Monday, August 9, 2010

One Stop Craft DT Card ~ Summer Fun

There’s a new challenge over at One Stop Crafts this week from the awesome Lindsey. She’s challenging us to think ‘Summer Fun’. With the heat waves we’ve had in my corner of the world, it’s not hard to think summer. I’m not much of a heat person, so I had to try and cool down with a waterey summer card. I love this cute mermaid from Elizabeth Dulemba. She has LOTS of FREEBIE images. She creates them as coloring pages for kids, but they work PERFECTLY for card making and other paper crafts.

I hope you can play along. Link up your card at the OSC Challenge Blog and you could win an awesome prize from Dew Dropz. Thanks for rocking our Pattern Challenge last week. We had 232 participants ~ and they all rocked it!

Sketch Inspiration
Truly Scrumptious Challenge #38: Sketch plus added challenge of Golden Oldie (use a stamp that’s been neglected) I rotated the sketch and cut out my ‘wavy’ DP, but the image covered most of my waves. Oops. I’ve been ‘collecting’ Dulemba images for over a year and seldom get to play with them.

Color Inspiration
365 Cards Day 162 ~ Color Scheme
I focused mostly on the orange and blue from the combo. The green is picked up on the HB embellishment and the flowered DP. I tried to give my mermaid auburn tresses which is how I read the first color. Black was used as the plain image and as the flourish inside the card.


Image Details


Ins and Outs ~ One Stop Craft DT Card ~ Summer Fun
Stamps: Elizabeth Dulemba Mermaid
Paper: SU Whisper White, The Paper Studio – A Day at the Beach

Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (R20; E15, 21, 50; BG10, 13, 45); Spicas (Chocolate, Turquoise); Gelly Roll Clear Star; Uniball White Gel Pen

Accessories: Me and My Big Ideas Ribbon and Embellishment, misc gems, SRM sticker (inside verse)


  1. Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week with this little cutie. A fab card and perfect colouring too
    Anne x

  2. A gorgeous card Cat. I love the image and the colour combo is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.

  3. Hi Ya
    fabulous card, great image, fabby colouring, lovely design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  4. Beautiful coloring! Great DP too! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious!

  5. This is gorgeous, thanks for the close-ups so we can see what a fantastic job you did on the coloring!


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