Tuesday, 15 February 2011


In a bit of dash this morning, but I really wanted to share this card that I made using a Sweet Pea stamp called Aloha.  I find these images irresistable to colour, and you can just drift away into your own world.  :)

Anyway, I followed the fab sketch by Bev over on Friday Sketchers and was really aiming for an underwater world feel to this card (without the water!) lol.  Its a lot more shimmery in real life, as all of her tail is accented with green glitter pen, and her hair sparkles with crystal star sakura.

I hand-stitched the backing panel with gold thread and used K&Co papers, promarkers, glitterpens, stickles and marianne flourish dies.  Sea shell charms, organza ribbon, fibres and irridescent flowers from stash. 

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

In a Sweet Pea Dream - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Mythical/Fantasy
Friday Sketchers - Fab Sketch by  Bev
BunnyZoes Crafts - Spring - Flowers everywhere.
Sketchy Colours - Peach, Green and Gold
One Stitch at a Time - Make it Pretty (2nd entry)
Crafty Cardmakers - Plastic - I have used irridescent plastic flowers.
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching - I hand stitched the gold thread on the backing DP
Papertake Weekly - Putting on the  Glitz - sparkle, shimmer and glitter

Thanks so much for looking, have a great day, and please come back tomorrow to see my GDT card for I Love Promarkers.


Anne said...

Wow you nailed the underwater look, this is brilliant, lovely details and cool colours, very very nice... Almost forgot to mention the great stitching!

Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Such an amazing card. Love the peaches and green together and you have coloured the image beautifully. Gorgeous details as always and great layout. Donna

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow alison,this is beautiful love the soft colors and that little bit of glitter.
beautiful details.

greetings karin

Beverly Sams said...

Cool idea to hang the charms from the flourishes! Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Amazing work Alison; I love all the little details that make up your fab creations. Well done on your win at Digital Tuesday! xxx

Suzilou said...

Wow Alison, love this card, how beautifull is that stamp and you have done an amazing job colouring it in. Love your paper and handstitching and damn wish I had brought that MS punch yesterday! Am having real trouble making cards for challanges atm, have coloured a few images in just having trouble making them into cards, oh well, on-line gaming tonight :) see if I can get some cards made tomorrow xx

Josephine said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours.

Thanks for joining us in the Plastic spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers, and in the Pretty challenge at the One Stitch at a Time Birthday Bash!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Alison. I love all the glitter. Debs xx

coops said...

wow, stunning card alison.the image is so gorgeous and fantastic colouring.i love your colours and beautiful details :D

xx coops xx

Paula said...

Love the abalone effect of those little floral embeliishments - they really look like bits of shell. this is my favourite of all your cards so far & the sparkle is astonishing (I clicked & enlarged & was amply rewarded).
Paula (PEP)
Absoslutely stunning.

Lin said...

Alison this is gorgeous. I love the whole feel of it and the colour looks amazing.

Thanks so much for joining our Plastic Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, love the colours especially. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT

KymKreates said...

What a beautiful creation! The detail is amazing!

Thanks for joining us this time with the anything goes challenge. Hope to see more of your artwork in the future!

Sweet Pea DT

Gemma said...

a fabulous creation! Thanks for joining in our Mythical/Fantasy theme this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

Alex said...

this is beautiful. Love the charms and placement of the sparkle. Thank you for joining us in a Sweet Pea Dream!

Marjo said...

Gorgeous,thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo..Don't forget to check out my Birthday Comment Candy here

Hugs, Marjo

debby4000 said...

Stunning card and love the beautiful fairy.

Marianne said...

A beautiful card, and a great use of our color kombo!
I love the image!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck!
Hugs, Marianne:)

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Debbie said...

Wow Alison, this is amazing - they are fun to colour in I agree, and the magical nature of them means the colour combinations can be endless. I bet you get as addicted as I am :)


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