Tuesday, April 6, 2010

MMSC48 Beneath the Sea

Hello, it is great to have you here again this week - the weeks are just flying by - can you believe Easter has been and gone - hope you didn't over indulge on all of those YUMBLY chocolates!? LOL!  Four more days and my kids are on holidays for two weeks - now that is skeery!  LOL!  It is time for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - are you ready for it!?!?

My card this week is made using our weekly sponsor, Michelle Perkett's gorgeous image!  I loved this Mermaid as soon as I saw it and really enjoyed creating this card - something a little different for me, but with familiar facets!

I have coloured her with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen, I had decided I would now cut around the image as my hands were not up to the challenge of the fine cutting required with all that hair - so I left her on the one layer, but it just looked so flat, so I cut the rectangle smaller and cut out parts of her tail - this was looking much better....and it came to life when I added the black behind the image!  I added Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Kindy Glitz to parts of the tail, you can get an idea of the shimmer in this photo!

Layering was the order of the day, using CS embossed with the Paisley Embossing Folder and also this gorgeous DP which is part of an amazing RAK from my friend Melinda (aka Melinda) thanks Melinda - I am loving these papers and haven't touched any others since you gave them to me!   I added some textured braid and embellishments along with some pearls - very fitting for our mermaid I thought!!

Now here is this weeks sketch you get two choices now and they are as easy as 1-2-3 - you can see them here

A big thank you to our April Monthly Sponsor

and our weekly sponsor

Congratulations to our MMSC47 Gold Star Winner
#28 Gini Cagle

and to our Remarkables
#9 pam124
#43 Holly Miller

We are excited to be welcoming our Guest Designers for the next three months.  We will be adding a few more DT members in the following weeks and are looking forward to expanding our team.  We had a really tough time picking from all the talent that applied. Drum roll please.....


Welcome aboard ladies - we are excited to have you with us for three months, your work is fabulous and I know will bring so much inspiration to everyone! 


Check out all the details NOW while there are still places available - you can find them HERE!!!

I am linking this to:
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Belli Challenges - Color Spray
By the Cute and Girly - Fairly Tales - Little Mermaid
ABC - R is for Red - Just snuck in on this one!!
Simon Says - It's So Distressing
Creatalicious - Inspired by Favourite drink - icy cold water
Little Red Wagon - Rolling into Spring
Order of the Opus Gluei - Sparkle
The Pink Elephant - Nature - all that water - nature's gold!
Raise the Bar - April Showers
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Meljen's Designs - Anything Goes
Simple Doodles - Layers
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - Anything Goes
S2G Challenges - Anything Goes
Thank you for coming by today and for those fabulous comments you leave me - don't forget to pop over to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and play along - you know I will be there to check out what you do !  God bless you!


  1. Wow. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and the way you've 3d the tail. Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft Challenges this week!

    Kylie ox

  2. Beautiful!!Thank you for joining us at Meljens for our first challenge! Good Luck

  3. Linda she is just gaw-juss! Makes me want to go swimming.... love all the sparkle you have managed. I had to smile on your cheating on cutting - well done!!


  4. Linda this is just gorgeous and you have done a perfect job of catching the magical mystery and whimsy of a mermaid!!

  5. This so pretty! Love the charm and the colours are just so lovely!
    Thanks for Joining us over at BTC&G! And Good Luck! X

  6. Wow hun, absolutely mermaidtastic! Love it. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  7. wow love the colours on this - a beautiful card - thank you for sharing it with us at The Pink Elephant.
    Ann xxx

  8. This sure makes me fell like I'm under water. The bluecolor is so fab! Love how you cut out just part of her tail... that is so clever!

    Very bright and happy card Linda! I love the DP, so much detail.

    Take care!


  9. Stunning card, Linda! I am a SCUBA diver and drawn to all things underwater-related and this image is just gorgeous! and you've colored it magnificently! Love how you cut her tail out around the rectangle. Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!!

  10. This is stunning Linda!! Wow!! Love the mermaid, your coloring, the glitter, and the dp!! Everything goes together perfectly!! BEAUTIFUL take on the sketch!! Love it!! The charm is the perfect touch!!


    Hope you had a very Happy Easter my friend!!

  11. Wow - gorgeous colours! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

  12. What an awesome image! I love how you let her just shine. The glimmer mist is perfect! Love the paper! Terrific card!

  13. I love Michelle's stamps and you did an awesome job using chalks for coloring her. Thanks for playing along with us at AiFactory!

  14. Hi Linda

    this is gorgeous, love the colours and how the mermaids tail comes outside of the box, thanks for joining us at Pollycraft


  15. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us for Meljen's Designs first challenge. I hope you will join us again. Good luck!

  16. Gorgeous card! Beautiful the colours and the image!:)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    Hugs, Tímea

  17. What a great way to make her pop without cutting that hair! I really like how you cut the white cs under her tail. Great colors and the shimmer is perfect!

  18. Very pretty!
    Thanks for playing!
    Dee - LRW

  19. Absolutely the best Linda. I just love the 3D tail and having black behind sets of the colors perfectly...Loz

  20. Such a calming card Linda...and lots of things to look at. I LOVE your choice of colors. Looking forward to working with you! Tracy

  21. Absolutely beautiful, your image so stunning and your colouring is spot on! thanks for playing along with the Aifactory challenges this week

  22. OH WOW! This is gorgeous Linda!! Love the blues and that sparkle on her tail and your coloring--it's so rich and wonderful!! Great job *Ü*

  23. Linda, this is so gorgeous!! Wow!! I love it! The colors are stunning and the glitter work is amazing!! You make my little mermaid look like she is swimming in the deep blue sea!!:)



  24. Gorgeous!!! Oh this is a wonderful image Linda!!! Fab take on the Sketch...love all the details!!! Hugs ~S~

  25. Oooooh. This is gorgeous. I love all the sparkley details. Thank you so much for playing with us at Opus Gluei.

  26. Gorgeous is right!!! love everything about your card :) thank for joining us on simple doodles and crafty creations

  27. Wow, how pretty! Love all of those little elements you've added, especially the charms! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the 1st Meljen's Designs challenge! :)

  28. Your card this week is stunning! Fabulous coloring, sparkle and bling, and I just love the charm. Perfect job!


  29. Beautiful card. It really has an under the water feel to it. Love the glitz on the mermaids tail. Thank you for joining in the By the Cute and Girly challenge this month.

  30. Linda, this happens to be one of my favorite creations of yours. It is something about the mystical fairytale theme that you have captured here that has grabbed my imagination. The colors and glitter are spectacular. Just so amazing and so inspiring.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  31. Wow what an amazing job!!Thank you for joining Meljen's first challenge. Good luck!

  32. Just love what you did with the mermaids tail! Very nice. x Chriss

  33. You card this week is just beautiful. Make me want to go for a swim in those cool bluse and soft waves. I can feel the warmth of the sun beaming down through the waters. Thanks for the excape Linda, you post, card and all your do are always top notch my friend. Keep on keeping on, you are on a roll.

  34. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
    Helen x

  35. Oh my gosh Linda ... this is just stunning! What beautiful colors & sparkle! Well done girl!! Love what you have created! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar!

  36. A beautiful card Linda and a stunning image. Love your colouring on here too.
    Thanks for taking part at AiFactory this week.

  37. Hello Lovely Linda~

    What a super-fabulous card this week! I love how this card just flows. What a unique way to color the mermaid--with chalks and a blender pen. Some of the sections were so thin, such as her hair. You must have the patience of a Saint. I love her shimmery tale. You are so blessed to have a friend that sends you such amazing dp! I love it! And, it makes perfect water! You were absolutely right, the pearls are her perfect accessory...but then again, who doesn't like pearls as an accessory?!

    I missed last week's MMSC challenge, but I will be there this week! Thanks for sharing this awesome card. Hope you had a Blessed Easter!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  38. Oh, wow, your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the shimmery aspects of it and your choice of papers is perfect. Stunning!!!!

  39. Wow this is just gorgeous! The colors are fantastic. Thanks for playing with us at S2G's Twisted Thursday!

  40. Oh, how pretty! I love the papers you chose, they match the image perfectly!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!!
    Dee (Spryte)

  41. WOW, great artwork! Just fabulous! And you will love working with Darsie! I know I do on my SNSS team! LOL! So glad you joined our first challenge at MELJEN'S DESIGNS!! The next challenge will be posted today, hope to see you again! Nicole

  42. Linda you've done an amazing job with this image! She is such a lovely mermaid, and you've colored her perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

  43. Linda, this is just a gorgeous card!! Love your colors, coloring and charms!! Cute image!! You have embellished her so beautifully and just the right amount of sparkle!! GORGEOUS papers!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team
    Better late than never....

  44. Hi Lovely Linda (I'm waving!) She's beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I love the coloring and oh, the little added sparkle is the cherry on top! Thanks for participating with us at Opus Gluei and come back for more challenges!

  45. This Mermaid is Gorgeous Linda! The paisley and the aqua pearls make her shimmer and shine! You are so my "Chalk Coloring Diva"!! Lol. Thanks for being an inspiration, xox ~Jeni

  46. WOW Linda, this card is truly amazing and being an ocean girl I love this with all the colors of the sea. The sparkle, your embossing, the charm...just perfect! I love this card. Beautiful work again my friend. Awesome, awesome, awesome!
    PS Sorry for the lateness of this comment....tooo much fv on fb!!! Naughty, naughty!

  47. Wow, Wow!! Gorgeous!! I love how the mermaid is extended below the frame! Those colors are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with Creative Belli. I hope you will join us again!

  48. This card is fab!! What a great job you have done on the out of the box cutting of Michelle's wonderful image. thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

  49. WOW!!! This is such a gorgeous card....the image is sooo pretty and I am in awe of your beautiful coloring!!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!

  50. Beautiful card!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Shirley's 2 Girls this week!

  51. wow, stunning!!! thanks so much for playing along with us over at SD.


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