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Monday, 26 April 2010

Undersea Garden

I love this mermaid image from Michelle Perkett, it makes me think of a mermaid in her undersea garden (I seem to remember a song by the Beatles about an octopuses garden and keep humming it to myself lol). Anyway Michelles challenge at the Michelle Perkett Studio  Inspiration and Design challenge Blog is to make an easel card using a gorgoeus colour palette of pale blue, turquoise, celery and olive  - I love these colours and they seemed perfect for an undersea theme so here is my card

I've coloured the image with promarkers and added lots of glitter glue to the mermaids tail, hair, plants and the cute little seahorse. I've used celery green card and some K&Co backing paper. To embellish the card I've sprayed some cotton lace with turquoise and green glimmer mists and added some aqua velvet ribbon. I've punched some flowers out of the left over paper, distressed them with shabby shutters DI and added some tiny shells for their centres. I've used one to decorate the card (with a scrap of gm'ed lace as a leaf) and the second to hold the 'easel' up.

I'm also entering this card in to the following challenges:
Quixotic challenge : Make a Splash
Fab'n'Funky challenge: Get it all out (use those crafty treasures we've all been hoarding - mine is the bp which is from a box of K&Co paper I've had for about 2 years)
The Pink Elephant: A colour challenge this week - aqua
Passion for Promarkers: In the garden

Thanks for looking,
Claire xx


  1. wow this is just gorgeous! Hugs Juls

  2. What a fabulous card the mermaid is

  3. Wow Claire this is super. Love it. Cathy xxxx

  4. Claire!! This is an amazing undersea fantasy!! Now I'm humming that song, too!! I love all the colors and your embellishments are amazing!! Thank you for such a gorgeous entry, Claire!!:)

  5. Wow Claire, I love this creation. The colors just pop and the lace is so pretty.


  6. Oh my Claire this is a real beauty loving the image and those colours are perfect for the underwater scene

    Lorraine x

  7. Fantastic Claire! All the little details are just perfect. Lovely card :)

  8. It's fab, I love it xx Jan

  9. gorgeous card,beautiful colours and fab image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

  10. A very lovely card Claire and I particularly like the seaweedy lace - a clever touch.

    Janet xx

  11. A gorgeous card with a wonderful sentiment.

  12. Fabulous easel card!! Great job with this weeks color challenge!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE this week!!
    Sheri-TPE DT


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