Funday Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack

Howdy, and here we are back once again to Friday, so you know that means a Fun Friday Challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Today Team A is being sponsored by The Paper Nest, and I chose the following image for my card.

Here it is:

- the digi image is called Mermaid with Clam, and was printed on Copic Xpress paper, colored - of course! with copics. After I colored & airbrushed the background, I mixed up Liquid Pearls (White Opal) with some water, painted the wash over the clam shell & pearl. IRL it gives a pretty pearly shine, just like the inside of a clam. I quite liked the effect, but unfortunately - my photography skill level doesn't show the shine. Also added some Stickles (Diamond) to the tail. Used a Sizzix Thinlets die that came with another product to diecut, so I don't really know the name.

- Dylusions card base background: Used London Blue, Vivid Turquoise, Calypso Teal that had been diluted with water & some that were diluted with water & White Linen to spray the Canson #90 w/color paper. I have a bottle of White Linen, nearly empty from using it to dilute other colors. I want to recycle the bottle, so added it about half full of water, shook it well. I sprayed the w/c paper with this white before starting to spray the blues over it. It was very wet after the sprays so I plopped another same size piece of Canson over it, gave it a good rub. I now have 2 backgrounds, but this process does eliminate the nice texture that the sprays had created. Next time I think I'll just let the first piece air dry. I knew I wanted to add the lovely Ryn Rising Bubbles stamp, which is why I chose the Mermaid image.

Before I adhered my focal image, I embossed the background with Tim Holtz Bubbles EF. I like the effect, but the stamped bubbles showed up quite a bit better before the embossing.

So won't you join us over at Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge, and let's have fun. Check Jo's blog for the easy rules.  It's an anything goes day...if you have either Bugaboo (Team B's sponsor) or Paper Nest stamps (Team A), use them by all means. But if not, just jump right in, anyway!

Thanks for popping by. Have a super day, and many hugs.


  1. Hi Mary. Adorable image. Love the colors of your background - gorgeous mix of blues. Loll xx

  2. You have created the most beautiful background Mary and I love how the bubbles in the mermaid pic carry through onto the backing, both with the embossing and Ryn's wonderful stamp. This is a delightful card! Hugs, Anne x

  3. Oh Mary, this mermaid card is beautiful!!! I love how you have colored her and I didn't know you could take liquid pearls and mix with water to paint on! I've gotta try that next time I want that shine!! Your background looks amazing, looks just like being in the ocean, or at least what you see on tv cause I ain't getting in the water to find out! lol Love those Ryan bubbles!! Hugs to you Momma Mary!

  4. Gorgeous card Mary, I like the image and the background.
    Kevin xx

  5. Good Morning Mary.....what a fun card and love the rising bubbles. I also really like how you've colored the embossed looks fabulous.

    Hope you have a great weekend. We are off to a Bama football game tomorrow.

  6. I love the way you did that background!!! Fantastic looking and I know the Liquid Pearls make the whole card shine! Sensational.

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  8. What a lovely card-such a pretty image,and they way you have made the bubbly background is fantastic!
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  9. So cute and I love the color of the background! I just can't keep up with you kid!!

  10. This card has such a WOW factor with that gorgeous background!! I love every single detail - beautiful!!

  11. This card is beautiful ! Love all of the wonderful details !!


  12. Great card Mary. Love that eF background. Great inkyness and depth of colour there.

    Your image is a sweetie...I bet that glimmer finish looks wonderful.
    The water bubbles stamp is so perfect with this!

  13. Mary I must say I gasped at the beauty of your card when I saw it. Your image coloured to perfection and that background LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Simply gorgeous. TFS

  14. What a pretty mermaid! Your vibrant background is beautiful with the embossing and the fabulous rising bubbles! Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

  15. What a fabulous background, and how good it looks with the cute mermaid image! just beautiful!

    love Mags B x

  16. This is a gorgeous card Mary! I love that beautiful background and your mermaid is colored in beautifully! Thanks for sharing another gorgeous work of art!

  17. This delightful little mermaid is right at home in the beautiful water scene! Great job on coloring the image and on that amazing background!

  18. I absolutelt love the way you have tied in the background with the image. I love the layout and colours...just brilliant!


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