Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mermaid Shaker

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - CraftinGranny - thank you for joining me! Today I'm sharing a mermaid shaker card! This adorable Mermaid is the July challenge image at Gerda Steiner Designs.


I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and then I fussy-cut and added clear Wink of Stella to her mermaid tail, bikini top, starfish, and fish. It doesn't show up in the photos, but it's quite sparkly! The original image had just one fish but I added a couple extras. It also had a sandy ocean bottom and some seaweed but I didn't use them since the shaker bits would cover them. I doodled some scales on her mermaid tail.

My card began with an underwater background using watercolour markers. I used only two colours this time: Persian Green and Turquoise Green. I wanted to make it different than the backgrounds I made for my shark shaker card and tag, which were blue.  I stamped a few background fish (Newton's Nook - Shark Bites) and bubbles (See-D's Beach Collection), adding white gel pen to the bubbles. For the shaker bits, I used lots of sequins from my stash.

The sentiment stamp is from Newton's Nook - Newton's Summer Vacation, and I heat-embossed it in white on a black scrap.  The scalloped stitched frame die is from Gina Marie Designs.


I would also like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): Allsorts Frame It 1/3; Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Aud Sentiments For a Girl Plus Sentiment 1/5; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafty Catz Add Bling 3/3; Create and Inspire AG 1/3; Creatalicious AG with Optional Add Flowers 3/3; Cupcake Inspirations Tropical 1/3; Cute Card Thursday Embossing UE (heat embossed sentiment); Dies R Us Water and/or Beach 1/3; DL.ART July Linky AG 1/day; Dragonfly Dreams AG UE; Fab n Funky Add a Sentiment UE; Glitter n Sparkle AG 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it off Saturday 1E: One Stitch at a Time Elements of Nature (water) UE; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for sentiment and die-cut frame 1E; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Create a Scene 3/5; Simply Papercraft AG 1/3; Sparkle N Sprinkle White Embossing Powder used for sentiment UE; The Daily Marker 30-day Colouring Challenge Day 13; Word Art Wednesday AG Uplifting Sentiment 4/5


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


46 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Kitty, what a super cute card and I hope you enjoy your day too. Barbxx

Donna Ellis said...

Look how happy your little lagoon inhabitants are! It's because their colorful water is sparkly clean, and full of oceanic delight! It's a beautiful design, Miss KT! xo

Stir Your Creativity said...

Brilliant card. Loved the cute sea creatures and the adorable mermaid

Wendy said...

Adorable, fabulous design...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week :)
Hugs Wendy X

scrAPpamondo said...

AAAAAWWWWWW!!!!!! I'm in LOVE with this shaker card!! This is my favourite in the last those you made!! A truly masterpiece!! Your watercoloured underwater background is spectacular!!! Such a fab movement you have given to it! Love very much the little fishs and bubbles that accompany the sequins! And this supercute marmaid is just wonderful!!! The stitched scallop frame and the black banner cut in diagonal are perfect for this card! ...Oh, how much love this card! Pinned immediately!! :D
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524483758909/

Darlene said...

Great coloring and what a GREAT shaker creation! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘WATER and/or BEACH’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Olga Fink said...

Well this is fantastic! What a great shaker card! Gorgeous coloring!
Xoxo Olga

Hetty said...

You are very good in making these watercolor backgrounds! They look so real.
Absolutely CUTE card.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, you are so good at making the most awesome shakers, Kitty!!!! Your little mermaid is sweet as can be and the underwater scene you created are just great!!!! Love the colours you have worked with and all the fun fishes!!! So cute!!!!
Hugz

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, a pretty image and lovely blues.
Pauline
x

Di said...

What a fabulous underwater scene Kitty - a truly lovely card! So sweet :)

Hugs

Di xx

Eek Eek said...

Amazing! I love how she pops on this background...and I am in awe at your shaker abilities! :) Annabel x

Linda said...

Such a cute Shaker card.

Lisa said...

Oh, I absolutely love it!! One of my favorite of yours my friend!! The mermaid is gorgeous!! I love the background!! It looks amazing!! What a fabulous shaker this is!! I love, love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Indy Owens said...

Wonderful card! Your mermaid looks wonderful as does the under water scene! So glad you were inspired by this week's tropical challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Bunny said...

Such a cute shaker card. I love this background.

You're going to need a "400" followers badge soon!

Billie A said...

What a darling shaker card. I like the image and the undersea scene. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative with Stamps
Catch the bug
Inspiration Destination

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card so cheerful would put a smile on anyone's face xxx love it x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Birgit said...

What an adorable shaker card you've created! Perfect for our tropical challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations. So glad you joined in on the fun with this superb card! Birgit, DT

Donna said...

This is amazing! Love your water background, your sequin bubbles, and fabulous coloring on this great scene!

Donna said...

This is amazing! Love your water background, your sequin bubbles, and fabulous coloring on this great scene!

Jen Carter said...

Mermaids are all the rage! Your shaker card is so cute and perfect for a mermaid! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Pia S said...

You're an expert of making those underwater scenes. This card is really cute, sweet image and perfect watery look achieved.

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Beautiful card, love the background and that it is a shaker!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

PaperDaisies said...

Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Love the image and how you have showcased it. Perfect for our challenge. Hugs Nina

Sandy Palmer said...

Love this shaker card! That background is spectacular! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

Bad Kitty said...

love this wonderful card!
shakers are my favorite cards!
love it!
hugs

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Diane said...

Super cute shaker card! Thank you for joining us at Dies R Us for our challenge!
Diane DRU DT

marion said...

wow I love the background you made, you are so good in this, cute little mermaid too, lovely summer card again, lots of hugs and love to you and a bellrub for your lovely kitties, xxx, Marion

Lisa said...

You are just a showoff with that awesome underwater background!! Love this.. that mermaid is so adorable...and those fishes... LOVE!

Karen D said...

Such a gorgeous underwater scene, I love the mermaid.

Cindy said...

Cute card. Love shaker cards-so fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

debby4000 said...

WOW what an amazing under the sea shaker card, its fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you for so much for sharing your cute mermaid card in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Elements of Nature" Challenge!

Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing this creation over at Allsorts "Frame it" Challenge.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts Frame it challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Catie Cuddles said...

Such a fab card. Love the background and the way you made it into a shaker card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky for this weeks challenge. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

Skeeta D said...

Beautiful card.

Ek Gorman said...

This is such a sweet card and a beautiful use of our theme, tropical. The coloring on your mermaid is just stunning. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.
-EK ☺

cm said...

Your mermaid shaker, so expertly coloured and designed, makes me smile! Thank you for sharing your artistry at Cupcake Inspirations!
~carol

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

What a super sweet and cool card! I love your shaker and the background looks so realistic! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Kamila DT

Sarah N said...

That background!!!!! Love it! It sets off the sweet little mermaid perfectly.

Monika Reeck said...

That Imags is so cuuuteee
and I love your backgorund too the shaker card is your trade Mark Kitty at the moment
lovely coloring too
no doubt if this will be a winner card sorry for so behind at commenting and I miss your visit too sweety
hugs
Monika

Belinda said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!
Hugs
Belinda
belinda-lovestamping.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our " anything goes with optional add flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)