Thursday, 3 March 2011

Its A Drop In The Bucket

Good Morning Crafters! I apologise for my silence since Sunday! It has been a hugeeeeely busy week!
So today is my shining debut at AI Factory! And do we have a great challenge in store for you today :D
Our theme is

Drop In The Bucket

We want to see your water related projects! So oceans, swimming pools, pond, rain, vases of water! Anything Watery!
Of course, we'd prefer that you use AIFactory Digis,you even get an extra entry! But any stamps are acceptable! Don't forget AIF has plenty of freebies available at their site HERE too! You'll have until 11:59EST on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 to link up your creations.

The Design Team got this fab cute little image to work with!

My creative juices got very carried away with this theme! What Me!? Carried Away!? Ahahahaha! Take a look at my creation!

Haha! Told you I got carried away! Anyway this is a 5” square card which I created from scratch, I drew on a rough rockface design and cut the front of the card to to shape. I then popped Mrs Mermaid (I don’t know why I am calling her Mrs) and Mr Crab (from Fred She Said) on the front and used this fab freebie sea background image from MelJens in the background along with the cutsie little seahorse, also from Fred She Said.
Here are a couple more angles for you to check out whats going on here!
Birds Eye View! 

Front Row View!

The images and most of the sea background and rock are coloured with watercolour paints. The sea itself is coloured with my shimmer paints, I know any excuse! This is quickly becoming my favourite colouring method at the moment! Definitely one I am beginning to master a bit more!

Anyway onto those tasty ingredients

Stamps: Ella Under The Sea from AIFactory
Sea Horse and Crab – Fred She Said
Sea Background – Freebie from MelJens

Inks and things: Watercoloured and glimmered

Papers: Apart from the blue backing paper… None! GASP!

Odds and Sods: Nothing else! Gosh this really was a simple one! HA!

The following challenges have inspired this card :)

Crafts and Me: Under The Sea
Desert Island Challenges: Recipe: Square, Inspired by nature, hand coloured images, no sentiment
Papertake: Anything Goes
KB: Anything Goes with a digi!
Paper Playtine: Anything Goes with a digi!
Sugar Creek Hollow: Inside and Outside of card! (Hope this counts, the sea is the inside of the card)

Jac Inks: Fabulous Inspiration:

Hope you enjoy her as much as I have! Check out the store HERE and my awesome Design Team Creations, you can find their links on the right!


  1. It looks fab, Jennie! Love the rocks for your mermaid to sit on! Susie x

  2. GORGEOUS! Welcome aboard so happy to have you on the team! Your card is gracing today's FB entry ;)

  3. What a fantastic card. I love how you split the front and inside into 2 complimentary scenes and that seahorse is so cute :)

    It's great to be on the AI Team with you

    Love Mandy xxx

  4. WOW! Such a fantastic card. Love everything about it.

  5. Wow, I really love how you created this card, so clever how you created the under the sea picture :) And I love your colouring!
    Great to be working with you on the team :)

    Hugs, P*

  6. I love your first card on the DT! You shine girlfriend!

  7. Very creative and beautiful as well! Love your idea of have the little mermaid sitting on the rocks! Very cool!!
    Thanks for joining us for this weeks challenge at SCH!! Please come back again soon!
    SCH DT

  8. Just soooo cute Jennie and so creative! Love it. xx

  9. This is fab! Love the shape :-) Fab image! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  10. A big "WARM WELCOME" to this weeks challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. I am having Spring fever this week and your card just reminds me of that even more. I always love looking at those cards you can tell much time and planning has gone into and yours is certainly tops!!! We welcome you back anytime to play our challenge at SCH. Blessings to you my friend....Tracy, SCH Owner.

  11. Oh how cute! The mermaid and crab image are just so fun and your coloring is gorgeous! How creative and what a beautiful scene. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Inside/Out Challenge, we hope you will join us again next week for another exciting challenge!

  12. What can I say? just brilliant, Jennie! Love what you've done, your idea is so clever and it all looks fab. Clever you! CoB

  13. Mermaids are my most favourite you can't go wrong here! Wonderful card - great fun! Cheers Claire x

  14. This is a wonderful idea for a card Jennie. I love how you've created the cut out front with the background at the back. Such cute images too - I'm sure there are lots of mermaids in the waters around Hawaii! Thanks for playing along at "jac-inks" Challenge #3

  15. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our Under The Sea Challenge. luv gina xx

  16. Love how you did the unique shape in front! Beautifully colored! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

  17. What a fabulous card. Love your image and design. Thankyou so much for joining us on PTW

  18. Cuteness! Love that little mermaid! Thanks for playing along with us over at Desert Island Crafters!!

  19. WOW....what a totally awesome card love the scene you have created its fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  20. Great card and love the shape! Thank You for playing my ‘Under the Sea’ Challenge at Crafts & Me!


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