My Goodness!! This is fantastic! Your details are amazing- thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

  8. Lisa your cards are always FABULOUS!!! Stopping by to invite to visit Link Up for Pink's new website
    We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)

    (I also have a giveaway on my blog)

  9. The demention in this card is fantastic, It is so inspiring, to see such a wonderful card :)
    Cheers Jennie
    Getting Cricky Jnr DTM Sister

  10. Gorgeous card Lisa.So many beautiful details..I especially like the pearls, her eyes,the colours,the shimmery fin tail,the dimension...oh just everything!!lol
    Jayne x

  11. OMGoodness!!!! I love this card Lisa! I love how you created so much depth (no pun intended) and dimension & how you changed her to a blonde to match your blog! hee hee... You did a great job piecing this together too... I also have trouble with the eyes on these, so I sometimes have to use my pens to fix them... Great job! :)

  12. Lisa, I think this is my favorite card you've done!! I just love the layers, the sparkles and the dimension folding!!! Of course this card is all about Mermaid Crafts:)

  13. What a fun and girly card Lisa! Of course you would pick Ariel the mermaid!!! She's my favorite next to Belle- love the pretty glittery paper! Great fantasy card! :)Amy

  14. Wow! You put a great amount of time into this card. There is a lot of amazing detail in it. I've watned to make a step card, not sure how to go about it though. Great job!
    Getting Cricky DT sister

  15. Lisa thanks so much for joining my challenge your card is amazing. I can't believe the amount of detail you put into it! Outstanding!

  16. This is GORGEOUS Lisa!! I love all the fabulous details-you just nail it each time. I love your awesome mermaid and the sentiment is perfect!! Nice work my friend!
    Sherrie K

  17. Lisa your are just an artist
    !! This is beautiful!!

    Ildi your DT sister

  18. Very nice card Lisa - you did a great job - love it!!!

  19. Supper Beautiful Card love the way you have layered your card and the colors are so great. Adding the Bling to your Mermaid adds that special touch. Great Job. thanks for sharing.
    Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt. Sister

  20. Simply stunning. Love your watermark.

  21. Hey Lisa, this is really adorable! A mermaid from our own mermaid, wonderful:))) She is so pretty, and I love the stamp set. I was going to post some cards this week but got really behind, so will post soon, I would love your input! When I do:)

    Lots of hugs, Pam

  22. The layers on this card are absolutely fabulous. You did a super job.

    Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT Sister

  23. My Sweet friend! This is JUST unbelievable! Your attention to the details is incredible! The papers you've used are perfect and I can't believe how perfect the sentiment is for this card!
    Wonderfully done Lisa,

  24. This is so fun! This looks like a really great challenge!

  25. This card is absolutely gorgeous Lisa!!! So much detail, you did a fabulous job!!!!

  26. WOW Lisa, this is one of those mind blowing drop dead fabulous cards.

    Love, love it!

    Hugs, Lori m

  27. Ooooh! I don't know what to comment on first! I LOVE her tail and fin! The papers are gorgeous. I love the sparkly paper and accents throughout.. it was truly brilliant to top the front row of waves with rhinestones. I love that you made waves on top, too. The colors are just amazing, Lisa! The gorgeous mermaid jumps right out of those soothing blues and greens. Magnificent work, my friend. :o) I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs and blessings!

  28. WOW! This is amazing work Lisa! So much details...simply brilliant card! Love everything about this, especially the belly button rhinestone. :)

  29. Oh wow Lisa you did a card with you on it!!!! Now how fabulous is this!!!!! Lisa the mermaid!!!!! I just love it!!!!! Beautiful design and coloring!!!! What creativity!!!! Way to go my friend!!!!!

  30. Lisa your step cards are always gorgeous anasal discharge your have excelled once again with the mermaid..she must be a favorite character of yours !


  31. Hi Lisa,OMG your card is just GORGEOUS!I LOVE all the BEAUTIFUL details and the card fold,AMAZING job my friend!!!Have a SUPER day!:)

  32. GORGEOUS! Love all the details!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky JRDT Sister

  33. Lisa, you know how much I love how you work your Cricut! Fabulous job, friend!

    Your Jr-GCDT sister,

  34. Oh how FUN! I love how chic you made your mermaid - the belly button bling is so "hip" (made me smile!), and the way you alternated the direction of the waves is so cool. Gosh, you're just so creative! :)


  35. super everything about this card.never tried a side step card.maybe one of this days i will give it a try.tfs

  36. Wonderful how you combined several of the cartridges...very her!!

  37. Awesome girlfriend! Stunning fold and love all the details.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  38. Way to kick Ariel's fashion score up a few notches! Love her as a blonde with belly bling and that amazing red patterned paper tail. Truly fun!

  39. Lisa ~ OMG! what a fabulous card and a mermaid to boot. LOL! Love all the color you used in your step card. The belly button gem is awesome.
    Cindy Lou

  40. WOW! WOW!! Lisa love the card its beautiful:) LOVE your watermark too very cute.

  41. Lisa its super cute! Love all your work:)

  42. Hey Lisa,
    WOW! This card is fantastic my sweet friend. You must had so much fun creating this card.
    Bug Hugs,
    Karezma Kreations

  43. Hi Lisa, what a gorgeous card. The mermaid is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  44. Girlie, you are amazeballs (amazing LOL)!!!!!! Each time I visit, I'd think wow, what will she come up with next? And you'd amaze me even more!! But of course, I'd expect nothing less than going 'all out' when it comes to a mermaid project, right? ;).

    Ariel is my favorite Disney Princess and I'm loving what you did! She looks stunning and those papers are darling! I just love this step card -- it looks so complex but has an impeccable quality!! Nicely done!!!


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