Monday, July 7, 2014

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

This is my second post today, so if you are here for my JustRite post, please scroll down.  :)
Today is Crafty Secret's Design Team challenge and linky party. 
For today's card I've included a step by step tutorial on how it was made.
I used a lovely image from the Mermaid digital stamp set. I colored it using my Spectrum Noir markers.  
I used a lot of German Glass Glitter to emulate the sand. 
I added seashells, waves, sequins, and ribbon to finish off the card. 
So here is the skinny on how the card was created!
I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers. I took my sponge and bit of brown Memento ink to distress the edges a bit. 
I used glossy accents to adhere clear and gold German Glass Glitter to the edges of the stamped image. 
I cut the blue and tan papers into waves using an Xacto knife.
I layered the pieces on kraft cardstock after inking each one with brown Memento ink. 
I added clear coarse glitter to the blue water, just on the edges for a bit of sparkle. I cut a slightly larger rectangle to matte my image on, but first added more gold German glass glitter to the edges. 
I stamped the seashells, gave them a bit of color with my Spectrum Noir markers, coated them with glossy accents, and sprinkled more of the clear coarse glitter on top of it. Once it was dry, I added a bit of gold glitter just to the edges using Queen Anne's Twinkle Glitter Glaze. 
And because I didn't have enough glitter, LOL!, I added more to the card I was going to adhere everything to. I attached my image to the sand and waves, and added some gold ribbon vertically.
For my finishing touches, I added a few sequins, and another layer of ribbon.
Be sure to check out what the other DT ladies' are up to!


scrappymo! said...

Ahhhhhh! This is gorgeous. Just the right amount of glitter and glitz!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Michele, this is just so stunning! I love the addition of the glass glitter and glossy accents! Your coloring is always perfect and the waves you cut out add such a great sense of being underwater. It's just fabulous from beginning to end!

Diane said...

Very how you created the "sand"...clever idea and love the sparkle it adds....the waves are very creative, the entire creation!!

Cynthia said...

This is a real beauty, Michele! Love all of the distressing and glass.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just fabulous Michele! LOVE how you created the waves and the added sparkle is PERFECT! What great ideas! Hope you & yours are doing well ... give Courtney a hug for me. Hope she's feeling better.

Gloria Stengel said...

What a great tutorial! I love all the layers and how you used the glitter! Yum!

Sheila Rumney said...

Love the dimension of your waves and the glossy glittery accents are gorgeous.

Elizabeth said...

Love the glitter, there can never be enough glitter for me! The way you created the waves is brilliant. Of course it all looks so fabulous because you did an amazing job coloring the image. Just beautiful Michele.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Your mermaid card is stunning Michele from the coloring to how you did the waves, glitter sand and shells it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing and posting such a great tutorial!


reeree62 said...

STUNNING!!! Just beautiful in every way...<3

Leah Eustace said...

What set are the stamps from? They are very nice and a good size?

Ava Gavloski said...

wonderful presentation of the digi stamp... said...

Love the mermaid! Simply gorgeous!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning card, Michele! I really think you should teach a class on glitter! With my minimalist mind, I actually will ask myself where could I put glitter? Sometimes I even ask myself, 'Where would Michele put glitter?' No joke! Love your waves- such a creative touch. Love your work!