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Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Reason To Smile

First off, thanks to Amy for drawing these SUPER adorable images, your multitude of talents continually astounds me! Thanks to Melanie, I got the idea for her tail from her mermaid cards this week, but I didn't know what I was doing so I decided to wing it ;0)  I also got my background idea from Elaine's mermaid cards, though once again, I "winged" it.

I made the background by using my distress inks and once I had them on the white paper and blended, I spritzed them with a spray bottle to make a "watery" type look.

Sweet November Stamp - Treasure Tempestwind and Eddy (availabe at All That Scraps)
The Greeting Farm sentiment stamp (Roll Call set)
Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Broken China
Rain dots (bubbles)
Stickles (her tail)
Mini gems


donna mikasa said...

Oh, Rach--this is GOR-geous!! You "wing it" well! The mermaid's tail and inked background are amazing!

Claireabelle said...

Just stunning!!! I love the background

Tasha said...

This is beautiful, i love the background you have created, it is so clever and the images you have used are adorable! Awesome colouring too
love tasha xx

Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGOsh Rach, this is soooooo beautiful, i love everything about it. That background is perfect, and i love the texture you've got on Treasure's tail.

They really are the most beautiful mermaids i've seen, definately high on my wish list:)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Melissa S said...

WOW!!! You did a beautiful job on all of this. Now I'm going to have to go back and get her too!!

Pam Varnell said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rach I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I can't begin to tell you how beautiful this card is. LOVE the background and the coloring of the image. This card is top notch sweetie.

Amy said...

Oh my word! I'm with Donna, your winging it is fabulous, Rach! Treasure looks amazing as does the background... you are soooo talented, girly!

Candace Pelfrey said...

Wow! Love that background and you did an amazing job on her tail! I haven't gotten into distress inks yet but think I need to! :)

Angela said...

Oh Rach, this looks gorgoeus!! I love the way you colored Treasure and the whole background looks amazing!! So talented!!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Rach, for "winging it" this is pretty gorgeous!! :) LOVE it!

Debbie said...

A beautiful card Rach, the colours are stunning, I love the watery background effect.
Debbie x

WickedPixie said...

What a gorgeous card, Rachel! :-)Traci

gobeagirl said...

Hi Rachel. This is so wonderful. She looks like she is having so much fun playing with her friend. Wonderful coloring. Hugs, Lisa G

Leanne said...

I'm smiling right now as I look at your beautiful card. Great coloring and shading and Treasure looks fantastic, especially her tail. Love the underwater scene you created. I love this card! Great job! :)

kadie said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Rach!! Amazing job with that distressing + spritzing technique!!

kim-paperbabe said...

This is so stunning Rach, I need to get me some of Amy's adorable images!!! Wow love the background too!!! HuGs, Kim :)

Melanie said...

Hey Rach!! As everybody else has're pretty good at "winging it"!! lol What a fantastic card...lovely colouring and what a gorgeous background!! (LOVE that colour combo) Thanks for linking me up! You really did a fantastic job on her pretty! Mermaids are such fun to colour!