Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fairy Tails

Hello again bloggers!
Today has been just peachy for me and my DDs and DH, and how could it not be, I started my day with a trip to my LCS and got everything I needed for under $10! Granted I didn't buy much but I went in with a purpose and only a few select things on my mind and came out with everything I wanted for less than I thought I'd spend, great way to start the day. What did I buy? Tis a secret, for a tippy top secret project that is coming soon I promise! How's that for a tease? Well to get to the point of today's post and the title ( I promise I used the correct word, its a homophone!) I found a challenge for a garden themed card and I wanted to put a spin on it so I thought what other type of garden can I do besides the traditional flower garden? Not many of you know that I'm a gamer as well and I love RPGs like Final Fantasy, and more importantly for this card, Kingdom Hearts. For those of you unfamiliar with the latter, Kingdom Hearts is a game based on the worlds of several different Disney characters such as Mulan, Hercules, and once again more important, or rather more relevant, The Little Mermaid. In the world of Ariel you visit her grotto, and something beautiful like.... are you ready for this...

an undersea GARDEN!

Perfect! I created an undersea garden for my card and what better stamp to use in an undersea garden than a mermaid? I cant think of anything more perfect except, I only have one mermaid stamp and to be honest, I'm not too crazy about her. Her torso and tail would go beautifully however with another head (that sounds so much worse than it is) so I swapped her head out for TGF's fairy-like cutie pie, Shiny Bean and OMG too freakin cute!!!!
Shiny Bean/ Mermaid Anya

Now I wish I could take sole credit for this idea but I'm actually casing another scrapper/ card maker on her idea to use TGF's Mer Ian swapped with Shiny Bean's head over at A Thousand Sheets of Paper. Man oh man is that chic crafty! I don't own Mer Ian yet but I do have Mermaid Anya so I used her and it came out beautifully! I experimented a little with my copics to give her tail some texture I believe it worked out nicely unfortunately I neglected to write down the color combination I used -__-. The sentiment is from TGF's Anya Lifts set, the stickers rhinestones and paper were all from my stash. Spun Sugar Distress Stickles on her sea shells, tail and hair accessories finished the look. I plan to enter her in the following challenges;
TGF's Garden Variety Tuesday Girly Girl
TGF's Farm Fresh Friday Bold and Bright
The All Sorts Challenge In the Garden
The Sweet Stop SSS214 (sketch)
All That Stickles Distress Stickles Linky Party


  1. So frickin cute! I never thought to change heads! Lol I also love FF and KH and other RPG's so I'm feelin this post! Congrats on the recent wins too! Saw your name pop up a few times this week :) totally deserved! :)

  2. Congrats on the win, she's a cutie stamp that's for sure, I've seen the head swap a few times now and sometimes do this if I make a hash of coloring up stamps sometimes the bodies or the heads don't look right but I save the image and then swap bits around. Saves throwing a completed image away. Just call me Mrs Frankenstein lols..

  3. Great body swap! She is too cute!! I love the little ocean scene you have created for her! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

  4. This looks great Krystal and thanks for joining my challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  5. What a sweet card. Great spin on the garden theme. So many little details. Love all the images and pretty colors. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

  6. Oh my cuteness.. what a fantastic swap! She looks awesome :) Thanks for playing with us in the TGF challenge!

  7. Beautiful card Krystal, I love the underwater garden you created. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our In the Garden challenge x

  8. So bright and cheerful. Thanks for playing along with The Sweet Stop! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  9. This is just adorable! Great sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

  10. I LOVE KH and I love that it was your inspiration! You know they just announced KH3 is coming to ps4 and xbox one! I CANT WAIT! Anyways back to your card! haha. LOVE the stamp you chose and and the coloring is darling! cant wait to see more!

    Simple Salutations

  11. It is a lovely card, great job. Thanks for joining the Linky Party at All That Stickles. Ann DT.