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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Under the Sea

Today's card has been made using the oh-so-pretty image The Mermaid Pearl from The Stamping Boutique, who are sponsoring the latest challenge at Do You Stack Up, where the theme is 'Under the Sea.'
I used a scalloped 6x6 basecard, and  chose a lemon and bluey-lilac colour-scheme. I used another one of my punched borders purchased from ebay (and inked in pinky lilac.) I coloured Pearl with Promarkers and added some sparkle here and there.
I chalked the edges and cut it out with a lacey circle nestie, then added some tiny gems around the edge and to the bubbles in the image itself.
I embossed a panel of lilac card with 'swirls' and inked to enhance, added an inked border and a blue grosgrain ribbon. I made some posh-pins and popped them into the ribbon.
 The gem-swirl I added freehand and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
I will be entering my card into the following challenges:
I have all 3 of my littlies off school today poorly...just in time for half term, would you credit it! Hey Ho! Thanks for popping by. x

12 comments:

Catherine said...

This is so so sweet Ali ! Love the soft colours and your embellies are so pretty ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the embossing...

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Joey said...

Hiya Ali, fabulous card, this is such a pretty image and I love your soft colour choice with her. Hope your little ones are feeling better real soon. Joey xx

Rebekah said...

Lovely image thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a fun image and all your details are just so pretty! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

Pauline said...

This is so pretty, I love the mermaid image, and the pretty pin and bling!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Dawn said...

This is just so pretty Ali! The colours are beautiful & the image is just divine!I might just have to go shopping!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Esther said...

Lovely!
Beautiful, soft colors :)
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Barb said...

This is stunning! Your coloring is great and you've added just the perfect amount of sparkle and bling. Great design! Barb - DYSU Team

Mina said...

gorgeous card and a fabulous image and I love how you used the ribbon...thanks for joining in with the Crafts & Me Challenge this week
Mina xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card the image is so pretty, the colours, design and gems look super, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
Hugs
Lorraine x