Monday, 13 July 2015

At The Beach

Good morning all!
It's Monday, which means we have a new challenge for you over at 
Eureka Stamps, where the theme for this week is
Here's my DT inspiration card!

As you can see, I went more for what you can see from the beach!
(I'm sorry about the photo but I just couldn't get this to look straight at all!)
 As soon as I saw this gorgeous mermaid, I just had to use her!
I made a shaker card, 
The shaker part is a little acetate pocket, with the image placed behind it, inside the card.
(makes her look like she's underwater)
I used an A5 base, which I covered with some patterned vellum from Lidl,
then die cut an aperture in the centre.
I used a slightly bigger die to cut the acetate for the pocket.
I sealed the acetate on 3 sides, filled with lots of little beads & sequins, then
 covered with a frame which I had doodled around with my Sakura Stardust pens.
Then stuck to the base.

On the inside I added a pattern paper which matches the veullum, 
then added the image! Here's a closer look at her.

I had great fun colouring the image with my promarkers & Sakura Stardust pens.
I love the sparkly effect that the stardust pens give!
I cut her out using the same die as the aperture, inked with some distress ink, 
whilst still in the die, then placed her so that she was 
visibe through the shaker window.

Can't wait to see what you create for our At The Beach challenge!
I'd like to enter this card in a couple of challenges:
Hannah & Friends - Shaker Card
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Water/By The Water
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes/On The Beach
Fairy Tale - Under The Sea
Fussy & Fancy - Beach Fun
Crafty Gals Corner - Under The Sea
DoubleClick Skittles - From The Sea


  1. Fabulous, love the card design and the mermaid looks brilliant.
    Linda xxx

  2. This is such a fun card, love it! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  3. Hi Dawn, great minds must think alike as I've just posted a fish shaker card on my blog!
    I love this card,especially the mermaid. You have coloured her beautifully too.
    Cathy x

  4. Gorgeous card Dawn! I love that fun mermaid image and you've colored her beautifully, fabulous shaker design too! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Tammy x

  5. A fabulous shaker card Dawn, a pretty mermaid and great design.

  6. OH my....she is as sweet as can be. I just love the expression on her face! Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Design Team

  7. Hi Dawn this is a gorgeous card I love the fun mermaid image you have used. Hugs Jackie

  8. what a fab shaker card Dawn - love the smiley mermaid too - brilliant - hugs Rachel x

  9. Sensational and I love her colorful fins, not to mention she's a real cutie! Wonderful card Dawn!

  10. Awesome card!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
    ♥ Samantha
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

  11. Love this shaker, Dawn! Marvelous coloring on the mermaid, and all the little fish are so cute. Great use of the fibre. :-D

  12. I love the colors of your mermaid. What a fun shaker card. You did a lovely job on this. Thanks for linking up to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri ~ Design Team

  13. Lovely card Dawn. Cute image and lovely design.

  14. What an adorable shaker card!!! Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals corner.

  15. wow love this it is so fabulous Dawn hugs Judith xxx

  16. me again lol! wow awesome beach card love it and thank you for joining us Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge this week Judith DT x

  17. woooowww cute Image
    and clever shaker card
    lovely shape too
    and this is a cute shaker card I have seen today
    great job Dawn

  18. Very neat mermaid. Thank you for joining our “From the Ocean” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    DoubleClick Skittles DT

  19. That´s such a lovely creation! I love the little details you have added. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

  20. What a cute and very fun card with so much character and uniqueness to it - all the special details you added really make it stellar!! So very glad you joined us for the From the Ocean Challenge over at DoubleClick!! We are so glad you linked up with us!! Hope to see you again soon!!!
    Taunya Butler
    DoubleClick Design Team

  21. WoW! This is a super fun shaker card! Love the great design and the sweet mermaid! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  22. Super cute card Dawn!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! Our newest challenge is on now, I hope you'll play along:-)

  23. So cute card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  24. Your mermaid is adorable, and so many gorgeous colours in her hair.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  25. What a gorgeous card - love the effects of the acetate. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More


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Dawn xx