Mermaid Thanks

Thought I would play with another of Di's Digi Downloads today - love these cute little girls (and thank you to Di for choosing my last card to be one of the Top 3 picks for the last challenge!). This week's challenge at Di's Digi Designs is called Summer Fun and this cute little mermaid looks like she's having lots of fun to me! This card is also for Open Minded Crafts Challenge #14 Water, Water Everywhere, for Live and Love Crafts Challenge #25 By The Sea (ok mine's technically in the sea, but I hope it counts!), Crafty Ribbons Challenge #96 Anything Goes With Ribbon, Crafty Little Fairies July Challenge Summer Fun and finally for Creative Inspirations Challenge #272 to use the sketch below. I rotated it to fit my image better.

And here she is - very green and turquoise today to match the old papers I pulled out of my stash.


Stamps: Mermaid Izzy from Di's Digi Downloads, Pretty Peonies from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore (Retired), Kaleidoscope DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Gloss Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Stardust Stickles, Di-Namics Waves Border Die from MFT, Elegant Flourish Die from Crafts Too, Small Garden Sprig Die from Poppy Stamps, Flowers from Magnolia & Wild Orchid Crafts

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - Y21, YR23, E15, E18
Green - YG03, YG06, G14
Turquoise - BG01, BG05, BG07
Rock - T1, T4, T6
Shell - YR00, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07
Fish - YR12, YR15, YR18
Sea - BG10, BG11, BG13

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Vannessa,
    Of course it counts! Great choice of image, and the green and blue papers give the feeling of her being in the water. Very cute card. Thanks for linking up to LLC's By the Sea challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  2. wow your coloring is just superb!!!! Love the color scheme of your card!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  3. So very pretty Vannessa...gorgeous image and wonderful colouring..
    Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies”
    Summer fun challenge..
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE the colors you have used.. this is an amazing image! And your coloring is phenomenal!!! Love it!! And I love the dies you used! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  5. The vibrancy of your coloring really makes the image pop. You've also created a great background so your image stands out. Great work on the hair too. Thanks so much for showing us this special card at Open-Minded Crafting. We'd love to see more soon! Good Luck.

  6. Great card Vanessa, love the colors and your coloring is superb, and the background is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge.
    Cindy DT

  7. A beautiful card Vanessa but unfortunately your link does not go back to Crafty Ribbons so I have to say that this time your gorgeous creation, will not be valid on the Challenge Blog this time because of this.
    Good Luck in all the others that you have entered
    Marg, DT member for

  8. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

  9. Such a sweet image, beautifully coloured :-) Lovely papers and embellies too Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us in the Summer Fun challenge at Di's Digi Designs

    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

  10. Oh my gosh, this is ADORABLE! Love the image and your take on the sketch is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us for our "Water Everywhere Challenge" at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  11. This is such a sweet card, love the bright colors!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Water Everywhere Challenge" at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    Milnie DT

  12. This is lovely! The colour scheme is just perfect and your colouring is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again!

    Hanne, DT

  13. This card is so cute! And the colors are greate for the sea!
    Thank you so much for joining our LLC July Challenge! Hope to see you next month too!

    Big Hugs

  14. This is Beautiful!!! I Love it all!!!! I am such a Mermaid fan!!!! Will have to go check out Di's digis.


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