Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mermaids in December!

We interrupt this Christmas season to bring you thoughts of warm weather and tropical days! I needed a little break from all of the Christmas cards, so when I saw a challenge issued from Charisma Cardz, Dreaming of Summertime, I thought this was a great chance for something different. The colors from Copic Colour Challenge fit in perfect for this tropical theme as well (Chrome Orange, Cerise and Yellow Green). I used the bonus sketch from Michelle Perkett Designs, and this is also her image, Tropical Rhapsody. I used a Martha Stewart branch punch to create my seaweed. My button embellishment started off as clear craft buttons, but I colored them with my copics.

This card is also for the following challenges:
LaLa Land- buttons
Cuttlebug Challenges- sparkle
By the Cute and Girly - Let's go to the Movies (Splash)

I am still sitting here writing this wearing a thick cashmere sweater, but at least I can pretend it is warm and sunny out!


Elena said...

Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful image you chose for the card!
Thank you so much for playing with us this week at La-La Land Crafts!

Michelle said...

Gini! This is the most stunning card!! Oh, you have made my tropical rhapsody mermaid just come to life with these colors! I am crazy about the seaweed and all of the amazing embellishments! You have to share this card with our group, the girls will go crazy!! Love it so much, Gini!!:)

Irina Blount said...

Pretty!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!!

Nikki said...

Very Pretty looks like she's on a reef of seaweed :)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

what a colourful and so 3d card, your mermaid is beautiful , such an inspired film choice.Thanks for sharing your creation with by the cute and girly.

Beryl said...

This is fabulous - your mermaid is gorgeous and your seaweed is brilliant. I love this film so thanks for reminding me of it. Thank you also for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

Unknown said...

This is such a lovely card, what a fabulous image

Thanks for joining in our Summer challenge at Charisma

Jan x

Sally said...

Stunning card. You can't get much more summery than that. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Vee said...

An adorable image and card, loving your seaweed. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Unknown said...

What a pretty image! Georgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at La La Land Crafts!

Maureen said...

Just stunning! LOVE how you used all the punches to make seaweed - so creative! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

brenda said...

What a wonderful image, the colours are absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at BTCG.

B x

Allison said...

lovely card, love the leaves
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Jules said...

Hi Gini

A really lovely card for the movie "Splash".

Love your image, gorgeous button, colours and that fantastic seaweed.

Thank you for sharing with By the Cute and Girly this month.

Love Jules xx

Michelle said...

Hi Gini!

I just went to our challenge blog and you already HAVE shared this card with us for our blog hop sketch challenge! Thank you Gini! I love it so much! You are so talented!


pinky said...

Excellent Gini, this is just fabulous, your colouring is superb and I love all the greenery. Thanks so much for playing along at BTC&G, excellent film choice lol.

Chelsea said...

Oh Wow, look at this card! It's absolutely gorgeous Gini. Love the pink fins! :)Chel

debb said...

Gini- Love this card- It really takes me away to the warmth, at least in my mind! Beautiful and very inspiring!

Leanne said...

This is absolutely wonderful!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!


Juls said...

such a great card!! and inspired film choice, your mermaid is beautiful, love the fab colouring! and all the gorgeous foliage! truly a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

Deb said...

How beautiful! I love all the sparkle and texture! What a great scene to support this gorgeous image!

Scrappymax said...

Super card and I love the mermaid image and how you have coloured her.
Thanks for joining us this month over at BTC&G.
Max x