Friday, February 26, 2010

Mermaid Gone Vintage!

I made this card using Crafty Secret's new Mermaid collection. What a fun set to color! BTW, their website is temporarily down.....so the link will take you to the blog instead. Hopefully, it will be up and running soon!

I used my Copics to color her in and added Stickles to the flowers and Crystal lacquer to the water. The rectangles and frame were cut with Spellbinders. I inked the edges of all of them. I sprayed adhesive to the frame and sprinkled Martha Stewart clear glitter over it. I cut the front panel of the card in half.......just to be a bit different! I adhered the image and glittered frame to a piece of clear transparency and attached all of it to the "half" panel. I gussied it up a bit with a pretty Papertrey satin bow, button, and a seastar charm. The paper is by My Mind's Eye.






Did I tell you that my class is over tomorrow? (........only like a million times) My project is complete and tomorrow I present it to the teachers and fellow students. What a relief! I will now be able to spend more time doing the things I love.....cards, scrapbooking......! My report cards for my 5th graders are finished, stuffed in their envelopes and ready to go out today. A hectic week to say the least!
This weekend we are planning on chillin' like villians! We have over 10 hours of TV recorded (We lead super exciting lives don't we?), and a bottle of wine in the fridge and phone numbers to some really delicious take out places! ........Can't wait to shake this week off and relax!
What are you doing this weekend my friends? Hope whatever it is, you have a fabulous one!


24 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhh i am loving the colors and the glitter on that card michele!!!! love it!!!! and let's see.....I am babysitting my friends 3 grandkids (they have custody of the kids...) so they can go out and have some fun on their own....say a little prayer for me as we will have five kids ALL close in ages here under one roof!!! LOL LOL LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Marcy said...

Fantastic mermaid card, Michele! I love the colors, embellies, and glittery frame you created.

This weekend I have some work and end of the month billing to do. After that's done, I hope to ink up my Mermaids set, do some scrapping, some baking, and relaxing.

Enjoy your weekend!

Julie said...

She's gorgeous, Michele! I love this set--so much fun to color & play with!

Glad you get some time off--can't wait to see what you make in all your spare time--enjoy!

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

Love this! The sparkels, the colors-and the idea of using the frame as the card front...hmmm...might have to go give it a try!
Weekend?! Gotta plan a class project-scrapbooking class project-9 page book! wowzers. Wish me luck!
Oh-and keep cleaning & organizing the craft room so I can find the things I need to do the book! Lol. If you see the housecleaning fairy, please send her my way!

Cricket said...

Beautiful card Michele! I love how you attached it all to the transparency, great idea!!

Have a great weekend!

Blessings,

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly chele! this is absolutely gorgeous!!! i'll bet "ariel" is jealous of this one - lol!

soooooooo glad to hear your school tasks are over and looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work.

have a super duper weekend!

Margie H said...

WOW!! Fab card, Michele! You know how to rock it...I'm lifting btw! LOL!!

CONGRATS a little early for getting that class done - so proud of you!

This weekend DH & I are going up to friends' lake house for a late lunch on Sunday...known these folks before we were married...so 20 years?! BUT I love your weekend plans - my favorite thing to do :)

So, my friend, have a R&R weekend! xo

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow... gorgeous! Love the colors!! Enjoy your chillin this weekend! :)

Rose Ann said...

This is stunning, Michele!! I love your vintage mermaid, and your sparkly frame is so pretty as well!! So unique and beautiful!!

Terrie B x said...

Such a beautiful card Michelle....love the glittered border!!!TFS
Have a fab weekend:)x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michele,i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Leanne said...

This is an absolutely stunning card hun!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

Regina Easter said...

oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is really fabulous...i love it so much...

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous card!

mudmaven said...

This is totally stunning! Love the colors and the bling - my oh my! Congrats on finishing up. Have a restful weekend. ~chris

yyam said...

Oh wow! So gorgeous Michele! Love the colors and the glitter! Awesome work!

Elaine said...

Very pretty! I like the half cut card front!

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

gorgeous card and lovely details! that spellbinders die is so cool - think I'll have to get one of my own :)

Sherry Wright said...

Beautiful, love the frame.. perfect!

Linda Beeson said...

She is just beautiful and how clever is that frame and the way the card opens!!!

Sharon said...

What a great card, Michele! You outdid us again. Take care!!

cards4u said...

How creative!! Love it and enjoy weekend!

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Lynette said...

Beautiful!