Monday, May 28, 2012

Inspiration Monday--Inspired by a FAIRYTALE!

Happy Monday morning to ya! If you are in the U.S., then you are probably celebrating Memorial Day like me! We took our little guy to Sea World for the celebrate a great school year and Memorial Day....all in one!! :)

I'd like to say a special THANK YOU to all our servicemen & women...for protecting us, our country, and our many freedoms! My dad was a retired 1st Sargent in the Army so Memorial Day has always been a special day in our family. He passed away several years ago when my son was 6 months old. I wish my dad could have spent time with Isaiah now that he's 5....he would have loved it!

This week at La-La Land Crafts we have a challenge that I hope will have you thinking outside the box a little! This week our theme is:


I used to not be a cartoon kind of girl. Of course that all changed when Isaiah came around! Now it's nothing but cartoons and kid movies!! And, of course, one of my all-time favorite fairytale's is The Little Mermaid! I used the super-cute Mermaid Marci and handsome Prince Luka for my card today....they were so much fun to color up!

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Lips: R22
Hair: E09, R08, R05
Starfish: Y02, YR21, YR23, Stardust Stickles
Top: V12. V17, YR23, Y02, Stardust Stickles
Tail: YG11, YG17, YG25, YG67, BG53, BG57, BG70, Stardust Stickles

Prince Luka
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: Black 100, C7, C5
Crown/Cape: BG53, BG57, BG70, C3
Shirt/Pants: YG67, YG17, YG25
Armor/Boots: C7, C5, C3

I also used some of La-La Land Crafts' AWESOME new DIES!! I tripled layered the Wave Border Die right below Mermaid Marci, and used the Island die from the Clouds, Sun & Island Set along the sides. These dies are sooooo versatile and they cut like butter! I run it through my Cuttlebug a couple times and all the little pieces just pop out.

The dps are Echo Park that were left over from another project. I embossed white cardstock with Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl and then rubbed Broken China Distress Ink over the top. The brown cardstock is embossed with Couture Creations Deep Sea Diver....perfect for that nautical theme!!

I also raised several elements on pop-dots for added dimension which you can see in this side view. :)

Now don't forget you can play along with our LLLC Challenges by linking up your cards/projects to the LLLC Gallery! These new dies are flying off the shelves so hurry to the LLLC Store and get yours before they sell out again!!

Have a great weekend and enjoy your family!

Rosie :)


Anonymous said...

love all the details and storyboard ... really amazing card!

Kim Dellow said...

Totally adore it Rosie :) So eye catching and I love the image combo - so clever :) Kimx

cebelica said...

I've been meaning to comment on this for the whole week, but never gotten around to do it. It's crazy here with school year coming to an end (only two weeks to go).
What you did with this card is amazing. Fab use of those dies and I just love how you devided the sentiment in several parts. It looks fantastic! Your coloring is stunning as always and the whole design is magical.

Eunicealfj said...

Totally adore it Rosie :) So eye catching and I love the image combo - so clever :) Kimx