Thursday, April 11, 2013

under the sea

ok guys, LAST time, i swear! ...i made another card for the mama elephant challenge (i'm better you underestimated my level of excitement when they announced this sketch, huh?) ha ha!

i swear, promise, i'll will try to make this my last card for that challenge! it's definitely my favorite! i LOVE it!!
my best friend's youngest daughter is turning 2 in a few weeks and she loves all things 'the little mermaid'. eeeek! ME TOO!!! it's been my favorite since i was little and wore out the VHS and cassette tape making my family members watch me re-enact, sing and dance to it! lol! :) here birthday party is of course, therefore, all little mermaid, so i HAD to join in (see obsession detailed above). problem is, i don't have any mermaid stamps, paper, stickers, anything! 

so i created a mermaid!

i used two different stamps form the 'cosmic stars' stamp set from mama elephant (the little virgo and the pisces fish).a little bit of water coloring with some distress inks, a little bit of masking (mermaid tale), and little bit of copic coloring (skin). i paper pieced it all together and then added a little pearl to the girl's hand (instead of a star), since they were under the sea! :)

i used some tiny type stickers from cosmo cricket for the sentiment. oh, and the washi is actually layered - it's one yellow/white chevron, and over top of it is that TO DIE FOR rainbow chevron that i love! i like that you can see through it and it adds more patterns! weird, and kind of fun, right?

the 'water' was created with some awesoooooooome heidi swapp teal color shine! love it!
and of course, my latest necessity - sequins with some pearls inside. sigh. :)


  1. This is such a cute card! I love your mermaid! She's adorable. TFS!

  2. Girl you are on FIRE!!! Love this one too!! Thanks for playing along in the Mama Elephant challenge! :)

  3. ACK! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that this little gal has a pearl in her hand! SOOOOOOOOO clever! LOVE LOVE LOVE! You nailed this challenge! FUN take on the sketch! HUGS!

  4. Wow, I love the mermaid! So creative!


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