Friday, April 30, 2010

A Sweet Little *Wink *Wink Ink Mermaid!

Here's a card that took me nearly 3 days to make! Okay, so it was just a moment here and a moment there over the course of 3 days, but if felt like a long time. :o) My baby girl, 9-month-old Elizabeth is teething and it must be hurting pretty bad - she has been soooo fussy and clingy over the past few days! The poor baby. :o(

I colored in the Li'l Mermaid *Wink *Wink Ink image with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I used a Martha Stewart border and corner punch around the white and orange cardstock. I don't think you can tell, but I put some glitter on the end of the mermaid's tail, on the seahorse, on the necklace, and seashells.

I'm participating in the following challenges with this card:

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Friendship (don't you think Li'l Mermaid and the seahorse are friends?) :)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - "Sew" Special
Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog - Here Comes Summer (mermaids definitely seem summery to me with those little bikini tops and all!)
Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms
Papertake Weekly - Do Something Different (I colored in the background, which I basically NEVER do! I'm always a bit intimidated, but I thought it turned out well this time!)
Crafty Creations - Make Your Own Paper (I don't know if it counts, but coloring in the background was sort of like making my own patterned paper!)

Thanks for looking! :)


  1. Such a pretty card! I think next week I'm going to play around a bit with this image and see what I come up with. I haven't used it yet.

  2. What a gorgeous card. I love the Martha Stewart cut out. You've done such a beautiful job of your coloring. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  3. Just beautiful, Rach! Love, love, love the borders! You rock!


  4. Thanks for playing along in the Crafty Creations challenge! Lovely mermaid. Cheers Claire x

  5. Oh what a delightful card, its so adorable.

  6. Oh No, theething, the very worst time with kids. Hope she teeths fast for you. The poor little thing.

    Your card is fantastic. It was worth the 3 days work, for sure

  7. Rachael.. love your card! (Please don't let the fact that it has taken me forever to comment make you think otherwise!) Yup, you definitely NEEDED that shell border punch! LOL Looks awesome! Love the little strip you punched for the background too! Beautiful job! Thanks so much for all your hard work! So blessed to have you on my DT!

  8. Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

  9. What a pretty card! I love your coloring.

  10. Very sweet card Rachael! That mermaid is darling and I love the frame around her. Wanted to also stop by and say thanks for all the lovely comments on my gallery cards on SCS. I wasn't even sure they ever got looked at over there! You made me smile, so thanks! :)

  11. Such a pretty card! You did an amazing job coloring that sweet Mermaid image :)


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