Wednesday, January 29, 2014

To Have A Good Friend... - "W"ednesday Posts #20


Today is Wednesday and so it's time for another "W"ednesday Post at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog where the DT gals take turns featuring Wee Stamps or Wild Rose Studio images on our cards/projects.  Suzi, Jane and I are participating in today's posting.

And so...this is my card.

For the shape of the card, I made my own template.  I searched for a picture of a scallop shell on the internet and then blew it up to the size I wanted--the width is just about under 6 inches. 
I chose a circle to cut around the image, a round shape--it's suppose to represent the pearl in an oyster.  Get it?  Yes, yes, I know that's not the shape of an oyster shell but a scallop shell instead.  Artistic license, you know...tee hee.  

I made this into an easel card. 

Oh by the way, those aren't flowers.  They're sea anemones--at least they're supposed to be...tee hee.  

This adorable image I am featuring is by Sylvia Zet from Wee Stamps...

and she is called Goldie and can be found at the Magnolia-licious on-line store HERE.

Check out the rest of the Wee Stamps Collection HERE.

Of course you can also find Magnolia stamps there--both full size and minis--as well as stamps from  Wild Rose Studios, Penny Black and Candibeans.   Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies.  Have look at the *new* exquisite dies from Memory Box and PoppyStamps.  Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Cool!

Challenges for this card:
Sketchy Colors Challenge #195 - Green, blue and white
Deep Ocean Challenge #70 - Fantasy
Creative Fingers Challenge #21- Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #76 - Anything Goes/Animals
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #5 - Anything Goes/Fancy Folds
Craftin Desert Diva's - Shaped Cards Linky Party
Created With Love Challenges - CWLC 74 Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #61 - Cute January Blues
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Recipe: 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 different embellishments
Craft Room Challenge - Age of Aquarius

Thanks for dropping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week.

Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  From me+my BIG ideas Modern Milan paper pad; from DCWV Baby Boy Stack paper pad  
Dies:  Spellbinders Standard Circles; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 19 ; Memory Box 98634 Gwyneth Flourish; Go Kreate Small Frames Frilly Square #10
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Broken China; Blue Moon charms; pearls and sea shells from my stash 
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 


Sarah - Crea S said...

Just so beautiful Norma! Love it! And your colouring, wow, fantastic! Hugs,

Kari said...

This is so lovely,and the cutest image!Wonderful colouring!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

Camellia Cards said...

Fabulous card, love the shape, you've made a fab job of it and the colours are brilliant.

mgoll88 said...

What a fantastic and lovelx card creations... soo nice with the shell and the mermaid goes perfect with it!


Louise said...

Awesome card Norma, I love the shape, perfect details and your image is colored beautifully
hugs Louise

Christine Dol said...

Genius Norma! What a fantastic idea! Leave it to you...always coming up with the greatest ideas! Your colouring is fantastic...oh heck..your card is just fabulous!

Beth Brovold said...

My Dear Norma: You are just the most creative and generous person...always sharing with us such FANTASTIC ideas!!! Your card is just STUNNING and I just love your shell shape no matter what type of shell it is...LOL!!!

Shazza said...

this is so beautiful, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous and amazing !! Wonderful !! WOW!!
Just love it all !! I am a huge FAN of mermaids and WEE stamps so this just had my heart!! :) :)
So well done and love the sea additions instead of traditional flowers!! :) :)

:) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments for our “1-2-3 Recipe Challenge”!!!
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cebelica said...

Great idea for the card shape - it really is something different. Beautiful! Hugs! xx

Marsha said...

Talk about cute! What a clever idea to make the shell shape. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing the challenge at Create With Love.

Mojca said...

waaaaaw! totaly gorgeous! hugs! MOjca

Chris Hanselman said...

Stunning card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

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Nanasniftynitch said...

Norma, I have to say I just adore this card so much!! The coast is my hubbys favorite place to be and we enjoy anything that reminds us of the ocean. Your sentiment is beautiful too. Love Love this card.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Oh my gosh, how stinkin' cute is this? I think it's totally adorable and yep I got it, I got that it was a pearl. That shell easel is just as clever as can be. Awesome!

Diane said...

Mu gosh Norma what a sweet mermaid card design.

Hugs diane

Unknown said...

OMG! This is the most beautiful card! I just love everything about it! Very creative with the shell shape and love the "sea anemones" are fantastic!

Phi said...

This is just beautiful. I love the shape of the card and the colours. Gorgeous design.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh what a beautiful card. Your coloring is stunning. Love the image too. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Angie said...

Absolutely fantastic card! Thanks for joining us Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

a Seeker of the TRUTH said...

Wow! This is so stunning. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
hugs Julie

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea, such a pretty mermaid and the easel is the perfect shape, very clever Norma
Hugs Julie P

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh this is sooo very Beautiful. I Love mermaid stamps and I have a huge collection of them and Goldie is one of them. Love your shell shape too. The sea anemones are awesome too!
hugs, Heidi

Unknown said...

Fabulous fun easel card,Following the mermaid theme all the way through,cute little girls,love the colouring and the embellishments thank you for joining in with us at crafting from the heart and good luck

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card and the shape is just perfect for the image. Stunning
Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies 'January Blues' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Zoechaos said...

How very clever to make a shell shaped card delightful way to show off your sweet little mermaid. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Pam MacKay said...

What a fantastic shape card and that little mermaid is darling! Thanks for joining Creative with Love Challenges!

NPurdum56 said...

What a gorgeous card Norma! I love that shape and it is perfect for that image!!!! Nancee :)

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Norma! Love the shell shape!!

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

WOW, this is fabulous, love all the colors and the layout is amazing. Love it.
Hugs Doreen

Mayras Designs said...

This is a beautiful card !!!! I love everything you did !! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party !!

Mayra DTM

Annie said...

Very cleverly pieced together Norma :-) I love the shell and idea of the pearl :-) a gorgeous wee stamp and wonderful colours. Thank you for joining in with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight
Hugs Annie x

EnblogSail said...

Love the scallop. Very creative!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! I just love the shape and the colors. Makes me want to go to the beach.


Barb Hardeman said...

This is an awesome card, Norma! You are so clever at creating your own shape. Your coloring is beautiful and all your design elements really float (kind of like bubbles) around your sweet image. Hugs...Barb

cathylynn said...

Totally Awesome Norma! You and your card! This is one beautiful card and I admire your shell design. Great coloring too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Debi said...

this is just such a cool cute card, love the design, the colours and how you've done the background, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

fiona mctiernan walker said...

Beautiful card and loving the shape and the design of the card.
Thanks for joining our challenge this week at artistic inspirations.
Good luck
Fiona dt. x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Norma, this is amazing, I love this seashell shape and your embellies are stunning. Great work on the image as well. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week!!

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and i love the shape,and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments

Chris said...

What a fun shaped card, Norma! I love the shape! It is a perfect pairing with that beautifully colored Goldie! You are such a clever, clever gal! Brava!


tracym110 said...

Wowzers!!! that is one beautiful card! and the shape is perfect, a shell with a mermaid! genius!! :) The embellishments you used are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's!
Tracy :)

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