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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You're Fin-tastic

Wow!!  It's already time for another 7 Kids College Fund challenge.  (Where does the time go?!?!)
This week is a sketch challenge with a beach theme.

For my Design Team sample, I've used Treasure Tempestwind by CC Designs.  I think the Sweet November mermaids and their little sea pals are the most beautiful of all the mermaid images!!  I just LOVED coloring all that flowing hair.  She started out as a much paler blond but I just couldn't "leave it alone" and she became a golden blonde instead. Her tail sparkles with my concoction of Pixie Dust Shimmerz and Star Dust Stickles and lots of crystal rhinestones.  And the half pearls were colored with my Copic (BG11) to match the pale aqua in the October Afternoon's Seaside designer paper.  I've had this  tiny little starfish for years, but figured this was a good time to finally use it!!  :)

Craft Your Passion = #59 Let It All Hang Out
Magical Monday's = White + One other color
Stamp Something = Beachy Colors
Totally Papercrafts = #67 Don't be Square
Lollipop Crafts = #40 Bling It
Creative Card Crew = Anything Goes

Here's a quick look at the challenge sketch which was created by Suzanne Dean.  I hope you will join us at 7 Kids College Fund and share your beach themed project with us!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Paula (PEP) said...

I havet o agree - these mermaids are just gorgeous. I love your papers & the combination of blues & whites plus the gem swirl & her waist belt etc...... give a brilliant sense of water, not to mention the embossing folder echoing the spotty paper. Wonderfully delightful.
Paula (PEP)

martina's kaartjes said...

this is one fantastic card ! love hte 'water' you've made ! great job,
greetings, martina

Anonymous said...

WOW Wendy, this is totally gorgeous!! LOVE the Navy Blue colors and your precious seal and star fish!! Brilliant!! :)

Amanda R said...

Well now I need to go and buy these stamps! This is just unbelievably gorgeous, love the dark blue and the embossing of that paper is the perfect accent.

Brandie said...

Well she turned out fabulous. I am sure Brooke was excited to see she was right about you using the mermaid. (or does that mean she thinks you are getting predictable.)
LOL LOL just kidding you always surprise and wow me!! ;)

Faye said...

Hello Sugar! Wow, spots and bubbles. And don't even get me started on your fabby colouring. xxx

Anonymous said...

wow! love the texture of this card! I have this DP as well, so nice to see what can be done with it! Thanks for joining our bling challenge at Lollipop Crafts this week.

Mary J said...

Just gorgeous Wendy! Lovin' your take on the sketch and your colouring!

jeanne girl said...

Awesome card!! Love the embossed paper behind the mermaid and her little friend :)

Stressed Stamper said...

Great card - love the water - Thanks for playing at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah x

DG said...

OMG!!! Seriously OMG this card is AMAZING!!! My jaw dropped - this is a masterpiece girly.

Martha Herrera said...

Gorgeous card!!! You did an amazing job.

Kerri said...

Soooo super cute!!! I just love that seal! Absolutely gorgeous coloring and I love the dp and the texture!

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is sooo cute, Wendy!!! That seal is so funny and hugable!!! Love him! And the star gives it the perfect underwater feel!! Great card!!
Hugs, Wendy

Tamara Morton said...

wonderful card, I love the embossing!
Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion

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Crystal said...

Gorgeous Wendy! Love the textured background and that little starfish is a fabulous addition. Love all the shimmer and bling too :)

Marion said...

Gorgeous card and such a beautiful image. Terrific details. Thanks for playing along at Magical Monday.

kris said...

Gorgeous creation!! Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Crafts!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Cute card. I love all of your details and take on the White plus One challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Magical Monday Challenge. We will have a new one tomorrow - I hope you can play along again!
Magical Monday Challenge DT

Jayne Hayward said...

Love the beautifully coloured mermaid and the really cute seal - also love the dp used and the colours chosen.

Thanks for joining in with us on Magical Monday

Jayne xx

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

This has to be one of my all time favorites!

~Jeri~ said...

Oh my goodness! Another beautiful card! I LOVE the colors on this one, and the embossing oval behind the seal and mermaid is PERFECT!! love the bling on the everything about it!

Kate said...

This is fabulous, Wendy! The embossed mat is fantastic and just perfect with this card!

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