I have my card for the new Crafting From The Heart challenge to share with you today. As always, you can choose to play Anything Goes or to use our theme, which is “Flowers” this fortnight. (Little confession…I forgot about the theme! I got carried away!) We are very lucky to be sponsored by Aurora Wings and MelJens Designs – I chose to use the beautiful Princess of the Sea for my card, as I fell totally under her spell, and couldn’t look away!
I have to be honest, as beautiful as I find these images, I wasn’t rushing to work with one. They are so intricately designed, that I couldn’t myself sitting still long enough to focus on colouring one, let alone presenting it in a style that suited it! I thought these captivating images were about as far away from my comfort zone as possible!! So, in the spirit of trying new things this year, I set myself the challenge! And here she is, all coloured and simply presented…
I used ProMarkers to colour the image. Unfortunately, it took three attempts, due to a very juicy marker leaking all over the almost completed image twice (you’d think I’d have learnt after the first accident…!). My original attempts both had blonde hair, but I’m glad I swapped to brown for the final version as it makes the shells easier to distinguish. Once coloured, I added Glossy Accents to some of the larger water bubbles and Star Dust Stickles to some of the shells, smaller bubbles and the Princess’s eyelids.
I cut the frame on the Silhouette using a pearlescent pale gold card, and popped the image behind. I added a bow, with two little starfish (that have been hiding in my stash for at least 5 years!) sewn to the centre.
Make sure you head over to Crafting From The Heart to add your creations to the challenge!
I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scribble and Scrap – Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations – Fantasy (mermaid)
Fairy Tale Challenge – Frame cards
Thanks for reading x
16 thoughts on “Mesmerising…..”
A great card thanks for a great challenge Tor.
Thanks Fiona x
Hiya Tor fabulous card – must have a go with her soon – have a great day x
Your card is just amazing. Just beautiful coloring!! 😀
This is beautiful Tor i love the little starfish and the delicate colouring 🙂
Beautiful card! Love the light an airy feel of this. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!
Deine Karte gefällt mir gut. Das Motiv ist toll. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. LG Jenny
Danke schon Jenny!
A delightful image and beautifully coloured and embellished.
Thanks so much for joining our Wings and Fantasy theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.
I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here
Wow! This is so beautiful. Love the image and it’s perfectly coloured. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
What a beautifull card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca
Absolutely stunning. The image is beautiful and your simple design makes it pop out. Love the little starfishes on your luch bow. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
lovely card, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations