Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sparkly Mermaid

This week I have been short on crafting time, so I decided to combine Makeesha's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #22 & the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #16.  You can join Makeesha's Challenge here (Renee is hosting this week) & you can join the JAI Challenge here.

Here are the challenges:-

I have mirrored the sketch & used a beautiful new digital image by Michelle Perkett called "Harmony Mermaid".

Here is my card:-

Yay!  Finally I have managed to get the "sparkle" to show up in my photo!!!  :)

"Harmony Mermaid" was printed by laser on watercolour paper & coloured with stamp pad inks & an aquapainter.  She has been fussy cut, "blinged", lip glossed & raised on dimensionals.

When I first saw this mermaid, I envisioned her sitting on her rock with a sunset sky behind her, so here she is.  This is my very first attempt at brayering, but now the cardstock piece is so small, you can't really see all the graduations in colour I managed to achieve!  lol.

Sorry, but I had to add a smidge of Baja Breeze for the water - it just didn't look right in any of the challenge colours!  It has been clear embossed to make it shiny.

Card Components
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Glossy White, Watercolour Paper
DSP:  Autumn Traditions
Stamps:  "Harmony Mermaid" digital image by Michelle Perkett, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Inks:  Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Other:  Grosgrain Ribbon, Brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Clear Spica Glitter Pen, Silver Glitter Pen, Certainly Celery Marker, Scallop Square Punch (trimmed to fit sentiment)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge #27

This week the DT at Michelle Perkett Studio have given an "Either/Or" Challenge.  Either use the sketch provided, or use your favourite image.  Here is the sketch:-

 Here is my challenge entry:-

I have chosen to use the sketch & one of my favourite images from Michelle called "Lulu".  Lulu has been printed by laser on watercolour paper & watercoloured with inkpads & an aquapainter.  Her tutu has been "blinged" with dazzling diamonds & she has Spica glitter through her hair, tutu, slippers & flowers.  She is raised up on dimensionals.

I haven't added my sentiment as yet - still deciding which one to use!!

Thank you to Tammy, Jean, Nancy & Gini for the awesome DT inspiration & challenge & thanks to Michelle for the beautiful image!  :)

Card Components
Cardstock:  Regal Rose, Lavender Lace
Paper:  Creative Memories Print?
Stamp Set:  "Lulu" digital stamp by Michelle Perkett
Inks:  Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Blush Blossom, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Yoyo Yellow, Lavender Lace, Lime Green
Other:  Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals