Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hi there!
Wow, it is July already! How is your summer going?
Today I am sharing this card that was inspired by 2 challenges.


I got a sketch from Your Next Stamp Challenge
It looks super fun, doesn't it!?

And colors from Cupcake Inspirations Challenge
Oh my, those greens with white look absolutely stunning!!

And here is the combination of both;-)

I just got this cutest little mermaid from Your Next Stamp, even had a matching little die! I thought of beautiful green ocean when I saw the color inspiration, and she was perfect! 

I stamped this adorable mermaid with Stazon on watercolor paper.
I started from the hair and the shells with Calypso Coral, her skin with the Skin tone Stampin' marker (retired), and her pretty tail with Pistachio Pudding, then her earrings and the flower on her head with Pool Party. Of course I had to glam her up with some glitter with my Glitter Pen! 

I stamped those schools of fish with Pistachio Pudding and Pear Pizzazz on the Whisper White cardstock. I inked up the stamp with each color once but stamped 3 times each to get different shades. Then it was layered over a piece of DSP.

I watercolored the Vellum with Pear Pizzazz, then used the Lulu Fringe Cutaways from Winnie & Walter, folded a few spots to make pleats. I stitched it right down on my base. 

That Whisper White piece was embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, then layered over some washi tape and ruffled ribbon. I then die cut that fabulous banner from the The Big, The Bold, and Extra Cutaways by Winnie & Walter, and added the sentiment from Your Next Stamp in Whisper White. I brushed it with the glitter pen as well. 
The perfect finishing touch was of course some Gumdrops, I just cannot get enough of them! I got their brand new colors in my last order, and am dying to try them out! 

This sketch was VERY HARD for me! But honestly I am very pleased with how it turned out;-) 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Great work, you incorporated so much into the sketch. Those colours are just perfect for that sweet mermaid stamp. Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge at Your Next Stamp.

  2. love all the details and such a cute image...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  3. This is so cute! Great use of different layers and textures. So glad you were inspired by this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you'll join us again!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  4. Cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations! - Eva, Sweetie DT -

  5. All the green is perfect for the mermaid. What a mix or textures to make it interesting. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS and sharing your take on the sketch!

  6. Beautiful card and you did a great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along in the YNS Challenge!