Saturday, 1 May 2010

Sweetpea in sea green


If I told you I even took this photo outside to try and show the sparkle would you believe me. It is so dark here I am sure we are about to experience a thunder storm. I have coloured the image in distressed inks, mixing my blues and greens to give different depths. I have then gone over the mermaids tail in a light wash of Sparkling H2O's sage. The flowers were done in Sparkling H2O's as well and then I used a very light wash of one of the Sparkling H2O's to try and create the beams of light you get underwater. The lace was choosen as it was in waves and I tried to create the wave swirl with the gems. A favourite of mine and almost a signiture piece of a bouquet of blue and cram flowers to match the background papers (Basic Grey Wisteria, faux stitched and distressed in weathered wood distressed inks) and tied with a ribbon with a starfish charm.
I do hope you like it.
Challenges -
*Charisma - Girlie
*Sweetpea - Under the Sea
*Totally Gorjuss - Stitches
*Crafts and Me - Sparkle
(all linked on sidebar)

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh this is so beautiful love all the added pearls you have used love hugs cheryl xxxx

Riet said...

So beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jodi said...

Beautiful shades of blue and I love all the pretty sparkle!
Hugs
Jodi=)

Net said...

That's beautiful! Those colours suit that Sweet Pea fairy perfectly.

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

Dotty Jo said...

Your Sweet Pea cards just get better and better! This is gorgeous and I love the colours that you have used, Jo x

Pascale said...

Hi Vicki I adore the muted tones on the image how wonderfully matched to the beautiful papers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers hugs Pascale

Kat said...

This is beautiful. The colours are just perfect for the image and the paper just fits so well too. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Juls said...

This is just magical!! The soft colours are beautiful! The ribbon is just Lush!! and I love the added sparkle and bling. Hugs Juls

Linnie said...

What a beauty i love the colour comb just adorable
luv
linniexxx

gina g said...

Beautiful card love the colour combo and the image. Thanks for joining us at the Crafts and Me Challenge this week. luv gina xx

freckleface said...

Gorjuss card...love these sweetpea images..and coloured beautifully..thanks for joining us at TG this week...Debs x

Diamond Doll said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours.
Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

craftymum said...

This is a Super card
Thanks for joining us at TG this week
Love sarah XXX