Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Tuesday Throwdown Today~~~Our theme is nautical/water so come see the teams great inspiration and join in! I chose this wonderful Michelle Perkette digi image called just breath to create this shadowbox card. I used a swirl cuttlebug folder to emboss the background and then mounted the watercolored, pearl ex and stickled mermaid. I cut out the center with an oval cutter and then a turquoise piece that I scuffed the edges on as a frame. I use a nestie #10 cut in half to create a frame for the sentiment and added some matching brads. I chose that sentiment because its one of my favorites when stuff if overwhelming you and it seemed appropriate for the mermaid. The forground is stamped and drawn in and then watercolored and some stickles to give some shimmer. The water is created by sponging on chalk. The two edges are created with a MS looped punch. I drew the big flower and made a fuzzy center to match the ones on the mermaid and added stickles to glitz it up. Using a lovely aqua with my not so favorite orange as a complement.
Fits these challenges:
Stamp Something: Use a digi

Crafty Cardmakers:Least & Most
Charisma Cardz: flowers
Cupcake Craft: Dazzle us
Caardvarks:Stamps & wet or dy embossing
The Treehouse: Beach/vacation
Order of the Opus Gluie: Life a beach


Martha said...

Davi, Your mermaid is darling. The colors and execution of all the elements coordinate to give the feel of under water! Wonderful card. Spectacular!

Love and hugs, Martha

Jane said...

Woah! This is just beautiful!!! Good luck at Crafty cardmakers challenge XX

Kimberly S said...

Wow Davi, what a beautiful underwater scene! Gorgeous images, lovely coloring, and fabulous details you've added. :)

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card Davi! love the shadowbox you done an awesome job on it

Mona Pendleton said...

What a pretty card Davi :) Your underwater scene looks wonderful & so does the Mermaid! Love how that orange colored flower really pops!

Silli said...

wooow, what a pretty card Davi, love the sweet szne..., your coloring is fabulous! HUGS

Anonymous said...

oh wauw what a amazing card.
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka

Faye said...

Hiya Davi.What a pretty card, love the bright, zingy colours and gorgeous mermaid. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

Kim said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the scene you've created too.

Jana said...

This is lovely. That mermaid is just beautiful. I love the way you have her inset. All the details are terrific. Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Lauren said...

This is gorgeous! I love the scene you've created! Beautiful coloring!


Julie Riley said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers x

Electra said...

This is wonderful, you've done so much work on it!

Rosemary said...

Hi Davi, love this card! Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei! She's gorgeous and what a fantastic way to show her off, with the water effect behind her, the shadowbox, and the colors are lovely.

Eiglas said...

What a fab mermaid card Davi! Quite lovely!