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     Today is my last post as a Guest Designer for Anything Goes Challenge Blog. Thank you Tamara for inviting me to join your great design team for May.  I have learned so much, bookmarked a zillion more blogs from your team and talented entrants as a result of being with you this month!  Our challenge this week is:

     Now, if you know me, black is NOT such a stretch for me…I love wearing it and working with it!  It is choosing the other color that is challenging and then working only with one other color! While searching through my paper stash the other day for what papers and colors to use for this challenge, I discovered an entire collection that fit the challenge perfectly- and so I took it as a “sign” that this was the color I would choose… Black plus Blue/Green!  Since the paper is beach/sea themed, I thought mermaids!  I so love mermaids, but I had not yet colored up my Marci Mermaid from La La Land Stamps, so that is the image I chose to work with!

     I colored Marci with copics, which are available at The Craft Den.  I added Viva Decor Pearl Pen is white and transparent glitter all around her.  The embellishments are Dress It Up buttons (got them at Michaels – they have a great collection), but you can also see them HERE.   I removed the back and glittered some (the package includes some that are glittered and some that are not) and attached with glue. My gold netting is from Funkie Junkie. I used an EK Success border punch for my “waves” and stamped some gold scrolls on them.  Last, I used quilling paper for my “fauna”.

      It would not be my card without a metal corner and some glitter dust, which I sprinkled everywhere! Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. Design Paper is “Tide Pools” by Creative Imaginations. I bought this paper in BULK awhile ago, and some of the collection is still available online.  Here is one of the double-sided papers from the collection that I used on the front of my card without anything on it.  The link to the whole collection at the only online resource I could find is HERE.  It is a beautiful paper line for all things “beachy”!

     So, head on over to Anything Goes Challenge and see what the other design team members have created, then create your own project using BLACK plus ONE OTHER COLOR!  We can’t wait to see YOUR designs!  Thanks always for your kind comments!


This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Chrissy

    So pretty Ann Marie, gorgeous colouring, love the cute image and the netting,swirls and pearls…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Hi Ann Marie, a stunning card I love how youve coloured your mermaid and your whole card design is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. Anni

    It is such a cute idea to use the net!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  4. Anonymous

    Beautifully done, I love the netting in the background, adds the perfect touch
    hugs Julie P

  5. paige

    Beautiful coloring! Love the netting and embellishments! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  6. Pauline

    Gorgeous! Wonderful colouring on this sweet image, and the texture you created is fab!
    Thanks for joining us at Cr84FN this week!

  7. Tami

    Love that netting great job and thanks for playing at Gingeroft

  8. Ann Marie this is adorable! Love this sweet little mermaid and all of your underwater elements. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  9. Cheryl

    So gorgeous! You colored this sweet image beautifully. I love the texture and pretty details.

  10. Helen

    Beautiful – love the image and the colour you've used is just perfect too.

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x

  11. Unknown

    The mermaid is beautifully done! Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at the Drunken Stampers!

  12. Fabolous card! Thanks for taking part at our color challenge this time at Sketchy Colors, hope to see you again next week too 🙂
    Hugs, Lena Katrine

  13. Karen C

    Very beautifully done! Love the netting! Love how you colored her too! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft this fortnight! Best of luck in the draw! For another chance to win keep your eyes out Monday for a surprise blog hop!
    Karen C (Gingerloft DT)

  14. StephG

    wow..gorgeous card! I love all the details and your coloring is amazing!
    thanks for playing at Drunken Stampers!

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