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