Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just Breathe.....

Brrrrrrr....... it's a whopping 24 degrees out at the moment.  How about you?  They say we don't have fall here in Tennessee and I think it's true.  You go from 90 degree weather to 40 practically overnight!  Crazy, so different from Washington state.

Today I have another one of the infamous Michelle Perkette's designs "Serena".  The challenge there this week is Under the Sea and what a better way to showcase her mermaids.  They're truly magical. I chose to follow the sketch at Magical Mondays and of course I'm entering it into Flutterbye too this week.

The coloring is with Prisma's.  The papers are from my swirlydoo's kits as well as the flowers.  I found that gorgeous butterfly at Hobby Lobby.   just think it adds a sweet touch to it.  I did highlight her hair and flowers just a touch with shimmerz.  My hand isn't real steady but hopefully it doesn't detract from the overall image.  I also added some pearl flat backed gems I got from Paola, thank you so much!  I love these.  Now I just need to find out where you got them.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look.  If you want to enter my blog candy you can find the link in the upper corner.  Also, next month is my Big Birthday Candy so if you're not a follower you might want to think about it now.

Image - Michelle Perkett "Serena"
Paper - Webster Pages from my Swirlydoo Kit
Ribbon - from my stash
Butterfly - "Woodland Wonders" from Hobby Lobby
Embellishments - shimmerz, Prisma's, gems, Prima flowers,

Challenges Entering:
Michelle Perkett - Under the Sea
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes
Magical Monday - Sketch
Crafty Purple Frog - Sparkle
Stamping for the weekend - sketch with a butterfly

Warm hugs to all!



  1. WOW, girlie, this is gorgeous!!! I love the softness of it and the sparkle...awesome!! WOW, you guys totally skipped Fall and went straight into Winter temperatures. It is 10:23 AM and it is 72 degrees, it's supposed to be 82 today. I'll send you some o our weather ;D. Have a fabulous weekend my blogging friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

  2. So gorgeous - love the layout and the embellishments!

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

  3. OM Gosh Jen this is gorgeous!! I LOVE the colors! The papers and embellishment are fantastic! Thank you for joining MPS this week!
    Tammy x

  4. Jen, this is beautiful. That is one of my fav images. We had snow flurries today! It is definitely cold here too! Glad you joined us at MPS this week. Have a great weekend. Shelley :)

  5. Wow Jen, what a beautiful card! I love the way you coloured Serena and gave her that lovely shimmer! Thanks for joining us at MPS and good luck!!
    Claire xx

  6. How funny your story about Fall in Tennesse... and than entering in a challenge with Mermaids. So now you really can say goodby to summer right?
    Thanks for joining us at MPS this week!

  7. Jen, this is gorgeous!! Wow, such a fantasy! I love your shimmery coloring of Serena and your pretty butterfly and pearl bubbles! Thank you for joining us at Michelle Perkett Studio this week!:)

  8. Jen, this is really beautiful. I love the soft color combo. I love all the pearls. Thanks for swimming with the mermaids at Michelle Perkett's Studio.


  9. Stay warm there girl! I hate the cold! Not sure why I live in New England! I just adore this card. The choice of patterned paper is perfect and the flowers and butterfly! Aweseom work. I love that stamp, so beautiful!!

  10. WOW! This is absolutely STUNNING! You rocked this card! Love it!


  11. I love this card, it is beautiful, love the colors and image you used.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Hi I love all the sparkle on your mermaid.Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs Pascale

  13. Fabulous card & I adore those Websters paper I am totally in love with all their paper.
    Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog this week, hope to see you again.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  14. Such a pretty card Jen. Love the colours you've used and the details also. Hugs Michele x

  15. Wow, this is fantastic, so beautiful and elegant. Love the papers, image and the butterfly looks so real.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  16. This is a beautiful card Jen & I love that butterfly & the colours you've used :)



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