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.

*** INGREDIENTS ***
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

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

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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.
     

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

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

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    1. Thank You so much for your sweet comments Donna :)

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

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    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!!!

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  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.

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

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

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  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
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  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

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

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  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!

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  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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