ANYAversary Blog Hop!
I made this card using the Mojo Monday Week #95 sketch...and it is the first of such attempts! I promised myself that I would participate in challenges regularly, although it hasn't really happened yet - I think we've got to get our new old house finished and get moved before I'll have the time to really follow through!!
Anyway, the card:
I changed the sketch a little bit, by adding the sentiment & the cute little shells in the corners. I used Mermaid Anya & the fish from TGF; the shells & sentiment ('Birthday Fishes') are from Stampendous - 'Sushi Bowl Party' & 'Sushi's Favorite Words'. I wound up spending a few hours on this card (like, 5 - lol), thanks to all the paper piecing I did... Everything on the mermaid except her skin (colored with Copic E00 & R20) was pieced, as well as all of the pink on the fish. For the glittery black parts (mermaid tail, background mat, big shells) I colored the pieces with a Marvy Uchida Wet Looks Clear marker & then heat embossed using glittery black embossing powder. The fish's body was colored with Copic C3 & C7, and once that dried, I used the Marvy marker again and clear embossed it. The mermaid's tail fins & shell bra and the fish's middle tail fin & lower fin are all popped up.
I finished up the card with an EK Success Binding Edge punch, CuttleBug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, KaiserCraft rhinestones and a bit of ribbon from Michael's. There was nothing quick about this card at all - usually anything I make has an intended recipient! (Which means I usually start out with a pretty good idea of what they like, and what I want to incorporate into the card - this one, I was totally 'winging it'!)
Since this is my first ever blog hop, I have no idea what I'm doing, but I think you're supposed to head back to The Greeting Farm and move on to the next blog!! Hopefully, you'll be back...