Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mermaid Splash

Mornin' y'all!  I know it's Saturday, and usually I post layouts from my honeymoon cruise album, but I missed posting the last couple days and I have a card I want to share instead.  I've been dealing with a headache all week that just will. not. go. away so lately I've been napping when Ryan naps.  Makes it hard to get any stamping done, but last night I made this!

Message in a Bottle is one of the stamp sets I just got in the last couple of weeks, and it's SO. CUTE.  When I saw this week's Color Throwdown, I knew I had to ink up that sweet little mermaid.

I used some retired colors on here but it's going to my two "nieces" and they won't care about that.  So I used Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo (Powder Pink might have been a closer match for the swatch on the right, but I wanted something that was definitely pink so it wouldn't make her tail just blend into her skin), and Lavender Lace.  I used Island Indigo for the bottle and sentiment.  I noticed as I colored in the mermaid that she's got a belly button, which I thought was funny.

Anywha, here's this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

Congratulations to the FMS team for making it to #300.  I haven't participated in every single challenge (it's really hard to do that in the middle of a move, for instance), but I do participate more often than not.  I like this sketch...might have to try another card with it.

ETA:  Oh what timing!  Check out the word prompt from Inkspirational!

I think my card counts for this...the mermaid is surrounded by water waves, *and* it looks like she's waving (with both hands, because she's excited).  Ha!!

That's it for me.  I've got a kiddo to entertain until he goes down for his nap.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Message in a Bottle, Seaside Shore
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Lavender Lace, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride, Basic Black
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Fresh Prints (....of Bel Air) DSP Stack, Flirty Flamingo DSP
Accessories:  Pearls, Mini Dimensionals these things are SO COOL


Narelle Farrugia said...

She is just so cute! I love this sweet little image - she pairs pertly with that wavy DSP you've used. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Wanda Cullen said...

Adorable take on the throwdown colors! Thanks for joining us this week!

Marina said...

What a great design this is! The mermaid in the bottle is so cute and I love the way you've layered her onto the patterned paper. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

CCsMom said...

Of COURSE she has a belly button! Ha! Cute card, especially for little girls. I always loved the thought that there were mermaids in the ocean.

Jen Timko said...

Wow, is she ever cute!!! Love your fun colors and details. So glad you joined our celebration this week at FMS!

Jodi Collins said...

Oh! How cute is this! LOVE this image! Thanks for playing along with The Color Throwdown!