Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs - Mermaid and Seahorses


Hi and Good Morning :)  I hope everyone is having a fab week so far!
 
For my card today I wanted to show the versatility and diversity of Cheery Lynn Dies, taking the Seahorse Family as my inspiration and mixing them with some new release dies and older dies too.
 
I started off with a 6 x 6 inch blank kraft card base, and layered up MME paper and DCWV aqua card.  I ripped the second sheet of paper to reveal the Tolkien quote underneath, and then set about adding some really cool dies.
 
I used the gauze border die to create a fish-net border, and inked the edges with Walnut DI.  I added 2 Tropical flourishes and also 2 mini fanciful flourish dies before layering my sea-horses, coral and picture.  I made the flower using the Chrysanthemum Strip (I love these floral strips) and a mini flower from the BAF embellishment set.

Now, in Alisons' world, seahorses would come in fantasy pinks, blues or green, but I have been reliably informed that they actually come in yellowy brown! lol ;)  The image is from Crafts and Me, and was coloured in PM's, and I had one of those awkward moments, when my aqua flex marker ran out before I could finish colouring the background - so bah and tut to that!!!   Glitter, also continues to be my nemessis! :(
 
I added finishing touches with charms, pearls, brads, starfish and twine, and 'Robbie' the wee crayfish was created by me just from scrap card!  Not my best effort, but quite fun.
 
All dies used on this card are:
 
B181A - Embellishment #1 - Mini Flower

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Crafts & Me - Flowers
Passion for Promarkers - To Die For
 
Thanks so much for visiting mu blog today, and dont forget we have a fab challenge this week over at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge, where our theme is 'Bling it Up', and the lucky winner will receive a $20 voucher to spend in the Cheery Lynn Store.
 
Thats all from me today, have a smashing week!

28 comments:

Ann-Marie said...

Wow this is a stunning card and so beautifully coloured. Everytime I look at it I notice something different, just fab. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Sonia said...

Hello my dear friend, I want to apologize if I can not comment on all your beautiful work, but I finally found a full-time job ^_^
Will I be able to visit you on weekends only .. in Italy today is Labor Day and we are all at home^_^
You have done a marvelous creation as always
Have a wonderful day^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Alison.
Gr Elly

Olga said...

now that will stop traffic!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Wow this is amazing Alison!
All those beautiful details:)
The image is so pretty and your colouring is great.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Doreen said...

Beautiful card.love the image and colours.xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning Alison. I love the image and the die cut sea horses look amazing and so beautiful
Hugs Sue

Paula (PEP) said...

PEP's world has mauve, pink, green & blue seahorses too & I just love that crayfish. Your oral is delightful & even if the aqua Flexmarker ran out it looks brilliant the way it is. Love the quote too.
Paula (PEP)

Debbie's Time Out said...

Alison This is absolutley gorgeous. I love the theme of this card and the dies and image you used to create that theme.

catherine said...

Just stunning Alison. Love all the embellishment and details
x catherine

Chris said...

Wow, Alison! I love this! Such a beautiful mermaid and the die cuts are lovely!
Chris
x

tilly's crafts said...

wow, stunning card Alison - love all those embellishments and details. and such a gorgeous image
Kim x
(yes, seahorses are always pretty colours in my world too lol!)

Claire said...

WOW this is just fabulous - love those seahorse and gorgeous colours and elements. Hugs, Claire x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Alison. The seahorse dies look brilliant, love them!
Lorraine x

Annette said...

Oh my, this is so pretty. I love all the nautical items. The seahorses are fab.
Annette
xx

pam said...

wow Alison fantastic card, love this image and all those dies you have use, looks amazing
pam

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Alison another masterpiece! Beautiful image and those die cuts are making me drool! Hugs Susan x

coops said...

wow so stunning alison.really gorgeous mermiad.your details are fabulous especially the seahorses :D
i am sure seahorses come in some wonderful vibrant colours?

xx coops xx

Paper Profusion said...

So so inventive Alison - beautiful work. Nicola x

Nat said...

Oh wow Alison, there is so much lovely detail on this card, I don't know where to look first - gorgeous creation!
Natx

Vicky said...

A lovely card!! Thank you for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week :)

hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

oops me again alison :D
Thanks for joining in my themes this week at the Passion for Promarkers and Crafts and Me challenges :D

xx coops xx

Dora said...

Wow Alison, this is awesome, I love the die cuts, haven't seen these sea horses before, they are so beautiful and the colouring of the image is absolutely wonderful... seems so alive, love it xxx

Loopylou. said...

omgosh those seahorses are awesome! beautiful card too.
Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the PFP challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Violets Corner said...

Love, love, love the wonderful card Alison.

Robbie is a fantastic addition, I was just checking from where to buy the die!

Warm hugs
Maarit

coops said...

ooops and its me yet again alison :D
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Passion for Promarkers challenge :D

xx coops xx

Eileen said...

I can't believe I have missed so many of your fabulous cards Alison, I've been and up and down blogger recently.
I LOVE THIS CARD !!! Fabulous colouring of the image and oh my your embellishments and die cuts are amazing. Beautiful work
Eileen x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Alison! what a beautiful image and the papers and embellies are absolutely awesome!! so many wonderful details on this card…. I love the seahorses !! :-))
Big hugs
Sue xx

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