Thursday, February 25, 2010

Soft Pencil Thursday

This week is we are doing things a little bit different ~ instead of the entire DT having the same image to showcase, we were divided into three groups and each group was given an image to use.  I got to use this adorable Mermaid (and I can't wait to see what the other two images were).  Our challenge this week was to use our favorite coloring medium, and well, I didn't have to give that any thought, mine is copics hands down ~  I still don't know how I managed so long without these wonderful markers! 

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'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


Mia said...

I love all of the blues you've got going on here. The stitching is perfect. Great layout, too! LOVE it!!!! :-)

Kerry said...

Absolutely Fabulous, I love the 15 cents paper, ROCK ON! And I love the stitches too.

andrea said...

loving the blues,fab card,thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week

Krista said...

Sew sweet=) Love the use of stitching in your card! Thanks for sharing your super cute creation with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Helen Dooley said...

what a great card. you could use this for so many things. Thanks for playing along on OSAAT, hope to see you again.

sam said...

Great card hun and the stitching is fine. Love the mermaid by the way. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Please pop back on Sunday to find out all the winners and our new challenge.
Sam x

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Love your image and datail, stitching looks fab to me, thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon
Sarah xx

Shana said...

This is beautiful! Amazing job with copics and matching your paper. Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

Lisa Atha said...

Wow, this is so cute! Copics again, I must be the only one left that doesn't have any of those. Boo Hoo. Oh well, it is a great card, love the layout and colors.


Lisa Atha

alicaz said...

very pretty! love the blues you used and your stitching too@
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Deb said...

beautiful card, love the mermaid and her sweet necklace, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Biscuitlid said...

another fab creation Jodi with perfect stitching. Love the image and the pearls look great too

Thanks so much for playing along at Bee Crafty.


Toucan Scraps said...

so sweet

Rose said...

Another gorgeous card Jodi, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T.

Rose x

Spyder said...

Fabulous card Jodie!! super cute! Love the stitching! Love the image too.Thank you for joining OSAAT's First Challenge! Hope to see you Sunday for the next challenge too!

stitchy said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT for our first challenge. Would love to see you come back..
stitchy xx

Crystal said...

Such an adorable card & I love all the stitching! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Lynn said...

Fabulous card and the stitching is so even..Great job:) Lynn (Australia)

Softpencil said...

I LOVE this card Jodi!!! the highlights on the mermaid´s hair and the papers you used work perfect together on this card!

Thanks a lot to have been part of Softpencil DT!!!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! LOVE the colors and stitching!

Trimgym said...

Gorgeous card, thank yoiu for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!


Bee said...

Adorable card with fantastic real stitching, really effective part of the design. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

Shar said...

Extremely cute!

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