Friday 30 August 2013

The sweet pea stampers: fantasy challenge

Today sees the start of a new challenge on The Sweet Pea Stampers and it's all about fantasy ... mermaids, fairies etc. Please click on the link and see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and, hopefully, join in with your own fantasy creations - we'd love to see you there.

For my design team card I used Elaine Cox's Little Jasmine mermaid digi, colouring with spectrum noirs I tore the edges and brushed with brushed concord distress ink. The background paper is from Basic Grey urban prairie, stamped randomly with a Dawn Bibby Personal Impressions swirls stamp inked with vibrant violet stazon. I used the same ink and stamp for the lilac panel, this paper taken from the Basic Grey Lilykate pad., tearing and brushing with peacock feathers distress ink. Ribbons are from stash, sentiment is from Craftwork cards and the flowers are Prima.

Colours were inspired by Oozak 20: anything goes/sea colours photo inspiration, concentrating on purple and aqua:

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Order of the opus gluei 164: dive deep
Crafty bloggers network August:  favourite things - flowers, ribbons, paper tearing, colour with alcohol pens
Artistic inspirations 56: swirls/anything goes
Kort o mania 91: flowers
Delicious doodles 51: anything floral
Card mania 28: ribbon
Hobby cutz 13: create your own background
Eureka 54: be sentimental
Aud sentiments 88: any sentiment
Flourishes 235: in distress
Party time Tuesday 135: anything goes
Tammy scraping corner 77: anything goes
De creatieve zebra 31: anything goes
613 avenue create 34: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 13: anything goes
Card and scrap 59: anything goes
DL.ART August: anything goes
Sister act 22: anything goes
Seize the birthday: anything goes
Inky linky 28
Make it Monday 155
Inspire me Fridays 118
52 card pickup 2.35


  1. love the card happy crafting to you

  2. Beautiful background , stunning flowers and awesome image .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  3. Beautiful "water" colors, Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge!

  4. So pretty! Love the image and colors. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you next week.

  5. So wonderful! Lovely flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at kort o mania this week!
    Hope to see you again next time :-)
    -dt ane

  6. So adorable! Such a fabulous card...thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.

  7. This is darling and I love the colors! Thanks so much for posting about Oozak's Challenge on your blog; so nice! :0)

  8. Gorgeous card and image, just love the colors and fabulous design. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  9. WOW this is gorgeous Hazel, fabulous coloring! Popped over from MIM!
    Tammy x

  10. Oh wow I love that image it's just exquisite! Your colouring is fab and card gorgeous. Thank you for your comment on my blog very much appreciated!
    Many hugs
    Sharon xx

  11. Beautiful colors, Hazel!
    And it matches so nicely together.
    Thank you for joining De Creatieve Zebra!

    Love, Dieke.

  12. Lovely use of color, Hazel - thanks for linking up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  13. Love these colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything Goes“ Linky Party. New Linky Party starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  14. Just beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  15. Love those colors Hazel! And those two ribbons combined are luscious! Makes a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
    Aud Sentiments Design Team
    RubberMAD at

  16. Love those blues and lilacs, the torn edges and those ribbons. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  17. Gorgeous card Hazel - love the colours loads and such a sweet image!

    Hugs, Di xx

  18. oh wow what a gorgeous card!!thank you for entering it into the Artistic Inspirations challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

  19. Love the color choice, just beautiful.

    Thanks for playing this week with
    Eureka Stamps Sentimental challenge.
    DT Sara Paschal;)

  20. Fabulous card , beautiful colours and image, thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  21. This is so pretty! I love that image so much! Amazing job! Good Luck with the Oozak Challenge!


  22. Hazel this is gorgeous. Love those colors. That little mermaid is adorable. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  23. The inspiration for this is so pretty and your card is lovely. Like how you drew from a concentrated palette and it makes your mermaid pop amongst the pretty embellishments. Lots of color, lots of shimmer, I love that!

    Thank you for checking us out at Opus Gluei, I love when you stop by and play with us. Thanks for an inspiring card!

  24. Thank you Hazel for sharing your beautiful art with us on face book I am so glad I saw this. You are my inspirational angel today. Beautiful work.
    susan s

  25. ohhh wow love this and love the great torned edges!

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  26. I love it! Veeeeery nice and co monochromatic. Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday :-)
    Hugs, Macarena DT

  27. Hazel, what a pretty card. I love the blues/purples you have chosen. They work so well together. Take care, Kym xxx PS Sorry for the lateness of this post. It's taken me a few days to get into commenting after my holiday

  28. Hazel, another DT hat on now!!! I do love the colours, the image and embellishments for this card. It fits the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week well of “anything floral”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  29. I want to say this looks positively wet, Hazel, but that sounds kind of silly. what I* mean to say is you have achieved the look of the Deep so very well! Thanks for joining us this time at Opus Gluei!

  30. Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! Ani


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