Friday, 13 April 2012

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Marina The Mermaid & Friends Layered Card

Morning folks. I hope you had a fantastic Easter and that the Bunny bought you lots of lovely chocolate!!! We unexpectedly ended up having guests which although hard work was really enjoyable! Anyway, it's time for another Delicious Doodles Challenge which this week is LAYERS, so we want to see lots of layers on your projects.

I've used the fabulous images Marina and Seahorses for my stepper card. Unfortunately, my photos really don't do this card justice, but try as I might I just couldn't get one that shows the true colours and depth and sparkle :(


The image has been coloured with a combination of Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The fish and Marina's lips have been given some dimension with Glossy Accents, her tail has been given the Stickles treatment and I've added some Clear Star Sakura Gel Pen to the bits in her hair. I've then mounted the image onto some sea green paper and Rock Star Stack Papers from DCWV.


The stepper card base was then covered with a sea green paper. The waves have been cut using a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On The Edge Scrollwork Die. The sea creatures have been created by importing a copy of the images into a graphics programme, removing all of the surplus items and then re-sizing and flipping the fish and sea-horses as appropriate. They've then been coloured, cut out and mounted onto the card using silicone glue and if necessary acetate. The sea weed has been cut from some scraps of paper using Spellbinders Foliage Dies.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I'm not sure what we're upto, but I'm considering a trip into London to visit the Dungeons and The London Eye.

Claire xxx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts & Me - 3D
My Mum's Craft Shop - It's a celebration
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Shaped Cards
Love to Create - Birthday
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - 2 or more papers
The Crafty Pad - Use a die

31 comments:

  1. Hi Hunny gorgeous card I love the stepper with these images and I am imagining the sparkle. This is totally Beautiful. I live 5 mins walk from the London Dungeons so may be able to say hi whilst you queue IYKWIM xxx Hugs Pascale

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    1. Hi Pascale

      That'd be good. If we don't make it then we'll be going at some point soon so will let you know :D

      Claire xxx

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  2. What a gorgeous quick-make...



    lol...

    OMG!! How long did this take??!!! Have the kids eaten this week ?lol Stunning detailed work...you are so good at these stepper cards.

    You are going to London and NOT visiting Ally Pally??! Goodness, are you feeling ok? Have a great weekend x Jo

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    1. LOL Jo you know my kids were living off of their Easter eggs :D It didn't take too long - about 4 hours and most of that was colouring (which I managed to stuff up - but shhh I might have gotton away with it!!! x)

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  3. Whoooooa. I swear your cards are pure works of art! Amazing amazing detail.

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  4. This is just gorgeous Claire,fabulous image, colouring and details.xxx

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  5. Incredible! Absolutely fantastic, love all the sea creatures on the steps and the image is just gorgeous! Super card!

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  6. This is just awesome hun! Such a lot of work has gone into this one, it looks spectacular! xx

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  7. Oh I can tell that this card must have taken a while to complete and it is sure worth the effort as it is stunning! Just look at all of those fish and fronds and starfish. It really was the best way of trying to show it all off on a stepper card!

    Gorgeous work Claire!

    I reckon you are really off to Ally Pally and not the Eye!! Have fun whatever you are upto!

    Keryn x

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  8. Omg wow this card is fantastic so much work has gone into it I love it.
    Jenny x

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  9. This is gorgeous, such attention to detail and fabulous layers.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Wow Claire - this is stunning - so much hard work!

    Rx

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  11. loving all the detail- fab card
    AllisonX

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  12. Claire this rocks!!! What a beautiful image with such superb colouring and matching papers and I really love the seaweed looks fab and so perfect! Love Chanelle xxx

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  13. Great card with an lovely coloring.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

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  14. Wow, your creation is jaw-dropping gorgeous. Love the design and the colors. Fantastic!!

    Thanks for entering into The Crafty Pad Challenge this week.

    hugs
    Joanie

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  15. Couldn't help but notice this stand-out creation posted right after mine on Make It Monday! So gorgeous!

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  16. OOOH ! Amazing piece of art , this is !
    There is nothing I dont like about this stepper card .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  17. Wow!!! I've never seen anything like this! So unique! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Pad


    Venus

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  18. WOW!!! Simply Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing and joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

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  19. What a beautiful card. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create.
    Ashley

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  20. amazing card - wow - perfect for us challenge -thank so much for playing with
    craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

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  21. wow absolutely stunning card Claire thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

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  22. Oh wow, this is amazing Claire so much detail!

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  23. Just Amazingly Beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Hope to see you back this week!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  24. This is abolutely BREATHTAKING! I saw this over at Delicious Doodles and just HAD to come comment. Fabulous! xxD

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  25. Such a beautiful aquatic scene you have created
    Cheers from Bangalore, India
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  26. oh Hun,your detail is always stunning,and the scene you have created is just amazing Hun so beautifully detailed,just amazing hugs Cherylxxxx

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  27. Loving all those layers Claire! thanks for sharing with Scrapbook Sisters challenge this week. Hope to see you again next time,Julie B.x

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  28. Wooow, this card is spectacular, Claire! All these gorgeous layers, lovin' every single detail!!! xx

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  29. love the layers, its an awesome card

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