It’s your day to Shine!



I was excited today to sneak in a card just for fun!  No challenges involved!!   Especially since I LOVE all the gorgeous new mermaid and sprite images from C.C. Designs Sweet November by the awesome Amy Young.   They’ve been just added at 7 Kids College Fund.   

This gorgeous mermaid is called Fathom Calmsea.   Mermaids are always so much fun to color, especially these ones by Amy Young ~ she did such an awesome job with their eyes.



I kept the color scheme somewhat traditional ~  in the “Little Mermaid” colors.   I did, however, add lots of sparkle to this one!    Stickles in Glitz Mermaid  (of course!) have been added to both Fathom and her seahorse buddy; The ultimate sparkle accessory ~  Smooch illuminate pearlized topcoat was applied to both bodies;  The main white mat was sprayed with Baby’s Breath Shimmerz Spritz;  Some square rhinestones from my stash were also added;  Spica clear glitter pen was used over the word Shine in the sentiment; and small dots of Smooch moonlight to highlight their eyes.   If you haven’t tried the Smooch paints yet, I highly recommend them.  The brush is very tiny and precise ~ just perfect for eyes!

The dp is from Sassafras, called Nerdy Bird – tea for two.   I used the new Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Mega Scalloped Ovals die on the main mat and some teal ribbon from my stash.   The sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for visiting today!   Hope your week is off to a good start.


Copics Used:   BG000, 01, 02, 05, 09, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 45, 49;  E000, 00, 02, 08, 11, 13, 97;   YR18;  R20, 30;  T1, 3, 5



  1. OMyyyy, this is just STUNNING! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love all that sparkle!

  2. Gorgeous work, Mary. Your mermaid is very beautiful.
    I haven’t heard of several of the kinds of glitter you have used on her. Where do you find it all?
    Hugs, Candy

  3. Breathtaking in very way!

  4. This is gorgeous, love the colors.

  5. Beautiful card. Mermaid is beautiful and coloring.

  6. Gorgeous card Mary,I Just love the colours on this one,Hugs Debbie x

  7. I love mermaids, I wanted to be one when I was very young! Great stamp and the colors makes me want to go to some Carribean island and bask in the sun! Ahhhhhhh! Great Copic work!

  8. Gorgeous, love the way you are combining layers and co-ordinate embellies. Stunning colouring.
    Love the way you have created the shimmer and the ribbon is just gorgeous!

  9. this is beautiful!! those shimmery sparkles add such a divine touch! your coloring is the best!

  10. Stunning!!!! Love the dotted ‘shadows’ and the colors are just *WOWWWWW* .. as said: STUNNING!!!!
    {hugs} Sylvia

  11. hi mary

    this is wow…….. love your coloring …. love how you used the glitter in the card

    greetings karin


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