I have some VERY exciting news! I'm now part of the Ways to Use It Challenge Team at Splitcoaststampers! I'm so very excited! The challenge happens every Thursday, and I'll be hostessing about once a month! Now, I'm not the hostess this week, our fearless leader, Michelle Single will be doing that. But I certainly wanted to play along! So the challenge this week is to use die cuts! I used a couple of die cuts on my card. The circle and scallop circle are die cuts from Spellbinders and the flowers are from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals Die.
The image I've used is the lovely Marina by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and I coloured her with my Copic Markers (Tail & Hair Streaks - BG07, BG05, BG02, BG000; Skin - E34, E21, R22; Hair - E47, E99, E35, E34; Yellow Stripes - Y17, Y13; Fish - YG95, YG17, YG93). I added some zigzag machine stitching before I remembered that the challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie is HAND STITCHING. So I pulled the circle back off the card and added some hand stitching with embroidery floss.
When I saw this stamp used by Melanie at Paper Blessings, I just had to try the colouring technique she discribed! So I bought a few more Copic Markers and the stamp to try it out. I started with the green one, but then I couldn't stop! Each evening I would colour a new mermaid! My kids couldn't wait to get out of bed each morning to see what colour the next one was! This is definately my new favourite stamp!
Other challenges I'm entering this card in:
Kraftin' Kimmie - Hand Stitching
One Crazy Stamper - Colours of the Rainbow
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Use Your Favourite Stamp
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Make Your Own Embellishment
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Flower Power
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - DIY Embellishments
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Paper: Copic X-Press It CS, We R Memory Keepers DP, Prism White CS
Ink: SU - Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Accessories: SU - Jumbo Brads, Pop Up Dots, Martha Stewert Rhinestones, embroidery floss
Tools: Copic Markers, Spellbinders Scallop Circle LG & Standard Circle LG, Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals Die, Sewing Machine
Have a fantastic day!