Thursday 2 April 2015

Mermaid at play ....

...  Hello!  I hope you are all well, we had a wonderful spring day here in Northville yesterday - pleasantly warm, blue skies, sunshine and birds singing - it was lovely.  I went into town and it was so nice to walk around without an arctic wind blowing.  Anyway, enough of that.  I've got a sweet card for you to today - a birthday card suitable for a little girl, or indeed one not so little:

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Rick St Dennis Digi - Marvella Mermaid; Stampin' Up! - Sea Street
Inks: SU - Real Red, Night of Navy
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels 10 (S5-022) #4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Night of Navy; SU DP - Maritime; Copic Markers; Staedtler - Ergosoft Pencils; Wink of Stella - Clear

I'm submitting this card to this week's Left of Centre - LOC#71 challenge where the theme is "Mermaids/Water Theme".  Marvella is one of many super mermaids drawn by Rick St Dennis available at Rick's Zibbet and Esty shops.  I printed her onto white card, coloured the image with Copic markers and Ergosoft pencils, and finished it with lots of sparkle.  I used a Spellbinder die to cut her out.  I covered the card with a some fabulous fishy design paper and a navy mat layer.  I finished the front with a simple birthday sentiment attached with dimensional tape.  On the inside I cut a mat layer from more of the design paper and on the white panel added an octopus and some more little fish.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Birthday Sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Here's a close-up of Marvella (out of focus) as it shows all the lovely sparkle and shimmer so much better than when in focus! 

It's Kathryn's last day of school for a week and a bit - she's looking forward to the break.  Mind, I don't think there's going to be much actual school work done today.  I believe it's the annual Student V Teachers Basketball match and then a party for the kids - a fun day!!  That's it for now - bye for now.



BEX said...

What a super card. Gotta love some shimmer and sparkle, and the way you've finished off the inside is fab. The image is beautifully coloured and I love the fishy paper. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card at Left of Center challenges and I hope to see more of your work there again. Send some of that spring weather my way too please!

Steph said...

Darling card, I love how you continued the design to include the inside. Thank you for joining us at LOC this week.

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