I had picked up this DP awhile back from my LSS (for a whole 15 cents!) thinking it would be perfect for a beachy theme (and I just love the colors). When I saw my image this week I knew right away that this is the paper I would use. I matched it up with some Cool Caribbean and Sahara Sand card stock and love how it looks together. I also swiped some white ink across the DP and the Cool Caribbean Card stock circle. I colored the mermaid with the feather blending technique to make her match the DP. Her head was cut out and placed on dimensionals and her fin is also raised up. I added some rhinestones for her necklace and of course a bit of glitter to her tail. A trio of little pearls colored with my copic added to the corner and some wavy trim and it was done. Notice I pulled out the sewing machine again? Well, actually I just moved it over since I never put it away yet..... This time I tried a zig zag stitch. When it came time to stitch the circle I was afraid it would be awful....it's hard enough trying to stitch a straight line, but a circle.... well, it isn't perfect ~ and that's ok, it's handmade ;) ~ it turned out a lot better than I had anticipated. I also ran two lines of stitching across the circle without the thread to add a bit of interest to the cardstock.
Be sure to visit the rest of the DT (links are on the left side) and see their wonderful creations. We'd love to have you join in on our challenges over at Paper Craft Planet ~ they are every Saturday. You can still get in on the current challenge that ends tomorrow night. Each week, one lucky winner will receive a $10 voucher to the Soft Pencil Store.
I am entering the following challenges with this card:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Dazzle Us
Bee Crafty - "Sew Cute" - use stitching
One Stitch at a Time - Stitching
Paper Sundae's - "Distressing"
Stamp With Fun - Stitching
Mojo Monday - Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Use Distress Inks (if you have them otherwise use anything ~ I don't have any of these so copics it is), pearls and Glitter
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Ribbons and Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday - "Ribbontastic" - use a little ribbon or a lot
Have a wonderful day :)
Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Mermaid - Soft Pencil (digi image)
Ink/Coloring: Palette (New Canvas); Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20, Y21, Y23, Y26, E31,BG01, BG10, BG32)
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Sahara Sand; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - Bound and Determined
Embellishments: Stickles (Eucalyptus); Pearls (colored with Copic BG01) and Rhinestones (Recollections); Ribbon (Flirty)
Tools: Sewing Machine; CM Cutting System; Dimensionals