Saturday, July 15, 2017


Hello There Crafty Friends,
I want to let you all know that a challenge is going on at...
The theme for this challenge is...
Anything Goes with a Twist - Distressing (Ink or Tool)

Here's my inspiration card for the challenge...
Here's what I used to make it...
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
Unbranded Clear Stamps
Canson Watercolor Paper 
Staedtler Watercolor Crayons
Yasutomo Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Paint
Watercolor Brush/Water Tank - something like these
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Tea Dye'
Memento Dew Drop 'Rich Cocoa' Ink Pad
Prima Marketing Distressing Tool 
Darice Hemp Twine
Charms, Chord and Gauge
Teal/Navy Cardstock Paper

Here's how I made it...
I cut a piece of watercolor paper the size I needed for my card. Then used the stamping tool to stamp the images where I wanted them. Using the distress ink first on the stamps, I stamped the images on the paper. Then I used rich cocoa ink for a darker outline. After the ink was dry, I colored the images with colored pencils. Next using watercolor crayons, I drew/colored the rock for the mermaid to sit on, added some colors to make the beach, the water, the sky and then drew/colored trees in the background. With each color I used a watercolor brush, afterward, to blend in the colors and give them a softer look. Still using the watercolor brushes, I used them with the watercolor paint and painted over the beach, water and give them a shimmery look. I also colored over the rock some with colored pencils for more detail. I made my card with teal colored paper, then distressed around it with the distressing tool. Next I cut a piece of navy colored paper slightly smaller than the card, used the distressing tool around it, then taped it onto the center of the card. Then I used the distressing tool around the watercolor paper and taped it in the center of the navy colored paper. The dream charm was already on the chord, so I just glued it across the bottom of the card and tucked the ends beneath the paper. I cut some gauge and placed it beneath the charm going upward on each side. Next I cut a piece of twine and tied it onto the anchor charm, then glued the anchor on the right side of the card, over the gauge. Then I added little glue drops here and there on the gauge to hold it in place.

Thank you for visiting. 
Hope you like my DT card and it gives you some inspiration. 
  We would like to see you join us in the fun!
The challenge will close at 6pm EST on July 31st.

Happy Crafty Hugs, 


  1. Sherry it;s beautiful and the card under is very cute
    Gr Karin

  2. Sherry your card is stunning. You are very creative.

  3. Oh WOW! Sherry I love your mermaid and amazing beautifully blended scene you created here. Love the elements you added.

  4. brilliant card love the scene,beautiful image and great watercolouring effect
    Carol x

  5. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Angie DT

  6. Thank you for joining us at Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.
    Angie DT

  7. A Gorgeous card, love the message it gives and the colouring. Thank you for joining us Morgan's Artworld ATG challenge, hope to see you again. Faith DT

  8. Great card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  9. Beautiful work. Thank you for playing along at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog this time.
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

  10. Thank you so very much Michelle! :) x

  11. Nice mixed media project. Thank you for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.

    Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

    Such a beautiful creation you have made here. I love it and very nice work too.
    Apologies for missing in action since June but had bad accident and have not been able to comment on entries, just starting to do a little bit now.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

    1. Thank you so very much Annette! :) Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad accident! Hope you're doing all better soon! x


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