Sunday, July 1, 2012

Doodle Gardens First Challenge

This is my second post for today, so if you are looking for my card for One Crazy Stamper, please scroll down to the last post.

It's finally here, the first ever Doodle Garden challenge!!!!
Welcome to everyone - check out my card, and the rest of the teams wonderful creations at Doodle Garden here.

Doodle Garden is the creation of Jennifer Nilsson, a wonderfully creative artist whose digital images caught my attention recently.  I was over the moon when she asked me to join her first ever design team, and jumped at the chance to show off her adorable digital images to you!!  For this first challenge the theme is Under the Sea.

The wonderful thing about digital images is that you can alter the size, flip the design and get stunning results.  For this card I have used "Little Seahorse" and Seashell Trio, available at Doodle Garden's etsy store.  I resized, flipped and copied the images several times and printed them all out on my Epson printer.  The images are all colored with Copics, fussy cut and then adhered to a sheet of acyrlic, which I scored to make a 3D effect - almost like a shadow box, except that it will fold flat for mailing.  For seaweed I used the flourish die from Tim Holtz, and glued them to the bottom of the card, adding some Tim Holtz distress embossing powder for sand.  You can't really see it in this image but I glued two of the oyster shells together and placed a pearl inside!

You can see the pearl in the above photo, just under the largest seahorse's tail.  The dp that is adhered to the back of the card is from Imaginisce - an oldie but a goodie!  The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie.

Hop on over to Doodle Garden and check out the details for the first ever challenge!

Raise The Bar Challenge - #107 Hello Summer
Totally Papercrafts - Can You Digi It
Sarah Hurley Challenges - #69 Dimension and Texture
Scrapalicious USA - Summertime


  1. Shari, this is just magical! Love it!

    love Mags B x

  2. Hey hey this is fabulous well done .x

  3. Super cute Shari. Love the idea of using sand

  4. This is adorable! I LOVE the idea of the sand. ;)


  5. Oh my gosh, this is so cute!!! LOVE the little pearl in the oyster shells, so sweet. :)

  6. This is SO cute! Great colors and very creative. Love it! Thank you for joining us for the Inky Impressions challenge this week. Don't forget we have a design team call out. :o) ~ Tonya Inky DT Coord.

  7. Oh wow unusual image, but I love your colouring and the whole card design. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  8. Really fantastic card.
    Thanks for joining us at InkyImpressions!


  9. Your card is Beautiful. Love the seahorses so cute & the colours are Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  10. lovely card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS, x carol

  11. Fabulous card Shari. Love the image and bright bold colours.
    Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions and TPC, good luck
    Anne x

  12. Very cute card, adorable image. Thanks for joining us at Inky.

  13. What a cute card, I love all the colors you used to make this scene! Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

    Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

  14. This is fantastic! Love the dimension and those sea horses are awesome. Thanks for joining us at Scrapalicious USA's Summertime challenge!

  15. Gorgeous card thanks for joining the inky Impressions challenge, Hugs Debbie x

  16. Wow, this is brilliant, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
    C xx