Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #54

     I had a totally different card planned for this weeks Papercraft Star challenge, but I just couldn't get it to work so I just started from scratch--new sketch, new images.
     This cute little mermaid and her shell are some of Make It Crafty's wonderful digi stamps.  I colored her and her clam shell boat with Copic markers.  A clam shell probably wouldn't make a very good boat, but I wanted her floating so it became her mode of transportation.
     I found a new group of sketches that I just love and one of them had some layering at the bottom that looked very much like a beach and waves.  That's when the fun began.  I rarely ever use vellum and don't know why because it's colors are so soft and muted.  Love that!  Anyway, I wanted the water to be soft and I dug out my folder of vellum sheets and luckily had some soft water colors in there.  The base layer is white and I did some chalking on it using a piece of cardstock cut into a cloud shape as a mask.  The chalking is very subtle, but looks wonderful IRL. 

     Next came the waves--a soft green and blue, just randomly torn and layered.  The last layer is some OLD Provocraft paper that had a pattern on it that looks like sand.
     I still need more practice with coloring hair, but it's a little better and overall I'm pretty happy with how Cordelia turned out.
     So, check out the photo inspiration pic on my sidebar for this weeks challenge and let's see what you can do with those colors and a beachy/summer theme.  Get your projects linked up by 6:00 a.m. EST on Monday.
     Be on the look out for some exciting news tomorrow from Papercraft Star.
     I'd like to enter this little cutie into the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Blog--beach theme
Clear It Out--use old supplies, anything goes (old paper stack and vellum, the shells are from my stash that were collected in Puerto Rico 26 years ago!)
Paper Minutes--blue, brown, beige
The Stamping Boutique--cool colors
Lexi's Creations--at the beach
Pollycraft--summer fun
Designed 2 Delight--beach/tropical or summer themed
Fussy and Fancy--summer

     Have a great week!


Papers:  Vellum, Bazzill, Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic X-Press It Blending card
Stamp:  Make It Crafty "Clam Shell" and "Cordelia the mermaid"
            skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
            hair E31, E35, YR20
            clothing/tail B000, BGO1, BGO2, BGO5, BGO7, G40
            shells E40, E41, E43, R000, R00, R11, R12
Tools:  Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch around the page set
Miscellaneous:  Celebrate It ribbon, flowers and shells from my stash, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks, Pearl Perfect Pearls, Kaisercraft pearls


Gail said...

she is so cute and your colouring is perfect.


heidy said...

Tracy,hun this gorgeous,I love her tail,and the waves,everything!
Hugs Heidy

Nancy said...

She's gorgeous! I love what you've done on this one! Isn't it wonderful how Martha Stuart has a punch for every purpose? That's why we have to have them all, right? lol Beautifully done, my friend! :o)

Unknown said...

Well my friend she is GORGEOUS. Your coloring is so good.. I just love it..

Hugs, Linda

Elena said...

Wow, you're coluring is breathless! Tracy you must be proud of your card, is really beautiful, I can breath sea wind looking it!
And ... wait, wait, wait, sand? Is it true sand what I can see on the bottom? Oh dear, you improved yourself this time!!


Unknown said...

My my, you're SUPER DUPER talented! Love how you made your waves and beach, a wonderful setting for a magnificently coloured mermaid!! Hugs, Ira

Unknown said...

oh what adorable card, thank you so much for joining us at Clear it OUt

Caro *schoki* said...

Oh this is gorgeous - what a wonderful card.

Collette said...

Absolutely FABULOUS waves here - wonderful use of vellum - looks perfect - oh, and your little mermaid is darling, as well, ;). Thanks for sharing with us at the cool color challenge at The Stamping Boutique.

Kathy said...

So sweet, what a gorgeous image and your coloring looks fabulous. Thanks for joining the summer challenge at Designed2Delight.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun and lovely all in one, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

OMG this is totally gorgeous!! I love the layered vellum .. the shells ... the mermaid ... need I go on? Fantastic ... many thanks for joining us this week at CCCB

Peggysue said...

May I just say WOW?
So very pretty and inspirational. I need to make a thank you beach themed card and now I'm ready to get on it! Beautiful coloring and the vellum waves are terrific. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Designed2Delight. Please keep coming back!

Iulia said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! Your coloring is fantastic hun; love the waves and the tail- wow, just great! That Martha Stewart punch is perfectly chosen!
Hugs, Iulia

Pat said...

Very pretty mermaid! Thanks for joining the Let's Go to the Beach Challenge this week at D2D :)

crafterGM said...

That card is really cute like how you colored her. Gloria M

♥Jan♥ said...

What a wonderful beach card... Hey, that mermaid looks JUST LIKE YOU !!!

Kim Mc said...

Absolutely fabulous and beachy, Tracy! Love all the details and your colorin is gorgeous! Thanks for playing in my "Let's go to the BEACH!" challenge at D2D! Hope to see a wondeful creation from you again in the near future!
Aloha, Kim Mc

Miranda said...

fabulous card, very pretty tracey
great and adorable image
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

Kim Duran said...

I love how you've colored her hair. What practice could you possibly need? Perfection each time, Tracy!

cnelson said...

How cute is this! LOVE how you created that scene and your coloring could not be more fabulous! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Regan said...

Tracy, this is such a fun card! I love that mermaid, she is beautiful. Love it!