Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Girls, Girls, Girls - Crafty Gals Corner

Girls, girls, girls! I'm really sorry for getting a classic rock song stuck in your head, but it's not my fault - really! It's the challenge going on over at Crafty Gals Corner!

This is my second post of the day - be sure to check out what STAMPlorations has going on in my last post because there's a 5-day blog hop with lots of prizes.

Speaking of prizes, this week at Crafty Gals Corner, we've got two of them. Paper Nest Dolls and Lemon Shortbread. 

Our theme is all about girls and I got to use an adorable digi stamp from Lemon Shortbread called Mermaid Shoujo

I really love all of the layers, and there's even a super cute mermaid charm that was sent along with a package from my friend Lisa from A Mermaid's Crafts.... so what I'm sayin' is... this is a whole lotta mermaid on one card. 

I also wanted to talk about the way I made the sand because I think it looks kind of cool. I used my Spectrum Noir markers TN3 and TN5 and made little dots everywhere - the same as the fur technique. It gave a lot of cool dimension and makes a flat surface look sort of textural. 

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for my mermaid card. 

I also made another card that I am soooooooo in love with. Why? Because it's feathers and art deco and fancy - all things I wish I could be. 

I went with the classic art deco color scheme of black and gold. That fantastic lady is from Rick St. Dennis, who has some gorgeous vintage digi stamps. It's called Paris en Plume

I'm linking this up to the Color Throwdown challenge:

Because of the style of card, I wanted to keep the image simple, but still give it a little extra oomph. 

I used my Faber Castell artist pen (size M) and colored around the edges. Theses pens are pretty neat because you can smudge the ink as you go and give your image a really cool charcoal-like effect. 

I also added a backing of DCWV black gem paper. It's like a plastic, but it is SO shiny and gives such a sparkly effect. 

I topped it all with some feathers and bits of gold. 

Head on over to Crafty Gals Corner and show us what your Girls are all about! Link up to the challenge and you could win one of two prizes: 

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: $20 Gift Certificate


Prize: 3 Digital Images

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. that smudging technique around the lady on the art deco card is so neat - all very elegant in black and gold!!

  2. Fabulous cards! Really love the second one! Your smudging technique on the image really makes it pop and I love these colours!

  3. This is gorgeous! I like art deco, I have to try it :)

  4. both cards are totally different and both are amazing!!!! LOVE the technique on the bottom card!!

  5. You are extraordinary at layering elements and patterned paper. Why can't I do that!!!! Oh well, I get the joy of seeing your cards.

  6. You are extraordinary at layering elements and patterned paper. Why can't I do that!!!! Oh well, I get the joy of seeing your cards.

  7. Wow, such a treat. Love your take on the colors.

  8. Goodness Gracious - your mermaid card is sheer delight!! I too love all the layers and the cuteness of the way it turned out!! And your second card for the Color Showdown - WOWZERS!! Awesome and super amazing!! Love those layers and the feathers - everything about it is just so stunning!!! Have a wonderful day!!

  9. Becca, both are great. I love the mermaid card - and the charm is a great addition. Love these cards.

  10. Two super cards Becca, loving the art deco one though. Carol x

  11. Oh both of youru cards are fabulous Becca--I love the yellow and your fantastic colouring!

  12. The mermaid is full of fun and frolic! Love the colours and the sand is well done!! Love the 2nd card-very chic and Art Deco for sure. Love the lady!!

  13. Fun take on the sketch, Becca. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday! Cathy xx

  14. Both cards are beautiful...the mermaid is adorable and you have created such a classy and elegant card for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!! I love the beautiful image and all the feathers!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  15. You so remind me of me....two cards.... two different personalities!! Both are STUNNING....I think the black art nouveau-ish one 'wins' for me by a squeak....only cos of the FEATHERS....I ADORE feathers!!! And bling! Having said that....the little mermaid girl....sweet as!!

  16. These are just amazing Becca!! Love the warm sunny day feeling to that first one, yellow is just so dreamy!! I completely agree with you about the second one, feathers are simply fabulous aren't they!! hugs :)

  17. All the 'on time' commenters (which I'm so not...yeesh!) have captured and conveyed the supreme loveliness of both your cards with eloquence and description far better than I ever could. The mermaid magic of the first, the elegance and class of the second...simply more signs that no matter what the image or challenge, you meet them head on with style and panache! You've got the gift, my friend!

  18. Very artistic, gorgeous work with that last stunning card, Becca! Very cool way to make the sand on the first card, too!

  19. Miss Becca
    first card love all the color there and great coloring that image Becca and you have a perfect color DP for that Image ...lovely card
    the second one WOOOWW WOOOWWW WOOOWW
    I like that color combo tooo
    but you already take my job LOL
    you did it SOOOO PERFECT
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your second card much
    I am speechless
    and now waiting for you on my Blog
    I made black and white Audrey Hepburn card
    maybe you like to see it hun?
    hugs, Monika (and I miss you :))

  20. Love both of your beautiful!

  21. Gorgeous card Becca, love the summery colours and colouring, hugs Carole Z X

  22. Great designs! Love the smudged look of the image on your second card. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

  23. Both cards are absolutely fabulous, Becca, but that mermaid card is my favorite!! She's so beautiful!! I love how you make the sand look so textural!! The colors and layers are fabulous!! Love, love, love it!! And your second card is amazing, too!! I love how you colored the image!! The feathers and design are awesome!! Both cards are a great big WOW!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  24. These are both fabulous images Becca!! I am so intrigued by the second card!! Really cool effects!! :)

  25. Fantastic cards. Love the layers on both cards. Your hand drawn image is amazing. Love the black and gold/yellow together. So elegant. Thank you for your playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.