Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Splash of Color!

Get it? Splash of color!? giggles  



Hello friends! It is time for another Seize the Birthday challenge!! Where I am honored to be the Surprise Guest for May!  The "Toppings" for this challenge is COLOR : )




But as always with Seize the Birthday challenges if you are not a "toppings" kind of person Anything ALWAYS! goes!! Just be sure to make your card a birthday card! and come join the fun!!



I don't believe in mermaids but I do believe this colorful card would pale in comparison to the  the colorful splendor under the sea! : )




I had a great time creating this card.  This is a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil - LOVE this talented artist!! I printed 2 images on white cs (set one aside) and then inked the bottom and left portion of the card base.  Next I cut a smaller top layer and cut out my scallop circle circle. I inked my top layer before placing the circle die back in place.  Finally I got to the fun part! : ) I got to color this little cutie.  I really wanted to show the tiny little beads in her hair so I have included a super close up picture so you can enjoy the wonderful detail Mo put in her drawing.  I wanted my mermaid to really make a splash! so I colored and cut out her fin and glued it to her body - only - so that it could "move" : )



This card was actually my first attempt.  I cut the card base thinner than a normal A2 card base so my circle could hang off the side.  I printed and colored my mermaid on the card base before laying the circle over the top - popped up with foam.  Then I did the same thing as I described above -  coloring a tail fin and gluing it to her body leaving the ends open so I could bend them a smidge for movement.  I placed the "bubbles" randomly around her.  The reason I decided to re-do this card was because my husband and I  *wink* decided the deep blue sea  was missing! and we sure didn't want to put a mermaid in a fish bowl!

I will be submitting this card to a couple great challenges this week.  Please Join the fun with all of these great challenges! but even if you can't I urge you to check out the amazing Design Team of each challenge blog.  You WILL be impressed! there is a whole lot of spectacular color in Blogland these days!!

Send a Smile 4 Kids link

CASology link

CAS(E) this Sketch!


Thanks a bunch for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

Patti

Supplies:

Digi image from Mo's Digital pencil
Scallop circle die from MFT
Image colored with Prisma Pencils and shaded with Gamsol
Wink of Stella all over the place!
Birthday Wishes sentiment from PTI


24 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Hahahaha, I get it! Two great cards with fabulous detail. Very fun and happy. I always seem to smile when I visit here. Love the beads in her hair, love her swishy tail, love the bubbles on the second card. Love love love love love it all!

Mac Mable said...

Clever how you've got more movement into this beautiful card. The image is so pretty and you've done a great job colouring her in. Love how you've hung the circle off the edge too x Continued congratulations on being the surprise guest designer at Seize the Birthday xx

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet take on the sketch!

Lisa said...

Shut the front door!! This is just about the cutest thing ever!! Love the way she is flowing into the circle. Fantastic design Patti. I agree, she needed the sea. She too sweet to be trapped in a fish bowl!!

A splash of color said...

Oh my gosh.. I think I have to give up already.. how cute.. and very funny.. Asplashofcolor... Love the design.. colors.. cut out.. just a great card.

Jeanne said...

This card is fantastic! Oh my goodness, I'm so glad you gave us a closeup. Your coloring is fabulous. I am in awe of your talents. Wow! You sure made this fun image shine and move and come to life. Thank you so very much for sharing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am so impressed with the awesome cards you made. I love that you made the tail that way so that it looks like she is swimming through the porthole. What fun and fantastic cards.

Joyce said...

They are both wonderful. Really love that adorable sweet mermaid. Your coloring and splashing are fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Linda said...

What an adorable mermaid. And your coloring is fabulous. Congrats on the guest spot of STB.

TaeEun said...

I love both designs with that cute mermaid! Your pencil coloring is stunning, Patti!

Greta said...

Congrats on designing at STB! Beautifully clever card!

JoAnn said...

Love your cute card. Such a sweet mermaid and I love your coloring and details. Glad to have you as our Party Guest over at Seize the Birthday.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww your little mermaid is soooo pretty, I love how her tail pops out of your frame. Beautifully coloured too - I wouldn't have thought she was in a goldfish bowl, but your redo with the sea really makes the white frame pop :)

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so cute and colored beautifully. Love all of the bubbles. Your little mermaid looks like she is floating along in a big bubble.

Jodene said...

This is adorable Patti! I love all of the little bubbles and that image is adorable :)

Arte Banale said...

Wow! It's so beautiful and cute! I love it!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Just delightful with such lovely movement. So happy you played the CASology Challenge this week.

*Vicki* said...

Super sweet card Patti!! Really love the very light ink blended background too!! The tiny words in the bubbles are adorable! :)

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Patti!! My daughter would love this card. She loves mermaids and hopes to be one someday. LOL!! I love the colors you used and her tail shows movement. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Hannelie said...

I wish I could move so graciously like a mermaid!
This is lovely Patti! Thanks for playing at Casology and CTS... and congrats for being the surprise party guest at STB!

Nancy said...

I love reading your blog and you are as talented with words as you are card making! You know I think this card is stunning!

Taunya Butler said...

BEAUTIFULLY done - you are so remarkable and this card is fresh and sweet and what a fun image!! You have colored it amazingly and I love the way the card is designed!!! My hat is off to you!!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card...love your incredible mermaid!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely stunning! I am speechless! Love everything about this. Happy to have you join us.