Sunday 18 January 2015

Mermaid In A Jar-DT Card For The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hello my darlings,
 today I'm sharing the card I made for the newest challenge at
 The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this fortnight is,
 Winter Blues.
Create a wintry and/or blue project (note: does not have to be monochromatic but blue should be prominent).
Our sponsor for this challenge is A Day For Daisies
I've chosen to work with the adorable image, Mermaid In A Jar.
How precious!
 I've wanted to color up this image for a while now.
I love all of Tammy's images. They're all so fun and whimsical!

The background paper I used is vintage SandyLyon from my stash.
It has all this beautiful distressed silver around the edges.
I dyed the net (cheesecloth) with some of my purple and blue ink sprays.
After I colored the sand, I added Crystal Effects and gold beads and glitter, and then adhered some tiny sea shells to it. 
The sentiment, "get well wishes" is from a SU set.
I stamped and added the sentiment to a cut out from another piece of vintage paper that looked 3D. I added 2 glass beads over the 3D printed beads.
I also added some bling and beads to the card.
I did some dry  brushing on the lid of the jar with some Adirondack silver Mixative and a paintbrush.
That mixative is so awesome and I prefer it over a metallic marker. 
I added Stickles Stardust to the mermaid tail.
The bottom border is from a sticker sheet I picked up at the dollar store.
I realized, while making this card that I don't have a lot of blue paraphernalia so I guess I need to stock up on some blue schtuff! 
My local scrapbook store had a 50% sale off store wide for 2 weeks and I was able to stock up on some fun goodies! Funny how nothing blues found it's way into my shopping basket.
I made a visit to the store 3x so I think I'm good now until
 National Scrapbooking Day!
Here's a few pics of my haul.

 I mostly tried to hoard stock up on things I could use for all the Mixed Media projects I have planned. I've been slowly collecting mixed media for the last year or so.
That's how I roll...I like to gather all or as many supplies as I can before I actually start to create my vision projects.
I'm a collector, that's no surprise but I am a little surprised I thought I needed 30 Primary Elements Artist Pigment powders. You mix them with water in a spray bottle and you have beautiful metallic sprays. Or you can mix them with pastes or gels.
Fun, fun, fun!
Haha, we'll see how that all goes!
I'm hoping to do some Finnibair inspired art soon!
I was fortunate to have been able to take two of Anna's classes last Summer!

Are you just as surprised to see January slipping by? For weeks now I've been trying to get my craft room organized and instead of getting it done I just keep adding more supplies to the chaos!
Well tomorrow's another day!
So, lovies be sure to play along with us and link up at TCCB with your Winter,Blues creation and you could win a $12 gift certificate from A Day For Daisies.

Thanks for stopping in!
B-U-nique! Hugs!

Hair: BG01,BG05,BG0000,FBG2
Jar: B0000,0, C0,C3,C5
Tail: V000,V01,V04,V06, 
Sand: E30,E31,E33,FY1

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Mania-Make it sparkle 
Emerald Faeries Challenge-All about the bling 



Desire Fourie said...

Debora this is pure gorgeousness in a bottle. Loving the bling and scrumptious pearl accents.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Love your card. It's getting to where I can spot your work at a glance now. I love your style!
Great haul! I'm jealous, but have no right to be. I am jealous of you attending Anna's classes though. I really admire her art, and hope to create in her style myself some day.
Bigg huggs!

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh this is soooooo Very Beautiful!!! I love it all!!! This would have to really help in feeling well soon receiving this creaton!!!!
hugs, Heidi

zetkaArt said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in Card Mania Challenges

honey_bunny said...

Awww Debora, this card is a total stunner! Love all the sparkle on it and your colouring is truly AMAZING! Thanks for showing it in our monthly challenge at Card Mania and I hope to see you again soon! xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous creation, love your colouring absolutely amazing. Thanks for joing us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge, hope to see you again. Grats on being selected as Top 3 too.
~ Denise DT ~