Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Watery Thank You

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I recently wanted to join the "Mermaid" trend in card making, but I had no stamps.  This came about as I had made a very soft chalked background that looked like seaweed, but I had no stamp to use on it, so I enlisted Mr G**gle and found a free image, which I altered to suit my taste.


To make the background I used chalks/pastels through a leaf stencil, colouring first with one colour, sealing it with a burst of hairspray, and then moving the stencil and colouring it with the second colour.


The Thanks was a Simon Says die cut of sparkle paper, and the rest of the sentiment was computer generated.


I coloured the  Mermaid image with my Chromocolor pencils, and mounted her over a S/B scalloped circle die cut that I had painted with Semco Mica paints, using green and  blue paints to match the background


The final touch were some translucent sequins and 'eyelash' yarn glued to the side of the card - I also glued this inside my card, but the photograph was blurry.


This is the original card which I made as a sample for my class, and the background was much softer, and the layout slightly different, with metallic cord across the bottom and some white Pico dots.

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34 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

A sweety mermaid, and that background turned out beautiful.x [aNNie]

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful background Maxine. I haven't got into the Mermaid craze - great that you were able to find such a cute image.

Diane said...

Such an adorable and sweet little mermaid!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

brenda said...

That's a super underwater background Maxine and the aqua sparkle sentiment all adds to the ocean feel, very pretty card indeed.

B x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Aww!! what a lucky find of this adorable little Mermaid, love the fabulous background you created for her to swim in, the sequences and that awesome "eye lash" yard add such a fantastic texture.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the sparkle/shimmer... and that mermazing sentiment. How fun!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Both variations are lovely ! I love the light sparkle everywhere!

Ellibelle said...

Another wonderful creation Maxine. Love the cute Mermaid and you chose perfect background to go with the image.

Cobnut Crafter said...

Oh, I love your cute mermaid - what a great find! Beautiful card as always Maxine and a great sentiment too! x Anne

Team Clark said...

Wow! What a find and I've so enjoyed seeing you color her on IG and now am enamored with your stunning background work and layering. Such a beauty and right on trend. Big hugs, Autumn

Mac Mable said...

Love the stencilled background and such a pretty layout on your fun and beautiful card x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your background really does look like seaweed. What a great under the sea scene.

Becca Cruger said...

Awwww - I just love the shimmer and shine of that metallic side border! It perfectly complements your adorable mermaid!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful background for this adorable mermaid! Great job Maxine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘GLITTER’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a super card and a cute little mermaid, love the background you created for her, have a wonderful week... Megan

Gerrina said...

What a sweet image you found! Love that background; so much great texture! Hugs, Gerrina

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Lovely Linda said...

Awwww how adorable is that mermain - and you have created the perfect background! :)

Darnell said...

Well done, Maxine! Your pretty little mermaid will be the envy of the ocean with her beautiful schparkly underwater home!! Hugs, Darnell

Angela Bode said...

Awww! Mr. Google can be so helpful now and then! I love your cute mermaid. The background is fabulous and I love the sparkly THANKS!!! Great card!

Dewi Lestari said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Hugs
Dewi

Leanne said...

Such a beautiful card! You made a fabulous background.

Marilyn said...

Adorable mermaid Maxine and I like how the card follows the theme... water, mermaid, the sequins look like bubbles and then the amazing background. Brilliant!

Anna said...

Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna

Margaret said...

Wow! This is amazing. I just love all the things you do with your backgrounds. You are so creative. Hugs, Maggie

Fran said...

What an awesome design Maxine. I love your card especially the cute mermaid. Hugs, Fran

Jeanie Ellis said...

Love your little mermaid! So cute! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Jannie said...

How creative and I love that sentiment!

Thank you so much for joining us at the “Anything Goes” challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

Cuttlebugs & Hugs
Jannie

Barb said...

This is such a sweet card Maxine. I love the background you've made and the mermaid fits perfectly. What a super sentiment! Barbxx

Donna said...

Fab card, the mermaid and sentiment are a perfect match!
Thanks for getting your trend on with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Anja said...

Super cute card :)
Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
Anja

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful card Maxine! I love your seaweed background, the soft blues and greens are so refreshing and perfect for an underwater scene! Mr G**gle is fabulous for finding just the right images, and this one is so sweet! I love the metallics, the glittery text adds a wonderful elegant touch! hugs :)

wannabcre8tive said...

What a sweet card. I love this little mermaid and your water colors.

Swissie said...

Such a wonderful card! Beautiful colours!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Hugs and blessings,
Swissie