onsdag 1. oktober 2014

Once upon a mermaids dream

Time for some alternative christmas! :D 
I just got the gorgeous Gardens and Goddesses colouringbook in, and this image just cried out to be a christmascard! (i know, not entirely "by the book"... ;) ) 
I am honoured to be showcased with this card over at Aurora Wings Showcaseblog
thank you so much! 
You should all run over there and get inspiration from all the gorgeous creations on site :) 

The image I used can only be found in the booklet, but the image without the cheryblossoms can be found HERE

 I coloured her up first, and then decided to go for no DP's. dark blue bazzill and glitter cardstock is enough ^_^
 She's coloured with Copic Sketch, and detailed with gelpen. My frame and snow is Aleene's Glittered Snow, with DryStickles Diamond sprinkled on top. 
I diecut and punches snowflakes and branches from glittered paper, and added some red bling-berries. My text "God Jul" (merry christmas) is heat-embossed with gold-enamel :) 

24 kommentarer:

Basslady sa...

a stunning and gorgeous card!
thanks so much for playing along with us at craft-challenge!


Hugs and kisses from germany,

silvi xoxo

fabiola jaques sa...

superbe création Laila, quel charme et quel poésie, le coloriage est magnifique, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCt et CSAYL, biz

Julie Beech sa...

A beautifully coloured image and definitely alternative!
So pleased you joined us at Fantasy Stampers for our girly challenge. :)

Deborah Frings sa...

Definitely not a traditional Christmas card. The image is stunning and so beautifully coloured. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Tracey Fehr sa...

A beautiful and unique holiday card. Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly Christmas this week.
Tracey, DT

Emily Dee sa...

Oh my, I love this! Great coloring and great details in the embellishments. A wonderful work of art. Thank so much for sharing with us at Eureka.

Jacqueline sa...

This is beautiful - thanks for sharing this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Anonym sa...

This is just gorgeous, but I'm wondering how a mermaid got up on the moon!!

Thanks for linking to Die Cuttin' Divas this week!


JoAnn sa...

Very unique Christmas card, but is gorgeous. So many lovely details. Thanks for sharing with us at CSAYL.

Roxie sa...

A very classy card and I like the use of the dies, thanks for joining our SweetStamps - Die challenge.

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer sa...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

~ginny sa...

The swirl of light around the moon is beautifully done Laila, as is the coloring of her hair. This is a really interesting piece with the cherry blossoms and snow, the snowflake embellishments and the red berries, the sea and the moon and finally the mermaid and the celebration of Christmas. Kind of all encompassing - both worldly and beyond. I'm glad you are sharing your project & creativity at our house Laila!
Challenge #91 Anything Goes w/optional use a heart
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
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Hazel sa...

Beautiful. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 196 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

KT Fit Kitty sa...

What a beautiful card! I really like the gorgeous image and your lovely colouring! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Use Some Flowers challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

P.S. I'm celebrating my 50th birthday next month with Candy! Come help me celebrate - here's the link: http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/2014/09/birthday-blog-candy.html

Katherine Clayton sa...

Wow . . .just WOW!!! This is beautiful . . . and a GREAT "alternative" Christmas card! It's just perfect for our "any holiday" challenge over at HIMCR this week. Thanks so much for joining us!!! Good Luck!!!

Kathy - HIMCR DT

Cathy P. sa...

Your coloring is positively breathtaking, Laila. I love the way you added the snow around as a border and the extra snowflakes. The overall card has a fairytale, magical feel to it - which keeps all of the unusual elements connected. I'm so glad I was able to stop by. Thanks for playing along with the BINGO challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Cathy xx

Patty Sue 2 sa...

A beautiful job coloring this lovely image. Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE. Good luck and please join us again.

Valou ALLARD sa...

Very beautiful card! So cute! thanks for playing with "Crafty Sentiments Challenges" this week. Good luck. xxx

Cindy van Oorschot sa...

a very unique Christmas Card, but very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly
Cindy DT

Jackie sa...

Simply gorgeous! I love the details, the soft tones and the accents! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! We hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

JayBe sa...

What a gorgeous project, Laila - thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers, but as you used a digital image I am unable to consider your card for our Top 3. Would love to see you again with your stamps.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Anne Temple sa...

Your card is gorgeous! So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Bettina L. sa...

Dette var nydelig. Liker designet med snø rundt kortet og sølvglitter og hele scenariet. Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Top Tip Tuesday og lykke til. Håper du blir med oss igjen på tirsdag. Klem Bettina DT Medlem hos Top Tip Tuesday

Birgit sa...

This is so unique. I have never seen a mermaid Christmas card and yet it goes so well. Love it