Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fin-Tastic Birthday Mermaid*

Happy Tuesday Morning! Well... we got through Monday, so that is saying something! It was a Monday too!  Wow! Just one of those days.. Busy! Bailey stayed home yesterday not feeling well. I'm wondering if she has strep throat. We will see how she feels when she wakes and we may go in for a strep test. Michael has to go in this morning for a vaccine booster, which means that he will be late to school. Then when he gets out of school it is right on to work. They have him scheduled for 4:00 pm; he doesn't even get off the bus until 4:15 pm HAHA! Great planning on their part. I'm working from home today and I have a lot to get done. I'm hoping the nurse visit will be quick and I can get back home. Have a great day everyone!

Here is my Birthday creation for today:

This is my blue monochrome creation using Embrace the Ocean from Ching-Chou Kuik. I colored the image with my Faber-Castell Pencils. I added some clear Wink of Stella to her hair. The bubbles were cut from a Sizzix die. The rectangle right under the image is cut from a My Favorite Things die. The wave die cut at the bottom is from Memory Box. For the background around her I used several shades of blue watercolor pencils. I used blue Wink of Stella on the bubbles and then covered them with Diamond Glaze. I used paint for the pearls around her. I added some blue tulle under the image. I also added some different shades of blue dew drops. On the top I added some ribbon and a seahorse charm hanging from the handmade bow.



Creaine said...

wow I love this card........ thanks for joining us at Creaine Challenges!! goodluck!
bye ine

Marilyn Webb said...

Stunning card, love those bubbles!! Thanks for joining our WW challenge this week at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Nana said...

Stunning card. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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NanaConnie said...

Saw this over at The Outlawz but had to come by for a closer work. It really is spectacular, Susan! Love the little seahorse charm and those bubbles are marvelous. Incredible coloring, my friend!

Dee's Craft Room said...

A stunning card, I love your blue mermaid with her gorgeous shimmering hair and those amazing bubbles. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Joanne kramer said...

wow! Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Creaine challenges! Joanne

Mrs Beez said...

Wow! This is fabulous and so original. Love the glitter and glaze. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Jacee said...

Stunning card Suasn, lovely design, great image and lovely colours, love the bubbles too
hugs Jacee
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Unknown said...

Lovely card! I love the waterdrops on it. You're very talented

Thanks for joining the challenge at Creaine Challenges and good luck!

Hugs karin xx

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card i love the dew drops and it make you feel like you are under the sea. Your design is absolutely stunning.
Debs xxx
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Amanda said...

Hi Susan, wow I love your card!! Love that you have coloured it with Pencils and those Bubbles are amazing with all the glitter. Just Beautiful with all it's shimmer throughout the card.
Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
hugs Amanda

Cicci said...

This was s great card :) Amazing in all way. The sentiments are so good and love the colouring
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD DT
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Rosmarie said...

WOW, what a stunning card!! I just Love these blue shades and all the gorgeous details, especially the bubbles!
Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory.
Hugs, Rosi

Gail said...

Wow, this is so different from so many mermaid cards. This one has such gorgeous vibrant colors rather than pastels...this is just an eyecatcher! I love the image and your coloring is great. That polka dot ribbon and bow are a perfect addition to this card, too! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our August challenge! Hugs, Gail

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation Susan. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Morgan's Artworld. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, Creative Team Member, Morgan's Artworld

Bridget said...


What an amazing card! I can't pick a favorite thing about it. I really love all of the embellishments you chose. The addition of the seahorse charm, your bubbles and the die cut at the bottom would have to be my favorite embellishments.

Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!!

Happy crafting :)


cass said...

Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges this month.

michele said...

Gorgeous summer card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Tina Campbell said...

So pretty and I love how you created bubbles throughout the card The inside is just a little more special when you have dressed up like you have :) Super cute :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
Tina DT

Ditta said...
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Ditta said...

Very lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Creaine Challeges.
Ditta DT

Vic said...

A fin-tastic card! As soon as I saw it, the words "hauntingly beautiful" came to mind! Thanks for sharing with us on our "happy birthday" challenge this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle. Vic, DT x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card, love the effects you have got with your paints. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Camille Short said...

Love this card - particularly the image and the bubbles! Glad you were able to join us at Get Creative Challenges!

Camille - Design Team

Lisa InkyWings said...

Fin-tastic card!! love it!

Thanks for joining our WW challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

/Lisa - DT

Lisa InkyWings said...

Fin-tastic card!! love it!

Thanks for joining our WW challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

/Lisa - DT

Tiggerscraps said...

This is stunning! I love it! Thank you for joining us at 3 Girl Jam this month.
Marji 3GJ dt

Raechelle Bellus said...

Wow! The colors are gorgeous and I love the bubbles! My favorite of yours this month. Fantastic work! Thanks for sharing and joining us at 3 Girl JAM!

Suze said...

Love the almost monochromatic blue - really aquatic. Thank you for joining in the Birthday Wishes challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

Nikki said...

Great card with a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.


Michelle said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

butterfly said...

Lovely bluesy mermaid, and the orange accents really bring the whole thing alive.
Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x

Unknown said...

Sorry for taking so long to come and see your work.
Great card! Isn't it amazing what you can achieve without designer paper! I love the monochrome look!

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog, I do hope you can join us again!