Monday 18 July 2022

cool as a ...mermaid

 Phew! Just not used to these temperatures here! I'm hiding indoors, blinds and windows closed , my craft room is the coolest in the house, nice and comfortable in here :) Too hot  for me outside- even in the shade, there is a breeze but it's a hot one!  Marvin is spreadeagled in front of the fan, nice and quiet now but not going to be impressed when he realises that he's not getting a second walk today, far too hot for crazy dogs to run around even in the shady woods. 

My card today was inspired by watching my small granddaughters play in their pool with their mermaid dolls, one way to keep the kiddies cool when the temperatures rise. The dolls were really cute with lovely purple and turquoise hair, hence my colour combo! The  beautiful image is  Moth and Fern from Ching Chou Kuik, to me she looks like mermaid. I've coloured with Copics as usual. I recently bought some DP pads from the Works- fantastic value at £4 each-  12x12 papers in beautiful colours and patterns and good  quality, not at all flimsy. The one I've used here looks like water so a great background for my mermaid. I've framed her with tiny pearls and added a starfish (cut from the cover of one othe paper pads, a little seahorse and some diecut leaves that look a bit sea-weedy. A few clear 'drops' and stamped sentiment to finish.

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of it, wherever you are, whatever you're doing and whatever the temperature.



Challenge entries:

cck-digitalstamps July Challenge

thefairyandtheunicorn July Challenge

audsentiments July Challenge

classicdesign #7

mirtillamente #11

morgansartworld #7

TIOT Make it magical


meg said...

Beautiful sea themed card,your background paper,image and embellishments perfect together

brenda said...

Awesome colours Chris, a really stunning make.

As you say pheeeeew, the girls don't know where to out themselves and seems to think the air coolers are alien beings and not sure about laying by them.

Hamish arrived Sunday and seems to have fitted right in, he's a very big boy for six months and 'well developed and aware' so decided to have a chat with the vet this morning!

B x

chrissy xx said...

FABulous design and FABulous colours Chris.
Will have to be looking in the 'Works' lol. My favorite shop for papers? Mostly been taken over with material/wools now, such a shame.
LOve this weather, but, certainly not so good for animals.

Janette said...

Beautiful card and for the last few days I was wishing I was a mermaid, its killing me this heat, never thought I would utter those words as always been a sun worshipper but wow, this is too much for me now, hope Marvin is ok, our sweet Luna is really not happy at all, she does make me laugh though, the fan is on for her and she expects it, not even my cat haha...stay cool Chris.xx

Bernadet said...

Awesome card Chris.
Love the digi and background papers.
How lucky that your craft room is now the coolest room. Are you just obliged to spend the day there *LOL*

aussie aNNie said...

Another fabulous project, love the colours you have used.

Chrissy said...

She is so beautiful Chris..Fabulous colouring and love the background papers..the weather is crazy, you so hot, me, not so cold, not enough anyway, we have not gone under 5oC yet and only had 3 frosts which only one was worth mentioning..try to keep cool, take care..


ClaireB said...

Very pretty card and so beautifully coloured, the colour tones are so sea like. Thanks for joining us again this month at the Fairy and Unicorn challenge. Claire DT

coldwaters2 said...

What a beautiful card Chris love the image and your colouring is top notch I love the mix of colours and it does look really cool, I don't like the hot weather it plays my Asthma up
lorraine x

Jackie Cornfield said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody’s entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
Mirtillamente DT

pinky said...

Oh wow that is so striking and gorgeous Chris. Love the colours. My wee dog just spent the day (yes we only got one very hot day) panting but had to be taken inside as he hasn't the sense to stay in the shade. He really was turning into a Hot Dog lol.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty card! I love the underwater look with the little seahorse, so beautifully coloured too 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such an elegant ethereal feel to this creation. LOVE it! Glad you have some cooler days now, that heat wave would have been awful! I'm definitely a temperate clime kinda gal, give me the Autumn and Spring months all year! So cute your granddaughters inspired this beautiful creation. Would have been a lovely way to keep them cool and fun to have them slashing around. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld.
~ Judy CT