Saturday, August 13, 2016

O-FISH-ally Awesome Mermaid

Hello, everyone!  Before I share today's card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Barbara Godden - thank you for joining me!  Barb has been a long-time follower on Bloglovin' and just joined on Google!

Today I am sharing a mermaid card! I recently won some gorgeous images from Broken Fairy Designs (thank you!) and I fell in love with this beautiful mermaid called Listening to the Sea. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and added Liquid Pearls to the bubbles in her hair.  I added some sparkle to her tail with clear Wink of Stella and some dimension to the shell with Glossy Accents. I've added a close-up below so you can see more of the details.

My card began with an ocean background using blue and green watercolours. I splashed on lots of water droplets to add more of an ocean look and then stamped some fish and bubbles from Newton's Nook clear stamps (Tranquil Tides and Shark Bites). I die-cut this panel with Avery Elle Wonky Stitches. The sentiment is from Create with TLC and it was a freebie at one point (thank you!).  I die-cut the sentiment with Gina Marie Designs Drop Pennant. I finished it off with a number of clear sequins from my stash.

I would like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): 613 Avenue Create AG 3/8; Aud Sentiments For a Child plus Sentiment 3/5; Broken Fairy AG Use Your Stash (sequins) 2/2; Broken Fairy Facebook Group AG with Optional Twist of Add a Bow 1/2; Brown Sugar AG 1/2; Clique Kits AG 3/3; Craft Your Passion AG 3/3; CRAFT AG 1/5; Crafting By Designs August AG 3/3; Crafty Calendar Summer Fun 3/3; Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Creative Inspirations Seaside, Sunshine and Summer Holidays UE; Creative Moments AG Optional Circles 3/3; Deep Ocean Seaside/Beach UE; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Diong Life AG w TLC Element (sentiment) UE; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Incy Wincy AG 4/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Love to Scrap Take Two (two groups of stamped fish) 2/3; Mod Squad Sew Easy 1/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; PaperbabeAG 3/3;  Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Pile It On Make Your Own Background UE; Send a Smile 4 Kids For the Girls 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Let's Go Wild (I went wild with the water splatters!) 1/5;  The Cat's Pajamas #320 Water UE; The Pencil Case AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk2

I would also like to support these two challenges (back-linking permitted):
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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Kuni said...

Lovely card Kitty.

Sheila H said...

Love your cute card! The background is beautifully done. And your attention to details really pops. We're happy to see you at 613 Avenue Create.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello.… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card. Great colouring of a lovely image… Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again next time.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

vinita jain said...

Cute image and your BG is very beautiful and I totally love this cute sentiment!

Bad Kitty said...

your card is so pretty!
mermaid is very nicely colored
have a great weekend!
lots of hugs!

DIANA L. said...

This is so adorable
I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

DL.ART crinkle ribbon

Lisa said...

You know I love, love, love this my friend!! She's gorgeous!! I love how you've colored her!! The entire underwater scene is so beautiful!! Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

brenda said...

As always a pretty card in lovely colours Kitty.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So sweet

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fun and neat card you created. I also love the title of your post! That made me smile.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kitty, such a pretty image and fabulous background.

scrAPpamondo said...

Another awesome underwater scene, Kitty!! Love so much the cute mermaide so beautifully coloured and the pearls in her hair look very pretty!!
Your watercolouring for the ocean is amazing and all the water droplets, the fishes and bubbles silouettes are scrumptious details! Love the beautiful stitched pennant!
Hugs, have a great Sunday!

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the underwater scene and cute image.
Valerija xx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Beautiful card, love the background and how you sparqle her tail, and that glosy accent on a shel. Olso loving the black fishes, looks great!!
ps. Thank you for your kind words, I realy hope that if he wont return then that some great person will adopt him and give him his new hopme before winter...
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Liz said...

Super card, Kitty, what a fabulous scene you've created. The Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents make the little mermaid really stand out against the lovely background. xx

Lisa said...

Beautiful!! Love that sentiment too... haven't seen that one before... and another beautiful water background... goal for after I get back from vacation... watery background...

Billie A said...

Darling card and image. so glad you shared over at ID.
Billie A
Inspiration Destination
Catch the bug
Creative with Stamps
Aud Sentiments

Donna Ellis said...

Beautifully designed, KT! The little mermaid looks so pensive, but also, a bit melancholy. I wonder what has made her search for the sound of the sea inside another sea creature? The artist did a great job creating a "feel" with this little darling. And your colors are amazing. Congrats on the win! hugs, de

Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful underwater scene and I adore the lush colours. Its perfect for our 2nd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 290 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

Donna Phelan said...

Ooooh congratulations on your WIN! LOVE your background, it's perfect! And I am an admirer of those Wonky Stitched dies--that's next on my Wish List! She's a super sweet Mermaid, beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

Barbara Godden said...

Another lovely ocean scene, super cute mermaid and a fab. card. Thanks for the shout out. I was surprised when I wasn't following on google lol.

Donna said...

This is darling, the mermaid looks like she is actually floating. Fabulous background!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful and darling card! Love the background and the little bit of sparkle on the mermaid. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Kitty
Beside you made great Cat card
you also great making mermaid card Kitty
this is so cuuteee...
and I am doing quick visit cause my mom still here and I answer you she never made card and she doesnt have a talent for making cards hehe
and because she is here not much time to do blogging
hope you can understand me Kitty
I visit your next post sweety

Mel said...

You did a beautiful job coloring her and such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Broken Fairy Designs challenge :)

Pia S said...

You've got so many different ideas for making underwater scenes, you're an expert of these!

Hetty said...

Great card, with the perfect sentiment! Lovely image, great colours.

Eek Eek said...

Ooo liquid pearls make awesome bubbles, I must remember that! I am glad some mermaids have appeared in your current sea phase :) She's a corker. :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Chana Harris said...

Very cute creation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Ema M said...

Cute! I'm surprise there weren't any 'cat'fish in there! lol (((hugs))) Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog for our weekly anything goes challenge. I look forward to seeing you again
Best of luck in the draw!
IDCB Owner

Nancy Thomas said...

I love mermaid images - such a pretty underwater scene. Another great card for the TCP Tuesday challenge.

Sandy How said...

Very cute, a delightful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you in the next challenge.
Hugs, Sandy

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs good luck

Rahmat said...

Cute mermaid, and you had created a great scene, thanks for joining us at HLS.

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi Kitty - this is such a cute card. Beautiful colouring. Lovely underwater scene.
Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again soon - good luck!
Please remember that you have to Join and Follow our challenge blog to be in with a chance of winning the prizes.
Bev (DT)

Patti said...

Oh Kitty! your under the sea series is just delightful! You did a fantastic job on the water here!! : )


KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute Kitty.

MagsB said...

Another cute card, Kitty, I love the background, and the mermaid is so sweet! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B DT x

Julie E said...

What a great water filled card! Your water coloring continues to look wonderful. Thanks for joining in the fun at TCP!

debby4000 said...

Brilliant under the sea card, love that mermaid.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Aurora Aurelia said...

Beautiful card.. and the mermaid is lovely.. Thank you so much for joining our 39th challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge and Good Luck at the draw.. <3


Jane Proffitt said...

Lovely card using one of our images! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Broken Fairy Designs. Hope to see more of your makes. Jane DT

marion said...

gorgeous card, I especially love the background and the cute little fish swimming around, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your lovely furbabys, xxx, Marion

Melissa Vining said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

Nikky Hall said...

Cute card, great colours! Thanks for joining us at

Leeann Pearce said...

thats too cute.thanks for playing at CK!

Scrappy Scatty said...

so lovely thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case xx

suzARTe said...

This mermaid card is so sweet, the main figure really stands out on the ocean background. The other day I went to a fancy dress and my friend dressed up like a mermaid, lets just say that she had trouble walking all night but she had fun.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Natalie said...

beautiful card! I love mermaids. :)
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

Catie Cuddles said...

How magical! Thanks for joining us Inch Wincy challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Catie Cuddles said...

How magical! Thanks for joining us Inch Wincy challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the sentiment!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!