Wednesday 30 April 2014

Beautiful Mermaid

It's team B's turn to host the challenge over at The Paper Shelter for the next two weeks and the theme is...

 We would love to see your fabulous creations and you could win a great prize.

I have two cards for you today using the same image, the reason I have two is that I was having terrible trouble with the easel card, I printed the image too big, cut papers too small, it was just one disaster after another, I ended up chucking the half made version across my desk and giving up. I had a bit of a re-think and came up with the over the edge card idea, so next morning while looking after my grandson I put my card together in Photoshop and printed everything out, while I was waiting for him to drop off to sleep I resized the original image and printed the paper again and as soon as he was asleep I went into the craft room and made the new card, when it was finished and he was still sleeping I managed to get the easel card finished too, without any problems this time.

Image - Beautiful Mermaid - The Paper Shelter
Digital Papers - Coconut Grove - Melissa Bennett at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Shells - Marianne Creatables - LR0230
Bunting - Pennant - Penny Black Creative dies
Scalloped circle - Tonic layering dies
Ribbons and gems - Meiflower

Image as above
Digital Papers - Beach Girls - lliella at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Shells - as above
Ribbon and gems as above

Pop over to the Paper Shelter challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies.

Thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx


Nannieflash said...

Hi Colette, wow what a fabulous card design, I love the way youve colored your image and the papers the whole effect is stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

DONNA said...

ooooohhhh I like very much

Maritha said...

Hahaha you are so funny..... and your card is just FABADABADOOO . Love it Colette. Happy happy colours. Great work you cleaver girl (if cleaver spells like that?....well you can still read my marsian i hope) lol


Karen said...

Wow - both cards are fantastic!

Pat K said...

Gorgeous cards Colette. You'd never know the rocky start you had..great recovery. hugs, Pat K x

Christine L said...

Such a beautiful mermaid Colette... and gorgeous cards!! Loving the shape of the first... and the fabbie layout of the second!

Christine x

Becky said...

This is so cute! What an awesome design and great colors.

Vannessa said...

Both of these are just gorgeous Colette. Love the colours you used and your colouring is just fabulous!

Hugs, Vannessa x

NicoleDesigns said...

Ohhh Colette. I LOVE this.... I love the colours, there are so bright and cheery. I love the layouts. I love the shapes...... and I love the ribbon..... xo Nikki