Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mermaid Anya

How cute is this image from The Greeting Farm? Alright, so I love any image that gives me an excuse to use blues, purples, and greens, supplemented with bling! On top of that, I got to use my old Fiskars texture plates (pattern: scales) in my Cuttlebug - oh, how life has been simplified since I found I could use these with a die-cutting/embossing machine. You probably can't see it well, but I've used it on the Bermuda Bay (SU) card front and again on the paper pieced tailfin (which I frugally cut from the larger piece of cardstock - the bit covered by the Nestabilities circles and scalloped circles). I further emphasized it on the tailfin by tracing a scale pattern (which does NOT match up to the embossed image, LOL) using a Sakura glitter pen.

To add even more sparkle, I've even given her some Robin's Nest Dew Drops (colour: water) in her hair and around her waist and further coloured over her bikini top using my Copic Spica pens. Thought I'd show the close up, even though it emphasizes the fact that I didn't "rub" the stray cuts from the scalloped die!

The ribbon was bought many moons ago (see honey, I'm using stuff up now that I have a "special place") and I could tell you who made it, but it would require my taking apart my "tower of ribbon holders" and pulling out that one spool. If you saw the mess of my desk right now, you would understand why that would *not* be a good idea! The sand pail "charm" came from a mixed bag of buttons that was again bought "many moons ago".

Sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes (fab set of 24 stamps that, although small, fit in perfectly when your image takes up most of the front of your card!)

1 comment:

BananaStamper said...

Super fun card Lesley! Thanks for paying me a visit. I haven't been trading images these days, chosing instead to actually CREATE with all my stuff and the overflowing shoebox full of images waiting to be colored! Love the colors on this and the bling!