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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls ~ New Anything Goes Challenge with Guest DT Spot!

Hello There Friends,

Today over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog they are starting a new "Anything Goes" Challenge with a chance of being a Guest Designer for one entire month. Make sure to pop on over and try out by entering one of your cards with "GDT" included after your name. I would love to see one of my friends get the spot. :-)

I just recently went to Myrtle Beach with my husband and mother. We had an amazing time enjoying the beach and searching for shells. I took my Copic Markers along with me and colored this image while away. It was perfect considering where I was. It is called "Mermaid in Clam Shell". My mom and I went out craft shopping one day and while she shopped for beading items she spotted these 3-D stickers that went perfect with the nautical theme I had in my mind for this mermaid.

 I absolutely love images where I can create a full scene. I added a lot of stippling to create both the water and sand. Copic colors I used are as follows:

Skin Colors - E000,E00,E04,E11,E21,R20
YR30,R31,YR61,YR65,YR68 Y35,Y38

Here is a close up of my coloring:
I hope you all will try out for the Guest Designer Spot over on our challenge blog. Open to all levels or colorists. :-)

This project is entered into the following challenges:


  1. This is gorgeous, lovely colour choice, very pretty design
    Hugs Julie P

  2. Aww, she's just so cute! Love the coloring. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

  3. This is beautiful and creative. Love the beach comber sign and the seashells. Beautiful coloring of the image too. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  4. Melanie what a beautiful card, amazing creation!
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Ooh La La Creations, good luck in the draw
    OLL Designer

  5. wonderful colouring, what a fab card thanks for sharing over on artistic inspirations x

  6. Gorgeous colouring and I love all the embellishments thanks for entering our inspired by nature challenge at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

  7. ooooooooooooo I know you lol. Just sutnning Melanie. thanks so much for joining us at Craft-dee Bowz be sure to check out next months challenge as well. You wont want to miss the inspiration!!