Sunday, 30 June 2013

OSAAT #170 - Anything Goes

The theme this week at One Stitch at a Time is Anything Goes. It was Josephine's turn to pick for the two of us to use this week. She chose Ocean Blue Paper Pack 2 by Oase of Panda Bear over at Stitchybear Digital Outlet and to go with these wonderful papers she chose the image, Ocean Floor, by Stitchy.

The card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I chopped the front of the large 8x8 square card and covered it with the rolling seas paper, using a strip down the outside edge of the card. My idea was to give you the feeling that the mermaid is at the bottom of these rolling waves. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and used a Sakura diamond pen to add some sheen to the tail, fin and hair of the mermaid. I cut round the image and used Distress Ink round the edges. A Memory Box die, Loopy Rings, cut in silver lightweight card, act as bubbles. I generated the sentiment on the computer and cut it with my brand new Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangle which arrived in the post this morning! This was also given some Distress Ink treatment.

Please check the OSAAT challenge blog for details of the prizes.

I'm entering my card in to the following challenges:
Fashionista Challenge - Wedding or Birthday card
Lady Anne's Challenge - The Great Outdoors
Flourishes Challenge - Make a Splash!
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge - Birthdays
Fairy Tale Challenge - Happy Birthday


  1. Stunning creation .Love the paper and the image .Thanks for sharing on Card Crafter's Circle

  2. What a great idea - chopping the waves paper to give the impression of what's underneath! Fabulous card, as always, Hazel.

  3. Oooo, I just LOVE those silver die cut bubbles!!! Your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Timeless Tuesday Make a Splash challenge!

  4. What a really lovely card Hazel, so relaxing to look at. Love how you have used the photo for the sea element, perfection. Hugs Jane xxxx

  5. The paper pack & Mermaid image go wonderfully together. Especially like the bubbles.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Beautiful card Hazel, the papers and image are gorgeous. Carol x

  7. What a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  8. I love your bubbles and mermaid! Thanks so much for joining us for the Make a Splash! Timeless Tuesday challenge!

  9. Hazel, you have just taken me on a lovely relaxing seaside break with this card. When I visit my sister next year I shall look out for the mermaids on the north east coast-line. Until I read your story I thought you had used a photograph."Gentle and Relaxing" ..... yes, that is this card to a T. xx

  10. Beautiful card Hazel! Love that image and those cute bubbles!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  11. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog!

    Andrea :-)

  12. Beautiful card Hazel! Love how she looks like she is coming out of the water and the bubbles on the inside.
    Hugs from your DT Sister,
    Tracey xo

  13. Hi my lovely hazel, how you doing sweepea?? hope your ok, this is lovely love how you have added the bubbles, very novel card hun love it big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxx

  14. A gorgeous creation - one can smell the sea.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. Lovely sea card, I like it very must. Thank you for joining us at Fashionista.
    With love from Holland,