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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


As it's Tuesday today, I get to share with you the card I made with one of the new mermaids being released at Bugaboo Stamps today. Her name is AKV Mermaid 7 and she is in the Bugaboo store HERE.

I printed the image onto sugar paper (in the US it is called construction paper) and the colouring is watercolour pencils.  I added some gems as embellishments, a stick on sentiment "Celebrate" and a Cuttlebug diecut of a pretty shell.  I have matted the sugar paper in white CS and then red CS, so in effect, here are 4 layers on this card, and 5 if you count the shell and the sentiment as another layer.  I know this is somewhat of a different style of card for me, but I started out using coloured pencils for colouring my images, and still love the effect of the light coloured pencils on a dark background.  I think it works for this image, and it looks like it is a 'night shot' and as if the mermaid is glowing in the moonlight.  What do you think?

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
GINGERLOFT, #GL40, ‘UNDER THE SEA’ (well part of the image is…)

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
South Africa


  1. Such a fun imag
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.
    e and great card.Love the mono colours..

  2. This is such a sweet card!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  3. Really sweet, I love the sweet and happy image, sure to put a smile on someones face. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  4. Gorgeous card. Love your colors and image.
    Thanks for joining Gingerloft Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  5. Really nice design thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  6. nice opinion.. thanks for posting.

  7. What the coolness!!! This looks so different and fun and vibrant and wonderful. Excellent work here. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  8. Hello Jan - this is so adorable! I love this image and the layers - gorgeous and perfect for this challenge...thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  9. Lovely card! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie x

  10. Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing this with us at PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs brenda xox

  11. What a fabulous creation! Thank you so much for sharing it with Robyn's Fetish this week! xx Lilia DT

  12. Cute!! Love your coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!


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