Hello fellow crafters,
For the first time this season, the last 2 days have had a lovely autumn feel to them (happy dance!!!!). I love autumn - pleasant days and cool nights snuggled under the doona, while the garden is full of colour, and all the plants aren't burnt and limp.
Enough of this waxing lyrical...again it is time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, and our theme this week is
'GINGHAM AND/OR CHECKS'
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
I was given this cute image, Little Honey's Little Mermaid, by Sassy Studio Designs to play with, and at first I wasn't sure how I would incorporate gingham or checks into my design. However, last week while I was at my stamp camp, I saw these gorgeous elasticised ribbons in the 'shop'. They reminded me so much of the swimming costumes little girls wore in the 1950s. My first 2 piece swimsuit was pink and white gingham, and extremely modest by today's standards, I must say.
The background is Core'dinations cardstock, which I spritzed lightly with water, embossed it with a Fiskars plate, then lightly sanded it to accentuate the 'waves'. Some colours do not photograph true to life...IRL the rectangle behind the image is almost the same pink as that of the ribbon.
I used my Promarkers to colour The Little Mermaid.
A closer look at the shells, pearls, starfish, and the seaweed which I created using a Marianne die, and a Memory Box die. The 'seaweed' was cut from the same sheet of paper as the mat, despite the colour differences.
As usual I decorated the inside of my card to match the front. That gorgeous shiny paper is from a roll of book-covering paper that I bought years ago. I bought 3 or 4 rolls of different colours, but all of them change colour as they are moved about, and slightly reflect any colours nearby e.g. I was wearing a bright pink top when I took the photos (bottom RH corner, above).
Challenges I would like to enter are:-
Anything Goes #88 - 'Seeing Double-Use 2 of Anything' (2 mini cockle shells)
Cuttin' and Stampin' #11 - 'Pink, Blue, Yellow and Green'
Party Time Tuesdays #112 'Colour-Picture Challenge'
My Craft Spot #91 - 'Embossing or Glossy Accents'
Kaboodle Doodles #163 - 'Anything With Frills'
Cupcake Craft #234 - 'Mythical Creatures'
I Love Promarkers - 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Creations #214 - 'Embossing'
Simon Says Stamp - 'Water'
Image - Sassy Studio Design digi image Little Honey's Little Mermaid
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Memory Box Woodland Branch; Marianne LRO192; Spellbinders Scallop Ovals, Labels ?one, and Classic Rectangles
Punch - Martha Stewart Double Loops
Embossing - Fiskars plate Waves
Ink - Versacube Bamboo; Adirondack Denim
Stamp inside card - unknown (from a set at a $2 shop)
For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.
Until next time, thank you for visiting, and "happy crafting".