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Sunday, 28 March 2010

A little mermaid

For this weeks sketch challenge over at Karen's Doodles UK Challenge Blog.

The mermaid digistamp from Karens Doodles is painted with tinkabella inks and then glittered. The background is tapestry card which I coloured with inks and stamped around the edge with a HOTP swirl and eggplant versamagic. I made the 'sea' border using glossy card and my brayer (with Barbara Gray's fab scrunched paper water technique) and then tore a strip off to make a wave, added crushed glass glitter to highlight some waves. I used some paper flowers from my stash and added some tiny shells around the flowers and one in the mermaid's hand. I finished off by adding some bubbles made from clear microbeads (they are really twinkly but don't show up too well on the scan)

This card is also for the following challenges:
Craft calender: Flower power
Colour Create: Your choice of pastels

Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire
    Love this card, your mermaid it stunning.
    Thanks so much for playing along with Karens Doodles and good luck in the draw
    Anne x

  2. The colouring on the mermaid is wonderful! I think this is a lovely card and the sea effect is very good.

    Janet xx

  3. Lovely card Claire, great sea effect
    Beryl x

  4. This card is lovely Claire, the mermaid is coloured beautifully.

  5. Hi Claire,

    fantastic card, your colourwork on this mermaid is gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles UK


  6. What a gorgeous card Claire! You mermaid is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles UK. Viv x

  7. Fabulous card Claire, love your colouring and such a great take on the sketch :)

    Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles UK this week, good luck

    Elaine x

  8. Oooooh! she is so pretty! I love all the sparkle and the gorgeous stamped swirls Claire! xx

  9. Fab image and colouring. I like how you have set her in the sea. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles. Hugs Tracy x

  10. Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles with such a lovely card ! Beautiful colours and the flowers are gorgeous ! Smiles from Catherine

  11. OOOOh! Those swirls look fabulous around that mermaid! What a pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week!
    Hugs, Dena

  12. beautiful card love it!!!
    thanks for joining Colour Create
    Hugs Di xxxx


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