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February 16, 2014


Morning all, it's my turn to host the Artbymiran Blog today. It's my first time and this is my first showcase project :)

Today I would like to share a card I made using the gorgeous digi image Mermaid

Our theme this month is 'Green for St Patricks day'

I had so much fun colouring this image. All of Mirans digis are truly gorgeous and really make me want to colour them, I really can't wait to get onto my next one...hehe.

I hope you all like my little mermaid, I thought she would be perfect for the green theme :) 
Here's a closer look. I've tried to add some texture to the towel in her hair and make it look fluffy and to her tail, by hopefully making part of it look like scales.

She is coloured using Promarkers. Although the bubbles look uncoloured, they are actually highlighted with a really light blue, I just couldn't seem to pick it up with the camera. The side of the bath is coloured and the swirly pattern has then been painted over with green perfect pearls to give it a really nice shimmer and shine.

I added some seaweed style swirls for corner pieces, which were coloured with peacock feather and vintage photo distress inks and I added some little bubbles, that were coloured with tumbled glass distress ink.

The background was so much fun to do and hopefully looks like bubbles. First I coloured a piece of card with a few different coloured distress inks. Whilst this was drying I cut out a bubble template (purchased from the silhouette store) in a quite thick card. 
Once the background was then dry, I used the bubble template as an embossing tool and ran this and my background through my bigshot. It left a really nice embossed effect over the background. To then highlight the embossed bubbles a little further, I gently rubbed some gilding wax all over and then buffed it up. It really has created a lovely effect of shimmery bubbles.

I've made this card for a friend who's having a bit of a rough time at the moment and is waiting for an op. So the sentiment reflects this and is written into a bubble, which i cut using the silhouette and then mounted using a 3D foam pad.

This is a full close up of my image, isn't that little rubber ducky adorable..hehe...

I popped some perfect pearls around the bottom corners and that was it card finished.

Don't forget to visit the Art by Miran shop to see all the wonderful images, PLUS there is a special offer on for the next couple of days, where Miran's two newest images can be purchased for just $1 each!

 Aren't they stunning!

Don't forget to check out my hosting post and all the other wonderful DT inspiration HERE

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Challenges entered
Charisma Cardz - Inspired by a movie - Splash!!
CMC - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday - Someone Special
Simply Create too - St Patricks day (or use green)


  1. Great texture on towel and scales! xx

  2. Terrific card, Sam. Fabulous colouring (that looks like a nice soft, fluffy towel) and I love the embossed 'bubble' background. xx

  3. What a fantastic card, Sam. I'm positive the lucky recipient will love it...and love you for thinking of her!
    Great big hugs!!

  4. WOW gorgeous card hunny love the colours and so pretty! hugs me x

  5. I love that! What a fabulous card.

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT,


  6. Ah this is so sweet, what a great card, love the greens you have gone for with it, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxo

  7. Wow... what a wonderful card. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Stempelsonnen-challenge.

  8. Eine bezaubernde Karte ist das geworden. Danke daß du bei der SsC mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  9. Stunning card must say.. Beautiful coloring..
    Thanks for playing along with us!!..

    Simply Create Too DT Member

  10. Das ist ja süß geworden
    Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne
    GLG Tamesis

  11. Hi, Samatha: Your green card is very pretty--cute mermaid--especially her green hair. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  12. Wow. So much attention to detail. Beautiful coloring and an amazing background. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  13. Beautiful creation and I love the image and the background is just amazing. Thanks for joining our challenge at Charisma
    xx Vee

  14. Fabulous card - love the way you coloured the fluffy towel!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, but I'm afraid that this entry is not valid for one of the prizes, as you have not used a Penny Black stamp/die.
    Helen x


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