Friday 31 August 2018

Gigi Little Mermaid - Colour Crazy Challenge for 31st of August 2018

I am very excited that my first colouring post for Not Just Cards in July was chosen for top 3 at Colour Crazy Challenge and I was offered a 3 month Guest DT spot! 

So this is the first month of my Guest DT for Colour Crazy Challenge.

We had a choice of two stamps from MoonflowerDigiStamps. Here is the information from Etsy:

Welcome to my little world of fantasy! Here you'll find my work/drawings inspired by all the magic out there. There's fairies, mermaids and all the magical beings for your delight and to adorn your crafty work. 

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The stamp that I chose was Gigi Little Mermaid.
I digitally printed her on to X-Press It Blending card and then used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut the image.
I have then coloured her with the following Copics markers:
  • skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • eyes: B63, B66, B69, white gel pen
  • hair: B63, B66, B69, RV02, RV06, RV66
  • flower: Y11, Y35, YR16
  • top: B63, B66, B69, white gel pen
  • tail:RV02, RV06, RV66, B63, B66, B69
  • background: BG000
  • bubbles: B00, B63, RV02, B66, RV06, white gel pen
I need to thank the wonderful Alyce from Kit and Clowder for the awesome colouring advice that she gives all us Clowdies. The idea for the hair came from one of her colouring classes. Although I do feel that I need to actually sit down and practice long hair!! Hopefully after I have finished colouring the current Monthly Colouring Classes!

On a white stepper card from Cardmaking for Connoisseurs, I have used my new Water Ripples Layering Stencils from La-La Land Crafts with chipped sapphire, pine needles and tumbled glass Distress inks and my new Distress Blending Brush that I bought over the weekend at Paperific.
I have then covered the other two parts of the card with paper from a paper pad I picked up at Aldi for my daughter called Islandia by Creative Pl. I edged the cut edge of the paper with tumbled glass Distress ink.
I have then die cut four seahorses from La-La Land Crafts (also new!!) from pale turquoise core Couture Glitter card stock. I have also die cut three fish, an octopus and a crab from Club La-La Land Crafts August 2017 from pale pink and yellow core Couture Glitter card stock and some orange card stock from my stash.

I have adhered all my pieces to my card and added some sequins and Stickles for flash in the bottom right corner!

Here is a close-up of the image:

and a side view of the card:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #75 - Anything Goes!
Love to Craft Challenge Blog #25 - August Anything Goes!
4 Crafty Chicks #418 - Anything Goes!
Sweet Stampers Challenge #23 - Summer

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at Colour Crazy Challenge.
Thanks for looking!


  1. Thanks so much for entering the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "August Anything Goes" challenge with your amazing entry! We hope to see you again for our new September challenge! ;)
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
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    Love To Scrap!

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Stunning card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the colours and your colouring. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.