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Saturday, February 1, 2014

HIMCR #135 - Blue without you

Hi, all my crafty friends and family!!!

Here it is the 1st Saturday of the month once again. . . 
and do you know what that means?  

It means it is once again time for a new "Color" challenge at Hiding In My Craft Room . . . so this week the challenge is to do a project using blue paper and the theme of "So Blue Without You".  And I am here to encourage you to get out your paper, scissors and glue so you can join us for this fun challenge. Remember, you have one week to submit your project(s) on HIMCR to be eligible for a prize from A Day for Daisies.

A Day for Daisies let us chose a digi stamp to play around with this week . . . and I chose to play with "Mermaid in a Jar" digi image.  .  Just the image of the mermaid in a jar made me think of her thinking about someone and being sad.  Here's how it turned:

Supplies:
"Splash" 6x6 paper pad by Echo Park
Sentiment stamps from Close To My Heart
"Crystal" Stickles
"Cantaloupe" Liquid Pearls
"Sand" Stone Effects Paste by Viva for Creative Imaginations
Copics:
Y28 (sand)
BG70 (water im jar)
YG63 (mermaid fins)
E00 (skin)
B93, B95 (hair)
C1, C3 (lid)
YR68 (fish)

I used the Stone Effect Paste for the sand . .  I first colored the sand and then applied the paste, making sure not to apply it too thick otherwise it will warp your paper.  I used my stickles of the mermaid's fins, hair and fish to give it a glimmery look . . . in the picture, it looks like it is wet. I still have a hard time getting a decent picture showing the glittering of Stickles and glitter.  But here's a closer look at it:


I also fussy-cut the "wave" paper . . . it is my favorite paper in the "Splash" collection because I can make it look different depending on what or how I fussy-cut.  

Once again, I did a CAS card and am pretty happy about the way it turned out.  I read on another blog where the crafter called her style "eclectic" because she went back and forth between CAS and Altered/Mixed Media depending on what she was working on.  I decided that is a description of me, too, because it all depends on the projects and what I am working with . . . though my style can also be called "Clean-Altery".  So now I have two descriptions. :)  What style are you?

Till the next time I'm up in the night.  Kathy

Challenge(s) entered:
Craftitude - Anything Goes (2/5)
Drunken Stamper - Anything Goes (2/7)
Stamping with the Dragon - Winter blues (2/5)

6 comments:

Judith Taylor - Wright

fabulous hun she s brill xxx

PaperShaperSue

This is so well done. I love all the details, especially the glitter and the waves in the background.
Sue from HIMCRDT

Barbara Godden

Super card, fabulous job. love the glitter and the "waves"

Sunshine HoneyBee

Like the way you've cut the blue pattern papers to look like waves & like the sparkle on the Mermaid. I'm more fond of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow that you may have noticed by the sketches my daughter has done that are on my blog right sidebar.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kandy's Krafts

Lovely card and your image looks very textured bet it is beautiful in real life. Thanks for joining us at SDD Challenge.

Joanne Hood

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in the fun over at SDD. Good luck. Hugs Jo xxxx

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