Jun 18, 2009
First thing's first ... I think I may have finally got some of my creativity back on!
I went to my craft room at lunch with the thought of straightening up some more stuff, and I ended up putting this card together in less than 1/2 hour!
Now - on to the Mermaid!I ended up buying Mermaid Anya from The Greeting Farm, and then my great friend, Karyn, brought me one when she visited in May!
I dropped a note to the wonderful gal over at The Greeting Farm explaining what happened, and I am packing up the extra stamp and doing a swap for the Hula Anya! WOO HOO!!
I love them!
The mermaid card is sooooo cute in person - the photo does not do her justice. I colored her in metallic pencils and her skin is the prettiest shade of pearly metallic green! The background is made from two coordinating wallpapers from one of those wallpaper books.
***Side note: I had over 100 wallpaper books about 5 years ago, thanks to my Aunt who worked for a decorating company!! I have given away, or thrown away all but the last 4, which are very interesting books with lots of color and texture and I have decided that I am going to use them or loose them!!***
Anyway - back to the card ... the wallpaper that I used has a really pretty metallic sheen to it (you can see it a little in the close up) and the colors just fit with the mermaid perfectly!!
This card is swimming away to The Greeting Farm as a Thank You note for swapping out my stamp!
Be proud of me - I never send my cards - I have a drawer full of little works of art that I can't part with!