Tuesday 19 July 2016

Shell mermaid easel card


It is Tracey here with my inspiration post for  July at Craft-deebowz. .This month  The Design Team had to create a project using  the theme of mermaids and use the colours teal and or tan..
This month our wonderful sponsor is Cute As A Button and I have used their  gorgeous shell mermaid digital  image which can be found HERE

I coloured the image with promarkers and used a crafters companion clear glitter overlay pen to give her tail some sparkle. I made the round easel shaped card using grande scalloped circle dies and kraft card.The die I used to create the swirls on the base is a die from sue Wilson from the Gemini range. The anchor and flourishes are  made using a memory box dies The tags are pre made from prima.The stunning flowers are handmade using the same papers I used on the project and a stamp and die set called crafty cocktail flowers and they are from joycrafts.
The stunning 4 looped  bow was created with 2 different colours of organza ribbon and created  using my Craft-deebowz bow maker ...It gives me perfect bows every time and is so easy to use

challenges entered
 613 Avenue Create - Anything goes optional colour twist
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine anything goes[1 of 3]
 Dragonfly Dreams  anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu  anything goes or lifes a beach
Glitter n Sparkle  anything goes
Great Impressions  anything goes
Pile It On - fave colours[craft and blue]
The Ribbon Girls anything goes with ribbon and an image
A Gem of a Challenge  use kraft card
Crafting with Dragonflies  summer fun 
Crafty Friends Challenge use your dies
 Little Claire's anything goes
 Card and Scrap anything goes
Crafts and Me  anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Crafty Awesomeness  anything goes
Digistamps 4 Joy  anything goes
The Sisters of Craft  anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends - anything goes
Simply Papercraft anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations anything goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge  anything goes
Julia Spiri Challenge  anything goes beach twist
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
 Moo-Mania & More  anything goes
I found this lovely mermaid verse on pinterest and printed  it on my computer

I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to join in the challenge for July where anything goes with a handmade bow
Happy crafting
Tracey x


  1. This is so beautiful! I love the image and your coloring is awesome. That verse is fabulous! The easel card is perfect for this larger image and your flowers and bow are perfect on this card. I love the two toned bow! Hugs, Gail

  2. This is just BEAUTIFUL!
    Thank you so much for joining
    oxo Susi

  3. This is so pretty Tracey. I love the colour combo and the delicate bow. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.......lovely sentiment too. Wynn DT

  4. Lovely

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  5. Such a beautiful card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    DT Ellenor Monica.

  6. wonderful card. thank you for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Jarka DT

  7. Very lovely sweet card, beautiful verse. Thanks for joining Julia Spiri challenge #22 cheers Sue N Guest DT for this challenge.

  8. Stunning card x so well put together xx love the colours x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  9. Gorgeous easel card. I love the poem and the way you colored the mermaid. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge.Katie-DTMember

  10. So beautiful! I love mermaids!! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

  11. this is adorable, such a sweet image....I know you like to use your dies, and they are perfect for this challenge

    thank you so much for joining in with the Crafty Friends, come along and see us again

  12. Beautiful easel card, the bow looks stunning and I like the details you added. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and we hope to see you back again soon.

  13. Really pretty! Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  14. Great card - This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

  15. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card. Great use of Dies for our challenge theme. Good luck and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  16. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  17. Wow gorgeous. Love the design and image. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  18. So pretty and one of my favourite colour combos x

    Thank You for joining in at Crafts & Me challenge. Please check back for our new challenge and winners x

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thank you so much for taking the time to comment,i really do appreciate them ,i will pop over and have a visit with you as often as possible.
tracey x x