Believe in Mermaids...

There is a new challenge blog I found very interesting: I Love Digi Challenge Blog. I wanted to join in the fun because I manly do hybrid projects, since I discovered the digi world I put something on my cards, crafts, etc...
This week challenge is: Think pink, I love pink and I wanted to make a card for a dear friend and send it to her, it was the perfect match
I used Michelle Perkett Pearl digi stamp that I won on one of her challenges at PCP (my Tutti-Frutti mermaid in a box was the winner!!) and as usual I colored her with my loved colored pencils. I did the inside too
I´m showing it because it´s something I don´t do often... The music sheet is a page from an old music book that I painted with white acrilic paint, the book is old so all the pages look yellowish and I wanted an ivory look instead, therefore I painted the sheet twice with a very diluted paint and that´s the result. The patterned paper is from a very generous lady Rebecca that gave it for free, it is a digi scrapbook paper that I printed out on thin cardstock cut out and layered over the music sheet. I pierced the papers and stitched them adding some pearled glass beads. The wave border is a cut out I did with my Cricut. I used the negative cut to make the inside of the card, it looked so beautiful I didn´t want to waste it... and I wanted to add a bookmark to the card also
I´m sending my friend a book, I thought a bookmark will be a nice touch. I loved and ejoyed making this card so much, hope my friend likes it too!

Now into the delicious Oatmeal Rolls
they look good, right? all I can say is they tasted lot more better!! they were so soft, with a wondeful smell of oats, the right amount of sugar so they go great with savory or sweet toppings.

Even I had them with the Broccoli Cheddar Soup I made before... simply delicious, thanks once more for sharing Marilyn!! they are now part of my favorites breads.


Rhonda Miller said...

Ileana, this card is just beautiful. I love how you've colored her and your papers are great. TFS.

Elaine ♥ said...

Ileana, what a beautiful card, your friend is sure to love it, beautifully coloured image and love what you did to the inside :)

Love the rolls and the brocolli cheddar soup too lol!!

Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi this fortnight

Elaine x

Karin said...

What a great post! Fab card and yummy rolls too :) Thanks for playing at I Love Digi!

Catherine said...

Your card is beautiful Ileana ! The colours are so pretty and your attention to details is second to none... Your friend will be over the moon ! I would ! Smile from Catherine

Marilyn Webb said...

what a gorgeous creation Ileana, there is so much to see, that I find you keep going over it to see if you missed anything, really really beautiful. The rolls look great, and I am glad you enjoyed them.

Nancy said...

WOW Ileana, this is gorgeous!!! I love your fab colouring of that adorable Mermaid:O) She looks amazing. Love the backing papers, brilliant idea, thank you for inspiration. Bet your friend will be pleased with this beauty.
Have a lovely week, sweetie.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Lynne Armstrong said...

Another beautiful card Ileana!! I love how you coloured this...your colouring is just amazing. Absolutely stunning :)

Nancy said...

Hi again:O)

I have a little something for you in my blog.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Cat said...

such a beautiful card and bookmark! Those rolls look scrumptious! Great photography!

Lee - grandmalee said...

I just love what you did with Pearl! Your coloring is absolutely stunning! I love what you did with the music paper...I'd never think to paint it like this, but it looks fabulous! Love your transition into the inside of the card too!

Mel said...

Beautiful detail,
Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi this fortnight
hugs Mel x

Gina Lindsay said...

Gorgeous! I love the idea of using the paint over the yellowed pages. I bought some sheet music and it is yellowed which is great for a lot of things, but not all. Thanks for sharing that idea. The rolls look yummy!

Bev said...

Wow this its truely lovely, it must have taken you some time to put it altogether. I am sure your freind will treasure it. Thanks for joining us at I love Digi.

Poppy said...

great card, bread buns look
Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi

Paul said...

Great card. Thanks for joining in with I LOVE DIGI's first Challenge. And those buns look good too!!!
Hope to see you again,

Milliesmarvels said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at I love Digi.