Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Swimming By.....

Welcome back to my blog friends, and thanks for stopping by.   ~  Today's card is a tribute to my love for all things oceany.  That's a real word, right?  As much as I love the ocean, I never go in the water except maybe just to get my feet wet.  I'm afraid of what lurks swims underneath.

Maybe if I knew that darling little mermaids like this one from HoneyBee Stamps Swimming By swam around protecting timid visitors like me, I wouldn't be so afraid.

  I cut her out using the coordinating Honey Cuts Dies and colored this darling little mermaid using Copic markers. I gave her a generous dose of Clear Wink Of Stella to really make her shine.  

For the card base, I created this fun blended and stenciled background using Ocean Scene Builder Stencils and Distress Oxide inks in lots of Oceany colors like Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans and Wilted Violets.  A blend of ocean colored sequins  were added for a fun finishing touch.

I hope you'll take some time today to visit Honey Bee Stamps and check out their complete line of ocean themed products.  Plus they just had a new release  full of the cutest stamps and dies.  So much fun going on at Honey Bee Stamps!

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Magical Fairy Garden
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Ombre (blended background)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Birgit, what a lovely ocean scene and so beautifully colored. Beautiful card, my friend.

  2. This is so dang CUTE Birgit!! Your sweet little mermaid is colored just beautifully and I'm jealous of how you photographed her so I can actually see all the sparkle!! And what a beautiful background that it's ink blended AND stenciled!! Must go check those out!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  3. Oh, she's CUTE!! This is a darling card. Your little underwater scene and the sparkle are delightful!!

  4. Such a pretty, sparkly underwater scene you have made Birgit, perfect for any little girl!

  5. Pure cuteness Birgit! That little mermaid is adorable! What a fun sea scene!

  6. Oh so adorable Birgit! Lovely ocean colors on this sweet scene! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Magical Fairy Garden’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  7. Oh that's definitely a word lol I adore your Mermaid, she is beautiful! Fabulous color and I love all of that sparkle! Great background and I love the sequins too!

  8. Your 'under the sea' scene is absolutely adorable, Birgit!!! This little mermaid rivals that Disney version, she is so cahUTE!
    I don't swim a stroke, but manage to go in up to my thighs, lol! Come visit my salt-free 'ocean', my friend - not one thing to be afraid of!

  9. Oh this is just so adorable, terrific coloring, love the background you made and all the sparkle is terrific!

  10. Birgit, this is awesome! I will go into a lake, but I do fear the little things swimming around my body and maybe getting ready to nibble at my does freak me out a bit! Your little mermaid is adorable as is the wonderfully awesome background! Well done my friend! I hope you have a most wonderful weekend and a Mother's Day too! Heart Hugs to you and I still miss playing with you! Col

  11. This just leaves me in awe, Birgit! You truly should be a children's book illustrator! This is SO the cover of a mermaid book!! Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Fabulous mermaid card with all the SPARKLE, Birgit. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. How cute is your card??? love it, wonderful colors! thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

  14. Gorgeous card, Birgit! Your mermaid just shimmers and your background scene is amazing! I stamped this girl of yours while we were at the craft house and colored her up before I went in for surgery. I will have to post it soon to show you. I scrolled down to see all your creations that I've been missing and I'll just say it is a feast for the eyes!

  15. Wonderful underwater scene and I love that darling mermaid. She is so beautiful in her underwater playground!

  16. Awesome underwater scene, Birgit! Love your sweet mermaid and all the wonderful sparkle!

  17. Your blingy little mermaid just makes me smile!! she is adorable : )


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