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:

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

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

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

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

    B x

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  5. 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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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

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  14. 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
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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!

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

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  22. Such a beautiful card! You made a fabulous background.

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  23. 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!

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

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

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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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

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

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

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  32. 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 :)

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

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

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