Sunday, 12 August 2012

The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 24 - The Sea

I was going to schedule this post, but I've been watching all the Olympics catch-up programmes tonight and I'm still up! Hooray for Mo Farah, Double Olympian, what a star he is!

We have also had a visit from my son, daughter-in-law and adorable granddaughter! There was a lot of cuddling and giggling, singing and playing and reading stories. It was wonderful to have a baby in this house again!

Now on to the new challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox which this time is 'The Sea'. That could be Under the Sea, On the Sea, or Beside the Sea! I've been humming 'Under the Sea' from Disney's 'Little Mermaid' for several days now - and I bet now you're all humming that catchy tune, too!

Our wonderful sponsor is Make It Crafty. I love their digis, and Zoe (their boss) has amazing colouring skillz. You may have seen her articles in the Magnolia Ink Magazines. There's a $15AU voucher for the lucky winner of this challenge!

The cute image is Siren of Pearls and she is sitting on the matching Clam Shell. I used Promarkers, (unfortunately I forgot to write down what I used, but they were mostly aquas and soft pinks) and there are 3 tiny pearls from Whiff of Joy on her shell hairclip. There are Stickles on her tail.

I used foam pads to stick her on the shell - I'm no good at digi merging, so I fussy cut her the old-fashioned way.

I used a Nesties star circle to cut out some pearlised Papermania card for the base. The papers are Bearly Mine Vintage. The lovely crisp pink ribbon is from stash. The flowers are all Wild Orchid - the carnations are supposed to look like anemones. I used an EK Success punch for the leaves (I hope they look like seaweed!) The blue shells and the dolphins were a RAK from my daughter.

I loved making this card!

Now swim over to The Squirrel and the Fox and have a gander at the lovely work done my my teamies. Then join in the fun and make a sea-themed card!

Thanks for looking, guys, and have a great week!

love Mags B x


Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mags, I love the image and the colours are so pretty


coops said...

wow this stunning mags.i love the besutiful mermaid and your colours and details are really pretty :D

xx coops xx

Lynne in NI said...

Aww what a sweet mermaid, such a pretty colour theme too!
The Olympics have been fab haven't they, can't believe they're over already!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Mags this is so beautiful I really love how you have coloured the image the colours really look smashing, those flowers and the design are ACE.
Lorraine x

Daniele said...

Hi Mags just popping by to say a big thank you for all your lovely comments that you have left me, they are really much appreciated. I just love this card such a pretty image and just loving the colouring
hugs and best wishes

mags said...

Gorgeous card Mags. The image is gorgeous and coloured beautifully. Love the soft papers you have used.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the colours & layout!
Hugs Shell xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous Mags, beautiful image and colours...
Mandy x

Anonymous said...

Super adorable card Mags, I love the mermaid!!!

She looks divine in blue surrounded by such colour!