Monday, March 3, 2014

You make me smile

Hi everyone! I'm just tickled to share my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project - a little mermaid in a clam shell created for LTSCB #25 - Back It Up! We're being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Eureka Stamps! Come play with us! The challenge is to create your own background... no patterned papers allowed for the background this time! ;)

This is the first "real" project I created with my Cameo and I had the best time cutting the clam shell card base and all the shells and coral! It's so stinkin' easy with this new machine! I can definitely see myself becoming a cut file junkie! Bwahahaha! ;)

I used the adorable Eureka Stamps Lg Mermaid digi and colored her up in graduated shades of purple, blue, teal and green, and popped her into a wave frame.

I cut several different shells, starfish and coral to use as embellishments. I also used various sizes of white flat-back pearls.

I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles. I found a cute little fish in my stash that I've had forever, and thought he would be the perfect companion for the little mermaid! ;)

I added a few light blue gemstones to simulate bubbles coming up from the coral and shells. I stamped a GKD sentiment and cut it with a fancy tag die. This anchors the back portion of the clam shell so it stays open.

I'd love to play in the following challenges:

  • Colorbok textured dark and light teal cardstock; GKD Pure Luxury white, navy, ivory, chocolate and kraft cardstock; Cricut coral cardstock
  • Eureka Stamps Lg Mermaid digital image
  • Copics: E0000/00/39/51/99, HR01, Y21, C1, YG67, BG18, B97, BV08
  • Lettering Delights She Sells Seashells cut files
  • GKD You Make Me Smile stamp set
  • Memento Paris Dusk ink
  • Spellbinders Fancy Tags die
  • VersaMagic Aspen Mist ink
  • Glossy Accents
  • Light pink glitter
  • Jolee's Boutique fish sticker 
  • White flat-back pearls; light blue gemstones

I hope you've found a little inspiration to play in our create-your-own-background challenge! To crank up your mojo, be sure to check out all the fun images at Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Eureka Stamps! I guarantee you'll find something to play with! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Fabulous card Leslie thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  2. oh i didn't know about Cameo, it sounds fantastic!! what a great tool!! and so you made this beautiful card with it woaaaa...can it cut any shape ?? so you don't need dies anymore ??
    how did you ink your spellbinder tag ? i'd love to learn how to do that!!
    what a great project you've made there...

  3. Leslie, this is fabulous. I love the sea shell design of the base. Great coloring and the embellishments are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at QKR Stampede this week.

    Emily, DT

  4. What a terrific card you've created! It made me smile too! Love all the sea shells & fish you were able to add to it too! What a fun project! Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

  5. This is such a fun project! I love the shell shape you created for your adorable mermaid, and all the sea shells & fish just add to it! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede! (Mr. Blogger "ate" my first comment, so I'm hoping this one will publish!)

  6. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  7. This is brilliant, i love the shape & embellishments.

    Thank you got joining in our challenge "Through the Purple Haze" good luck x

  8. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  9. Wonderfully shaped card, perfect for the image, thanks for joiining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

  10. Fab card! Great shape, perfect with the cute image! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  11. This card made my smile, beautiful.
    Thnx for playing with us.

    dt-member papermakeupstamps

  12. You did amazing coloring in the image! This is fabulous with all the details! Love the background you created...under the sea. Great inspiration!!

  13. So sweet! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  14. Fantastic card! I love all the elements and image. Great job!

  15. Super cute card, Leslie! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week xoxoxo

  16. Such an adorable card.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  17. Fab card, love the shape of it. thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

  18. How clever! Just love that mermaid. Thanks for playing in the Eureka challenge this week.

  19. What a fabulous card, Leslie! I love the little bubbles you added and the cute little fishy friend!

  20. Awe...this image is super cute………So pretty and so many fine details……love how you designed with all the details around to highlight the image…….. Thank-you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week !!!!

    (Robyn's Fetish Challenge DT)

  21. Gorgeous,love the shells, thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze, Lynne DT xxx

  22. Wow, fab. Love the shape and colours. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us over at Through the Purple Haze challenges.
    Eithne DT

  23. Super card, love the sea shell design.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)


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