Wednesday 4 September 2013

Divas by Design DT - Water Theme

Good morning everyone...

Hope you're keeping well and managing to catch the last little bits of summer sun before Autumn arrives.

It was back to work on Monday for me and a whole 8 week helf term to look forward to! 

Unfortunately we didn't finish my craft room before I went back, but we're making progress. I'll post some pictures when we're finished. I've got lots of cupboards, but when I suggested that I'd need to buy some more stash to fill them Hubby didn't seem to agree. A girl can try :)

I'm here today to tell you about this weeks challenge over at Divas by Design.
This week the theme is


Lots of different possibilities here. Why not pop on over and get some inspiration from my lovely teamies.

I've used Magnolia's Mermaid Tilda. Shame on me I bought her ages ago and this is the first time she has seen ink.

The papers are En France by Prima and have all been distressed with Walnut DI.
I mounted her behind a Kraft circle with copper brads to make it look like you were seeing her through a porthole window. The background was made following a tutorial on the Make It Crafty website. I coloured Tilda first before masking her and then colouring the background. I added glossy accents to the bubbles to make them stand out

Copics used

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E41, E43, E44, E47
Scales : E50, E51, E53, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BV20, BG13
Bubbles: C00, C0, BG0000 & blender
Background : BG11, B00, BG000

Other Ingredients :

Flowers : WOC and The Hobby House
Dies: Magnolia So wrapped lovely heart, Marianne Garden Branch LR0151 and Die-namics Mix and Match Banner
Lace : Live and Love Crafts
Charms : The Hobby House
Gesso splodged here and there

Thanks so much for popping by I really appreciate the visit and the lovely comments you leave.

Until next time

Happy Crafting,
Big Hugs,

Janine x


Sharon said...

Such a cute little mermaid and love the soft colours. Love how you have made the mat into a porthole and the embellishments are gorgeous.
I am sure in time you will fill your new cupboards with crafty stash!!!
Hugs Sharon. x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just gorgeous with a wonderful shabby chic feel.
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Sarah-Jane said...

This is a gorgeous card Janine. I love your colouring and all the details. I also have this stamp but I don't use it often enough.
Sarah-Jane xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Janine… what a fab Tilda and you've coloured her beautifully… I love the pretty papers and soft colours and the embellishments are stunning! :-)
Big Hugs
Sue B xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh gorgeous love this look and you do it so perfectly just beautiful
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Janine. The image is adorable and I love all the pretty details.
My two went back to school today...:-( I'm missing them already!
Lorraine x

coops said...

wow so stunning janine.really pretty image and details and your colour are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Janine, love the soft colours.
Hugs Wendy xx

Berry said...

This is utterly stunning Janine! Your colouring is beautiful and I love the layout of this just beautiful! Hugs Rebekah xx

Unknown said...

What a stunning card hon x

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors and the embellishments compliment so perfectly. Tilda is beautiful!
Hugs Kelly