Sunday, August 8, 2021

Guest Designer for AAA Cards Game#196

Hello everyone.  I am excited to be guest designing (GD) at AAA Cards this fortnight for their game #196 - Two Quarters + optional twist Favourite Colours.


My favourite colour is blue, so I decided to do a water scene.  I thought about making it monochromatic, but ended up adding pops of colour… I do love a good rainbow after all, and almost turned it into a rainbow colour scheme. 😂  Anyway, I used Mermaid Kisses from SugarPea Designs to create my card. 


On a stitched A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) panel that was die cut from Xpress It cardstock, the right half (2-1/8”) was masked off.  The bottom left quadrant was masked off next, leaving the top left quadrant open to stamp the mermaid with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Coloured her in with Copic markers then masked her to blend Tumbled Glass distress ink (DI) over a cloud stencil from Honey Bee Stamps Outdoor Scene Builder to create the sky. 


Masked the top left quadrant next to work on the water scene below.  Ink blended Salty Ocean and Prize Ribbon DI then splattered with water and blot with a paper towel to give it texture and movement.  Stamped the seaweed, coral and fish with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Dried the panel with my heat tool before heat embossing the sentiment with white embossing powder.  Stamped the bottom of the rock with Memento London Fog ink to unify the scenes.  Embellished with a few clear Fairy Drops from Memory Box to serve as bubbles to finish.


I want to thank Jane and the AAA Cards team for having me.  For the guidance on what the challenge entails and to see the wonderful inspirations from the design team, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.




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15 comments:

Cardsbymaaike said...

Very smart way to use the 2/4s and such a beautiful scene too. Thank you for being our Guest designer this fortnight at AAA Cards Challenges

Quillish said...

What a darling card Trina! Love the way you created underwater scene with the second quarter, so creative. So glad to have you as our guest. Hugs <3

Jane said...

Beautiful blues Trina and such a clever way to define the two quarters. Thanks so much for guesting with AAA Cards.

Mac Mable said...

I love how you defined the two quarters and what a beautiful card. The mermaid and the vibrant colours all add up to one amazing card Trina x.

Brenda in IN said...

The water scene is beautiful and your coloring is so pretty. Her hair is just gorgeous, Trina.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a fabulous scene with the two quarters air & sea, Trina! Just love your little mermaid and the ocean below!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awwww.... Trina, this mermaid CAS is sooooo adorable!! The mermaid is supercute (and she remembers me my niece when she was a baby! :) ) Wonderful colouring as you can always do, also the rock looks amazing!! And just love the bottom quadrant with the seaweed and fishes! Very impressive and sweet creation!!
Congrats for your GD!

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Trina! So many awesome details, my friend!

Daria Z. said...

This is absolutely amazing, Trina! Love your beautiful water and that sweet mermaid!!

BożenA said...

But an amazing water scene, Trina !! I love your colors, I love blue too. And I really like how you showed a piece of rock submerged in water. Looks amazing!
hugs,
BożenA

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful ocean scene with your adorable mermaid :)

Barbara said...

Just beautiful and so charming! Thanks so much for joining us in the fun at Seize the Birthday Challenge.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Awww so adorable! Great colouring! Jenny (Surprise Guest) x

Cathy said...

This is such a cool card Trina, love the vibrant colours and how you divided the scene with the rock, fabulous design, Thankyou too for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a fresh, fantastic design. The stark contrast between the stamped image and the open white space is inspiringly awesome!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life