Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happiness Is ... A Dreamy Sand Castle -- In A Sweet Pea Dream -- Under The Sea -- Challenge # 9

Hi! Today I used another fabulous image from Sweet Pea Stamps if you haven't checked out their stamps you really need to they have something for everyone. This image is Elaine Cox's Dreamy Sand Castle and I must say I am really happy with how she turned out. :)  I colored her with watercolor pencils then her mermaid tail was glittered in three different purple pearl shades of glitter.  Next I glittered her hair in a charcoal black and a mixed black color called Atlantis. Her lips were done in a red pearl glitter.  Then I used flower soft in the ultra fine in sand and koala gray to accent the sand. I also added a few real shells here -- you can get these at Stuff by David along with lots of other great items. For the outer part I used paper I made with my glimmer sprays and then put down a strip of big black mesh. Around the mesh I put pieces of gold, purple and turquoise tulle then I added glimmer rox in gold and black and some beadies in aqua and silver along with more real shells. I took a close up pic so you should be able to see the details. :)  To finish it I added the black rhinestones and the metal "happiness is ..." accent and the gold shell. Thanks for looking :)
I am also entering this in the following other challenges:
Stamp Something -- Anything Goes
Let's Ink It Up -- Anything Goes
AI Factory Challenges Blog -- Anything Goes
Crafty Emma Challenge -- # 19 No Designer Paper


  1. Fab creation,great colour combo, but you have linked to the DT Call at LIIU, not the challenge. To enter the challenge please link to challenge post. Suzanne x

  2. Adorable image and such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  3. Beautiful creations.So many fabulous details.The shells are a great touch.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
    Lisa x

  4. What a beautiful card hun. Thanks for sharing it with us at CES xx

  5. Gorgeous card, I love the background, perfect with that fab image :-) Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  6. Again another treasure. The use of the punchenella is gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our challenge this week and hope to see more of your wonderful artwork in the future!!

    DT Sweet Pea Stamps