Thursday, October 27, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #191 - Fairy Tales

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for a new challenge at DL.ART and the theme this week is one of my favorites...Fairy Tales :) If you used the code l01210, Diana will give you 10% off your order at DL.ART.


I had so much fun making these cards!! If you look in the dictionary, the definition of a fairy tale is a children's story of magical creatures...wizards, fairies, goblins, mermaids... Of course I had to pick my favorite fairy tale creature...a mermaid :)


I started with papers from Maja Designs Summer Basics stack. The edges were all distressed with a Zutter DIA. The wave die is from My Creative Time.


This beautiful ribbon is Silvery Hue Sea from Mermaid's Tale Second Edition. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Tucked under the blooms are Memory Box Chloe Stems and Paper Smooches Foliage 2 dies. Pearls were added to the Chloe Stems.


This gorgeous ribbon is Blue Hue Tale from Mermaid's Tale Second Edition. Some cheesecloth and rope-type lace were added for a nautical touch.


The beautiful mermaid is a Tattered Lace die. She was cut three times...once in black for a shadow, once in patterned paper and once again in patterned paper that was covered in glitter.


The frame is a Spellbinders die that was covered in Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste. Shabby White Frantage was added behind the mermaid. Celebrate is a Penny Black Doodles die.


The cards were topped off with white paint using a Tim Holtz Splatter Brush. I'm entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes
3) Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
4) Scrapping4funChallenge - Anything Goes
5) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to DL.ART to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Fairy Tale project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)


So I haven't had a chance to take very many nature pictures lately, but I wanted to share some visitors to my yard. This guy ventured close to the house. But when I snapped pics of the groundhog...


...he was not happy about it - and he let me know it :)


And there are a flock of turkeys that live here all year around, but I was surprised to see a tree full of these guys...


Ugh!! Turkey Vultures!! Quite possibly the most vile birds in nature. Thankfully, they didn't stay long and they moved right along :) Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful Thursday :)

60 comments:

  1. Beautiful Lisa! How awesome is your card!!! I love the mermaid die and the way you added the leaves and pearls. I can not decide which I like more the blue or the green, Have a wonderful day my friend

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  2. I love the way your beautiful mermaid card turned out. The crackled frame is gorgeous. The ribbons look awesome. Your photography skills are amazing.

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  3. Oh, how delicate and beautiful are these? The soft blues and greens really do suit the beautiful mermaids and the flowers just enhance them even more. I love those gorgeous crackled frames too, they look amazing!

    Wow, great photo of the not too happy groundhog!! I think even the word 'vulture' conjures up unpleasant thoughts .... but you have captured him/her really well! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. Wow two stunning pieces of work Lisa, I love the dies you have used especially the Mermaid, the papers, flowers and card designs both look spectacular
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  5. Wow! Gorgeous cards! I love the textures, they are just amazing! Mermaid is soo pretty and love the design, love the layers, everything! Beautiful card! Have a wonderful day!
    Big Hugs
    Priyanka :)

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  6. I love your mermaid and all these colours and textures, wow ...
    big hug xx

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  7. Oh Lisa, I love everything about these beauties from the color range (my fav) to the barn wood to the crackle! Brilliant design and I'm happy to see you using an image you adore! It shows in the details how much you are into this. Hugs, Autumn

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  8. A perfect card for you to make! I love the mermaids and all the extras. I love how you use cheesecloth on your cards. Can you share how you named your blog. The mermaid die is just beautiful. What a nature trove you live in. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  9. Wow! Two gorgeous cards!! Love the chippies you have used and the beautiful layering. The lil' hedgehog is so cute! Love your photography :)

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  10. A fantastic post Lisa, you never fail and the mermaid is stunning... I am celebrating a new grand daughter born today, Sofia Maria, and I just can't wait to fly over to see her...xx  {aNNie}

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  11. Wow Lisa, I love the mermaid and the cards are absolutely fabulous! Love all the distressing and crackle! The colors perfect for the watery look with the mermaid! Your ribbon and floral spray beautiful! Mr Groundhog sure is a grouchy fellow lol.
    Have a great day friend :)

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  12. Wow this cards fits perfectly for you in your craft room sitting on a pretty table or even on a wall. Love those critters, you are lucky to see them when you can. I mentioned way back we do have wild turkeys here but they are up a higher elevation from where we live. The close to a vulture here is the Hawaiian hawk but even them they only come out when they prey when they smell something dead. LOL! Enjoy your weekend ahead.

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  13. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! The Little Mermaid is such a perfect theme for you! That mermaid die is beautiful and so are the papers and embellishments you used! I love the pictures of the critters from your yard! We have a groundhog that lives under our back deck and my dogs are always trying to hunt him down! Ours is quite big too since he is always gobbling up the goodies from the garden!

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  14. How cool that you could use your favorite magical creature. She is so pretty. And your groundhog is very camera shy. LOL. Have a great day. April

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  15. Ohhh my ! This is jaw dropping gorgeous Lisa !! Wow ! Stunning isn't even enough describe these beauties !!!
    Hugs&Blessings ,
    Mayra

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  16. Oh how gorgeous! I just love that mermaid die!! All the sparkles and textures so beautiful!! Have a great day my friend! Hugs, Robin

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  17. Love these cards Lisa I can't decide which color I love more! How fitting for you to make mermaid cards! That is funny that the groundhog didn't like his picture being taken.

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  18. Wow beautiful card - love the background and mermaid and all the embellies another great creation my friend. Thanks for sharing the photos!!!

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  19. WOW... gorgeous!!! These cards are absolutely stunning! I absolutely love the mermaids and love the colors... just gorgeous! Thank you my friend for linking up in our FFC this week too!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous Lisa and I love your colour palettes, fabulous photographs too. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  21. Wow, stunning cards, love all the details
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  22. I was totally surprised to see you used a mermaid for your fairy tale card. lol Beautiful details dimension and texture as always. Love all the shades of blue. That groundhog picture cracked me up. You captured his attitude. I can almost hear him telling you off.

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  23. Stunning cards and I just adore the mermaid theme you went with, it's fabulous! All of the embellishments you used are so amazing! And your pictures are fantastic, I love that you get critters visiting your yard!

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  24. Fabulous both, Lisa!! I love so much expecially the second one with the teal tones, but also the first one looks great! The crackling is just amazing on the frames!! Love the mermaid die cuts, the adorable touch of the Chloe Stems with pearls and the cheesecloths!Amazing works of art as always!
    Hugs

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  25. Your cards are just stunning Lisa! Like the dimension and crackle and always your ribbon and bows! Enjoyed the animal pictures too!

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  26. gorgeus cards!
    and wonderful photos!
    lots of hugs
    have a nice day

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  27. WOW Lisa!!! These cards are beautiful!! The mermaid is gorgeous!! I love the colors, the pretty flowers and the ribbon!!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  28. Your cards are just gorgeous! I especially love the aqua. The mermaids are beautiful with the cut out tails. Great job!!!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  29. These are stunning Lisa, so much detail and sparkle lovely pics too
    Kevin xx

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  30. These are gorgeous! Love the design and details. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
    Tina dt

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  31. Lisa Dear your Mermaid cards are as beautiful as a dream of fantasy and mirth. I LOVE that Blue Hue Tail ribbon. Those critters are fun to see once but they need to move along before they make a wreck of your landscape. Great photos you got. Now swim in the sea and collect pearls Miss Mermaid.

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  32. Beautiful!!! LOVE your elegant cards!!! FAB wildlife shots too!!

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  33. Stunning cards. The mermaids are so beautiful and of course I love the flowers, ribbons a awesome papers. Thanks for sharing the nature pics. My fav is the groundhog.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ MCC Shop ♥

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  34. Your cards are stunning Lisa! I love those flowers and wonderful mermaid images! Great nature pics! Even that vulture is amazing ;) !!

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  35. The mermaid is soooo you! Gorgeous work! And I love your nature photos...fabulous!

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  36. Wow Lisa, your cards are just gorgeous!! That mermaid is so magically delightful, how I love that you framed her for your focal piece! I adore the soft blues and aquas for theme, it's a perfect choice and works so well for their glittery tails! Shabby chic meets Disney, love it!!

    I am just so jealous of your ground hog, I can't believe this guy just wandered right into your yard, how cool is that. I love the face he made at you, so hilarious! I don't know much about turkey vultures as a species but I sure do love the photo you took of him, fantastic capture up there in the tree! Wonderful pics Lisa, I do love when you share your world with us!! sending hugs :)

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  37. Oh my, what a stunning design, Lisa! I adore your flower arrangements with your super beautiful bows! Absolutely fantastic background and that mermaid is simply fabulous! A breathtakingly beautiful cards, my sweet friend, as always! I adore your style in crafting! Bravo! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  38. Oh My gosh the detail is amazing...layer upon layer! The mermaid is so pretty. Love your stunning cards! Have a wonderful weekend! Oh ...your photos are fabulous too. Those vultures sure are ugly!

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  39. Great mermaid card- perfect for you! Lots of wonderful layers and such pretty flowers. Love your nature photos too!

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  40. Hi Lisa,
    I love the mermaid die cuts!! Fabulous!! It's so you..lol! I love the fun texture and layers.The flowers and ribbon layers always catch my eyes! Beautiful details. I really adore the pretty colors..super sweet! Wonderful pictures.I am a little scared of the vulture one..lol
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    M'
    Crafting with Creative M

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  41. This is stunning, Lisa. What a perfect card for YOU to make....very fitting, indeed. I'm just blown away with your amazing talents, and can't thank you enough for sharing with us. It's such a blessing to have you play along, and I sincerely hope that you will join us again soon.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  42. These look truly gorgeous Lisa!! Fantastically luscious and layered. Wowsers that groundhog looks scary!! Great shots. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  43. I adore all the beautiful elements on your wonderful cards, Lisa!!! The mermaid die cut and the flower arrangements are so gorgeous. Great textures too! And I really love the feminine and delicate design. A great job!!!
    Hugs, Mar

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  44. Perfect challenge for you! The mermaid is just gorgeous! I love the colors you chose for the embossing on them. Love the flowers and ribbons too. Your pictures of the details keep me looking at all of the fun details. Oh , your nature pics are so pretty as well!

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  45. Oh, Lisa, your favourite! Mermaids! Gorgeous cards! Beautiful flowers, ribbon, and die-cuts as always and I love the effect you created on the mermaids! These are both gorgeous but I think I prefer the green one a bit better - Diana's ribbon is stunning on this! I really enjoyed seeing the critters who visited your yard! We don't have anything like these around here, only bunnies and squirrels, and the odd deer. Your photographs look professional!

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  46. Seriously girl, do you ever skip a beat?! Your cards are amazing! You always deliver such amazing design! I LOVE this one and it so reminds me of you as I know you love your mermaids! All the layers are fantastic and love the dimension and textures! Where do you find the time to create such amazing creations! The time you put in has got to be hours...these are GORGEOUS my friend!!
    Oh my gosh, look at your fun nature shots! Okay now, the turkey vultures scares me! Yikes, I think I would be in doors in a heart beat, lol! Thanks for sharing...keep the vultures there, hehe!
    Have a super wknd! We are going to try and attempt Arya's birthday party for friends and family. Poor little peanuts (Arya and Lacy)have been sick and have been going back and forth to the Dr's office all week. Let me tell you, I am SO happy they are finally feeling better~it was a rough week!
    Hugs,
    Sherrie k

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  47. such stunning cards! Everything about them is so beautiful. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    Joyce
    www.JoycesCreativeCrafts.blogspot.com

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  48. Perfect die for you to use! Beautiful cards. Love glitter.

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  49. Hi Lisa! I've had a Crazy busy week and just finally got some free time to check out my Favorite blogs! YAY ME! :) Oh WOW... STUNNING! Your card is gorgeous sweet friend.... LOVE the beautiful Mermaid front & Center along with all that fantastic texture! Amazing as Always! And those photo's are so cool! I LOVE your nature pics.... such detail... you are a great Photo taker! Have a Wonderful Weekend and a Very Happy Halloween! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  50. Wow wow wow!!! That is a triple wow!!! This card totally is you through and through. It is absolutely beautiful! And no wonder you chose a mermaid for the theme! I haven't been able to visit much with limited time on the computer but I'm so happy I stopped by today! I'm in love with this card and I absolutely love the critter photos you took. That grumpy ground hog is too funny! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend and a very Happy Halloween!! Hugs!

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  51. Geez Lisa,this card is amazing!!! So many layers and so much to look at and appreciate. Gorgeous!!

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  52. How cool that you have this signature mermaid die! And what a splendid set of vintage grunge cards you've created with her pretty image. Love the different colors, and I like that you tuck in that chloe stem into the bouquets. Gorgeous layers, always the marvelous flowers and the frantage (which I can't seem to master!)adds so much texture. The 'wood look' works terrifically with all the other delicate style on each card. TFS & Happy wkend. (also enjoyed the fab nature pictures!)

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  53. Your cards are always so classy. I love your layered elements. Everything looks so professional and beautifully designed. Loved seeing your photos too. Tracy x

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  54. Gorgeous cards Lisa! They are so pretty and feminine with so many wonderful details.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  55. So much gorgeousness (except for the turkey vulture)!! I love the soft blues, greens and aquas, the color are just lovely. As ask ways, the layers and dimension on your cards is exquisite Beautiful work sweet friend.

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  56. I love it Lisa! You're simply amazing!! Truly!
    Happy Halloween!
    Hugs~

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  57. Gorgeous, gorgeous mermaids and that die was created just for you I am sure..lol!! Beautiful details and love all the pretty glitter and flowers!! We 'live' trapped a few groundhogs or woodchucks as we call them and relocated them, they have dug numerous tunnels under my garden shed and in the flower beds, so of it has been comical watching my hubby and them do battle (the groundhog always wins..lol)..did you know they are known as a ground squirrel? Anywho wonderful pics...have a great day!!

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  58. You had me at fairytale and fantasy! Swoon! The cards are a delight and so fun! Those mermaid tails sure do look enchanting and beautiful. I can see why you chose a mermaid! The soft colors and nautical vibe are stupendous! Your whitewashed and distressed background board is stunning as well. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  59. Perfect card for you. Lisa. Love all the glittery goodness and wonderful texture. Great idea to put a shadow layer behind the mermaid.

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  60. Stunning! Love the design and yay a mermaid :-) Fabulous photo's - wow that vulture looks mean!! TFS

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