Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More TGF Fun

Good Morning! Remember when TGF had the 12 Days of Sketches last month? Well, this go 'round they are having a CHA Relay! I am so excited, knock on wood, I was actually able to upload my card in the Galleria! I hope I continue to have this good fortune when I upload Day 2's card. But I wanted to share my Day 1 card with you.

Oooh, Mer Ian is truly fintastic! I kept the card pretty clean and simple. I colored Mer Ian with Copics. I used my good old trusty Creative Memories circle cutting system, but wanted to add more dimension like what is easily achieved with Nesties. I don't have plain circle Nesties, so I cut a smaller circle (the blue blade) than what I cut Mer Ian (the green blade) using a scrap piece of card stock and then centered the stamped image behind the opening and applied the ink using a sponge. I removed my template and viola - instant Nestie technique without the die. Then using the red blade I created a mat using Taken with Teal. Then I ran a scrap piece of Bashful Blue through the Cuttlebug with the Swirls embossing folder. Before I adhered it I dragged SU!'s Whisper White Craft Ink over the swirls to give the look of foamy waves. I did this week's sketch from The Sweetest Thing. Added the sentiment from Down by the Pond and then added a few pearls. Cute!

I hope to be back later today with Day 2 - it's an adorable Wild Sprout image!

Thanks for stopping by.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Sheri Gilson said...

Super cute, Mel!! This relay challenge is so much fun!!

~*Joni said...

Simply sweet Mel! Great CB waves, and we used the same sentiment on our Mer Ian cards. Love his coloring and faux nestie technique. :D Now on to day 3!

Angela said...

I love this little mermaid guy! The swirls look great; adorable card!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very cute!

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