Thursday, 15 June 2017

World Wide Open Design Team ... New monthly Challenge Card

Hiya for today's card I used one of Julia's beautiful mermaids,I coloured her with Polychromos Pencils and did the background with Prismacolor as it was the colour I wanted for it..I then used a Tattered Lace basic die to cut it out and did the same with another piece of craft card to mount it onto and make it stronger ..I then cut a two inch strip and folded half inch on each side then folded in one side and out the other out..I then cut little V shapes out to allow me to go around the shape..I used tacky glue to add it to the outside of the base and the V shapes should be sticking outwards at this stage..I used a full length of A4 and about 6 inches to go all around ,but will vary on the size of your frame..I them made the front of the frame by cutting a larger circle ,I used a Tonic big plain die from one of the big sets for this and the same Size TL die for the center whole ..I did emboss the card with a CC Linen embossing folder.
Once done to add more strength I added some craft card and did the wiggly edge around the outside and inside by hand.I then glued it onto the V shaped pieces on the back,once lined up I obviously made sure it was also lined up with the inside ,I then popped it on its face and made sure each point was firmly stuck..It looks hard but it 's not..Well I did it with Dodgy finger so I am sure you can lol!..
All the dies used to decorate the bottom are from China,and have been hand coloured to suit..When looking for my pearls I found the tiny fish beads and the tiny starfish ,so I added those for more texture and dimension ..And to finish I added a variety of blue ,cream and white pearls..
Thank you for popping by :) xx

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  1. Wow it's very beautiful ....xx

  2. Saw this on the challenge blog, Christine and just had to come comment. Beautiful work! xxD

  3. This is a great project. I feel like I am looking thru a porthole looking into the sea and seeing that cute mermaid. Love that image and those die cuts as well. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges} Hugs, Barbara

  4. Gorgeous!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  5. beautiful. i love mermaids. thank you for joining us over at whoopsie daisy, good luck and hope to see you again xx

  6. I'm baack! Thanks so much for joining our 'Under the Sea' challenge at Aurora Wings with this beauty. xxD

  7. this is gorgeous Christine
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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