Monday, August 5, 2013

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 172--Make A Splash!

Good morning and happy Monday!  Today over at FCCB, the challenge is Make a Splash--make anything having to do with water and make sure to use AT LEAST ONE Cricut cut.  Our sponsor today is The Paper Nest!  




They make darling digi stamps and they sent us 5 freebies to choose from!  I chose Mermaid Ellie.  There are several super cute Mermaid Ellie's on their site--I think I'm going to have to do a little shopping over there...

I chose to make another shaped card--I hope y'all are not too sick of these LOL!  I used the shell shape from the Splish Splash Lite cartridge and welded 2 together with my Gypsy.  I sized the card to be 5.25" wide, which made the height of a single shell 4.72", so I cut my layer at that size.  The color is Crisp Cantaloupe.  I cut another shell 1" smaller out of watercolor paper and ran that through my printer to print out Mermaid Ellie.  I sized her at about 2.25" high by 2.75" wide.  I heat set the printer ink.  Then I used my Aquapainter and Twinkling H2O's (boy it's been a while since those have seen the light of day LOL) to watercolor my image.  I wanted her to be all shimmery, and she is IRL, although I'm sure you can't tell from the photo.  While she dried I scored some lines on the scallop shell, sponged the edges with Baked Brown Sugar, and spritzed it with some glimmer mist.  Then I popped up my main image on foam tape, attached it, and added the pink pearl flourishes (Recollections--Michaels brand).


Here is a shot from the side.  I like how this turned out, but I definitely need to practice with my Twinkling H2O's some more!  I didn't put a sentiment on the inside, so I can use it for whatever comes up.  I do have a stamp that says "Just sittin' here thining of you" which I thought would be cute since she is sitting on a rock.

Well, thanks for stopping by today, and please pop over to FCCB and take a look at the other DT creations.  They are all fabulous.  Then play along with us--you might win some adorable digi stamps from The Paper Nest!

7 comments:

L.B. said...

How fun is this seashell card? Love it

Connie said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the pearls!!
Scrappy hugs, Connie FCCB DT
http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Super cute! I love the shell shaped card and your mermaid looks great!

Michelle N. said...

Love the shell shape, the pearls, and your coloring-great job!

Rhonda Emery said...

so pretty

Chris said...

what a gorgeous card!! love the shell shape!!

Jen A said...

Love the card shape...fabulous!