Sunday, 3 October 2010

Mermaid Tilda

Afternoon all,

Well what a miserable Sunday it's wet and horrible here. However just put away a very nice Sunday dinner and am sitting here with a big mug of freshly brewed coffee surrounded by my crafty stash. Had great fun finishing my DT project for tomorrow mornings Magical Monday Challenge, so I hope to see you all giving our next challenge a go.
Anyway for now I have a Magnolia project to share with you. Last week I ran a workshop on how to incorporate acetate into your projects and this is one of the cards made. I used 3 of the gorgeous images from the Bon Voyage collection - Mermaid Tilda, Sea view Background and the Seaweed. The acetate front of the card was secured with a tab sandwiched between the back of the card and the DP was used to cover the join. I stamped the seaweed along the botton of the acetate panel using Stazon then glittered it. Then I stamped and coloured the other 2 images and applied the mermaid to the front of the acetate panel and stuck the sea view inside the card. The greeting is by Hero Arts which I layered up and attached to the front.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Week 75 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Catz - #52 'A Birthday Card for a Child with Sparkle'
Paper Sundaes - #38 'Something from your Stash' (Haven't used my acetate for ages!)
Stamp Something - 'Something to Celebrate'
Creative Cottages - #24 'Bling it On!' (check out the glittery seaweed)
Basic Grey Challenges - #30 'Sparkle'
Here's a little close up of Tilda:

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Mermaid Tilda
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Shell Top and Tail: Pink Carnation, Fuschia Pink

Sea Background
Porthole Rim and Boat Hull: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Sails: Ivory
Sky: Pastel Blue
Sea: Tea Green, Denim Blue


  1. Fantastic card Clare! Love this idea! Such a cute Tilda and love the sparkly seaweed too!
    Enjoy the rest of the evening :)

  2. Beautiful card,i love the pastel tints.

    Grtzz Marjon

  3. oh i have held this card and she is so special in real life! just gorgeous hun, hugs Lou xxx

  4. Hi ya
    a beautiful card, awesome colouring, lovely scene & papers, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  5. Hi Clare
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on our Birthday Celebration at CraftyCatz this week,
    hugs Dianne xx

  6. hi claire, lovely pretty card, with added sparkle...lovely.
    thanks for sharing your card with us for our Birthday celebration challenge, x carol

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the birthday celebrations at Crafty Catz this week x

  8. OMGosh! I love this, so pretty. Love the sparkle and the acetate is just PERFECT!!! Thanks for joining us this week and "using your stash" at Paper Sundae's.


  9. Oh what a pretty in pink Tilda Mermaid! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  10. Such a gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  11. Gorgeous card Clare, love the soft gently colours and pretty Tilda, fabulous 'sparkling'.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey.
    hugs Heather xx

  12. Beautiful! Love the glittery sea weed. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

  13. Fabulous card Clare :-)gorgeous image and the way you made this is lovely ,, fab use of acetate :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Fabulous card, the colours are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at JM this week x


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