Monday, April 1, 2013

Seas the Day

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I normally spend Easter Sunday at my aunt's house, then rush over to my inlaws' for dinner. Unfortunately, my aunt was not able to host this year due to multiple circumstances beyond her control. I was pretty disappointed, but totally understood her dilemma. I decided to turn the day into something good, which means I slept in, lazed around a bit, and did some crafting.

I have awesome friends who remind me in many ways of how amazing and thoughtful they are. My friend Sara is one of those. For my birthday, she gifted me with two stamps that I really wanted from a recent release at Whimsy. Shelly is one of those. She just makes me smile, chillin' on the rock with her little turtle friend. I was able to visit Sara a few weeks ago, where I stamped off my new images and colored them up. However, I didn't get the time until yesterday to put her on a card. Check her out:
Isn't she precious? As usual, she's stamped with Memento Ink on XPress It paper, then colored with copics. Patterned papers are a mix of American Crafts and Simple Stories. The cardstock is Bazzill. Sentiments are from CC Designs and Whimsy. I also used multiple dies on this card, some magic mesh, ribbon from my stash, and cheesecloth.  
Here's a close-up of the image, because she's just too cute:

I added bling to her hair and fins, glossy accents to the turtle shell, and liquid pearls to her hair and the rock. I also threw on a few adhesive pearls and used a sharpie pen on their cheeks.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Pretty Little Ribbon - spring is in the air (to me, this image says warm weather and I hope the colors make you think of spring)
Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Favorite Film (I love anything by Disney, so the Little Mermaid it is!)
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Go Girly

As always, thanks for stopping by! Happy spring!


Lisa xx said...

oooh this is beautiful, such a pretty image and I love her sparkly hair.....and super choice of film for our challenge

thank you for joining in with the cutie pies

Sara I. said...

This is absolutely AHH-MAZING! OMG, where do I even start?! The papers, the banners, the corner pieces and intricate details like the cheesecloth are just perfect. Her hair and all the pearl accents are GORGE! Absolutely LOVE! xxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Sarah said...

This is a very sweet card, I love the big pink bow.

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Chris said...

Really lovely! -and oh so girly! Amazing details! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' challenge this week.

catherine said...

This is lovely and thanks for joining us over at Sweet Stampin this week
x catherine

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Gina :-) such a cute image and all the details are fabulous, I love the banners :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Lols x x x

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Gina - gorgeous image - perfectly coloured and I love the touch of sparkle.
Thanks for playing with The Cuties this time - good luck.
Debs xx

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining our Oh So Girly challenge at Sweet Stampin'
with your beautiful card.

Pam x

Vivi Casale said...

this is fabulous card!! love her pink hair!!! she is too cute!!

EnblogSail said...

Cute and sweet card!

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card! I love what you did to her hair.


lovingrammahood said...

This card is so incredibly beautiful.
The image is beyond sweet and the colors you have chosen are fantastic. I love, love her hair. Your coloring is so pretty. Wonderful !!

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and colors Gina..Loz

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, great details
hugs Louise

julieprice3 said...

Very sweet, love all the pretty details
Hugs Julie P

Kelly Neis said...

She is so darn cute. Love her in pink. Your card is fabulous!
Hugs Kelly