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Monday, August 10, 2009

Polka Dot Mermaid

I made this card to play along with the Shirley's 2 Girls Twisted Thursday challenge this week. There was a sketch that was provided and the twist was to use polka dots. This is a new stamp that my wonderful hubby bought me this weekend. I stamped the image with Memento ink and then colored the image with Copic and Prisma markers. I used some liquid pearls and a Spica pen on the necklace and yellow Stickles in her hair. My polka dots are the ones I embossed with my new Polka Dot embossing folder from Quickuts. I used scalloped circle Nestabilities for my circles. I think one of these reasons that I like these stamps so much is the fact that they look great with the bright colors that I like to use. 

We had a great time in Indiana. Of course I paid a visit to the best stamp store in the world, Papertrix, which has been the hilight of all my trips to Indiana.  Man, I love that place! They have everything there. I came away with this stamp from S2G. a couple more Lockhart stamps, some gorgeous paper, a Scor-Bug and a couple of other odds and ends. In addition to shopping we had some time to just relax and be together, talking and hanging out. 

We also got a chance to see a movie. Kip went and saw GI Joe and his parents and I went and saw Julie and Julia. (BTW, we are both okay with going to the movies together and seeing different movies.) It was such a good movie, and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The reviews I read weren't that glowing so I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for dropping in tonight!

15 comments:

the girls said...

Bless you sweet husband! tell him he has great taste...(in stamps & wives...)! you did a fabulous job with this challenge...& thanks for playing with us...can't wait to see more!!! DEIDRE S2G

TannyP said...

Great work!! Her stickled hair is a great accent =)

Monica said...

Welcome back! I love her with her sparkly hair!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, your trip sounded wonderful!! This is a beautiful image! I love what you did with the fin!! The alternating colors really set it off!

laos348 said...

That stamp is just perfect for a polka dot theme - fantastic card!

Eve said...

Super cute Gina!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your work is fabulous Gina! Love the mermaid's sparkly hair. Sounds like your trip was great and your hubby is a sweetie! Thanks so much for playing with us. See you next week!!

Stephanie said...

I love how you incorporated the polka dots!

Glad you had a great time in Indiana!

Debbie said...

Gosh what an awesome hubby you have! I love your card. It's absolutley beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday challenge. We hope to see you again this week for the next one!

Karolyn Loncon said...

He's a keeper!! And this card is stunning!! Your coloring just blows me away, and of course that mermaid image goes perfectly with your DP choice. Fantastic!! Thanks for playing - we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous work!!

Justine said...

I think this might be my all time favorite stamp and I just love what you have done with it. Love the sparkle. Thanks for playing with us, good luck in the drawing.

peggysue said...

That is a cute stamp, they always have good sketch challenges, glad you played along!

Holly said...

Love the scallops, love the background dots, love the glittery hair...love it all!

Michelle said...

welcome back...

this is a wonderful card and a super image! your coloring is really wonderful!

TFS!
michelle

Jaspere said...

This is awesome. Not sure how I missed it. Love the sparkles in her hair.