Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mermaids, seahorses and pirates oh my!

Hello again,

Oh it's nice to be blogging again and to be feeling somewhat human. Unfortunately I have been very unwell since contracting the flu a month ago - the flu infection led to severe asthma and now a chest infection. I'm now on some hard core drugs and slowly improving, but I think I'm also slowly going mad with boredom. You'd think I could spend time crafting while I'm forced indoors to rest, but sadly the medication gives me the shakes and colouring in is often an exercise in futility.

But it's time for our latest challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox, so shaking colouring will have to suffice!

Our theme for this challenge is:


And once again we are sponsored by Make It Crafty. I had such wonderful visions of how this card was going to look, but somehow the reality left me a bit disappointed.

It's something a bit different for me to attempt, a big departure from my normal fondness for lace and distressed edges. I attempted to add a net made from a bit of old bandage and added a gorgeous little starfish charm. I coloured my image with copics and added some sparkly jewels. All the blue cardstock was spritzed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist for that underwater sparkle.

I was going to attempt another card, to do justice to Zoe's gorgeous images, but just haven't been well enough.

I hope you'll pop over to The Squirrel and The Fox to see what my teammates have come up with. There's some stunning mermaids and underwater sea creatures to feast your eyes on. Of course I also hope you'll enter your own Sea creation for your chance to win the Make It Crafty prize.

Entered into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - Add a charm
Paper Play Challenges - Shaped Card
Southern Girls Challenge - Water Play
Whoopsi Daisy - Dies or Punches

Thank you for visiting!



Cumbrianlass said...

A wonderful card, love how the stepper works as if it is waves, and the image is coloured in beautifuly.
Thanks for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and good luck
ps hope you are feeling better soon

Saskia Pullen said...

Thanks for playing along with C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. Good luck with the draw..

DT member C.R.A.F.T.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Aww hope you are feeling better soon Tracey! Love your gorgeous card...great colouing and the layout rocks. Beautiful waves too! :D

cotnob said...

This is a fab card, I love your image and great waves.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

carol said...

Hi..super card, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT x carol

Aunty Sue said...

Such a fab car and so pleased you where able to join us this week at CRAFT

Anonymous said...

Brilliant card, love those waves! Hope you feel better soon too! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Julie M said...

Fab card, Tracey - the waves are genius!! Your colouring looks pretty good to me - glad you're feeling better.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Margaret said...

Tracey, so sorry to hear you're sick! Hope you are feeling much better by now!
This is fantastic! I love the layers of rolling waves and that saucy pirate looks fabulous! A wonderful creation and no one would know that you created this beauty when you felt so crummy!