Sunday, September 12, 2010

Digital Delights Guest Designer

Hello hello! I'm so thrilled to be a guest designer for Digital Delights today! Thanks so much to the Delightful Challenges design team for picking my card as your favorite. I *know* there were a ton of fabulous entries and that the choice was a challenging one. 

Sooo, I've been itching to color a mermaid lately. I found this fabby Creative Imaginations paper at a little craft store a couple of months ago, just hoping a mermaid would swim on by and claim it. *wink* There are so many wonderful mermaid examples in the digi and stamp world right now, but not a single one as cute as this little darling. I'm *so* happy I waited!

Isn't she the best? I've done my customary layering - this sweetie's full body layer (1) sits on a wet, glossy rock (layer 2), and her glittery scale-y dress is the third layer. It's a fabulous effect on this otherwise "simple" card. 

The starfish embellishment in the top left corner is cut from coordinating paper of the same CI line. I layered that, too, just 'cause I could. The charms are a combination of a sand dollar I bought as a teen (the matching chain is looong gone) and fun little gems from Sky Blue Pink. The chain is a necklace extender from a Grandma stash. Hey, it works!

I used a wildly textured paper for the water and cork paper for the sand. Feel the grains between your toes? No? That's the beauty of cork sand! All the fun without the... grit. 

Aaanyway... this CI paper has such character that I couldn't cover it up too much. Inside, the printed "By the Sea" is from the same 12x12 sheet as the front section (I separated it and added the glitter, of course). This was one versatile sheet o' paper! 

 And here's one more bit to show you - an angled view for all the layers I love so dearly:

Thanks for visiting! If you came by from Digital Delights - welcome! I would love for you to pull up a chair and sit a while (or, "follow" in blog-speak). I can tell you I write a lot - as if you couldn't tell by now - but I just might make you giggle in the process. I get immense pleasure from 'the making' and 'the writing about', and to know someone is actually reading sends me in a tizzy as if I was 10 and being tickled by *all* my older siblings.

Wait, is that a good thing?

Card Recipe
  • Stamp: Digital Delights Mermaid
  • Paper: Creative Imaginations/ Christine Adolph's Tidepool Collection; Bazzill Basics in Mud Pie; Neenah Classic Crest for the mermaid; No idea about the blue textured paper or the cork (they're been in my stash for years) -- maybe from a Joann's Superstore?
  • Medium: Copic E000 (base skin tone); Prismacolor pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits; Stickles - Star Dust, Platinum and Diamond; Distress Stickles - Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo; Glossy Accents (on the rock); Glimmer Mist Pearl (subtle sheen on the front dp and cork sand)
  • Embellishments: Charms I've already explained... :) ;corner metal from an ebay seller called Accent Factory - this was my last one, so don't buy them out before I get there *grin*; Pearl necklace bits from an unidentified stash; Inside pearls are Kaisercraft Latte.


Patricia Mae said...

Susan this came out so cute I love it and your right the mermaid is just the cutest. I love the layering, awesome job and congrats on your guest spot.

Edith said...

Pretty card Susan! Beautiful papers and sketch. I love Wendys images:)

Anita said...

Congrats! Stunning card!

Colleen { HappyLittleArt } said...

Just popping in to say Hi!!

I love this card Susan!! Beautiful!