Thursday, March 17, 2011

Under the Sea

Woohoo, Magnolia Down Under is having their second Birthday and they have a great challenge going on to celebrate. The theme of the challenge is Two and they want us to use things in pairs on our cards this week.

I started my card with two wonderful Magnolia images (Little Mermaid and Sea Horse). I have had the mermaid all coloured and sitting on my desk for months and each time I tried to add her to a card I didn't like the way it was turning out. Now I know that she was destined to be on this card. It seems somehow fitting for a Down Under challenge. Both images have been coloured with Copics and embellished with generous doses of stickles.

I have used the Sketch by Bev from the  Just Magnolia challenge as the basis for my card.

I liked the 2 circles.  I have used one of these for my image and one for a doily which I thought reminded me of the whitecaps of the ocean surf.  The two designer papers that I have used are from Prima, I just love the warm glow from the colours in this collection.

There are also a few challenges out there this week for easel cards so I decided to have another go at the twisted easel. I am really glad that I did because I love the way that this card had turned out.  For the base of my card, I have used more of the same Prima papers.

To embellish the card I have used flowers in multiples of two.  I have added some swirly bling and dew drops to add to the feel of water and movement. If you look closely you will also notice that there are two starfish that have been cut with my Quikutz and tucked amongst the flowers.  

I want to wish everyone over on the Magnolia Down Under team a Happy Birthday. Thanks for the wonderful challenges.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by. I hope that you will come back soon.
Happy Crafting.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:


Chrissy said...

So pretty Carrisa, really gorgeous. Wonderful colouring,

Delphine said...

WOW, Carissa! Absolutely gorgeous and the colours are fantastic! Hugs Delphine xx

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card Carissa. I'm sure you are glad you waited for the 'right' setting for your lovely mermaid.
Love this style of card - it sets off your underwater scene to perfection.

Edna x

Gram's Treasures said...

Very the colours.

Cindy said...

I love your colors, I would never have combined those two colors but it works beautifully for a mermaid. I don't see this image often but I love it. Terrific card, thanks for sharing your talent at the MSL 'die' challenge. C2

Debbie said...

This is spectacular one of my favorite images and you colored it perfectly. It was destined for this card... Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations


Allison said...

such a cute card
Thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

Kathy said...

Oh I just love your card!! The colors are so pretty and this image is so cute!! Your take on the sketch is brilliant!!
Thanks so much for playing along!

Unknown said...

WOW a twisted easel!! So cool I must learn how do to this myself!! I love your mermaid and the seahorse they look so awesome:-) Thanks for playing at MDUC this week:-)

Tara Godfrey said...

Absolutely gorgeous, card, Carissa! I love the gorgeous colours and Tilda and the wee seahorse are so beautiful and you've coloured them beautifully! Love all your embellishments an gorgeous details!
Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC and for the blog hop!

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Hey!! This is beautiful thanks so much for playing at charisma this week hugs carlyannxx

Elara said...

Hi! I clicked on your blog link from Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. I love everything about your card! The fact that it's an easel card, the pretty pastel colours, the doily, the image, and the flowers! :) Adore the seahorse too! :)

Debbie @ Phatelara

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Unknown said...

Wow this is fantastic Carissa, love your twisted easel, must try... and the colours your chose are brilliant, luv it :) Hugs xxx

Kathryn said...

wow great card, love those colours together and the starfish hiding there is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, K x

Kerri said...

Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous!!! Such beautiful coloring and I love all the sparkle you added! Thank you for joining us at Your Next Stamp:)