Thursday, 3 May 2012

Make It Crafty Under The Sea Blog Hop


Hi Peeps,

Bet you've been wondering where I've been these past few days.  I have been busy honest, but I'm getting less computer time whilst I am in training for my London to Brighton Bike Ride, but don't worry whatever time I have got I have been crafting, so keep your eyes peeled, I have two tutorials coming your way. I did manage 20 miles on the bike in the gym on Monday evening, and now I have a sore bottom, lol.  Right, onto my mission today.

Your on the Make It Crafty Blog Hop, woo hooooo.  Now were hopping to celebrate not only a new release, but our new illustrator Marina, who has a whimsical style and will be bringing us lots of gorgeous backgrounds and characters! The new release we are showcasing today is called "Under the Sea" and all the images are just so magical. 

Hopefully you have arrived from the fabulous Elaine from Quixotic Cards and if you haven't then you can start at the beginning HERE. There's prizes all along the hop when you get to the end there will be three prizes consisting of:-

a. Whole Collection 
b. Collection of Elements 
c. Collection of Pre-Made scenes


I'm sure you won't want to miss any of the inspiration my teamies have lined up for you so here's the line up in case you get lost.

Elaine - special guest - http://quixoticcards.com/blog/


OK now I think that's all the boring stuff out of the way, so here's my card using Mermaid Surprise


Lot's of pictures Guys sorry............I'll make up for it by not saying any words..... well until the end.....











Hope you liked my card today Peeps.  I used some Glossy accents on the bubbles and then I added some micro glass beads that I got from my local craft shop and they worked a treat.  I sprinkled some over the shell and flower arrangements too.

Materials Used:-
Image: Under The Sea Collection "Mermaid Surprise"
Papers by First Edition (Summer Breeze)
Seam Binding
Shell and Micro Glass Beads from local craft shop
Sprigs are from some old pot pouri
Spellbinders Dies 
Pearl Brads
Stardust Stickles

The hop will run until Sunday 6th May with the winners announced on Monday 7th.  Remember to leave the DT some love as we are giving away an image, mine will be the scene I have used on my card.

There's also time left to enter my Candy HERE.

So lots of Candy to be had and there's extra, extra candy if you sign up to the new inspirational Make It Crafty Blog HERE.

Next on the hop is the awesome Debbie. Have fun.

Ii would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-


Kaboodle Doodles - Add some Dimension (I have added lots of textures and have used clear glossy accents, stickles and also microbeads)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Show a Kaleidoscope of Colour
Pinspirational Challenges - I used the gorgeous colours - orange, green and blue and I created some stripes using seam binding
Ribbon Carousel - Inspiration Photo 
Jacksons Digital Expressions - Inspiration Photo 
4 Crafty Chicks - Favourite Embellishment (My fave embellishment would have to be the flowers)
Copic Oz - Flowers 


79 comments:

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
Gorgeous card,beautifully coloured image and perfectly embellished :) x

Zoe said...

awwwww Tracy... this is stunning. I love the micro beads and I adore the pot pouri sprigs! What a fabulous idea and perfect for this card.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Tracy this is simply gorgeous, I Love the shimmer and glitter on her tail! Gorgeous colours and card.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Beautiful, Tracy, love how you used the microbeads!

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning Tracy.
Chris x

Kreativmonster said...

Hi Tracy,
both of your tutorials are translated, you busy bee keep me busy, too. ;-) Nice work, both of them!

This image is just a must have! And your soft colouring is just perfect!
Big Hugs
Barbara

Carly said...

Tracy ... I think this is the most beautiful card I have ever seen! Wow!!!!! those bubbles, the embellishments, the image, the colouring ........ oh how I love this card.

I have a little secret to tell you .... when I was a young girl I always wanted to be a mermaid ..... I used to pretend I was one .. and that I was trapped on land by an evil witch.

Your card has brought those wonderful childhood memories back.

I'm going back for another look .... I will be staring at your sensational card for hours I'm sure.

Sorry about the long comment .. I am just totally in love with your card!

xoxox Carly

Trudie said...

Just stunning...... I love the effect the micro beads give..... certainly has that real underwater feel to it. Really beautiful...
Trudie xxx

Colleen said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Beautiful colors and amazing embellishments :)

Annika said...

WOW Tracy! This is too beautiful to be true... I have no words... this is my favorite!! I LOVE everything about it.....Thx for sharing this wonderful project,

Hugs Annika

vicmbee said...

beautiful i love all the elements on your card.. Vicki xxx

Turwen said...

Ooooh, wonderful!!!! It's awesome what you did!!!! Great!!!!

Hugs!

Michellena317 said...

Beautiful project! I love all the texture and bubbles.

sassy said...

wow tracy this is awesome love it ..your mermiaid is just tooo gorgeous and coloured beautifully..hugs sassyx

Christina C. said...

WOW.....what an incredible work of art, Tracy!!!!!! Love this beautiful image and all the luscious details.
Your coloring is superb!

Boxofcolours said...

With sparkle n bling and that whole Embellishment Queen thing!!
Absolutely stunning creation Tracy, love it.
Hugs
Jane

Carla S. said...

Stunning project, Tracy! Outstanding coloring and design! The details are amazing!

Gea said...

Lovely card!! The little beads and glitter look awesome!
Hugs Gea

angelwhispers said...

Oh my word this is just to die for!!!!! What fabulous colouring and detail on this must have image just loving it! Chanelle xxx

Shelby said...

Gorgeous coloring as always Tracy. Love the texture you've created with the mermaid and you've definitely brought her to life!

Shelby

Missy said...

Beautiful! I love the sparkles!

Sharman said...

Great job Tracy. I love the micro beads. Beautifully colored. I love the glittered tail and actually everything about the card. Great job...

Julie said...

Oh my goodness Tracy, this is just amazing! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I love your embellishments. They are perfect for an underwater scene!

Hugz,
Julie

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Tracy
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Beth said...

Tracy ... I love the colors and it is so original ... especially the microbeads! Great job!

Tammy V said...

Wow, spectacular details. The glass beads as water bubbles and the little bit of glittery glitz are perfect! Love the colors you chose too. Have a wonderful day!

Joann Burton said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Sassy Raggedy

rosesarah2000 said...

Wow it's so cute!!!! Great coloring
Lovely card
Hugs from France
Rosesarah

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous ♥

Leanne said...

Hi Tracy!
This is beautiful! I love all the details and my favorite besides your coloring are the bubbles you created with the micro beads! Brilliant! Also loving all the marine life outside the scene. Love hwo it ties in. Gorgeous creation!
TFS!
;)

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome card, Tracy. I love these lovely mermaids and scenes. You've done a wonderful job. Your coloring is gorgeous and love all the little details to put on your image and card. I never thought about using microbeads for water bubbles but that is an awesome idea. Thanks for the inpiration and a Fun Blog Hop! :D
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Lola said...

What an amazing card you've done there!!

The little mermaid really seems to be under water with all those little sparkling micro pearls looking like bubbles over and over...!

I love this card!!

I think, I have to visit your blog more often ;-)

Many greets from Germany,
Karola

Alessandra said...

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Hope your backside is recovering soon :o) LOL
Hugs, Alessandra

The Scrapping Factory said...

Gorgeous card! I love it

I'm a new follower
Fabi

thescrappingfactory@gmail.com

mandy said...

Fab card Tracy love the color scheme and the fab flowers and shells hugs Mandy xxx

The Crafty Dream said...

So beautiful, love it!!

I am your new follower
Gaby Beard

mgb2000@gmail.com
Thanks

Janine said...

WOW Tracy this is an absolutely beautiful card. Love all the detail you have on it and the colouring is fantastic.
Hugs, Janine xx

dazie said...

Love it Love it, beautiful card.
Like the idea of the micro beads and
the stardust stickles really makes
this card.
And thank you for a chance to win
this image.
Bev.

Shari said...

Tracy your card is absolutely beautiful! I REALLY REALLY lovethe bubbles! and the sparkly fin!
Hugs;
Shari

Delphine said...

So gorgeous, Tracy! I love your soft colours and your embellishments are perfect as always! The microbeads are brilliant! Hugs Delphine xx

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW those microbeads look AMAZING - the perfect finishing touch to your truly GORGEOUS card! Another AWESOME creation.
xXx

Brenda said...

Its a beautifull card! so detailed. Love the color combination.
x Brenda

Amy Heffernan said...

This is amazing Tracy! I love how the embellishments look like a continuation of the sea floor, and the micro beads are a touch of brilliance!

Cindy said...

Fabulous coloring and I love the sparkle and embellishments you used!!!!

Bonnie said...

Terrific card!Great embellishments especially the bubbles. The colors make everything look so soft

Fiona Powell said...

Love the inclusion of a shell in your embellisments, really ties the flowers into the scene.

Alyce said...

Wow Tracy! Just stunning! I love the glass beads and the glitter and your colouring...EVERYTHING! I lvoe how you have ripped a border around her...this creates such a lovely framing effect! May I borrow please? :D hehe Love the pearls - you know what they say...great minds think alike right? ;) hehe

Cherie said...

Tracy, I love this card the colours are delightful together and the embellishments - flowers, shells, pearls just make it ....

Sue said...

Beautiful card Tracy! Thank you for sharing :)

Nat said...

Georgeous card, love your colours and layout x

EmbossingQueen said...

Where do I start? I love the micro beads, glossy accents and pearls. The Stickles look fantastic on the tail. The pearls framing the image and the shell and the sprigs from the pot pourri really fit in with the theme of the card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Caryn S said...

What fun! I love the micro glass bead bubbles and the stickles on her tail! Really nice coloring too..

Eret said...

Wow. Such a gorgeous card. I love all your little details and coloring. Micro beads bubbles look so real. You did awesomejob with this card. Love it!
Eret xx

Annette Bowes said...

A Masterpiece Tracy! So much gorgeous detail, beautiful colouring and love the bubbles look fantastic, have a lovely weekend, take careX:)

Sandra said...

Hi Tracy! Your card is soo beautiful! And I love how your layout and flowers gives the feeling of being under water too! Beautiful coloring! hugs Sandra

Only By His Grace said...

Extra gorgeous. I love it.
Hugs Maz

Paolchen said...

Hi Tracy,

Gorgeous card!!
I love it!

Hugs
Paola

scrapperdiane said...

Beautifully done,a card any one would love to have

Jen Leeflang said...

I love all the close ups of your fabulous creation!The riot of flowers is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

THERESA said...

Don't think WOW can fully express my feel towards this card!! Girl you never stop to amaze and dazzle me with your creations!! There is not one piece here that i don't absolutely love, super stunning!!You are just so talented, thanks for sharing this.............:))
lotsa luv

Amy O said...

I love all the embellies! Beautiful job.

Bo said...

WOW! This is really wonderful, beautiful, fabulous and stunning card! I like the color scheme, layout, the embellies and all of it! And your coloring is just great! Hugs, Bo

Mona Eidhammer said...

Hi sweetie!
I`m so happy i managed to enter this bloghop! The girls have really done a magnificent job on their creations. And so have you too. Just love the underwater effect you have created with the micro pearls. As usual your colouring is perfect too! Gorgeous card, hunni! Thanks for making this bloghop such a treat for us, lol. Hugs...Mona

Pat K said...

This card is stunning and I think your embellies are perfect!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card , love all the detail. Your flowers are gorgeous and I love your use of micro beads and glossy accents. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wow, Tracy! It's really a beautiful and breathtaking card! I love all the texture and dimension on it!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “3D” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Mema's Crafts said...

Simply put...this is gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

nancyparker55 said...

Tracy this is amazing. All the beautiful details are wonderful. Thanks for joining in the fun at Kaboodle Doodles.

Kim Kutie said...

Tracy this card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Confiseries Papier said...

STUNNING! Your card is Fab!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational challenge!!! Hope to see you again next week!!!!

~DEANNE~

Sheila H said...

Your card is full of truly amazing details - it is gorgeous. Thanks for joining our challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Chana said...

Tracy, this is a WoWzer card! I love the stickles on the tail of you mermaid. Really a fantastic project. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Big Hugz,
Chana, DT Coordinator
JDE

Candy C said...

Tracy, your mermaid card is beautiful! I love the papers you've used and how you've layered them, adding the little teal ribbons. Your mermaid is beautifully colored. I love the pearls around your oval opening. I also love the little flowers and shells that you've added to the exterior of your card. They work perfectly with your colored image. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Kathy Jones said...

Gorgeous card Tracy!!! Beautiful colouring and love all the sparkle!! Thanks for playing the CopicOz Challenge!!!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our fav challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome job.....wonderful!

Leanne DT 4CC!

...just Barbara said...

Love the layout especially those book binding buckles! So fun to see real seashells too and the pearl string is a nice touch. :D Excellent colors and beautiful coloring too - so fun to have the texture on there too!

Janiel/ janny said...

WOW!!! this is a very stunning card!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Little Darlings.
hugs, Janiel

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this card is sooo Beautiful!!! I love this digi a lot!!! Love all the detail you put into too!
hugs,Heidi