24 January 2012

A fishy tale ................

For this 'under the sea' birthday card, I used the super cute Hanglar mermaid which I coloured with Copics - I tried to merge the aqua and pink colours to be more 'fish-like' then I highlighted her tail with Stardust Stickles, and when it was dry I added lots of Glossy Accens to make it shine!  I cut her out and placed her on a background of blue striped paper plus some of this gorgeous new aqua crazy mesh - I slipped in an anchor charm behind the mesh and stuck it down with more glossy accents.

I tied fuschia pink ruffle edge sheer around the card and added some fuschia tulle to continue the 'fishing net theme' and an 18mm acrylic sparkly button tied with ivory button twine.  I used my new Magnolia flower die to make the flowers, I used two sizes of die then finished with a pink brad from stash.  I was very impressed with the die, it gave a lovely sharp finish and it was easy to get the 'holes' clear, unlike some other makes I have tried in the past.

A close up of the tail and crazy mesh - the sentiment was computer generated - the crazy mesh, tulle, ribbon, button and button twine are all from Ribbon Girl
This weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly is Happy Highlights  -  please highlight part of the image or paper using something like glitter, glossy accents or decoupage - why not pop over to the PTW blog where you will be inspired by the fabulous projects from the design team.
See you soon, Mary G x


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Mary!


Vicky said...

Cute card Mary, love how you've used the crazy mesh, she really looks like she's swimming in the sea. :)x

Lisa aka Myran said...

Absolutely beautiful Mary! Love the colors and the embellishemnts, and of course the highlighting of the tail! So pretty!!
Hugs Lisa

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours :)