Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mermaids and Fairies

This is my second to last challenge for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges of SCS and to me, the hardest. I've been thinking about it for a couple of days and planned it out yesterday. I'm so glad it's a beautiful as I dreamed.

The image is Sweet Pea Stamp's Kimono Butterfly Mermaid, which I received from Connie at I just love this image. I hope I did it justice. I did end up having to extend her tail at the bottom. The rectangular stamp just wasn't quite long enough for my oval and it looked funny just ending on a straight line. It's coloured with Copics and Prismacolour Pencils for her hair.

The layout comes from SCS's sketch challenge #304. I remember when I started on SCS, in 2008, I couldn't believe how complicated the sketches were and how many layers were involved. I figured I would never use them. Now I've used 3 just this week. Oh how times have changed!

The card is quite large, measuring 5 x 7 inches. I had to cuttlebug the embossing in two parts, the seam is covered by the image. I had wanted the image to look like a picture frame hanging on a wall.

Challenges this Card Meets:
A Sweet Pea Dream - Things with Wings
Sweat Pea Stampers - Dry or Wet Embossing (Pink Panel)
Crafty Creations - Fables and Fairy Tales (The Little Mermaid)
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Embossing


  1. So beautiful!!

    Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  2. Fab Card love how you've colored it :)
    Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT
    Also don't forget to leave some comments on the DT's Blogs to be one of the lucky 3 winners
    you don't have to comment on all but the more you do the better your chances are :) GOOD LUCK!!

  3. such a pretty card and i do love that image :D Thanks for playing at LC

    hugs Lexi xxx

  4. Such a beautiful card.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  5. So elegant! Great colour combo and I like how balanced the layout is. Have a great week ahead!

  6. You did a marvelous job with this image and your card is brilliant!! I love the pink embossing behind her!
    Thank you so very much for joining us this challenge, good luck and hope to see more of your lovely creations.

    Sweet Pea DT

  7. Fantastic shades of pastels on this I love how she pops away from the embossing too. Thanks for sharing with us at SPS hugs Pascale

  8. This is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining One Stop Craft Chsllenge this week.

  9. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at SPS. x

  10. This is beautiful I love the colour combo :D
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck.


    Amy xx