Mermaid and Koi

Hi there!! The week sure flew by!! It’s time for me to share some inspiration for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is “Fun In the Sun/Under the Sea/By the Sea”. For this card, I went with the Under the Sea theme, and used the beautiful Koi image, and colored her up with my Copics.

I picked the paper before coloring, and it was a real challenge to get the image to coordinate with the background without it all blending together in a vibrant mix of colors!!! The white matting of the image really made the difference! I didnt want to add too much to the card, as the colors, paper print and detailed image were enough going on!!! I die cut a border, that showed the white matting through it, then cut a sentiment. It still didnt look done, so I messed around with a number of embellishments that just didn’t work, before using the die as a stencil and making a accent on either side of the image. The simplicity of the card lets it shine….quite literally, lol. Oh, and bonus….flat for easy mailing!!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Get Creative Challenge – #92 Fantasy

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #473 ATG

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #253 ATG with a Sentiment

Crafty Friends Challenge – #137 ATG

The Fairy and the Unicorn – June ATG with a Mythical Creature


  1. Wow! Such a great job matching your image colours to the background, and such vibrant colour all over! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny’s!

  2. Great Job! Such a beautiful card! Thank you for your fabulous creation and sharing it with us at Aud Sentimens Blog Challenge . It’s always great to have you with us.HAPPY CRAFTING!
    Claudia Martins – DT
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