Hello Sunset

Mid June already, Father’s Day, and time for my Sunday inspiration for the challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group 🙂 Our theme (and the blog’s) this month is Under the Sea. There are many beautiful mermaid and sea themed digis at Ching-Chou’s Etsy store. While the image I used, Spring Night, found in this set, doesn’t actually show the beautiful mermaid under the sea, we all know that she was in the depths of the sea before she took a break to admire the sunset. I colored her with Copics, and used a white Posca for some highlights on the water.

Then, my brain went totally blank!!! I tried numerous ways to implement the idea that I had at one point of the card creation….to no avail. I did manage to destroy a bunch of paper, though!!! After realizing that some things just were not going to work this time, I decided on a fairly simple design; framing the image with a pair of die cuts and adding a simple sentiment to the bottom. For a bit of extra “something”, I trimmed around the die cuts to give the card an interesting shape 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Morgan’s ArtWorld Open Challenge – #06 ATG

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 24 ATG

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog – #229 ATG with a Sentiment

Creative Moments – #170 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of June 11


  1. I would never know you’d battled to design the card for this gorgeous image. It’s stunning, and so perfect for the scene! I love that the fancy die cut extends beyond the border of the image, allowing the sentiment to be ‘framed’ too. Fantastic colouring! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge
    Linda DT

  2. Beautiful image and I love how you used it for your card, the blue die cuts really finish it off beautifully. Thanks for joining us for the Aud Sentiment Challenge.
    Jenny (DT) x

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