Monday, April 29, 2019

Mermaids for Mother's Day

Happy Monday, Everyone! A brand new week to play and have fun! I'm sharing a fun and playful 5x7 card today that I made for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. Don't you love the cute mermaid pair playing with their octopus friend? The fishie trio below them want to play too!

*140# Watercolor paper
*Card Stock: Neenah Solar, SU and Recollections
*Patterned Papers: DCWV, Doodlebug
*Dies: Spellbinders 5x7 Matting Basics B; Avery Elle Wonky Scalloped Frames; MFT A2 Pierced Rectangle Stax #1
*Crafters Companion 5x7 Bubbles Embossing Folder
*Stamps: Tiddly Inks Digital, Avery Elle, KI Memories, Impression Obsession, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Neat & Tangled
*Inks: Tsukineko Memento, Ranger Distress (and markers), Ranger Dylusions, Wink of Stella clear glitter ink
*Stash items: Sequins, circle punches
I used the current Fusion sketch and their photo inspiration (see graphic below under Challenges). The sketch makes a great CAS card, too.

I used this Tiddly Inks mermaids digital stamp to play in their Showcase challenge. And I used watercoloring of the background, the mermaids, and the circle behind my sentiment for Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge option. I also used up a bit of my leftover papers ("snippets") to make my circles and the patterned papers inside and on the back.

I stamped and heat-embossed the little fishies in white on navy card stock and punched them out. Then, I made a Distress ink watercolor background on 140# wc paper using blues and yellows, stamped some waves and heat-embossed in gold, and punched out 3 circles from that.

Next I took some more wc paper and painted it using Dylusions London Blue and After Midnight, trying as hard as I could to get a navy color. I splat water droplets on it to try to get a bubbles look. After it dried, I die cut a rectangle. I printed out my mermaid duo, colored it with Distress inks and markers, brushed on some clear Wink of Stella and fussy cut it, stamped my sentiment and fussy cut it, then assembled my card, adding my sequins as a final touch.

Here are my inside and back of my card. I used some patterned paper scraps or snippets from my stash. I distress-inked the edges and added some inky circles to the pool tiles pattern using a sponge finger dauber in Blueprint Sketch (as it most closely matched my Dylusions color on front). I also die cut the wonky frames in a solid blue that matched. As my inside sentiments would not fit horizontally in the frame, I stamped them on the diagonal for a playful twist.

Here are some more views with details of the glittery shimmer on the mermaids:

1. Tiddly Inks Challenge #224: Showcase Mermaids Digital Stamp
2. Fusion Card Challenge: Tropical Fish + Sketch - I used both the photo inspiration and the sketch.
3. Happy Little Stampers April Watercolor: AG + Optional BRIGHT - I played the option for bright colors.
4. Stamplorations April CAS Challenge: Anything CAS Goes + Optional Color Twist NAVY - I played the optional twist and used NAVY.
5. Colour Crazy Challenge Week 15: AG with Colouring - my mermaid digital stamp was printed out in black and white and water-coloured with Distress inks and markers. This is my 2nd and final entry.
6. Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge April 19-May 2: AG (Mother's Day) - already maxxed out this challenge
7. Take a Word Challenge: Two of Something - I've got TWO mermaids.
8. Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge: For Mom from the Kids
9. Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge #139: LADIES
10. Outlawz Monday Greetings April 29-May 12: AG with Greeting
11. Jo's Scrap Shack #279: Always AG
12. Time Out Challenge #134: Playful - I've used mermaids playing in the ocean and I played with watercoloring.
13. Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge #351: AG with Snippets - I used snippets of white card stock to punch out 6 circles and a snippet to stamp my sentiment on. Also, the patterned papers inside and back were snippets.
14. Creative Crafters Challenge #15: Always AG
15. Crafting from the Heart Challenge #242: Always AG
16. Crafty Creations Challenge #389: Always AG

That will be it for me this post. I hope you liked my card and your visit was very much appreciated! Hope we all have most excellent Mondays - remember to make time to play and have some fun! xoxoxo


indybev said...

What an adorable pair!

Joyce said...

Lovely idea to use playful mermaids for mother's day. Your card is so colorful and fun.
Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Meggymay said...

Those mermaids are adorable and cute. This is a wonderful Mothers day card.
I think you gad fun creating this card.
Yvonne xx

junemac2 said...

Super cute card :)

hugs June x

Linda Callahan said...

This is adorable! Perfect colors! Yourink work is terrific! Glad you shared this at Fusion!

nancy littrell said...

Your Mother-in-Law is going to love your sweet, shimmery and colorful mermaids wishing her a Happy Mother's Day. Your dark navy water background turned out beautifully too. TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge with optional color twist: Dark Navy. Hugs..Nancy

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the Monday Greetings challenge at The Outlawz Challenges last/this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Happy crafting,
Monday Greetings DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute image and great sentiment-you made the perfect background too
Carol x

Pink Unicorn said...

What a cute card, and beautiful blue background! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Ozstuff said...

I do love your two little mermaids - a lovely, happy pair.

The Enticing Creation said...

Such a beautiful mermaid card ,definately your Mother in Law like this card...background effect very nice...thanks for playing on Scrapping4funchallenges,hope to see you next challenge

Rituparna DT S4F blog blog)

Anita in France said...

Your deep blue ocean makes those cute little mermaids really pop, Aimeslee ... and that little octopus is so fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Taluula said...

What a lovely pair.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful Mothers day card
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a sweet Mother's Day card. Thank you for the walk thru on how you made it.. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Colour Crazy Challenge. AJ DT CCC

Di said...

Welcome to the Playground Aimeslee - and what a fabulous card as well. Such fun. You can only enter the Snippets Challenge once per fortnight but I don't have a limit on how many other challenges you play along with. Do come back and play again in future - and also do say if you would like to be in the prize draw (purely as a couple of times previously folk were picked and then said they'd been playing for fun which meant I had more work to do the draw again etc.).


Di xx

Sandra said...

Lovely card. With so many little details. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

Annemarie van Velze de Mooij said...

Nice work

Janice W. said...

You added all the right touches to make this sweet card! I love the bubble background! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inks Challenge. Janice Guest Designer

Kecia said...

Adorable creation! We so appreciate you joining us at Tiddly Inks for our challenge! Thank you for sharing your talents!

K M Meena Herale said...

Wonderfull work,
Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

Meena S4F DT

Sarn said...

Waving hello from the Snippets Playground. Cute card!