Happy Thursday! At the beginning of the week, I actually heard birds chirping outside and thought, can Spring be far behind? And today, snow again- yuk! I guess if I did not have to drive in it, I would feel a bit better about it, but … Let’s hope for a smooth few weeks more of winter as we move toward the change of seasons!
Today, I am excited to share a Crafts and Me Design Team Inspiration card. Each day, one of the design team members posts a card on our blog featuring a new rubber or digi stamp to showcase new images from the talented artists who create them. Today, I am featuring another Hannah Lynn mermaid image, called “Sharlotta” and she can be found HERE in the Crafts and Me store.
“Sharlotta” is colored with copic markers (RV99,95, 93 & 91) on Make It Colour
I had so much fun embellishing this card. I used gold net ribbon from my stash. I can’t seem to locate where I got it. I also used some fabulous hand-dyed shabby crinkled seam binding and pearls on string (really more of a thin wire) from Live and Love Crafts. For those of you who asked about the crinkled seam binding, it is hand dyed by Sandra herself, the owner of Live and Love Crafts, and any of the out of stock colors will be dyed and restocked as soon as soon as her shipment of seam binding arrives! They match the distress ink colors perfectly! The oval metal medallion on the shabby bow is from Bo Bunny Trinkets. The metal corner and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections. Last, I stamped the sentiment on cardstock, crumbled and distressed it with the inks for a more worn look.
My work day begins by me getting up at 5:15 am. I spend half an hour with a cup of coffee and my computer- looking at (drooling over) all those creations and challenge entries from the zillions of blogs I follow. It just puts me in a great place to start the day. So much of my inspiration comes from seeing so many talented cardmakers on other blogs and challenges, and I just can’t wait to try to employ some of those techniques on my future creations, so thank you for sharing your creativity!
If you are not already a follower, why not hop over to the Crafts and Me blog HERE to become one so you can have the latest images and inspiration sent to you each day. Definitely NOT a bad way to start your day! Also why not join the Crafts and Me Facebook page HERE.
Have a great weekend, and thank you for your kind comments. I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
A&T Emerald Faeries Challenge– Bling
Cards and More- Pearls and Lace
Crazy Amigo Challenge- Women
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts- Flowers and Pearls
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
My Grafico- Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room- White and One other Color
The Ribbon Reel- Photo Inspiration
Addicted to Stamps- Lots of Flowers
Crafting When We Can-Fire, Air, Water, Earth
Dream Valley Challenges – Ribbon and Bling
That Craft Place- Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox- Fantasy
613 Avenue- Tic Tac Toe/Die Cut/Stamp/Free
Whimsy Stamps-Add some Metal
Crafty Ribbons- Anything Goes with ribbon
Delightful Challenges- Bling