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Monday, June 28, 2010

Enjoy Life's Moments w/Mermaids

Well, my electricity is back on for now, so I'll keep this one short.  I've been really lax on posting cards for the Michelle Perkett Studio challenges, so I made it a point to make a card that would fit this challenge.  This  week's challenge was to use cutting like punches, spellbinders, whatever kind of cutting tool that you have and they also wanted to see some form of fussy cutting. 
Well, I think I did all the fussy hand-cutting you could do!  This mermaid is called Harmony...isn't she dreamy?  I cut the flowers out on both of the mermaids and added dimension with Pop Dots.  The images were all cut out, colored with gel pens and Stickles and then added to this yummy American Crafts metallic textured card stock.  The waves and lighthouse on the front are die cuts and the rest of the stuff was cut out by hand with some Stickles added for dimension and to give the mermaids company with all of their shine.  The writing on the gold Denami sun is by moi' and it was also hand cut and outlined with Stickles. 
The inside picture shows the Just Breathe mermaid that you can get at Michelle Perkett's etsy shop.  This image is a relaxing figure that needed to be teamed up with Harmony.  She is swimming with a couple of Michelle's fish that I seperated for this card.  The Brilliance ink pad didn't stay on this card stock, so I added some depth and wave textures with a Sea Brights Pool ink pad.  To get the card stock to show on both sides, I cut out two pieces and then cut along the front pieces so you can see the sun from both pages.  I also wanted to use this gorgeous trim that was from my stash, so it was perfect to go between the two layers.
~~  Lee  ~~
Challenges:
Michelle Perkett Studio - Cutting
Crafty Creations - Add some shine
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Summertime
Die Cut Dreams - Life's a Beach!
Ooh La La Creations - #57 Simply Summer
Magical Crafts - Double Double
ABC Challenge - X is for Xtra Dimension
Kah Wink E Dink - Free For All
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Nice and Girly
CCEE Stampers - Summer Card w/Flowers
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - #9 3+ Flowers on a Card

32 comments:

Michelle said...

OMG, Lee! This is such a beautiful fantasy!! What a gorgeous coloring job and cutting you did on the Harmony Mermaid and the light house!! But the glitter all over her and the cat o nine tails is awesome!! Beautiful colors and if that wasnt enough, There is the Just Breathe mermaid with my little fishies inside as stunning as the front!! Gorgeous card Lee, just gorgeous!!:) Thank you so much for joining us this week, you just made it before the challenge was closed!!:) Thank you, Lee!:)

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Lee!1 How very creative using 2 of my favorite mermaids and the scene that you created is absolutely AWESOME!!!

Thank you for joining us this week at Michelle Perkett Studio!!

Kristen said...

These are so gorgeous! I am going to have a hard time picking a winner tomorrow. I think I will have to do it random... Thank you so much for playing with us at KWED!

xxx

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is gorgeous Lee! I love how you've put all the images together to tell a story..beautiful :)

Jean said...

Oh My!!! This is just so beautiful and so creative I just love everything about it....I just love the way you used two of Michelle's mermaids and her fish.GORGEOUS
Hugs Jean

Amber said...

So adorable!!! Thanks for joining us this week at DDSB!
Hugs
Amber

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Totally awesome card - I love the inside! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

TinaB said...

Oh wow!! this is beautiful! Love the colours used xx Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles xx

kim.mom said...

WOW!! What an AMAZING card!! TFS at SMC!

Jean said...

What a fabulous lot of work Lee! But well worth it . Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Scraps - Double Double. Have a great day!

Pascale said...

This is stunning I adore the gorgeous scene you have created.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Katja of Katzz said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Your card is really fabulous!My compliments.
Greetings,
Katja

KymKreates said...

What a couple of scrumptious cards! Good luck and thanks for sharing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

KymKreates

Judy said...

Wow!! What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Judy

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty. You put a lot of work into this one. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Markie's Mom said...

What a GORGEOUS card!!! The coloring, color combo and INCREDIBLE layout are FABULOUS!

Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends!

ileana said...

Hi Lee!! I´m so happy you could join us last week! I´m sorry I´m late to comment your work, it seems you were posting it while I was turning off my computer :-(
What can I say it was no said about this wonderful card?! not much to add but I´ll give you my appreciation anyway: I love how you combined all three Michelle´s images, this is something I wan to do same day too. I like the colors you chose, how you designed the layout of your card and those finishing touches you add (like that beautiful trim). I also love the way you made the flowers pop! the look so pretty... The glitter everywere is a great touch, it makes every part shine!
Then, this is a gorgeous creation, Lee, thanks for the inspiration! lots of hugs your way,

ileana

The Crafty Den said...

What a fab card. Love the images and gorgeous papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge. Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

Tammy said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous Lee!! I love all the cutting and details! The scenes you created are awesome! Fantastic creation!!
...I also love Colorado!! I have lived here for about 35 years! My hubby and I are now in South/East Aurora...with all the rattle snakes and tornado's!! :o)
Happy Stamping!

Liz Williams said...

All your cutting is amazing and we are so glad you joined us on Speedy's Friends challenge this week.

Mummylade said...

I love the texture on your card. I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this week, good luck.

Hugs from Helene and the DCD team.

Karen Howard said...

This is amazing, love all the details! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous card. Two mermaids is always better than one..lol! thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Monika Reeck said...

a very adorable Images and love your coloring soo perfectly...Wonderful card...Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles this weeks :) hugs, Monika

Joanne Travis said...

Fantastic underwater scene!! Beautiful card on the inside and outside.
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends Challenge this week!

jo said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Kristine said...

Hi GrandmaLee!! =) I'm soo THRILLED you came and left me a comment because I might not ever have found YOU if you hadn't and I am just flabbergasted at your talent here!! LOOOVE this mermaid card you made, so sparkly and lots of fun cutting! That castle truly looks like one in those fish tanks I've seen and it's just an all around GORGEOUS card! Your wavy cut at the top is so unique too! =) Keep em coming! ;)

Emma and Susan said...

Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles this time
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan
xxx

Dawn Mercedes said...

so darling

Dawn
Speedy Cat's Friends Challenge

Rhonda said...

Great Card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

Anne said...

Great summer card, thanks for playing along with OLL. Hugs x

Sandi said...

Hi Lee - thanks for stopping by my blog! I think you follow my sister Pattie Gomez, about to be leaving Michelle Perkett's design team next month.
I saw your post with one of her mermaids, beautiful creation! Loved the inside of the card too!
☺ Sandi

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