Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #93 CASE it

It's time for another challenge with us at the
They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, so this week we are choosing a project we like and using it to inspire us to create a project of our own for
Today I have used the cute Mermaid digital stamp from KennyK Stamps, one of the generous sponsors for our challenge this week.

Now for the project that inspires me.
This Fin-tastic card by StampOwl can be found HERE.
at the StampOwl's Studio.
I'm inspired by her cute mermaid image, fancy folds and pretty layers,
such a fun design.

My card is a centre step fold that has a 6x8" base, 6x9" when flat for mailing, as some of the seaweed and coral hang over the sides.  The mermaid is 3 1/4" high, 3 7/8" across.
I coloured the KennyK Stamps Mermaid digital stamp using Copic markers (details below).

I'm thrilled with how the colouring turned out on the mermaid, especially around her face and skin areas.  I have been experiencing problems with the toner from the digital image blending with my markers leaving a horrid greyish zone that cannot be blended out, so I tried a different approach.  Want to know my secret?  As soon as the sheet came out of the printer, I zapped it with my heat gun then left it for a day before bringing any markers near it and it worked!
The ocean scene around her is a combination of dies, digital cut files and punches (details below).


Front view

Closed view

I hope you enjoyed seeing my little mermaid and
travelling with her to see the sights in the reef under the sea.

KennyK Stamps - digital stamp - Mermaid
Copic markers - skin - E50 E51 E53 R01
Copic markers - hair - E11 E13 E15 E18
Copic markers - eyes - B05 B06 100 (black)
Copic markers - lips - RV25 RV29
Copic markers - mouth - RV21E50
Copic markers - tail - BG10 BG11 BG13 BG15 G02
Copic markers - shells - RRV25 RV29
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - Seagrass
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - cut file Design ID 84503 - Coral Collection by Sophie Gallo
Silhouette Design Store - cut file Design ID 89109 - Ocean Scenery by Lisa Norris
Silhouette Design Store - cut file Design ID 4113 - Sea Creatures Set by Jamie Koay
Silhouette Design Store - cut file Design ID 4081 - Sea Life Set by Jamie Koay
Fiskars - medium lever punch - Horsin' Around (seahorse)
Die Cuts With A View (DCWV) - 12x12 paper stack - Ocean Breeze

Sending a big Thank You to StampOwl from StampOwl's Studio for inspiring me today.

Sending a big Thank You to KennyK Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #93 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
City Crafter Challenge Blog
Week #333 - Did I make you up?
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Challenge #333 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs
October Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #131 - as always is Anything Goes
Crafty Catz
Challenge #341 - Anything Goes with a Twist -add more than one fold
My centre step card has seven folds.
Hiding In My Craft Room
HIMCR #270 - Super Scraps Saturday
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog
Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
Simon Says: Explore the World
My little mermaid is exploring the wonders of
the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia
Through The Craft Room Door
TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge, Week of October 11, 2016


  1. This is probably my favorite card EVER!! Your coloring skills are wonderful!!!

  2. Hi Tracy, thanks for selecting my card for your inspiration for the challenge. Love your version of the card :)

    1. Thank You, I'm so glad you like it StampOwl :)
      Thanks again for the inspiration ... our niece thanks you too, she loves her mermaid card!!!

  3. right and cute, I love the way all the seaweed etc hangs out to make the scene. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

    1. Thank You Marina :)
      I had heaps of fun with the seaweed, coral and all the underwater creatures!

  4. fabulous creation thanks for sharing at crafty Catz this week

  5. Gorgeous card Tracy! the mermaid is adorable and I love the seaweed and multifold, the whole design is brilliant! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. Stunning card!! I love the image, shape and the layout of the card. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!! I hope you can stop by again soon. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

  7. Great card. Lovely image and colors.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  8. I love this card! Your interpretation of the original is fantastic (I think I kinda like it a little more TBH!) Such a fun card!

  9. Adorable card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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