Friday, 11 July 2014

Fun with the Blender pen!

Hello to everyone.  My card share features the lovely image, Mermaid of Star, from A Day for Daisies.  I am particularly fond of this image and have tried to colour her to reflect the shades of the ocean.  I have used the blender pen to create definition and texture on this image and you will find a fabulous tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog using this technique.  


List of materials used to make this card:

Shaped card base
DP from my stash painted with Gesso through the blue bubble trellis used on the card.
Image is Mermaid of Star from A Day for Daisies
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Skin:  FS2, FS4, TN2
Tail and hair:  TB2, TB2, IBI, BT1, BT2, CG1, CG2,  DG2, blender pen
Fran-tage Shabby Blue
Spellbinders frame die
Floral swirl die
Die cuts, ribbon, cheese-cloth, pearl ribbon and flowers from my stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Just a quick reminder of the July Spectrum Noir Challenge - Summer.  We would be so pleased if you joined us using your Spectrum Noir markers and//or pens.  Here is the link.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,



Jane Savage said...

Oh wow, Laine this is amazing! !! Such great colours and details! Stunning!
Have a lovely weekend! xx

julie_woolston said...

Stunning Laine just love the colours.
Hugs Julie xxx


Gorgeous and beautiful card Laine love the image and beautiful colour's have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue said...

This is stunning Laine. I love the image, your colouring is wonderful and all your detailing is so beautiful.
Sue xx

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love the texture and fab

jane stillman said...

This is fabulous Laine, you certainly have got dimension with the blender pen, Loving all the different elements you've used too x

Tracy said...

BEAUTIFUL ! such beautiful colours and i need to try this technique it looks brilliant xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A fantastic creation Laine. Love the colours you have used. Awesome sweetie. Hope your computer is up and running properly. It takes some time to swap things over.

Have a great weekend.

Gina Knott said...

Wow this is beautiful! Love the effect you have created with the blender pen! Fab colours and a wonderful design.
Have a lovely weekend.
Gina x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Laine.
Gr Karin

Wendy said...

Stunning card Laine, love the image and colours.
Wendy xx

Donna Mosley said...

OMG! Laine, this is so amazing. You're rocking it with the colouring and delish embellies.

Donna x

Veerle said...

Beautiful, love the tones and the details, very nice. Greetings from Veerle x

Lea Brawn said...

Absolutely fab. What gorgeous colours x

Eve's Card Designs said...

Cool card, thanks for joining in with the theme of 'Dies & Punches' at Digi Choosday Yvonne (DT)

Angelina Rogers said...

Fabulous card. Stop by for a daily list of card challenges.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Wow Laine this is stunning xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Wow Laine this is a real wow loving the colour scheme so much texture and loving the framing a really fabulous card hugs Judith xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, that is such a gorgeous image. Stunning work Laine! love the color pattern.

Leanne said...

Oh the coloring is amazing and the image super cute, great added touch with those flowers, fantastic job. Great song choice too! Thanks for playing our Inspired by a Song Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Way to go!

Leanne DT@4CC

Pia S said...

Love your style of coloring for this mermaid, makes her look so mythical. She's a real beauty and I can only say WOW to the fantastic background you've created. This is one of my favorites amongst all your beautiful cards!

2amscrapper said...

Here from CBN. What a great make--beautiful color palette and coloring--wonderful embellies! Helene

Kate M said...

Fabulous card, love the image and colours, plus the textures and flowers - love it!!

ElizabethR said...

She is just gorgeous Laine, the colours are beautiful. Elizabeth xxx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Fabulous card Laine!
Thanks for sharing it with us in our dies and/or punches challenge and good luck
Julie x
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Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is totally gorgeous!!! I really love the great texture you have used for this card. Fabulous colors!!!

Thanks for joining us in our Punches or dies challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

Cindy said...

Love this card! The colors are fabulous and so is the coloring :-) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy GDT

Cindy said...

We would love it if you would join us for our Under the Sea challenge over on the Cut it Up Challenge blog. Cindy--DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous technique. She's colored just beautifully and I love the details. Saw you on Outlawz and just had to come comment. xxD

Nicole Setter said...

I love your card. It is so beautifully embellished. Thanks for sharing at Penny's this week.
Cheers Nicole

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the colouring technique you used.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Beth Brovold said...

A BEAUTIFUL card...congratulations on your Top 5 win at Fussy and Fancy "It's about Girls"!! Well deserved!!
Take care,

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