Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Under The Sea

Are you tired of Magical Day yet?  I'm not.  I'm still in denial that it's retiring.  Today my pretty little mermaid has a seahorse friend!

I hadn't used the seahorse at all yet so I just had to do that before the set retires.  And this is a rare quadruple challenge card PLUS I did something I've never done before--I used vellum for my card base!  What do you think?

Okay, four challenges.  Let's start with the Fab Friday color challenge:

I *did* use Basic Gray, but only to stamp the mermaid and seahorse and not as part of any of the other card elements.  But it's on there.

Next up is the SUO Challenge to color:

I used watercolor pencils (the Lemon Lime Twist pencil was from the Lots of Happy card kit, and so is the LLT ribbon for that matter) and a retired Blendability marker for the mermaid's skin.

And here's the Inkspire Me sketch:

The mermaid ended up being larger than the square element on the sketch, but this is what I started from when I designed my card.

And finally, here's the tic-tac-toe challenge from the Paper Players:

I did straight down the middle:  die cut, ribbon, and circle.  I ended up with a LOT of circles on my card, what with the bubbles on the patterned paper, the sequins, and then the vellum circle that I used as a backdrop for the mermaid and seahorse.

Hope you have a magical day, peeps.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Magical Day
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:  Vellum, Shimmery White, Myths & Magic DSP
Accessories:  Magical Mates Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Dimensionals, LLT ombre ribbon, watercolor pencils, retired Blendability marker, adhesive sequins


Jan Clothier said...

The background paper is a perfect choice for Miss Mermaid! I think your vellum base experiment looks fabulous and the colours you've chosen are lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, Christie.

Heather said...

Super sweet - love that vellum bubble for the mermaid! And the ribbon is perfect with the paper, of course! Vellum as a card base is a cool idea - is is sturdy enough? It makes a great look, for sure! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Claire Broadwater said...

Christy, this is just adorable! I love the background paper for you little mermaid and her seahorse friend! The colors are just lovely! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players! XX

Joanne James said...

Love the idea of the vellum cardbase and your mermaid is perfectly paired with that bubbly paper - gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with my Tic Tac Toe challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Julia said...

I love this bundle too! And she it totally adorable with her little seahorse friend!! Great colouring. So glad you joined in the fun with us at SUO Challenges.

Cindy B Designs said...

You did such a wonderful card Christie. I've struggled with this stamp set. The vellum circle really put this one over the top. Thank you so very much for joining us at SUO Challenges and we hope to see you again!