Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Floating Along

 Floating Along - There is nothing more relaxing then floating along on the water. I am somewhat afraid of water or rather what is in it, so I do most of my floating in a pool; but I must admit it is so pleasant on a river or a large body of water with the waves.

When my son was in Boy Scouts, his troop did a family river canoe trip each year and it was a blast! Even when the boys dumped me out into the river. My son thought it would be a hoot to play at tipping my canoe and another boy carried it out. I was badly bruised where the canoe hit my leg. My revenge was to "Mom him" the rest of the trip. I decided that he must need extra attention, so I threatened to give him tons of hugs. Nothing is worse for a teen age boy, who wants to be cool in front of the the other boys, than to be hugged by a Mom in public. He didn't come near me the rest of the trip. LOL

For my card, I used some new toys that I had not played with before. My yellow designer paper is Afternoon Muse by Glitz. I sprayed Turquise Perfect Pearls Mist on my mat, then dipped a dotted stamp by Stampers Anonymous in it and stamped the yellow designer paper. I really like how it came out.

But I wasn't done yet. I then sprayed Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist and using the same stamp, stamped my turquoise card stock with it. If you look carefully, you can see the sheen on the paper. All papers were inked with blue Jean distress ink.

My image is Penelope by Michelle Perkett. Michelle makes the most lovely images. You can check out her digi images here and if you like rubber, you can now get some of her amazing images in rubber at Sparkle n Sprinkles here.

Penelope is a freebie that Michelle gave out eons ago, but she has a different freebie available every Tuesday here at her blog.

Michelle is our sponsor for this challenge at Creative Card Crew. One lucky winner will win a $10 gift voucher to her Etsy shop.

Our challenge is On the Beach/Under the Sea. I perfect challenge for Michelle Perkett's gorgeous mermaids.
My flower's are Prima. I sprayed the gold one with Sunflower Glimmer Mist and added some Stickles to it. The blue one was sprayed with the Perfect Pearls Turquoise Mist, then inked with Blue Jeans distress inks. I then used a gemstone to add more sparkle.

My swirls are a Quik Cuts die.

I did the same with the smaller flower, but reversed the color. The center is a blue Dew Drop.

My sentiment is Hot Off the Press.

Here is a close-up of the dotts. Aren't they pretty?

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up #82 For a Friend
The Play Date Cafe #141 blue, gold and pink
Simply Create Too #18 Use Something Twice - flowers
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #196 Bright and Cheerful
Crazy 4 Challenges #147 Hot Summer
ABC-Challenge T for Two - flowers


  1. This is gorgeous ,I love your fabulous image and design.xxx

  2. Fabulous card love it xx Jan

  3. Love this adorable card - such a sweet image.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  4. This is so sweet. Great colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  5. This is just such a sweet image! Love the card you built around this adorable little gal!

  6. Very cute card, I especially love how you treated the papers! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

  7. Floating down the river is great summer fun. I just had to smile when I saw your lovely card! Thanks for joining us at ABC's challenge. I hope you will join our new challenge!

  8. This is gorgeous, such a lovely colour combination and fab image.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  9. gorgeous card Mari, I love the image and the colouring, and your beautiful embellishments

    hugs Vicky xxx

  10. Hi Mari! Your card is such fun and I love the story that goes along with it! lol!
    I'm looking forward to working with you on another design team!


  11. Your card is very pretty--love the swirls in opposite colors. Glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #18 - "Use it Twice"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  12. Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with this amazing creation

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  13. So pretty, Mari! Love you pretty embellishing...and the glitter!

  14. Fabby card! SO bright and cheerful! :)
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week :)
    Lizy DT x