Friday, 16 August 2019

Colour Crazy Challenge: Winnie Mermaid


Today sees the start of a new colouring challenge at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. The challenge is always Anything Goes, but, of course, your card must feature some hand colouring. You can use any colouring medium you wish. 

This week Polkadoodles is the sponsor.
I was lucky to receive a digi stamp to work with and I chose Winnie Mermaid Mermazing - Anchor's Away. My digi was the black and white line digi, as this is a colouring challenge, but it is also available in pre-coloured form here.

Here is my card:

I printed the digi and die cut it with a scalloped oval die.  I used Copic markers to colour the image, adding some white highlights and some Stickles Crystal glitter. I inked the background lightly while the die was in place, so that I got an even, crisp edge to the inking line on the outside. I used a blending brush and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

I used design paper for my background, tucking a doily behind the image. The mermaid image is popped on foam pads to give some dimension to the card. The paper's edges were inked with Broken China Distress Oxide. I die cut some seaweed from the design paper and inked the edges. I arranged the seaweed, leaving the fronds loose and curled, with dried flowers which I dyed with Dylusions ink spray, and Little Birdie flowers. I die cut a circle, stamped the 'Little Claire' sentiment, inked the edges and popped the sentiment disc on foam pads.

Many, many thanks to Polkadoodles for sponsoring this challenge.

I hope you'll find time to share your hand coloured projects at the Colour Crazy Challenge
We'd love to see what you make!

That's all from me for today!


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Creative Moments #174 AG 20/08
Polkadoodles #33 AG 26/08 TOP 3
A Perfect Time To Craft AG 28/08 WINNER
Classic Design Team Aug AG 28/08 
Happy Little Stampers AG With Dies 31/08
A Bit More Time To Craft #98 AG 31/08 WINNER
Creatalicious #169 AG with Sparkle 31/08
Crafters Cafe #225 Dots or Stripes 31/08
Crafting by Designs Aug AG 31/08
Creative Crafters #19 08/09
*  Not Just Cards AG 08/09



  1. Oh Carole this is a stunning card. I love the cute little mermaid and all the details you have added. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Stunning card love the gorgeous image and beautifully coloured love the colours and all the die-cut embellishments
    Carol x

  3. Such a mermazing card with lots of detail and super colouring. Thanks for joining our Dots or Stripes or "A" challenge at the Crafters Café. CarolG

  4. Mermazing! Beautifully coloured! ...thanks for sharing with polkadoodles this week love Nelly DT x

  5. I just love how you colored this mermaid. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafter's Cafe.

  6. OMGosh, this is just stunning! I love the design and the seaweed is amazing. xx

  7. Pure class! This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again! Jackie DT member.

  8. So, so beautiful, I adore your card Carole. Hugs, Zowie xx

  9. Carole, this card is so beautiful. Your coloring on the mermaid is stunning and your card composition gorgeous too.
    Hugs Monica

  10. Oh my this is stunning! The colours are beautiful, your coloring is awesome, and all the detail is amazing.
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles.
    Narelle DT xx

  11. Pretty card, love all the layers. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Dots, stripes or something beginning with A" challenge.

  12. Gorgeous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  13. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us for week #33 at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge!

  14. Love the design of your card! Awesome job! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges.Neva

  15. Your card is gorgeous Carole! Beautiful colours and clever combination of elements really sets your card apart! Thanks so much for sharing on Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge!

  16. WOW! Beautiful coloring, and I love the doilies you used to may your image! Thank You for joining us at over Happy Little Stampers. Robin DT Member

  17. A beautiful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional add some sparkle” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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