Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sweet Little Mermaid ~ MMSC15

First, a great big thank you to Simon Says Stamp for being a sponsor of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges this month and to Sunshine Stamps for being our weekly sponsor of this week's sketch. Be sure to check out their fun stores by clicking their logos on my left sidebar when you get a moment.
When I was at CHA a couple of weeks ago, I picked up this really cute stamp set from the "My Favorite Things" booth. She's a little paper-doll set that can be dressed up in different outfits. Of course, knowing me, I had to dress her as a mermaid. :)
The little fish and seashells came from a SU set I've had for several years.
Take a close look at this die~cut frame and die~cut corners.... They are made using the wood paper from McMahon Five Designs online store. Isn't it amazing how well this wood paper works with die-cuts?! It's really wood that can be worked with like paper. I love it! I've used a lot of texture, metallic paints and glitter. The fish and seashells are embossed with copper embossing powder. Be sure to check out all the fantastic DT Samples over at the Midnight Madness Blog and leave a comment if you're interested in being considered for the Guest Designer spot for September too.

15 comments:

Shawne said...

Aww! Wow Wow wow!!! All of the embossing and sparkly shimmery colors are GORGEOUS! I have to show my girls, they are going to loooove this girly card and it's done in their favorite colors!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I was going to say WOW too. First off very cool corners with that wood and the shimmery, nice touch, and a mermaid card, you really love the water. Interested wit the stamp set with the cut-outs.

Yvonne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Michelle! Oh I love the wooden paper and all of the shimmers are perfect for the little mermaid image. Geat work!
Hugs, Yvonne.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Michelle, I love your little mermaid card. The color selection of your papers and all of the wonderful finishing touches makes this an outstanding card! Lovely!

Kreativmonster said...

What a perfect card! Every little detail, material, colours, glitter - absolutely stunningä1

Rosemary said...

This is a sweet little mermaid!! So adorable!! Love your card!

Grace said...

Oh Michelle when I saw this sample on the MMSC blog I was breathless! I love how you framed your pretty image and all the sparkle is just gorgeous!!! What a pretty girly card this is! I have a DGD who would drop dead for this!!!

Carolyn said...

I agree with everyone else. This is just perfect. I love the shimmer paints on the mermaid and the sparkly papers. Gorgeous!!

Saskia said...

Beautiful, beautiful card... all those lovely details... perfect!!

Greetings,
Saskia :)

Carol said...

Michelle:
Has there been any news about Priscilla's daughter? I have looked on the website to see if she posted something and don't see anything.
Thanks
Carol
www.chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

cabio's craft corner said...

That's a super cute image and love love the glittery undersea scenary. Such a gorgeous card!
Hugs,
Cabio

Carol said...

Michelle, IMHO the best way to view this card is to click on it to get up and personal with it. Then you can see all the wonderful tedious details you put into this enthralling piece of artistry. The shells are exquisite, the fish are superb. Your frame and corner accents are striking. The embossed background is stylish. Job well done!!! tfs

P.S. thanks for the message, I appreciated it.

Carol
www.chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Beautiful! She's outstanding, Michelle!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle, this sweetie is definately one of my favs...all that embossing really brings her to life...you've done a spectacular job with this one!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Priscilla said...

Love your take on this sketch. Your cards have a wonderful style about them and I can always tell they are yours. Love all the textures too.
Priscilla