Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Fishy Wishes *SFYTT*

Last week, Amy made the most adorable card using this stamp set called "Happy Days Mermaid". I fell in was complete perfection! Even more exciting was that I own that stamp set. This week, we have teamed up with Your Next Stamp to bring you some fun samples using Jen's amazing SFYTT! It was perfect for the images that I wanted to use.

I couldn't get all of the amazing, perfect details that Amy had used out of my mind, and I didn't want to copy, but there were a few things that I just had to add; bubble buttons and the curvy sentiment. Thanks, Amy! I was thrilled to find in my stash that I had some *very* bubble-esqe buttons that were the perfect addition.

I started out by picking my papers. There is nothing more frustrating than coloring your image only to find out that you have nothing to match. I thought that these papers from My Mind's Eye would work nicely. I decided to make my own *glitter* paper by adding some crystal stickles. I chose to only add glitter to the light pink and blue.

The focal image square was stamped using the bubble image from the set and then I added some crystal stickles to each bubble. The mermaid was stamped, cut and then colored using copic and prismacolor markers. Since she is swimming pretty, I thought that some crystal effects in her hair and on her cheeks would be a nice addition. Her fin is covered with clear micro-beads to give it a scaley look. Everything else is pretty straightforward. I really did have a lot of fun with this one. Emma has already asked me if this could be her birthday card...isn't that cute?

I almost used this stamp set, because it is so darn cute. I had been watching "The Hudsucker Proxy", which really got me in the mood to use the Hula Hoop set, but I just couldn't resist Miss Mermaid! I can't wait to see what the rest of the team has been up to and I am sure you can't either, so without further adieu (sp?) .............
Jen Del Muro and July Guest Designer
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins
I am finally going to see "Eclipse" tonight! Can you believe it has taken me so long to see it? With the other two movies I saw it opening night~ I guess that is what happens when you have a baby! I remember at "New Moon", I was getting very pregnant and it seemed like forever until he would be born and now look at us! Time certainly flies! Thanks for fluttering by!


Sandra MacLean said...

This is just tooo cute Kelly! I love how you used the square panel as just a backdrop to the image! Enjoy Eclipse! I'm seeing it for the second time tonight! :)

Amy Rohl said...

I love all the water-inspired touches, especially her hair and the water droplets on the square! Love the micro bead idea as well! Thanks for the little shout out!


Karen said...

This is soooo adorable and fun! I love all the glitter and buttons and beads, ok well I love it all! She looks very happy swimming on your card :o)

Jenn Diercks said...

This is a stunning card. I love all of the little details you put into it and the glitter is perfect.

I haven't seen Eclipse yet either. I never seem to make it to the movie theater.

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this, Kelly! Adorable and filled with amazing details! Love how you added the sparkle and the water droplets, and the bubble buttons are perfect!

Diane Jaquay said...

Kelly, this is such a SWEET card!!

Megan said...

The bubbles are so cool! Perfect little detail. :)

Amber said...

FUN card Kelly! I love how the blue buttons look like water bubbles! Super cute:)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just too cute, and the bubble buttons are awesome!!

Allison said...

This is so cute! Love the water droplets and micro beads! Looks amazing!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! This is SOOOOO cute Kelly! LOVE this little sweetie and your coloring!! FAB!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is one gorgeous card Kelly! Your coloring is brilliant! Such wonderful details! Thank you so much for the inspiration! (I even used a little mermaid image for this sketch too!) :D