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Summer Themed Blog Hop!

Greetings! It’s July 2nd, and Summer has kicked into high gear. It’s a Holiday weekend, and what better way to start it off then with an awesome blog hop?! The theme is 4th of July/Summer, so there were a billion options! I haven’t had time to work with my beloved Sweet Pea Stamps lately, so I decided to bust ‘em out and use one for this hop.
Before we get to my project though, please note that I will have the entire hop list posted here. And, there are a whole lotta prizes to be won! So please be sure to visit everyone along the hop and 'leave us some love…because you may be one of our lucky winners! On to my card…

This Sweet Pea image is called Unregrettable Pirate Life. And I just love it. I have used this one a lot. I colored this lovely mermaid pirate with my watercolor markers, and 2 Copics (for her skin). I kept her in red, white and blue for an Americana feeling. It’s subtle though because of the various background colors I used. I think it’s very Summery!

Isn’t she lovely? You can click on any of my photos for a closer look. The “Heartbreaker sentiment is from my Man’s Ruin set from Bombshell Stamps.

My papers are from DCWV and Prism, and my yarn is from my stash. Sorry, I forget who makes it. I pop dotted the mermaid so that I could run the yarn under her without any ugly bumps.
Are you ready to keep hopping? Let me know what you think of my mermaid and then move on to my DICC pal Berenice (who is co-owner of Karber Digital Images and just happens to be one of the fabulous sponsors this month over at Smeared & Smudged!) Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
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Mrs Weyremaster said…
Stunningly beautiful card hunni, love that image, and you've coloured it gorgeously.
Happy Hopping
Awesome coloring. Love this card. Have a Happy 4th! :)
wendyp said…
Gorgeous coloring on her!! Absolutely beautiful!

Have a fabulous 4th of July weekend!
Taylor U. said…
Wowza - that is some amazing coloring! She's gorgeous!

Thanks so much for hopping with me!
Sandra said…
great card, love the color combinations.
Sandra ltb
Sherry said…
Wow what unique your style and the attention to detail
Krissy said…
Beautiful! Great coloring!
Christine said…
What a great card. My son is into Pirates and he would especially like this one. Thank you for showing.
Indy said…
I just love the pirate mermaid! You did a great job!
Michelle said…
Gorgeous card! Your detailed coloring really makes this stamp pop.
Beth aka BR-T said…
Oh this sweat pea image is gorgeous, I love how you incorporated her into the blog hop theme!
Berenice R. said…
So beautiful card! :)
Lisa said…
Super cute. Thanks for sharing
Patricia H said…
Fabulous coloring job!
rosewendy said…
A work of art for sure.
Pam Hornschu said…
Wow. Not sure what is hotter...the sun, the mermaid, or your fab coloring! You always have such a unique view!
WOW! What an image, what a card! Love it.
sharon g said…
It looks like you have been practicing your coloring. Great job!!
Jenée said…
Super card. Lovely coloring. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. Happy holiday to you.
Love the coloring what a unique card :)
okienurse said…
Cute card! Love the colors and style! She looks competent enough to give even Jack Sparrow a run for his money!
Billie Dee said…
Great card! Happy Summer! Love that hair ... and everything else, too
Jingle said…
Very fun card! Love it!
Anonymous said…
Great card,gorgeous image. love the way you've coloured her hair
Hugs Julie P
Louise said…
She is stunning. Like the others, I love how you colored her hair!
Lea said…
That is one sassy pirate! Love it!

Lea Kimmel
T said…
it's always interesting to see how different the styles are.
Laura Drahozal said…
Cute card, and nice coloring.
Scrappychick said…
Fabulous car alison! Love those Sweet Peas but I don't have any yet. Your coloring is gorgeous!
Kerry said…
Absolutely stunning!!! And the coloring is amazing! Have a great holiday weekend!
Janelle said…
Beautiful coloring on this card. I had to click on one to see the gorgeous detail and the sky and water technique is amazing!
CCC said…
Gorgeous! She is simply clever and awesome.
mousekemom said…
What beautiful coloring and overall great card. Thanks for sharing your talent!
April D
Marion, IA
never would have thought to turn this pirate patriotic! Cute.
charli said…
great card and love the bangle on the next post too!
joy said…
What a superb card this is - love your coloring! Thanks for the chance to win!
Erin said…
Love the look of the chunky fiber, very cool.
Melinda said…
Your coloring is amazing! Luv, Luv, Luv your card.
Isabel Z said…
Wow, I am in awe; your card is amazing.
Clare G said…
Fantastic card! Makes me wanna be a pirate!
Angie said…
Just hopped in. Thank you for sharing your talents. Will be back to visit again.
christi said…
cute mermaid. i love how you incorporated the yarn in also. gives me the island feeling.
Lillian Child said…
Have have such a unique cardmaking style!!
luvmy2girls said…
Beautiful coloring and all around great card!
sunghee said…
this is so unique. Great job on coloring, too!
Stephanie said…
What a cute card - I've never seen a pirate mermaid before! *grin* Very summery.
Maria Levine said…
Totally awesome image! Nice job!!!
deedoodle said…
Great creations and great blog
Toucan Scraps said…
fabulous colouring
Kathi said…
Gorgeous card. Great coloring too.
Reba said…
Cute card!! Awesome colors! Happy 4th!
Nicole Brenna said…
Really pretty fun card... off to look at more of your blog...
Cat said…
Great card! I love how you colored the hair! Happy 4th!
FrancineB said…
Fun card! I also read your tutorial on the wooden bracelet. I can't wait to try it!
Love the projects! Thanks!
Carol said…
Super, very creative project!

Carol B
Sue D said…
Great coloring on your card.

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