Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Mystical mermaid

I printed the mermaid (a clipart picture that I found on Microsoft Publisher) on to an offcut of patterned paper (think it was Craft Creations, but not sure - has been lurking among the offcuts for some time), added a panel of sea made with a mix of Lumainarte radiant rain colour concentrates (a piece left over from when I used it for this card yesterday). I then added some very sparkly ribbon top and bottom and the card was done.

As an offcut was used to print the image, this is another for Pixie's crafty snippets 31 and also Squiggle stamps 'stash attack'.

This is for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
Di's digi designs: looking for mystical creatures
LEJ designs 14: mystical, magical or mysterious
My time to craft 184: fantasy
Emerald faerie garden 28: flourishes/swirls
Top tip Tuesday 82: focus on  the ribbon
Ladybug: summer fun
Crazy challenge 125: under the sea/beside the sea
Creative card crew 16: on the beach/under the sea
Just some lines: it's time for the beach, sand and surf
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 12: water
Creative stamp friends 56: summer, sun, beach and sea
Crafting for all seasons 32: splash me - water
Crafty ribbons 24: sea, holidays etc
Through the craftroom door: undersea life
Daisy doodles 65: outdoors
Cupcake craft 203: the great outdoors
One stitch at a time: use a digi
Fab n funky 131: no stamped images
The stamping boutique 44: anything goes
Jacksons digital expressions: anything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Paper playtime 80: anything goes
Bearly mine 46: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 17: free for all
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 79: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Crafts and me 94: anything goes
Make it Monday 100


  1. What a fab card - love it!

    I have blog candy on my blog
    if you want to enter!

    Leanne xx

  2. Printing her off on patterned paper was a great idea - love how your card turned out, and thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week.

  3. This is great I'm so pleased I saw u on MIM, thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  4. Another gorgeous card Hazel, lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  5. Wow,your card is really pretty, that mermaid is gorgeous, love what you did with her! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch!
    ~sharla :)

  6. Wow hazel this is stunning that image and colours look quite magical, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week.
    Lorraine x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Hazel - she's beautiful too. Di xx

  8. I love the soft watery look of your background paper. It's perfect for the mermaid. Thanks for bringing her to Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  9. Love your sparkly ribbon and how it frames your pretty colored image. Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for the Focus on the Ribbon challenge. Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.

  10. This is beautiful great idea to use the patterned paper! Thanks so much for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    DT Member

  11. Gorgeous card Hazel. Wonderful image and the watery effect.

    Congratulations on making top 3 at Creative Card Crew on our black card stock challenge.


  12. What a lovely project, such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge. Hugs, Marion

  13. Hi Hazel, me again, thanks for joining in the lejdesigns challenge Your card is very beautiful with lovely colours good luck

  14. Gorgeous creation, love the papers!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. Great card and brilliant idea to check out the art on MS Publisher ... I never think to do that and yet it's there, bought and paid for! Love the colours you've chosen for this card. Elizabeth x

  16. Fab card Hazel, she looks lovely printed on patterned paper.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons and Bearly Mine Designs.

  17. This gorgeous card is perfect for our Great Outdors Challenge. Thanks so much for joining the fun at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

  18. Love the scene you created. Such a fresh and fun look.

  19. such a beautiful mermaid Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime for our anything goes challenge. :-) Amy

  20. beautiful mermaid and love the colour thans for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma x

  21. That sparkly ribbon depicts the under current of the waves and the sea floor perfectly! Beautiful and sparkly. A gorgeous mermaid card Hazel. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  22. That ribbon looks like the sea, had to look twice. Hugs, Amanda x

  23. Beautiful card Hazel
    Thanks for playing along with the Ladybugs Summer Fun challenge at LCI and I hope you will join us again
    Hugs Laurie x

  24. Amazing colors!
    Thanks for joning us at The Crazy Challenge!

  25. Hazel, this is stunning, what a fab image and the colouring is gorgeous.
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Sandy DT

  26. Gorgeous card! Love the sea swirly paper you made

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use A Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  27. Neat idea - I just stick to stamps but probably should expand my horizons. Thanks so much for joining me on Amusing Challenges this week! I hope you'll join us again!

  28. Stunning!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  29. very mystical and perfect for our challenge, thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge blog hugs Jess xx

  30. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  31. Ein tolles Kärtchen ist das geworden, danke fürs Mitmachen bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.


  32. Gorgeous card and image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. hugs


  33. Love it thanks for joying us at daisy doodles challenge Nicky xxx

  34. What a gorgeous, pretty card! Love the image and what a fabulous idea to print it onto patterned paper.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. :)


  35. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  36. So soft and pretty, love your elements! Good luck at TSB Anything Goes Challenge!

    TSB DT

  37. Such a sweet and adorable card! Great image too! Thank you for joining us over at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  38. What a gorgeous card you have made. It fits our challenge well and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

  39. Really pretty, I love the beautiful mermaid image, Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
    Lindsay xx

  40. This card is so stunnning Hazel. I love the softness of it, wonderful work! Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  41. What a beautiful card!

    Thank you for joining the Twisted Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge!

  42. Such a lovely image with that watercolored look! Thanks so much for joining us for the Squiggle Stamps Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

  43. Thanks so much for entering this wonderful project to this week's Challenge over at the Creative Card Crew Blog!

    I wish you good luck!

    Hugs, Elisa (DT)

  44. Love the colours here Hazel! Thanks for sharing with the Ladybugs summer fun challenge! Hope you join us again next time, Julie.x


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