Monday, January 23, 2023

Starfish Wishes Birthday

 Hello, Monday! Hope your week goes well.
It seems like I cannot get enough mermaid action, but in truth I am just trying to clear out my make piles and there've been quite a few mermaids swimming around those waters with one or two more in the pile. And actually, these are kind of fun to make in the dead of winter! 😊
Supply List:
Polkadoodles Meribelle pre-coloured digital image on background
Dick Blick tag board for 6x6 card base and layers
DCWV 12x12 starfish designer paper
Embossing folders: Crafters Companion Bubbles and Ocean Waves
We are 3 Starfish Wishes digital sentiment
Inside: Gecko Galz and DigiDoodle digital sentiments
Crafters Companion Gemini Oval Torn Edge Nested dies
Whimsy Build an Ocean die (starfish)
Fish punch
Corner punch
Distress inks, oxides, markers and crayons
(Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design.
Here are my mixed media pieces that were dry-embossed first by swiping the folder with a DOX pad and running the white card through it to get the white raised pattern. Then I used crayons and markers to add additional colors. The sentiment was left over from a previous project and using it caused me to hunt up a sheet of starfish designer paper and dies in my stash to create the theme.
All edges were ink-distressed and corners were rounded with a punch.

Glittery starfish die cuts with two glittery fish and mermaid headband.
Glittery headband and fish.
The inside of the card, with printed out digital sentiments from Gecko Galz and DigiDoodle, and designer paper mats.
The back of the card with the front to show continuity.
And final view.
Thanks for visiting and have a great Monday.



Mellzcraftz said...

Oh My - I absolutely love your card - the colours you've used work really well and I just love that you have continued the design the other sides of the card. Thank you for sharing and for taking part in the polkadoodles digi choosday challenge. Happy Crafting! Mel x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your coloring is outstanding! So perfect for that fun mermaid :) Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

Jane said...

Wow! Such a cute mermaid and your colouring and colour choices are amazing. Stunning card Aimslee. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Carol said...

Wow - a stunning card. My favourite mermaid so far.
Thank you for your comment on our teams' cards. We do enjoy making them all.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Diane said...

Wow, what a beautiful mermaid she is and awesome colors and design!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane CYHTP Co-Owner
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Donna Ellis said...

It's always so much fun to see your card story come together, Aimes. This one is brilliant with those amazing tropical, beachy colors. I agree, it's fun to do water-related cards in winter! She is ADORABLE, and the artist really colored her amazingly! Such sweetness! I hope to tackle my "need to finish" BOXES soon!

ahlers5 said...

Wow, so pretty! I love how you combined all your elements together.

Jackie C said...

What a smashing project!
We always love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
Blogowner: Ine

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! SO beautiful, gorgeous colours and a great take on the sketch Aimes. I love your card and it's breathtaking layers, love the verse. You are so clever.
Faith x

Dagmara Gorczyńska said...

I love the colors and how you put all this together!

Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
~ DT Dagmara

Seafield Jo said...

What a beautiful card with so much to see! I love the colours and the embossed detail has been so cleverly created.
I have a large box full of part done projects. I'm determined to get them all finished off this year (but I seem to remember having the same determination this time last year!).
Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.
CD Sunday Plus DT

marlies said...

Heeeel mooie kaart heb je gemaakt! Zo fijn dat je meedoet met de Mixed Media Lovers! Hopelijk volgende maand weer..
Marlies, DT

Pamela said...

This is really lovely, the colours you've used are beautiful.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Rachael said...

Fabulous card - I love the bright colours and the textures on this! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Polkadoodles! Hope to see you again soon.

Chana Malkah said...

Awesome card! The coloring is nice and the papers are cute!
Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!

Hugz, Chana, Owner

Becca Sadler, owner and manager of HQCB and FQCB said...

Aimeslee: Congrats from TFATU! DT member Tracey M has picked your card as the January 2023 Winner. See the posting made a few hours ago with winner and Top 3 announcement. There is an invite to you to be the GD in March. --Becca/DT and owner