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Saturday, July 2, 2011

All in the Ocean Challenge at MPS

With summer season in most parts of the world, the "All in the Ocean" Challenge this week at Michelle Perkett Studio would have one rushing to the beach and swim to the inviting splash of the sea. And when we think of ocean, I imagine the loveliest of its creatures we call "mermaids". There are lovely mermaid images available at MPS and I instantly fell in love with this one called Tutti Frutti. With all the intricate adornments on her hair and body, I can only imagine the careful selections of details Michelle Perkett has put into her designs. You can check out and purchase some of her creative works here.
For my card, I made an easel card with scallops using my Marianne Design Creatables stencil LR0112 to create the effect of Tutti Frutti inside a giant shell. Here's my finished card:
I glued some mini baby pink craft balls bought from a local craftstore on her hair and body and carefully applied just a bit of Pebeo crystal touch coloring paint on them to look like pearls. The other accessories were colored with Tria marker pens, Twinkling H20s and glitter.
I also added some transparent bubble stickers in different sizes and on the biggest one I inserted the word "Hi".
 
For my favorite part to embellish-the tail, I glued some very small hexagon metallic paper which I found at a bookstore. I think they were made from scraps, like the holes in doughnuts made into something else. My daughter, Athena, always wonder how I could find and use the very small of things for my craftworks. I bought this last year and I thought this would be perfect for the scales on the tail. If there is none available at your place, you can also use a very small circle puncher and metallic paper and have the same effect. See how it glows:
I have the perfect sentiment also to go with this, a freebie from Whenthescraphitsthefun:
 Have a great summer!

OTHER CHALLENGES:
Stampalot Challenge: Anything Goes Challenge
Stamp Something : July Digi Day Challenge
Bling It On : Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop Challenges: Anything Goes



17 comments:

chris said...

I love your mermaid card its gorgeous, love those bubbles.
Thanks for Joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs Chris xx

Karen S said...

There is so much beautiful detail work in this card, and all your creative work paid off! Everything about this is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Michelle Perkett Studio.

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Stunning card, Cleah! Such a clever idea to put Tutti Frutti inside a shell, it looks lovely! Thank you for joining this week's “All in the Ocean” challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio.

Karen said...

Gorgeous card, love the shape too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
xx

pinky said...

What a gorgeous project. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Sally H said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

dj1952 said...

Beautiful card. I love the shape and your image. Thanks for joining us and we look forward to seeing you again. Hugs, dj

Sharon said...

What an amazing shaped card - this is great! Love the mermaid and all the elements! Thanks for joining the MPS challenge this week!

brenda said...

Whatb a lovely magical card. And love the shape, a marianne die I think.

Thank you for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

Rochelle said...

hi, cleah!

this is a beautiful card! i so wish i could color like this! :)

thanks for enjoying my simple digi freebies!

craftybunny said...

Beautiful card.So much detail.Love the scales on her tail - very effective.Thanks for joining us at DDSC :D
Lisa x

laney said...

super card hun!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you again
hugs
laney

Francesca said...

What a wonderful creation

Thank you for Joining us at Stampalot challenge this month & good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Debs said...

super sweet card :0)..thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On..hugs Debs x

Patsi said...

Gorgeous love the tail. Thanks for joining us at Bling It On x

nat x x said...

great card. thanks for entering the bling it on challenge

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