Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sea Shell Easel Card with Mermaid Anya and Mer Ian

Hi all, where does time go, don't know if it is just because I am getting older, I didn't think it was possible but this year is going by way faster than last year lol! Spent the weekend in the neglected garden, then worked and went to Morgan's Musical Concert last night, some very talented children it was lovely listening to them playing their individual instruments and solo and duet singers. Morgan is in the choir and is loving it! It really brings a smile to my face when I hear him singing away to himself (practising his notes).

Anyway this card is created for a lovely friend who loves water, she played water polo for many years (couldn't find a water polo digi), and loves the beach so I thought of Mer Ian (digi) then a quick visit to my TGF addict Emma borrowed Mermaid Anya (don't think there are too many she hasn't got), now those who visit me know I looove Easel cards and do try and find a different shape to make so today we have a Sea Shell (hope you all can recognise it! It did try to colour a sea background but I need lots more practice so I cheated and used some dsp I had. Which I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Marshmallow, which I got yesterday (there is a wonderful craft shop up at Bacchus Marsh, so got a pass out from work a little earlier so I could visit before the concert) hehe. Just added the finishing touches nicely.

Both merpeople are feather blended which is our challenge over at Mad for Markers, you have until 30th May to enter, Sammi is giving a set of ciao markers to the winner, we would love to see your creations. It really is a gorgeous technique and Sammi has a tutorial for you to.

I decided to use Champagne stickles on Ian and used kindyglitz on both of the images, pink embellishments in Anya's hair. Distressed all the edges of the card, though difficult to see on the base. I left my sandpaper at work, but managed to find some sand in my craft cupboard, don't ask! I really don't like throwing anything away. The sea shells and charms etc are from my stash.

Copic Colours used: (available from Sammi here in Australia)

Hairs - E50, E51, E53, E35
Skin - E00, E000, R20
Tails etc - G00, G02, G05, R30, R32, R35, RV04, FV2


Anya Ink #1 - Easel Card
Anyone for Anya - Double Trouble
Inky Impressions #35 - Flowers (I have used 'O' for circles = pink embellisments, 'e' for easel card and 'r' for distressing.
A Spoon Full of Sugar #105 - Celebration card
Sophisticat Challenge Blog 32 - Splish Splash
Pile it On #20 - Out of the Box - Easel Card
Sew Many Challenges #15 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #51 - Birthday or celebrations
Stampin Sisters in Christ #40 - Distressing
Crafty Creations Challenge #68 - Encouragement/Celebration
Rosie D's Challenge #71 - Easel Card
I love Digi Challenge #7 - Charming

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. Gorgeous card Annette... how convenient having your very own TGF addict just nearby! :D lol! I love Mer Ian's hair and all of ths card really... the sand and shells is the perfect touch.. you are really rocking these easel cards!

  2. Wow Annette this is adorable, your colouring/Feathering is amazing, just LOVE it!
    Sue x

  3. Wow how amazing!!! Great seashell shape!! So cute and creative, i love it!! Thanks so much for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

  4. WOW!!! Very pretty!!! I love the fold technique! Love the details you've put into it!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sew many Challenges!!

  5. Great card for our blogaversary celebration challenge at CRAFT Challenge and good luck.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  6. WOW Annette! This is amazing...I love it and your coloring is fantastic! All that sand and shells Lisa will think she's at the beach! Fantastic Card and I know Lisa will love it!

  7. Gorgeous card Annette, just love your colouring and your lil charms are perfect, adoreable :)

    Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi this week :)

    Elaine x

  8. Forgot to say thanks for joinging us over at AnyaInk...hehe!

  9. Wow!!!! So lovely and so creative!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your great work!! Good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (Guest Designer)

  10. ...Also lovely to see your card at Rosie-D's Challenge!! Thanks for joining us!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  11. Wow this is fabulous so

  12. LOVE it!!! Love all the details! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!!!

  13. CUTE! What a fun idea for Mer Ian and Anya!! So summery, too. I will definitely have to make a shell easel card now! Thanks for the idea Annette!

  14. Perfect TGF stamps to use for your friend - fabulous!
    Hope you are well - I agree this year is just going waaaayyyyyy toooo fast!

  15. What a fantastic card. So love all the sand and the shells. The mermaids are coloured beautifully.

  16. Oh my goodness Annette this is WONDERFUL!!! WOW what a fun card and love love love those shells......AWESOME girl!

  17. What a great idea. Love the shell shape and the sand and the water. You have done a great job of those gorgeious mermmaids. Well done. Thanks for joining us at the Anya Ink Challenge. Hope you come back next time. Hugs. Lorraine

  18. Such an adorable card Annette! Your coloring is magnificent & the seashells & sand add such a wonderful touch! Perfect for the occasion!

  19. Great card and great use of your sand! LOL
    Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

  20. Wow this is gorgeous what a wonderful designed card loving that image this is beautiful thank you for sharing it with us at SMC this week.
    Lorraine x

  21. Wow! this is stunning!!! I LOVE everything about it. What a fantastic touch adding the sand and shells and charms. Love the shape and water too. How cute are these 2 images and you have done a fantastic job colouring them :oD
    Thanks for joining us at Anya Ink, hope to see you back next challenge xoxo

  22. Awww this is so cute!! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Hugs! :)

  23. CUTE CUTE CUTE! Love those darling images..
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!

  24. Wonderful.

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

  25. This is brilliant,fantastic colouring and I love the scene you have created!!! Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog!!

  26. So creative and clever to have a seashell shape Easel! Thanks for joining the INky Impressions Challenge this time!
    Pam Going Postal

  27. Oh wow, stunning effects, lovely creation!
    Thanks for sharing this with us
    at Rosie D's Challenge, good luck;-))m

  28. Hi Annette
    what a fab creation, so summer, oh to be on a sunny beach right now. England full of cloud once again. Still there's always crafting.
    takecare. janex

  29. Wow what a fabulous card, absolutely gorgeous & so very clever!

    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

    Jan xx

  30. Annette, wow another gorgeous Easel card, love the adorable images, your colouring is wondeful. hugs Jodie from Oz

  31. Oh my goodness, this is just amazing. Thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

  32. OHHHHHHHHHH GO GOSHHHH!! You did an awsome job.This is thinking outside the card lol!! geezzzzz louise!!!I will be here for ever if i tell you how much your card is awsome lol! I get this feeling you LOVE EASEL CARDS!Froim glansing around your blog lol!!Way to go sweetie!!!Thanks for joining us at Anya Ink,RubyM:)

  33. Wow Annette, what a super card. Just love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats. Hugs Tracy x

  34. WOW, I love this, what a great idea for an easel card. Love the shimmer on Ian's hair. Don 't you love it when you find something and can actually use it?

  35. WOW! I love the shape of your card! It is great!

    Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

  36. That's double cute! I hope you entered it in the '2 of something' challenge going on at another blog I visited yesterday :D

  37. Wow! What a clever shape for your easel card!!! I love everything about it! THanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  38. Lovely card, love the fact that you've used real beach sand.

  39. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  40. This is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  41. this is stunning, i would love to know how you attach the sea shell onto the circle to make this style of card.

    love tina x

  42. What a stunning easel card Annette!! Such awesome coloring and perfect details!! Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week.

  43. Gorgeous Card,Thanks for playing along with our Celebration challenge at ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

  44. Annette this is amazing! What a clever idea! I love your original cards. I have used Lili scooting...she is so cute. Hop on over to my blog to see her.
    Alicia xx

  45. I am on the great blog hop and came across yours which is fab! This card is lovely xx jo xx

  46. What a great idea and so well done.
    Thank you for joining us at "PIO"!
    hugs Nana

  47. Very cute! I love easels and this one is no exception! Very creative! Thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticat this week. Please come play with us now at Craftalicious !

    hugs, Diana


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