Geometrics for Less is More and Color Throwdown
Follow your Dreams for Addicted to CAS #112

Mermaid Wonderful for Casethissketch.

Hi Everyone.

Happy Monday.  It's really late here, but I did want to pop in and share a card I made for the CaseThisSketch challenge this week.

I'm back making cards for Cards for Hospitalized Kids and I saw this amazing set across at Hero Arts as part of their Monthly Card Kit and realized that Mermaids and girls were...well... a pretty cool combination.  So, I used the sketch and some of the elements of the Hero Arts kit to create a card

Here's the sketch


I used the mermaid stamp and die - as well as the die for the coral to create this card.  It was amazingly simple to put together and think that the opaque vellum works really well for the coral.  I had to create a smaller than normal card to accommodate the coral, but am so happy with the result and hope that one of the girls will really love it.

Before I share the whole card, I wanted to share a closeup that shows the vellum coral and the detail on the mermaid:

Casemermaidcloseup (1 of 1)

Here's my card:

Casemermaid (1 of 1)

Isn't this the coolest set?   I must admit that I was never a mermaid fan as a kid... but they certainly have grown on me :-)

On a personal note:

I wanted to share a photo of some of our newest residents in the wetland.  We have had a couple of Canadian Honkers - aka Canadian Geese living just the other side of our property and they visit the bird feeders in the hope that some of the smaller birds have dropped some seed:

Honkers (1 of 1)-2

In fact... we have two pair.... isn't that cool?

Honkers (1 of 1)-3

I'll be back in a couple of days with another card made using this same set - and it's a card that will also be sent to Cards for Hospitalized Kids.

In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.  

And.... prayers for the families and for those who lost their lives in Manchester tonight.  Manchester is very close to my home town - just 40 minutes away and so many of those affected were young girls.  My mind cannot compute the evil that decides to do this.  There is a special place in hell for people who perpetrate such evil.