Thursday, 31 July 2014

Mermaid Queen!

Good Evening Everyone, I hope you have had a good day and managed some crafting.

I was back at work today, and for some reason Thursdays are always frenetic and all the staff feels drained by the end of the day.  I was on cooking duties today, but kept it a simple meal, and thankfully the weather had turned much cooler because we had the rain coming down in torrents.  It was manageable.

So on to my card,
I bought this Chocolate Baroque stamp set a few weeks ago and it's just now I've gotten around to inking it up.
Mermaid Queen Stamp Set coloured with Derwent Ink Intense Pencils
Turquoise coloured paper
Pion Sea Treasures Paper
Silver Mirri
LOTV Sentiment
The Ribbon Girl Seam binding in Sage, Silver Cord, Hessian and Starfish Charm
Hobby Craft Pearl Lace
Papermania Gems
Loads of Star Dust

It is a large stamp and so had to use a much larger card than usual for me, but it was a joy to colour with the pencils using them as watercolours.

Before I sign off, I would just like to thank everyone who left a comment on my last post, love reading them. 
I would like to enter my card into the; 
Colour Challenge


Rita said...

Love your card Kate. I do love CB stamps too. Hugs Rita xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning love the image and wow the colours are brilliant...gorgeous card...♥aNNie Come and join in my birthday rock n roll candy .... The Journey is the Start

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your card is just gorgeous. l love the image and the Star Dust you added is perfect for the image. Beautiful scenery you created and embellishments. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anet x

May said...

Hi Kate, I adore your card, The image is so beautiful... Love the design & fabulous colours...Have a great weekend ahead... Hugs May x x x

Patricia said...

Good morning Kate,
Love your beautiful card, great image so wonderfully coloured and a fantastic design.
Gave a great weekend ..... see you next weekend

Patricia xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate. I love the image, fabulous colouring and beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a gorgeous stamp and lovely underwater scene you have created, very pretty

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

How gorgeous Kate! Love the stamps and sparkle, a lovely card. Glad your day went ok! Susan x

Florence said...

Simply gorgeous Kate. So much lovely detail to look at. A real treasure. Beautiful coloring on the mermaid. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
Have a lovely weekend.
Florence x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful underwater scene Kate and I adore mermaids and this one is very lovely. I especially love her shimmery tail.

Erika said...

Cooking duties can't be much fun in the heat we've had recently Kate?
Love your mermaid and the added bling.

Hugs Erika. x

rachel said...

I love this Kate - its a beautiful stamp set - and you've used it wonderfully - loving your new signatures too Kate - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful! I love under the sea, water themed or beach themed card. They are such a delight to make.

Your car is wonderful. Love that beautiful stamp, The colouring is so lovely and it turned out such a great card.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Catching up whilst Blogger behaving. Terrific card. Your mermaids tail looks amazing with the sparkle.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Sue said...

Kate, love your sea themed card. The mermaid is wonderful and all your texture and embellishments are perfect. Love the little charm too.


Sandy said...

Smashing card Kate!!
Sandy xx

Asha said...

Kate, my friend! This is a stunning creation - LOVE how you've worked the mermaid... all the lovely details - so YOU! What a stunner.
Thank you for joining our first Colour Challenge. I hope you had fun and will play again soon.
hugs, Asha

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Kate, this is a very pretty card, and great use of embellishments. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous little sven Kate, super embellies and lovely colours. I'm waiting for some cooler temperatures over here, I guess they'll be here any day.

Warm hugs