Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tales of a Mermaid

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a great week so far!! I have a mermaid card to share with you today :)


The base is a Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangle, followed by a Grand Rectangle. The awesome Core'dinations paper is from my dear, sweet friend Diana of DL.Art. It was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder...no idea the name but it came in the Plum Blossoms set. It was sanded to bring out the texture.


The frame is a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die on more Core'dinations paper from Diana. It has texture and when you sand it, it turns blue!! I love this paper!! Thanks so much, Diana :) Crystals were added around the Floral Oval and the swirl at the top is from Recollections. The ribbon is from May Arts. The tag is a Spellbinders Nested Pennant die. "Tales of a mermaid" is from K Andrew Designs Pirate Tales and Fish Scales stamp set. You can purchase this set or any K Andrew Designs stamp set for 60% off right now by clicking HERE.


The mermaid is a stamp I purchased years ago from Sideshow Stamps. She was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink on a Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large die. The part of her tail that didn't fit on the oval was hand cut and then threaded through the front of the die so it didn't get cut off. She was embossed with Ranger Rainbow Embossing powder. I tried to get a picture of the embossing but it is so much prettier in person...she really sparkles. She was colored with Distress Markers in Broken China and Wild Honey. Blue gems were added to her tail and a crystal for her belly button :) The edges of the oval were inked with Broken China Distress Ink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Crafty Friends Challenge #9 - All Things Glitz and Glam
  2. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Linky Party
  3. Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - Use Blue
  4. Sunday Funday #2 - Linky Party
  5. Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers - Mermaids
Thanks for stopping by today!!

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55 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Lisa,
This is so pretty, really great coloring too! I can see the embossing, it looks great.

Enjoy your day!

Susie

Naomi Edwards said...

Lisa the background coridinating paper your got from Diana is stunning.. I love that you embossed and sanded it.. Beautiful card and I hear you about it looking better in person for the camera rarely catches the sparkle...but let me tell you , it looks awesome from this end!!!!

Annette said...

Lisa, this is absolutely beautiful! Have a great day:)

Annette
My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Lisa, Thank you for entering the wonderful Mermaid card. I like the sparkle/shine & embellishing. Captain Jack Sparrow says he likes the Mermaid also. Thanks for entering Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations Ch#15 Mermaid.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

snappy scrappy said...

So beautiful!!! Lee-Ann :)

Kate said...

Stunning, Love the way you colored that mermaid. I love mermaid and this one is just Gorgeous. Your card is amazing as always my friend, I just love your details to your card. Hope you have a wonderful Crafty Day.

Davi said...

Oh my goodness Lisa is this fabulous!! I love the sanded paper, the wonderful layers and your mermaid is amazing...really she is so Beautiful the embossing makes the scales look real.

Sonia said...

What a gorgeous image deraest..are you this wonderful mermaid sweety? You have made a special card,elegant^_^
Have a beautiful sweet day^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Beckie said...

My goodness...this is stunning.

Be blessed, Beckie
Stampin' Up Ind Demo
http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com

Karon said...

WOW Lisa this is stunning. Will you just look at that image and the bow is so beautiful.

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

P.S Thanks for entering the Fun Friday Challenge at Little Scrap Pieces this week. Karon, GD at LSP

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful card Lisa!

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a sweet mermaid, and colored up so beautiful Lisa..
Those coordinating papers are pretty and goes really well with the image..
TFS - enjoy your crafty day!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lisa, I like the mermaid all the sparkle and the bow.
Kevin xx

Christina said...

Love the card Lisa and the detail in the background. The mermaid is pretty and the Spellbinders dies are always a winner with me.

VanessaB said...

so gorgeous! that tail is beautiful!

Cheri said...

Where did you get the idea for a mermaid card? LOL. There is so much detail here. I love the sanded and embossed background. It is simply stunning.

Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Beate said...

I love the card, Lisa. Love the embossed and distressed background, LOVE the bling you added.
Hugs and smiles

My Crafting Channel said...

Stunning. The mermaid is out of this world beautiful Great colors, loving all the sparkle.

Hugs Nana
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CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very pretty card, love the image! The embossing is so pretty!!
Kristan

Gita said...

Gorgeous card. I just bought that floral die, it's just too pretty. Love the bling on the tail too.

Diane said...

Beautiful card....I smiled when I read you did a "mermaid" card....what a cool stamp!!! Love her bling, too! The dies are so addicting aren't they, I buy and then want more and more...see you later!!

Creative M said...

This is STUNNING my Fab Friend!!The stamped sentiment is so perfect for this perfect card of course!Very Beautiful!!Love your bow!Till the next Fabulous creation.
May the Sun always shine upon you my friend,
M'

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, this is absolutely gorgeous! Do you crazy love it, too? :o) I bet it makes your heart sparkle as beautifully as this mermaid! The stamp is exquisite and so wonderfully colored (YAY YOU!). The varied embossing throughout the card and the dollops of crystals really suit this theme to perfection. And anytime a Floral Oval is used, it's an instant favorite. That die is magical! :o) I see such joy in this creation, my dear Lisa. Thank you for making my heart smile today!

Hugs and blessings!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - you did a great job - such a cute cute image thanks for sharing!!!

Shelly said...

Oh wow Lisa, this is really beautiful! What a gorgeous stamp and the oval die is fantastic!
I sure hope you are doing well. I've been so busy at work and I'm on my way to catching up:)
Have a SUPER day!
Shelly

Marge said...

Lisa, this card is 'so you'!!! LOVE everything about it -- truly a GORGEOUS creation!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

This is DEFINITELY a WOW card, simply GORGEOUS, I love it. Especially how you handout out the tail. It's always just a joy to stop by your blog... I hope you are having a wonderful week my friend.

Karen said...

so Mermaid YOU! Fabulous image amazing details thank you so much for joining my challenge. Hope you have a wonderful week. Karen

jacirascrap said...

Que belo cartão!! Linda sereia com sua calda brilhante!! perfeita para você que adora sereias!!! Obrigada por me escrever lá no blog!! Abraços!!!

jessica said...

This is beautiful Lisa!! Love the image,you colored her so beautifully! The paper is gorgeous and love the embossing you did!! Awesome job!!
TFS :)

Tanya/Nonna said...

Truly spectacular! I love the way the mermaid's tail extends beyond the mat - the way you put this together is pure genius! Another beautiful card my talented friend!

mamawcindy said...

Lisa, Your Card is just Gorgeous! I will have to show your Card to my little Grand Daughter, she Loves Mermaids. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
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Esther said...

Fabulous Lisa!!!! Your mermaid is just beautiful!!!! Love what you did with the embossing, looks like scales, just fantastic!!!! Really gorgeous :)

Sherrie K. said...

AMAZING dimension on your card! Holy smokes girl..this is crazy beautiful! I can only imagine seeing it with all the sparkles..and your coloring is fabulous! So pretty my friend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Beautiful Lisa as always:)
cathy

Candy said...

Wow Lisa! What a gorgeous card. I love how her tail hangs over the die cut. Love that ribbon!
Candy

Jovan said...

FABULOUS card!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great mermaid card! She has such pretty sparkle!

Candice said...

Incredible card! Your attention to detail is beautiful!

Dee Burns said...

Lisa, Wow, wow, wow, this is just gorgeous. You always think of ways to work in details...great job. Colors are awesome.

Have a great day!
Dee B

Debbie Moran said...

Gorgeous card. Love the coloring and the embellishments. Thanks for playing along with SpeedyTV’s Simple Salutations Challenge. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Pam said...

What a beautiful card! Nice colors!
Pam

~Tammy~ said...

This is cool and so unique! I love how she goes off the main oval .....that is just so cool!

Linda said...

Wow Lisa your blog is like a box of chocolates you never know what wonderful flavor awaits!!!!! Another splendid creation!!!!!! Love the way the mermaid is colored!!!!! Wow super super work!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

Gwen said...

This is absolutely stunning!! I love your mermaid she is so beautiful and she looks so cool coming off the oval.

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Lisa, she is fabulous! Love her little belly gem, nice touch :D

Norma said...

WOW! that images is so beautiful and perfect for you my friend!! Have a fantastic day!!
Hugs,
Norma

Judy said...

Awesome mermaid card! Love the image and colors:)

DIANA L. said...

Your card is beautiful, Lisa Is this you?
Thank you for joining my DL.ART BCA/ANYTHING GOES Linky Party
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Lisa,
Love your Spellbinders layering!!! Fabulous Mermaid, just love her shimmer like she's wet!!! Great card!!!!
Hugs Trish

scrappinC said...

Hi My Dear Friend,
I just love your Mermaid card. It's funny I saw a stamp very similar to the one you used and thought of you. Have a fabulous Thursday.
Hugs,
Cindy Lou

Tracey Sabella said...

So gorgeous with these lovely colors and beautiful color work. Great idea to cut the image and place behind the die!! Love all the painstaking work to add the shimmery gems!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a beautiful card!

Kathy Salido said...

Oh Lisa, this is so absolutely gorgeous!!

Cindy said...

AWESOME job with this card too!I LOVE the mermaid image and your coloring is FANTASTIC my friend!!!:)

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