Thursday, April 23, 2009

Twisted Thursday Sketch challenge #8

**** A G A I N A L R E A D Y ****

Before I get into all of the details and how you can win free stamps let's talk about my CARD. Is that stamp YUMMY or what??? I was dying to own and play with that S2G Mermaid!!! Those of you that know me well, are gonna look at it and say " OMylanta she used her precious seaglass!!!" I know right! Technically I made it for my BFF Michelle and it is HER SEAGLASS. She didn't want to put it in her luggage when she flew back to Hawaii last summer so I told her that I would sent it. OOPS, My bad. Justification: 1: is it how heavy that stuff is going to be to mail? 2: The price? because I could just use a flat rate box OR 3: I cannot bear to part with it? I'll let you guys come to that conclusion on your own as I hang my head in shame! O wait I was gonna talk about the card and that gorgeous stamp!!!

I started off watercoloring then I decided oooooo lets's add some SHIMMERZ!!!! OOO Sparkley, that was fun but it overpowered my image so I traced the image again using a black journaling pen. I then added a teeny little rhinestone to her bracelet and a few white dots around her necklace so that it stood out just a bit. Hopefully I wasn't too rebellious on the sketch. Ya'll can still see that I followed it but with a TWIST of Justineism ( That's fun to say). I have finally concluded that, as card designers, we are ARTISTS. A true Artist cannot color inside the lines, they have their own interpretation of an image or sketch. This is mine !!!
  • I'd love for you to play along with myself and the rest of the Ladies with Attitude. Here are the deets of the challenge:

    Create a card, following this week’s sketch and ADD RIBBON.
  • You are not required to use Shirley’s 2 Girls stamps, but if you have them, we’d love for you to use them!
  • Upload your card to your favorite online gallery and/or your blog. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keywords S2GSC8 AND shirleys2girls.
  • Post a direct link to your card using Mr. Linky HERE
  • The deadline for uploading your card is Sunday, April 26, 2009 at midnight PDT.
  • The winner will be chosen using, so everyone has a chance to win. The winner will get to choose a stamp from the Shirley’s 2 Girls product list, and the winning card will be showcased here on my blog as well as on the Shirley’s 2 Girls challenge blog. CONGRATULATIONS Jackie for winning last weeks challenge!!!
For more inspiration, check out the goodies that the other Ladies With Attitude have cooked up for you!



Debbie said...

Justine - How adorable! I love all of your details!

S2G said...

i adore mermaids...that's why i drew her : ))) ...and you did a FAB job with her, making her all so sparkly....YUMMY!!!! i luv her DEIDRE

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Girl, this is just STUNNING! I love that sea glass addition, and I'm sure your friend will forgive you. Your colors are perfect and hellooooo . . . watercoloring?!! Brilliant!!

Jaspere said...

This was so worth the wait. Love that sea glass and your coloring....and all the other details you've added.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Spectacular, Justine! You really brought ms mermaid to life with your superb coloring and awesome embellishments. Love her.... can I take her home?

Danni said...

What a wonderful card!! It all flows together so nicely with such great embellishments!!

Joy said...

this is gorgeous, I love it!

Erin said...

I love this mermaid image...It is on my list for this month...Love your coloring!! TFS!! Erin

Erin Smetak said...

Justine, I think you outdid yourself! This card is absolutely AWESOME!!!!!! I am SO loving the sea glass!!!! Oh it makes me want to go back to Hawaii and get some more!!!!

And you are too funny, "Oh mylanta...." I literally laughed out loud when I read that!

Have a great day! :D

Becky said...

This is adorable, just love the card and all the embellishments

Anne said...

Oh! How beautiful!

I love the colours, the seaglass, everything. Very, very nice

Kristine said...

I love her...sea glass and all...the colors are so yummy and you always do such a beautiful job...gor-gee-ooo-so!!!

Jeannie said...

No matter how much it costs to mail it will be worth it! Absolutely gorgeous job!!

Peace and Luv,

Angie said...

Wow, I love the embellishments on this card! Great job.

Anonymous said...

order phentermine online

Till now Phentermine has proved to be an effective medication in controlling weight of many people.
[url=]phentermine medication[/url]

Phentermine is yet another important medication drugs in the medicinal field. - buy cheap phentermine
For this you need to follow a regular set dieting chart and you will observe the change within few days.