Monday, 7 July 2014

Crafty Cardmakers #119 - Under the Sea

This fortnights challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by me!  I have chosen the theme


I would love to see your creations with Mermaids, Turtles, Fish or other dwellers beneath the waves. Whichever you chose it should be a prominent part of the design and not just a small piece of seaweed or a tiny fish in one corner!

I thought this would be a great excuse for me to colour up a mermaid, I just love all the amazing mermaid images out there and took a while to pick one, but settled on one by my current Fav artist 'Mitzi Sato-Wiuff of Aurora Wings.

I chose the image 'Mermaid with Ribbon'

I cut the clam shaped card on my silhouette and also the seaweed.

For the background I tried the shaving foam technique, which was a lot of fun even my 4 year old joined in - I think he liked all the mess it made!!  You can find a tutorial here on youtube by Jessica Taylor.

I did a print and cut on my image and then coloured with a mix of Copics and Prisma colour pencils, then added some stickles to the bubbles.  I also added some dew drops, metal starfish and seahorse and some tiny shells sprayed with glitter and popped a little pearl inside one.

For the bottom of the card, I cut some more seaweed and shells and found a little quote on pinterest which is drawn with the silhouette sketch pens.

I think maybe I went a little OTT on embellishments, but I had so many ideas, overall I am really pleased with how it turned out.

I hope I have inspired you to join us this fortnight and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful "Under the Sea' creations.

We are sponsored by

With this fabulous prize

and also by

with a $12 gift certificate

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes with Aurora Wings
Thats Crafty Challenge - All at sea
Addicted to Stamps - Make your mark
Digistamps4Joy - Shaped Cards
Live and Love crafts - By the Sea
Silhouette Challenges - Print & Cut
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Challenges - Anything Goes
Connie can crop - Under the Sea
Craft and Smash - Shells, Sand & Sea



  1. Love the colours. Thanks for playing with Addicted to Stamps Challenge!

  2. Wow! This is just stunning. Your colouring is amazing and that clam shaped card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  3. Stunning creation, Julie! Love your coloring on the image, the color scheme, the seashell shape!! The seaweed and bubbles are wonderful touches to this piece. Love, love, LOVE!
    Mitzi xx Artist/Owner AuroraWings

  4. Wow, wow, wow not only is the card a fantastic idea but your image is coloured beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Silhouette Challenges.
    Kim x

  5. Really gorgeous card, Jules! I love your coloring and that you created such a lovely scene! Thank you so much for playing along at ATSM this week! I hope you had fun and will be back again soon!

  6. Gorgeous card Julie! I love this mermaid and you colored her perfectly. Love your background. Fabulous card.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy!! Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

    Please join me in my celebration and a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

  7. Gorgeous image and wonderful coloring! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  8. Fantastic card Julie, and your colouring is just amazing.
    Hugs Kimx

  9. Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Silhouette Challenges!! Lee-Ann :)

  10. wow! beautiful ! thanks for sharing with us on Craft and Smash!! Your colouring is perfect!!

  11. Your card is gorgeous! I love it! And the sentiment too!! Thanks for entering at Connie Can Crop! Scrappy hugs!

  12. Wonderful card!!! I love this color!!!
    Thanks for playing along at Craft & Smash

  13. so nice this mermaid! Thanks for sharing with craft and smash

  14. so cool! I love this colours! :) Thank you for your participation in the challenge Craft&Smash :)

  15. Hi Jules,
    Now that's a different card shape; lovely! Beautiful colouring of a very pretty image and great embellishment work. Looks so cool with the seaweed. Thanks for sharing with us at LLC.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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