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I have been stamping and scrapbooking for the past 10 years. It is my favorite hobby and I sure do miss it when life gets way too busy. I have 3 amazing children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

SSHP19 - Doing the Mess Around


Good Morning Everyone, Happy Saturday!!! It's time for another fab Saturday Spotlight Challenge. This weeks challenge is to do the Mess Around. Make your creation "messy" by distressing with ink, tearing edges, wrinkling card stock, etc Doesn't this sound like fun!!!!

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For my creation today it was quite out of my element. I don't do a lot of distressing or tearing!! BUT I distressed and tore a lot of paper...LOL!!!! Also I really went crazy with the BLING!!!! I used one of the NEW released fairies from the Mythical Collection by Whimsy Stamps. Aren't these images just GREAT????? Come check out the store HERE to see all the fun products!!!!


Here is the card I created hope you enjoy!!!



Here's the Recipe

  • Image - by Whimsy Stamps stamped in Momento ink and colored with Copics
  • Paper - Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Misc Blue
  • Accessories - Sheer Ribbon, SU Distressing Tool, Glitter, Inky Dinky Drops, SU Brads, Bling flowers

38 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an awesome take on the mess around challenge Crystal!! I love all your distressing and tearing!! Your colors are perfect and look like water!! What an awesome design and I just love that image!
Have a great weekend my friend. TTYS!
hugs,
Chris

Dawn B. said...

I love your torn edges.. They look terrific with this card..I think this image is so sweet..Great layers and super job...Have a super weekend..
hugs.

Angelwood said...

Hi Crystal! Awesome card! Love your torn/messy look with glittered edges! Perfect look for that cute mermaid! hugs, Angela

Tracy said...

This is really cute, love the colours and your image is fab.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the torn edges!!! The mermaid image is awesome and the colors are fab!!! Hugs ~S~

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fun creation Crystal! LOVE your choice of color and the "bubbly" ribbon! Awesome job!! Stay warm ... enjoy your weekend! More snow on the way for Monday! I know ... I'm tired of it too!

treesawardincrafts said...

Crystal, this is simply beautiful, those images you have been showing are all really lovely. Sound like you had fun with this one.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Soft and pretty. What a sweet mermaid, I like the torn and rugged feel of the textures.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super sweet, Crystal! She is a cutie!

Jacilynn said...

cute! I love the torn look. Great card Crystal!

Amy Johnson said...

Cute! The second I read the challenge, I knew it wasn't your style, but you did a great job with it! The card still looks like a crystal creation! Love the bling and the flowers!

*Vicki* said...

AAAAHHHH!!! Crystal!! I have soooo missed you girl!!! I am so happy to be back and to see you again girl!! I just ADORE this creation for the challenge sweetie!! LOVE your coloring and that image looks so sweet too!! :) Fabulous layout and coloring!! You rock and thank you so much for your continued hard work!! ENJOY your weekend hun!! HUGS

jen said...

Your distressing looks fabulous- I wouldn't have guessed you felt out of your element with that at all!!! Great card!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow crystal! this is gorgeous! and that ribbon is like totally wow! i love it all!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Crystal this is way tooo sweet hun!!! I also left something for you on my blog!!! :)

Hugs,
Cheryl

1LuvnMama said...

Crystal~
This is wonderful and I so luv the greens and blues! That ribbon is to die for . . . luvn everything about this! ;)

Maria Matter said...

Crystal this is gorgeous!!! I love this new image and all the sparkle! polka dot ribbons are my favs!!!
enjoy your weekend!
blessings, maria

Danni said...

Love this card..fun image and colors and ribbon! Cute!

ChristineCreations said...

What fun glittery ribbon Crystal! Such a cute design!

Joan Ervin said...

What a sweet little mermaid, Crystal...love how you colored the water, too, and I love all the *messing around*!!!!

Allison said...

Super fun...my C is really into mermaids right now so she would love this!

Cindy Haffner said...

So FUN, and I love those colors!!

Tammy said...

Oh this is adorable Crystal! I just LOVE that sweet image! The colors you used and that bow are just gorgeous!
Hugs, Tammy

Always Playing with Paper said...

Fun card Crystal!!! Love the distressing angle...

Lesley ;)

Stacey said...

Love it! Fab colour combo and that ribbon looks brilliant with this stamp ♥

Kerri said...

So super cute, Crystal! LOVE that ribbon and the torn edges look fab! I will definitely have to play with this challenge : )

Lynn said...

Love that sassy mermaid!! Great colors and papers, Crystal!! Sensational torn edges!!

Fern said...

What a cute image, Crystal!! Love the colors and great job with the torn edges!!
Crystal, you are one of the sweetest people I know, when you get some time, please stop by my blog, I have something for you!!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs!

Debbie said...

This is just gorgeous Crystal love the beautiful colours,Hugs Debbie x

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is fab, Crystal!! LOVE the blue and green and all the distressing you added. Fantastical, Sweetie!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

How so very cute....what a great card, so full of creativity...awesome job.

itsabrt said...

Wow Crystal you don't mess around when you mess around this is fantastic. I love the demeanor of the mermaid there is something about her! Beth

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SUPER cute girlie! FAB image and coloring and I LOVE the colors and the flowers!!!

Jodi said...

Crystal this is such a cute image, and I love the distressed edges you created to look like water!! Cool!
Hugs
Jodi =)

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Crystal, wow hunny you've been busy again with more gorgeous makes! i am loving that image on the last card, very cheeky!!!! must go take a look at those images, hope you are well and having a good week so far, hugs Linda x

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Crystal, I love this sweet mermaid...lovely colors and details. So pretty!
Thanks for always stopping by and leaving such sweet comments on my blog....I need to find more time to get over here too!
TFS
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

raindropecho said...

You've framed Sabrina beautifully! Wonderfully done distressing, too!

Jessica G. said...

Crystal -- these torn and distressed edges are perfect with your underwater theme! Beautiful bright color combo and the image is so fun!!