Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mermaid Tales


     My DT sistah Tine has called for "turquoise" this week at Mo's Digital Pencil.  LOVE this color!  I've used "Melia on her shell phone" and broke in my brand new Lattice die which most of got covered up.  LOL  The card is very simply designed.  To be honest the mini album rather knocked out my craftiness so this card started out in a complete different vein than it ended.
     It's very hard to see in the photo, but I did a bit of stipling around the image with my Copics and then went back on top of them with Glossy Accents to make bubbles.  It looks much better IRL.  I hand cut the seaweed and then sprayed it with Pearl Perferct Pearls for some shimmer.  Melia has a light coating of Green Patina Perfect Pearls which is totally lost in this photo.  sigh.....
     Grab all your turquoise goodies and a Mo image and come play along for a chance at a $5.00 gift voucher from Mo's store.
     Happy Thursday!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Reunion", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Melia on her Shell Phone", There She Goes Clear Stamps "Aquaholic"
Ink--Ranger Archival Jet Black, Sakura Starlight and white gel pens, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Copics (skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20) (hair E51, E53, E55, E57)(clothes BG10, BG11, BG32, BG45, BG49, BG78, YG11) (shells and starfish E08, E40, E42, E93, E95, E97) (water bubbles B0000, B000, B00, C00, C0, C2)
Tools--Spellbinders Fancy Lattice, Martha Stewart Deco Shell edge punch, MFT Die-namics Scalloped Border
Miscellaneous--Recollections and Paper Studio pearls, Prima flower, Patina Glimmer Mist, Pearl and Green Patina Perfect Pearls, Glossy Accents

25 comments:

  1. A beautiful little underwater scene. Love the colouring.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Oh Tracy, I love this card. If only I could colour like you. She is such a beautiful image and I bet you enjoyed making this card. Have a Good Day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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  3. Wow love your coloring so much Tracy!!
    Beatiful card as always!!
    XXX Heidy

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  4. I can't believe how realistic the seaweed looks, Tracy! I had to enlarge the picture to take a good look at it. I can see the bubbles, what a great detail. Of course your coloring is perfect, as always. This is a gorgeous card, full of wonderful details.
    P.S.: Thanks for your beautiful comment. I chose that image because I saw the last card you made using it. I left you a comment on that post that I was going to purchase it to use it for Ivonne.

    Hugs,
    Kathya

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  5. Beautiful card, Tracy! Love all the little details you always put in - it adds so much! Each one of your cards is a work of art! {{hugs}}

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  6. Oh gorgeous!! Beautifully done right down to the perfect pearls on the seaweed! Never saw any of these in Cornwall but I'm sure they are there ...

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  7. Tracy, this is just GORGEOUS!!! those are the perfect dies for this.
    and I love the seaweed!!!!

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  8. Very pretty! Very nice card design--as always! you rock!!

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  9. Stunning card Tracy. I love the cute image and my favourite colours used perfectly. Wonderful detailing as always.
    hugs Sue xx

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  10. Gorgeous card! I love the sentiment!

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  11. This is so sweet. It has me smiling..

    Hugs~

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  12. Hi Tracy, this is super cute and the colour is perfect. I know what you mean about photos, some details are really difficult to capture.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  13. Your card is gorgeous!
    Beautiful design:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  14. Tracy, your underwater scene is gorgeous! Love the way you've used the diecut to frame her and the pearls and paper piercing are wonderful! Love your colouring and the sea weed to!

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  15. hmmmmm...I may just need that lattice die too! And, sugar, I love this card! Your coloring is stunning, as always! And I really love seeing cards like this with the image as the focal point! Love the sentiment too...it's perfect!! Hugs. Pat

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  16. So sweet, Tracy! LOVE all those cool blues!

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  17. Funny you say the pearls were totally lost because that was the first thing that captured my eye...lol I love the lattice and the designer paper. This is truly beautiful...Hugz, joann

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  18. Gorgeous card, Tracy! Your new die is fabulous! Can't wait to see more of it! "Shell" phone cracks me up! :o)

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  19. You always make the most darling of cards Tracy and this is no exception, your little mermaid has been coloured to perfection, has all the right colours, love this! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  20. Hi Tracy, trying to catch up a bit. Sorry been missing of late. I think I even missed Mo's hop this time :((
    Gorgeous card, I love the mermaid and so beautifully coloured.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

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  21. I love the contrast in this card's palette. It really makes the gorgeous die cutting stand out. Melia is beautiful and I imagine even more so IRL with the Perfect Pearls.A gorgeous card, girlie!

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  22. Love your card and your little mermaid. The different design elements you used to frame your image are so fun, the pearls, seaweed, turquoise flower, stitching, and other design elements are awesome as always my talented friend :)

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  23. Woo hoo!!!! Love turquoise!!! I have that same Martha punch "shells" for when I do mermaid layouts !!! Love it!!!
    What a perfect challenge... I wonder if I have any Mo's images...!?!
    Your coloring looks fantastic & yes, we've all felt what it's like to run out of mojo...!
    Had that happen to me yesterday, too... On a teal card.!
    My fave ... But, just couldn't make it happen...

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  24. Gorgeous! Love the mainly one colour look and the image is completely adorable :)

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  25. GF!!
    Love your card!! We both did Mermaids-smiles We are thinking alike. Love your card layout and your inspiration.

    Hugz
    Kim

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