Oceans of Love for Digi Doodle Studios

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Hello again my friends!  I’m back to share this card I made using this adorable image from Digi Doodle Studios:

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Isn’t she adorable with her little underwater crab friend?!  This is the Nixie Mermaid digital stamp from the Digi Doodles Studios “Under the Sea” collection.  There have recently been a couple more new ones added to this, so go check out the entire collection of these cuties!  I thought she was so cute and I actually had her colored up before I ended up hurting myself and had to leave.  I finished out the card when I got better.

I have also used some fun digital papers and a sentiment that work well with this particular image.  The pretty pink patterned papers you see in the background come from the Digi Doodle Studios Summer Breeze Card Making Paper collection.  The sentiment came from the Digi Doodle Studios Mermaid Sentiments set.  I printed out the sentiment and cut it out with a ticket die, sponged around the edges with the turquoise ink color and layered it over the same turquoise colored cardstock I’ve used throughout my layout.

The layout idea came from a sketch challenge that I’m entering for below this post.  I have several layer panels including the fun turquoise sparkly paper that I’ve used that was cut with a wave border die and then sponged with some white ink.  I added some pearls to each corner of the image panel, wrapped some white organdy ribbon around the card front base, tied a bow and added a silver bow where I have attached some silver string and a starfish charm to it.  The entire card measures 5.5″ square.

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Here’s a closer view of the coloring that I’ve done on this mermaid image.  Mainly colored with Copic markers, but I’ve used a gel pen to color the sprigs next to the flower in her hair and the braclets around her wrists.  I took a glitter brush pen and covered her entire fish body and the bubbles in the water with.  (Of course it looks so shimmery in person!)  I then took some glossy accents and covered the little crabs eyeballs with and then some liquid pearls to dab a dot over the pearl inside the oyster.  This mermaid image panel was popped up with foam tape over the card front.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my underwater mermaid card today!  Please be sure to join with us over at the Digi Doodle Studios Facebook Group as there is a couple of fun challenges going on right now with a chance to win something!  There is also monthly blog challenge to join if you’d like another chance at winning a prize!  We’d love to see what Digi Doodle Studio projects you’re working on! (CLICK HERE to see this page for all challenge options to join with!)

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with something fun!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Cheerful Sketches – August Challengesketch be
  2. The House That Stamps Built – A1419 Tic-Tac-Toe (I used first row down)a1419
  3. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP1933 Anything Goes

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

23 thoughts on “Oceans of Love for Digi Doodle Studios”

  1. What a sweet, summery card with the feel of the ocean in that sparkly blue panel! Love your coloring on this, and especially that sweet little charm. Great take on this tricky sketch too!

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  2. She’s fabulous, Vicki and I love your coloring! Wonderful sparkle and great take on that sketch. Loving the tiny starfish charm. 😀

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  3. She is just beautiful! As always, you’ve included special little touches, like the pearl, and the glittery wave border! Thanks for sharing, and for joining in with us at The House that Stamps Built!!!

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  4. Hi, Vicki! I’m partial to mermaids, so am always interested in seeing how other crafters utilize them. I especially love your design in the background with the pink and blue tones, sparkles, and the pink in her tail! She is darling, Vicki, and your coloring just makes her extra sweet. Beautiful! hugs, de

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  5. Love your happy mermaid. Fab coloring and details. Great that you have used the sketch of Cheerful Sketches. Thanks for that!
    xxx Margreet

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  6. Gorgeous!!! Your coloring is beautiful and I LOVE that glittered “wave” panel and the adorable little charm! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  7. Love mermaids – especially whimsy ones. Love all the details in this card – from the glitter wave t the perfect coloring. Thank you for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

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