Saturday, February 18, 2012

Under the Sea

Under the Sea - It is time for another great challenge at Craft Your Days Away. So what is the challenge this time? It is paper piecing. I like paper piecing, but I don't do it very often.

For those who don't know how to do paper piecing; you stamp your image twice. Once on white to color on and again on your DP. You then cut out the part that you want from your DP and glue it on the white. You then color only the shading on the DP part and color the rest normally.

My DP is DCWV All Occasion.
My image is The Greetings Farm mermaid. She is one of the first images that I bought to pratice with my Copics. She is so simple for beginners, but still fun to color even now. She is colored with Copic's and I added Stickle to the ruffle on her fins and gemstones to her hair.
The cute little turtle and fish are CB dies that have a matching embossing folder.
My punch is MS and I added a stick pin to the ribbon. I have been making a lot of stick pins lately. I just participated in a stick pin swap at CDAC. It has been so much fun and I can't wait to get my pins in the mail. We will be starting another swap soon, so if you would like to join us. Sign up at CDAC and look under All Gallery's. It is free to join CDAC and there is a lot to do there.
We are all hoping that you will join us at Craft Your Days Away in our paper piecing challenge which is sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts. But even if you don't play along, you have to see the bendy card that my team mate Donna made. The design is quite unique and very beautiful.

Sketch and Stash Challenge
#81 Sketch
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges Ribbon and Bling
Top Tip Tuesday #69 Mystical, Magical and Fantasy
Do You Stack Up #59 Layers
Totally Paper Crafts #104 Ribbon and Bow
Phindy's Place Challenge #93 Bling
If the Shoe Fits... Scrap it #99 Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous card hun & love your colouring on your image....

    Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx

  2. great card! love your bling (-:
    thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place - hope to see you again!

  3. What a cutie! Love the Cutlebug dies, thanks so much for joining our Bling challenge at Phindy's Place.

  4. Love the turtle - goes perfect with the image
    Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
    Sarah x

  5. Gorgeous hun...and thanks for joining us at SnS too :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  6. Hi Mari,
    This looks goorgeous. Love your colouring, especially her hair & those embossed die cuts are just the cutest! Hope you're keepinhg well & have a good week. BTW, Great take on our sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash.
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx