Sun, sand, sea and Wee Goldie the mermaid!

There are lots of inspiring summer challenges at the moment so I decided to use my Goldie digi stamp by Sylvia Zet at Wee stamps for a summer themed card. Unfortunately this shop seems to be down at the moment but an alternative is to get the rubber stamp or buy the topper at Hobby House. I created a background for the image using Craft Artist 2 with sea in the circle and sand outside it in the square.


I coloured the image using Promarkers. I pushed myself to try some different colours and I like how it turned out.

Hair: Honeycomb, ginger, spice and terracotta

Skin: Ivory, blush, dusky pink, tea rose

Tail: Amber, pumpkin, orange, burnt orange

Flowers: Artic blue, sky blue

Hearts: Antique pink, ruby

Snail: Blush, dusky pink, putty, tan

Bubbles: Aquamarine, soft aqua, turquoise

I added some highlights to the hair using Letraset metallic red gold and to the bubbles with Letraset metallic green and Sakura Stardust green star. Finally I covered each bubble using Sakura Stardust clear star.


I created the background paper and sentiment using Craft Artist 2. I used digital starfish embellishments to match my theme. I edged the papers using Promarkers and matted them onto plain yellow card. The sentiment looks like a sign on weathered wood with chalk writing. I curled the sentiment to make it ‘pop’ and added pearl embellishments.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Pinspirational challenge– I used the colours from the photo to colour my digital papers and designed my sentiment to look like one of the signs on wood.

Crafty sentiments challenge– sketch

City crafter challenge blog– mood board inspired my sand paper and starfisk embellies

The house that stamps built- Sun sand and surf

Passion for Promarkers- Fun in the sun

Crafty boots challenge- Life’s a beach

Eureka stamps challenge- Hot, hot, hot

Incy wincy designs- Sea, sun and sand

Thanks for popping by.






17 thoughts on “Sun, sand, sea and Wee Goldie the mermaid!

  • August 14, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Gorgeous card Jellie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  • August 14, 2015 at 1:27 am

    One of my favourite digi’s too Craftie Jellie, and you have coloured it so beautifully. The backing looks fab. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  • August 14, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I love this image and the way you have highlighted her. Just perfect for the Sun, Sand and Surf challenge at The House That Stamps Built. Also love that sentiment and how it bows upward. Great touch. Thank you so much for entering with us and best of luck.

  • August 14, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Very pretty summer card. Nice design. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  • August 15, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

  • August 15, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Great card, the image is cute and the coloring is beautiful. I like the way you added the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. It’s fun to see everyone’s take on HOT. Karal DT

  • August 15, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for joining in our challenge this week with your fabulous card at Passion for Promarkers.
    Lorraine DT

  • August 16, 2015 at 12:15 am

    What a sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  • August 16, 2015 at 2:03 am

    How cute!! That image is so sweet and you’ve colored her so beautifully. That popped up banner is a great addition. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  • August 16, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Cooling off in the water!! Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Eureka Stamps this week. Mary

  • August 16, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    What a gorgeous card Craftie Jellie. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  • August 16, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    A sweet and lovely take on the moodboard. Lovely coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  • August 16, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Adorable! Simply adorable card! Thank you for playing along with the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

  • August 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

    What a fabulous card for our challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  • August 18, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Sorry for the late comment but life has gotten in the way a little bit! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Eureka Stamps! I hope you can play along this week too!
    Dawn DT xx

  • December 9, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Very cute card and lovely colouring. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice encouraging comment. Yes, I’m still dealing with quite a lot and working my way through things, and not too worried that my creative mojo has fled temporarily – and I am sure it IS temporary! When I find myself worrying about it, I just concentrate on where I am here and now, and go with the flow. No point worrying – in fact it’s counter-productive! I am interested to hear about your new project and hope it is something I can help with.


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