Girls, Gingham, Sketch, Paperweight, Mermaid...wow, I'm full of it!

Greetings friends; how are you? Summer is passing so quickly; I cannot believe the children start school in a month! How's your summer going?

Believe it or not, I combined two challenges with this card:

1. Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (ALWAYS fun)
2. Dare to Get Dirty2010 Girls, Girls, Girls...and Gingham Challenge (by Peanutbee - love her creations!!)

I love to do the various sketches but seldom get them posted timely, but this week I'm on the ball. I just had to find some time to stamp - just for fun, so I made this card and I'm working on another one. This image was a freebie at Bugaboo Stamps - they have some of the CUTEST digital images. Unfortunately, I had some trouble with my printer ink smearing as I colored the image - HATE when that happens!!! Anyone have any input on keeping that from happening? I love using digital images, in fact, the paperweight below is also a digital image which I resized to fit inside the paperweight. Hence...one of the things I love about digital images.

Anyway, I enjoyed coloring this little cutie; added some flowers using PTI's floral dies and that's where I was finally able to add the gingham. HA! Added a couple jewels, sponged on some chalk ink around the edges and called it good.

And last, here's the paperweight I made for a dear friend's daughter that LOVES mermaids. I also made her birthday card with this same image - click HERE to see it. WOW; is it hard to photograph the image behind glass! The edge of the image was colored pink and then glassy accents & glitter were added; I also added glassy accents to each of the balloons.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a fabulous week! Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Digital Image by Bugaboo Stamps (girl in flower pot) & Michelle Perkett (mermaid)
Papers: PTI Hibiscus Burst, GKD White, Cosmo Cricket Delovely
Ink: printer
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, glitter, glassy accets, PTI floral dies, gems


  1. So darling, Michele! Love the image and the colors - nicely done!

  2. This card is SOOO adorable!!!

  3. Ohhh Michele you are a talented Copic colorer (is that even a word?!). Love your cards.


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