Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Always be a mermaid

Hi everyone. Today is the hottest day so far of our heatwave and I have to admit that I'm struggling a bit! I'm all for sun and heat when I'm by a pool all day but this temperature doesn't suit real life at all.

Today's card was inspired by the latest Daring Cardmakers challenge "Out of this World":

I've wanted to make a mermaid card since I was sent mermaid ephemera as part of my June Brimble's Box. I just love Anna Brim's fab drawings and this one was perfect for the them.

I began by inking the centre of  a 16.5cm square of watercolour paper with Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. I spritzed with water, allowed to dry then flicked a gold Wink of Stella pen over it for a bit of sparkle. Before adding to my 7x7 card blank, I inked the edges with Salty Ocean DI.

Next I cut a circle aperture from a 16cm square of card and fixed this to my background. I added the mermaid with foam pads. The sentiment is a freebie from Creative Stamping and I stamped it with Versafine ink. The mat has been inked with more Salty Ocean.

To finish I added 3 Dovecraft sequins from my stash.

I unashamedly love this card- who wouldn't want to be a mermaid? I could certainly do with a dip in some cold water right now.

Thank you for visiting today x

I would like to enter this card for the follwing challenges:

Daring Cardmakers Out of this World


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Cathy this is stunning I love the mermaid she is so pretty. I think there might be a bit of a break in the weather tomorrow. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

Cathy this is sweet and beautiful

gr karin

Angelnorth said...

Lovely to see you Cathy! This is really pretty, the aperture makes it look like she's gazing into a deep pool.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Beautiful Cathy, Love how you used the circle die cut to surround the blue

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Cathy. Love the design.
Linda xxx

Inky Kitty said...

Great card, love how nice and cool the colour blue feels. Gemx

Laine said...

Sweet image and stunning card Cathy.

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Cathy. I love the blend of colours for the background and the pretty mermaid xx

Jennifer Kray said...

Hi Cathy
Love this card - and you're right, who wouldn't want to be a mermaid. Gorgeous hun. x

Shabneez said...

Wonderful creation Cathy - I love it too! Shabneez

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous card