Thursday, June 02, 2011

The Mermaid Tale

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!


Karin said...

Your usual super amazing card! Love the colors and all the texture the distressing gives your card :)

Carla said...

Wow super cute and congrats!

Margreet said...

Congrats Hannah....gorgeous card with lovely colouring!
xxx Margreet

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH my gosh!! I'm glad you love Marina so much!! And they are all coloured SO beautifully! I can't wait to see them all on your gorgeous creations!

Edith said...

Wow, this looks great! Love the colours and all the beautiful details!

Melanie said...

Hi Hannah! Marina looks absolutely did a beautiful job with all the different colour combinations. I'm loving the texture of those scales!! Thank you so much for the sweet "shout-out"...and for linking me up!

Collette said...

Absolutely FABulous! Thanks for the tips.

Pami said...

This is just beautiful, love the image, love the colours and all the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable, and you did an excellent job coloring!

Dana said...

Oh wow Hannah!! This is amazing and I am so glad you shared your chart. I adore the bright orange one!! Your card is gorgeous and I am so glad you've shared your talents with us this month at One Crazy Stamper : )

Nancy said...

Very sweet! Love the colors!!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

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Cute card!! I like how you distressed the edges and stitched!! Gorgeous!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Amanda R said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is just phenomenal! Thanks for joining in this week at LCI!

Davi said...

What a delightful the cute image and your great embellies. thanks for sharing with us at TT this week. ;)

Imke said...

Amazing card. Like the colors and the DT. Very pretty !!

Lisa Jane said...

What a fab card - love that mermaid and beautiful colouring
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Lauren said...

This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


Jennifer Dunn said...

So bright and the distressing is marvelous.

jonim52 said...

What a fabulous creation. thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper, Good luck!!


~Michelle~ said...

adorable image! I can see the fun of coloring them each a different color! thanks for joining us for the One Crazy Stamper challenge!

Lisa said...

Wonderful challenge card!!! Thanks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper!

Jacilynn said...

oh I love this! what a great card and the coloring is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining our Rainbow challenge at OCS!


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