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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mermaid & Turtle...

It's not often that I color up an image and have no concept of where I am going with the design.  It came down to the wire last night and pieces finally fell into place.  The final details were the bubbles off a sticker set from the grocery store... LOL!  Ya never know!!!
"An Uncommon Friendship - Mermaid " was provided by The Stamping Boutique

Aud Sentiments' current challenge is  "Bingo" and there is another week for you to play.  Such an easy one too - choose any row you like - including a diagonal one.  You can submit up to 5 entries for a chance at the prize offered from The Stamping Boutique.   Final date is June 16 for submissions.     

My BINGO includes diagonally:  Digi, Ribbon & 3-D item.


  • If you like the image - "An Uncommon Friendship", you can find it HERE at The Stamping Boutique 
  • I used Paper Tole Technique to 3D the turtle's shell. Printed 2 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the image.  The layer was both elevated with foam tape to achieve dimension.
  • Sentiment is from an SU set.
  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • Base CS is 110 lb. Ivory "Recollections" from Michael's - very heavy wt. and EXcellent for base cards!! 
  • DP used for the background layers from American Crafts' - "Hip, Hip Hooray Collection" and from Studio Calico's "Heyday Collection"
  • Circle Die Cut used for the focal image circle panel
  • Large bubbles are stickers from Sticko's "Under the Sea" Dimensional Stickers bought at Safeway!
  • Liquid Pearls were used to create the small bubbles [Silver Pearl] and the scales on the Mermaid [Bisque]
  • Rik-Rak ribbon from stash.
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics.

    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Fussy & Fancy  #140 – Fun in the Sun
    Sweet Stampin' – Something Old Something New [old - ribbon from stash/ new - bubble stickers purchased yesterday!]
    Sweet Stamps #225 – ATG
    Fab & Funky #263 – Fantasy & Fables
    Simon Says Wed –Friends 
    Lacy Sunshine #60 –Animal Related [turtle]
    Top Tip Tues – Cut it Out [fussy cut 3-D shell for the turtle.]
    One Sweet Challenge –  Dies or Punches [Circle die cut] WINNER

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. Fabulous love. The way you have coloured the image and the gems look great, love the layout Ginny x

    2. Hi Ginny - this card is just gorgeous. I love the way your bubbles draw attention to the sentiment - so cool. I need some of those embellishments! Thank you for yet another lovely comment on my blog - you are kind. You asked about the corners on the card - it was done using peel offs. Line ones to frame the area and then small corner ones on top. Hope that helps. Annie xxx

    3. This turned out so cute! The turtle shell and the mermaids tale really pop! Love all the little bubbles. So tiny! You are amazing at creating the smallest detail! Beautiful card. Looks like I'll be going to Safeway!!!!

    4. Ginny this is gorgeous and very striking with the green and blue.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
      {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    5. A lovely underwater scene Ginny, thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
      Lorraine DT

    6. Great color palette for the image! Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
      IDCB Owner

    7. Beautiful card! Such a pretty image!! Great design!

      Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


    8. Lovely design and image, the colours you have used are gorgeous, a fabulous card.
      Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    9. Lovely card with a great image, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck.

      Pat xx

    10. A truly beautiful card!

      Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

    11. Great card do love mermaids. Brill LO

      Thanks for joining us at inspiration destination today

      Tracey CT

    12. Wonderful creation great design and colors, colored beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Barb

    13. Hi Ginny, sorry I'm late popping in. Your card turned out wonderfully, fab image and love the "wave" embellishment and the bubbles. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart and hope to see you again soon.

    14. Hello again! Just popped back to thank you for joining in with our challenge at Fab n Funky this week, this card was definitely worth a second look!

    15. Oh wow I love this mermaid scene! Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stamps last week and please join us again soon. The theme this week is Father's Day. Happy Monday...xx Donna K

    16. Such a beautiful card and all of the rhinestone bubbles are perfect!

      Jeannie T.

    17. What a cute card. Thank you for participating with your great work at TTCRD challenge, Hope to see you again in our next challenge.// Zora DT

    18. fabby card...thanks for sharing at That Craft Place...hugs Debs x

    19. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

    20. Stunning card for our current challenge of Use dies/and or punches....thank you for sharing your wonderful creation.
      {One Sweet Challenge DT Member}


    Thank you so much for your comments!