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Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Flapper Girl "From the Sea" for Week 2 of Anything But a Card Challenges #7

Hello and I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!! Today's post features my lady "From the Sea" for Challenge number SEVEN... "By the Sea" OR use an Inspiration Picture. This theme is so wide open and I could create all the time with this theme - living in Florida, inspiration is everywhere. Are you ready to CREATE and play along??? 

There's two weeks to play along and link up via inlinkz froggy. Anything But a Card Challenges is a bi-weekly challenge and today, the Design Team showcases NEW projects using a brand-new challenge of incorporating the color "By the Sea" or Using and Inpiration PicturePlease click here to head over to ABAC and see all the fantastic projects shared by the fantastic design team AND submissions by all of you. The best part...there's still another week to play along and link up via inlinkz froggy.

REMEMBER this challenge blog is ANYTHING and EVERYTHING... except for Cards. ATC's aren't greeting please link up your ATC's, tags and everthing else, too!!!

Anything But a Card Challenge 7 is "By the Sea" or Use an Inspiration Photo! 
You can use sea colors, ocean life, the beach or let the picture inspire you...the sky is limit!

I love this theme. Today my project is an altered torso. You can find patterns anywhere, or just cut out one freehand. I've traced mine - feel free to download this outline for personal use. 

My torso is made of Grungeboard that has been embossed in my favorite Provocraft Cuttlebug folder "Shell Collage". Then I sprayed with three colors of metallic spray mists and rubbed with antique gold dew drop ink. Now to get dress this lady... I strung a few beads and a pearl for a necklace and edged the bottom with teal fringe {I had been hoarding from a crafty goody bag swap}. Ooh-La-La this mermaid is a flapper girl now! Then I added a sea-horse that is die cut from alcohol ink painted paper, pierced with a mini-brad for an eye. I wrapped around a sash made from blue shimmery tulle {I cut up fairy skirt from the Dollar Tree - they got 'em in almost every color and you can't beat a buck} and a section of recycled vegetable mesh. When I wrapped sash around, I captured a couple of mini shells in the layers. I added a couple more shells, all adhered using Helmar 450 and some fun teal fringe to finish her off. I love to use anything and everything and this lady is ready for the Mermaid's Ball!

"Under the Sea Torso..."

I hope you are inspired to play along and I can't see what you create! Have a fantastic day! I'm spending the day in classes with Nathalie Kalbach...YIPPEE!!!
:) Sb


  1. I love this Susan. The design, the colours and the creativity.

  2. This is one of my faves ever- gorgeous colors and textures and composition...fabulous indeed.

  3. How perfectly lovely, Susan! I can smell the salt air!

  4. This is a fun piece. The form looks great. It certainly caught my eye. Love the decorations and flapper-style fringe on the bottom. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Di


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