Charming

Hello friends,

The challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this fortnight is “Water, water everywhere” and we would love to see your vintage or shabby cards with a water theme. This can be a beach scene, a lighthouse or a boat on the sea. I came across this lovely vintage scrap from Over the Rainebeau featuring a charming mermaid. I chose the colors of the flowers and embellishments to match elements of the sea. The background paper is Prima packaging paper from the Romantique collection of paper flowers. It was so pretty I just had to recycle it on a card.  The beautiful resin flourish is from Jani Projects and the color reminds me of sea sand and rocks on a beach. The roses are from the Prima Romantique collection and I am Roses.

Challenges

OTR_Mermaid

The vintage image from Over The Rainebeau and the beautiful resin flourish

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The flowers distressed with a Krylon gold leafing pen, a few pearls and gold netting

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The inside embellished with gold netting and a JustRite sentiment. The background paper is  recycled Prima packaging cardstock

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima packaging cardboard for background
  • Vintage scrap “Mermaid” from Over The Rainebeau
  • JustRite sentiment stamp from “All Occasions Nested Sentiments” set
  • Guypere lace
  • Resin embellishment (Jani Projects)
  • Prima roses (Coventry Rose Romantique, Avon Rose Romantique and Fairytale Roses) and I am Roses
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cameo beige”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea dye”
  • Pearls
  • Gold netting
  • Krylon gold leafing pen

I am so glad you visit today, I appreciate it so much. I hope you’ll stop by at Sugar Creek Hollow and join us for our water challenge. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. krihar
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 04:59:11

    Amelia, I can not believe how gorgeous and extravagant your cards are. It puts any cards I have ever done to shame. Every one of your cards looks like a masterpiece that needs to be framed and hung on the wall. Now would be lovely to have a friend like you to make such a special card. Although sending a card like this would need some type of mini box and cost a little more than a normal letter. You are amazing, very detailed and talented. Lovely work. 🙂

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  2. Carina Els
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 12:18:25

    Liewe Amelia
    Jou kaartjie is pragtig! ek is mal oor daardie mooi rose wat jy gebruik.
    Dankie vir die inspirasie. en dat jy dit met ons deel.
    Carina

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  3. michele
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 00:41:21

    Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. hugs x

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  4. Darlene Pavlick
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 20:53:00

    Oh Amelia this is such a precious creation! Such wonderful eye candy in the embellishments you’ve used! Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining our ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE this week! Hope you’ll join us again next week!
    Darlene
    A.R.T. DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  5. Anonymous
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 20:09:43

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Hobby House
    Amanda DT 🙂

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  6. Crafty Chris
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 19:33:14

    Absolutely stunning
    Chris x

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  7. claire
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 17:45:40

    Such a beautiful card with so much lovely detail and gorgeous image. Thanks for playing along at HOAC this month. Hugs, Claire x

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  8. Sheena
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 14:41:19

    Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the colours and the whole vintage-y feel to it!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  9. Pauline wheeler
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 07:58:25

    Thank you for your beautiful card entry in the crafty ribbons challenge
    P x

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  10. Cathi O'Neill
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 21:17:40

    Such a gorgeous card, love all your details and that great image!!

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  11. marshallgal
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 18:17:27

    Another STUNNING creation, Amelia. The details are absolutely gorgeous, and I particularly love how you embellished the roses. And that gold metallic net is a perfect touch. Such a beautiful piece of art.

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  12. Debora
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 18:03:42

    Stunning! I love your card! Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy’s Scrapin’ Corner,hugs!

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  13. Sherry H
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 16:30:44

    Hi Amelia! Your card is just beautiful! Gorgeous colors and image, and the flourish complements the mermaid’s tail beautifully!

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  14. Alexandra
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 16:15:36

    Hello Amelia!
    This card is gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for joining Totally PaperCrafts challenge!
    Hope you’ll play along with us in the upcoming challenges too.
    PS – Good luck in the draw 🙂

    ~Alexandra~

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  15. kate
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 15:13:16

    lovely vintage image, great detail inside too,thanks for joining crafty ribbons challenge, Kate x

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  16. Marie-Louise
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 12:52:35

    Another superb card Amelia. Really gorgeous.

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  17. Jackie
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 11:30:18

    Stunning card, so beautifully decorated, loving all the textures and embellies.. gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this time, good luck. hugs Jackie. x

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  18. carol gill
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 10:23:27

    Beautiful card love the gorgeous image and flowers,gorgeous bow too-thanks for joining us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

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  19. basslady
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 09:12:59

    a masterpiece of a card!

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  20. Kate
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 08:34:59

    gorgeous love the image and elements, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  21. Jeanette
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 08:34:38

    Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

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  22. Lena Fonkert
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 07:18:24

    Beautiful card. I love the colours you used – it does give it a lovely vintage flavour 🙂
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  23. Carol (Granny)
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 02:27:07

    This is absolutely stunning Amelia. Totally gorgeous my friend. “Hugs”

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  24. Janice
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 00:32:04

    How delightful, that image sits so well on your beautifully decorated card, Jx

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  25. Meggymay
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 22:49:05

    Gorgeous card, its a fantastic vintage mermaid image.
    Yvonne

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  26. sharon king
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 22:15:27

    Great creation thank you for joining in the Kaboodle Challenge and good luck-Sharon DT

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  27. Elizabeth Worthington
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 19:26:42

    A beautiful creation – and a very clever use of packaging too. I like the way the flourishes mirror the movement of the mermaids tail. Elizabeth xx

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  28. Mickie
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 19:00:53

    Absolutely gorgeous, I love everything about it!!

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  29. shazkeanly
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 18:40:11

    Amelia, for me you are undoubtedly the Queen of Shabby Chic/Vintage Chic and this is a prime example. Lovely card dear. Well done! So enjoy viewing your work, hugs Sharon x

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  30. hannelie
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 18:08:27

    Sjoe Amelia, die spatsels goud en aqua is perfek!
    So mooi!
    Groete!
    xxx

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  31. dsmiles2
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 17:56:06

    A vintage treat, Amelia! I tis always fun seeing the colors you choose for your floral arrangements, and how you antique them. Wonderful card! hugs, de

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  32. Jo
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 16:42:58

    Lovely creation and colouring. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.

    Jo.

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  33. MaryAnn
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 14:45:06

    GORGEOUS Card!!! AWESOME COLORS!!!

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  34. Petra Swart
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 14:28:22

    Ag, dis so ‘n romantiese skepping Amelia – kyk net hoe lekker sit sy en droom van haar geliefde!! Mal oor jou Prima Packaging – ek gebruik dit gereeld in my scrapbooking!! Baie mooi!
    Geniet die res van die naweek! Groete X

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