Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #273

Jen has created another fun sketch for us this week at Sketch Saturday.  I enjoyed puttering around with papers from my scrap drawers for those little flags at the bottom!

 My four year old granddaughter is crazy about mermaids, so when I saw this one on the Doodle Garden Etsy site, I knew it was perfect for her and bought it right away.  As a matter of fact, when Maya saw the card, she told her mom that she wanted to be a mermaid in real life!! Oh, to be four again!

The mermaid is fussy cut and mounted with pop dots onto the circle.  Lots of Stickles were added for shine!  Her hair flower, bottom half, and sea star are glittered.  So are the white strips across the line of flags.  It looks super-cute IRL!

This week's sketch challenge is sponsored by Prairie Fairy.   Stop by the Sketch Saturday Blog and see what the other members of the DT have created this week!  Hope you will play along.

Challenges Entered:
Creative Fingers - anything goes
A.R.T. Challenge - anything goes 
Alphabet Challenge - newest stamp 
Crazy 4 Challenges - animal stamps (A mermaid is half fish!)
Avenue 613 Create - anything goes
Marker POP!  - the blues
Oozak - sea inspiration


  1. Beautiful card! Love the coloured flags and that sweet image :)

  2. Hi Cathy! I just wanted to pop in and say hello and that I'm enjoying being on your team as the August Guest designer. Thanks so much for having me. :)

    LOL Maya's comment made me giggle. Yes, indeed to be four again! You've coloured this image beautifully; no wonder she wants to be a mermaid.

  3. Cathy, So adorable. Love the choice of colors. Image is colored just beautiful.
    Hus, Pat

  4. This is super cute Cathy! Love all the banners under your image!

    Hugs, Vannessa

    (And I wanted to be a mermaid too as a child. Love the idea of being able to swim all around the sea like the Little Mermaid (the book not the Disney film).

  5. It's stunning! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Dilly Beans

  6. So cute, Cathy. I love how you know just how many "extras" to add to make the card interesting but still keep your focal point. Like those little flags,,,,

  7. this is so adorable and cute!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Sweet card Cathy, love the mix of papers and the mermaid image is just the cutest. Great take on the sketch! Deb

  9. Beautiful work - I just love it!!

    Thank you for joining this week at Creative


    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love
    Co-Owner of Creative Fingers

  10. What a beautiful card. Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at A.R.T.

  11. So very lovely, fab sketch too. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers, hope to see you again real soon.
    Teresa DT

    Ceesa's Card Creations

  12. Beautiful card! I love this stamped image, and the layout is adorable! Amazing job! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak challenge!


  13. A lovely card, the colours are wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges during our N week. Good luck. Caz

  14. Wonderful. Love the colours and papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique

  15. So cute- I bet Miss Maya Mermaid just loved it!


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