Friday, January 1, 2016

Goin' Square at the Crafter's Cafe

The Crafter's Cafe challenge theme for this fortnight is Square Cards. We're sponsored by AliciaBel and Robyn's Fetish. I used "Marina" by AliciaBel. It's this such a fun design?! I was reminded of my 8-year-old niece, who recently said to me, "I've always been a mermaid...in disguise!"


To make the background, I cut a double-sided DP into squares, glued them to a white base, and filled in the grid with double-sided tpae. I heat-embossed the tape with beige embossing powder. The design is inspired by sea-side, tiled tables. The sentiment (Doodle Pantry) is printed on yellow paper, folded & cut by hand (technique inspired by DIY drink umbrellas), distressed with yellow ink, and secured with a wooden skewer that I sliced in half lengthwise with a knife. The Marina image is printed on white paper & vellum, and colored with Copics & glitter pens.

I'm linking this card up to the following Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything goes with Patterned Paper
House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes
StampArtPapel Retarte #68: Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin: Food & Drink
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us at The Crafter's Cafe,


9 comments:

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card, the design is so cool, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin' and Happy New Year!!!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a lovely image and love the colors you have used
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Kathy S said...

I don't make square cards too often but like how you used the square outside to mimic in your design inside. The drink liquid looks great too.Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The House That Stamps Built for our Anything Goes Challenge. Happy New Year!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

What a super sweet design and image. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

Heather said...

Super cute! I really like that background you created! And the drink umbrella is really cool! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card love the image and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

María Pilar said...

Beautiful card and sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Retarte67
Happy New Year!!!!
Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

PLISSA ADD said...

Linda tarjeta! gracias por participar con nosotras en RETARTE de Stampartpapel! Feliz semana...

PLISSA ADD said...

Hermosa Composición! gracias por participar con nosotras en RETARTE de Stampartpapel... FEliz semana...