Wednesday, 14 March 2018

We're making it green at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.


The sponsor for this challenge is:

The Paper Shelter
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate


Today I have used the Playing Under The Sea digital stamp from The Paper Shelter,
our generous sponsors this week, to make a big 7" x 7" birthday card.

I printed the image (with extra critters) on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  Next came the fussy cutting.  I fussy cut the mermaid and a bundle of critters, finishing them off by running a Versafine onyx black dual tip marker around the edges.
I chose some pretty patterned paper from the Mermaid Tails paper pad by Kaisercraft, it was perfect for the mermaid image and has lots of lovely green shades, perfect for our challenge theme.
I matted the paper panel with two layers of green cardstock, adhering it to a top folding card base that I made by scoring a panel for the back, adhering the front panel along the scoreline to make the top fold.  I adhered the matted panel on to the card base then started decorating.  I made a faux shaker window by layering two rings (cut using nesting circle dies) to make a frame then filling it with sea critters, sparkling clear sequins and the beautiful mermaid.  I added dimension to the mermaid, green octopus and sentiment by popping them up with foam dots.

The sentiment was from the Mermaid Tails paper pad (a real bonus hidden at the back), I matted it with the same dark green cardstock for contrast, using a squeeze punch to round the corners.

I added some Wink Of Stella sparkle to the mermaid tail and sea critters.
I also used a clear and several different green glitter pens to add some extra detail & sparkle to the scales on the mermaid's tail.

and a couple more pics to share



NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.


The Paper Shelter digital stamp - Playing Under The Sea
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - hair - BV01-02-04-08
Copic markers - eyes - E21-23-25
Copic markers - lips - R81-83-85
Copic markers - tail, clams & headband - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - starfish - Y17-18
Copic markers - octopus - blue - B21-24
Copic markers - octopus - green - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - octopus - pink - R81-83-85
Versafine onyx black dual tip marker - to go around the edges of fussy cut images
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - mint
Kaisercraft  -12x12 weave cardstock - forest
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" paper pad - Mermaid Tails
sentiment is from the Mermaid Tails paper pad
Sizzix Big Shot
nesting circles dies - to make round frame
Pretty Pink Posh - sparkling clear sequins - assorted sizes
Wink Of Stella - clear glitter brush
Zig glitter pens - clear & greens - to add shape & sparkle to the scales on her tail
scoreboard - to score back panel of cardstock - to make the top fold of the card
embossing stylus - to score the top fold
Fiskars corner rounder squeeze punch - to round corners of sentiment matting
Helmar Acid Free Professional Glue - to adhere the top fold
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment, sequins & starfish
foam dots - to adhere the sentiment & mermaid
Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Shelter for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #161 - Make It Green at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

my card has lots and lots of layers
Cupcake InspirationsCIC441 – Theme Challenge – Pets
my mermaid has sweet sea creatures as her pets under the sea
Get Creative Challenges - Challenge #67 - Fantasy / Mythological
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge Mar 5 - Mar 19 - ULTRAVIOLET
my mermaid has ultraviolet hair
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges – Week #113 – In The Garden
my mermaid is playing in her garden under the sea


  1. Such a beautiful card, love the design and pretty image!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge and playing along in our Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes theme!
    "Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

  2. Great papers combinations. Thanks for sharing at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  3. Hi this is a stunning card I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Blog for challenge 407 the theme is Anything Goes with the optional theme of Layer it Up and the sponsor is Digi Doodle Studios. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  4. Beautiful tones of color. Thanks you for joining the challenge of polkadoodles
    Mónica GT

  5. Beautiful shaker card Tracy, love the scene you created with this beautiful Paper Shelter image. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  6. Oh what a lovely card! Your coloring looks fabulous! So glad you shared your talents with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  7. Your card is so pretty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  8. A lovely creation for our 'Nursery Rhymes and Tales' theme at Allsorts challenge this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  9. Oh such a sweet card, loving the image and how it glitters.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean DT xx

  10. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mermaid card with us at QKR Stampede.

  11. Beautiful underwater scene that is full of fantasy and wonder! Thanks for sharing your card with us at PPCC blog! Becca=DT

  12. This is a great mermaid/water scene. Love the coloring. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Natures Wonders Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  13. Very nice.
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles.
    Greetings Geesje (GDT)

  14. What a great project thanks so much for joining us for our March Theme Challenge at Catch the Bug, hope to see you again soon!

  15. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

  16. Love your mermaid, lovely card! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's challenge. Dawn Bugaboo DT

  17. Lovely card - thank you for sharing it at Incy Wincy Designs.
    Helen x (DT)

  18. adorable, your coloring is fabulous! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  19. Absolutely stunning, your coloring of the image is gorgeous and wonderful layout! Thanks so much for playing in out Hot or Cold Colors challenge at The Paper Shelter this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  20. Beautiful card!! Love this image and your colouring of it!! Well done! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good Luck! Hug Lena

  21. This is so VERY pretty, love all the details you have in it. Thank you for joining us at Morgans Artworld. - Faith DT

  22. Cute card. Lovey soft colours. Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On. Hope you will join us again on our current Challenge. Keti (DT)


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