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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Paradise Found"

Vicki here sharing my July "Mermaid" inspiration!

This month, the Design Team is creating with the lovely colors of teal, light blue and tan along with a mermaid theme. 

Mermaids are mysterious, legendary sea creatures that appear in folklore.   There have supposedly been sightings of real ones, but I have yet to see any documented proof or photos.  The ones that come to mind for me are Darryl Hannah in the movie "Splash" and Ariel from the Disney movie, "The Little Mermaid".
 The colors of teal and tan are perfect with this theme.  I found two awesome clip art, of clam shells and another, of a mermaid sitting on a rock that I used for my inspiration...
"Paradise found"

I added some brightness and contrast to my images then printed them on matte photo paper.  The mermaid is framed with a white die cut oval.  I cut an oval from the clam shell background and placed the framed mermaid inside this oval.  The background is matted with gold metallic on a white cardstock base.  The circular wreath is die cut and covered with dry glitter.  I used a branch die cut to make the coral that I placed around the frame.  The flower is a pale yellow and colored with inks and a glitter pen.  I had the "Paradise found" tag in my stash from an older paper collection.  It seemed very appropriate for this serene scene.

This lovely sheer bow was created using my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.  It really helps make bows easily.  I topped off the bow with a star fish embellishment.  Lastly, I added turquoise dew drops as water droplets.

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From my stash...
Cardstock - Bazzill, Recollections
Dew Drops - Robin's Nest
Die Cuts - Memory Box, Spellbinders
Glitter - Ranger/Tim Holtz Distressed Dry Glitter
Glitter Pen - Wink of Stella
Ink - Colorbox
Tag - Quick Quotes
Specialty Papers - Hewlett Packard, Recollections
Other: Clip Art, Ribbon, Starfish

Be sure to check out and play along with our July Challenge, "Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW". You could be our challenge winner and receive a Craft-Dee BowZ Badge to display in your blog along with two single digital images being awarded by our July challenge sponsor, Cute As A Button.

Visit my fellow team members for more inspiration...

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Thanks for stopping by to see my July Craft-Dee BowZ challenge project!


Donna Maligno said...

Okay, dang it! I commented on this from my iPad -- where oh where did it go? Anyway, Vicki you know how much I love this card -- the colors and all the "movement" that is suggested by your wonderful artistic eye for detail. Very pretty!

Barbara Bruder said...

Vicki, this card is so drop dead gorgeous. I think the background reminds me of looking up from under water. This is a fab card.Love all the elements you've added, it just adds to the feel of this card. Great job!

Gail said...

If there was a contest for the "best use of paper", you'd win. The paper with this image is outstanding. It's not just pretty, it's beautiful. I feel like I'm seeing this mermaid in her element, under the water. The colors of this are totally wonderful. I adore this creation of yours! Hugs, Gail

Gail said...

When I grow up, I want to make cards like this. I had to come over and look at it again and drool some more. :)

Vicki said...

LOL! Thanks, ladies!