24 June 2019

Spellbinders & FSJ Hello Summer Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Spellbinders and FSJ Hello Summer blog hop! I’m thrilled to be part of this event and happy to share my project with you! There is an awesome giveaway. Check the details bellow.






The hop begins on the Spellbinders blog and if you have been hopping along, you should have come from Justine Hovey‘s blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list at the bottom of this post. 

For my card, I used products from FSJ Hello Summer Collection, especially from the fabulous Hello Summer Splash Project Kit (the products are also available separately): 





I first created a background using Distress inks and blending tools. To add interest to my underwater background, I used the Splash Zone stencil that I gently sponged with blue ink over the right edge. I splattered some water to the panel. Once it was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Make Waves stamp set to the background and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the panel to a top-folded white card base. Next, I stamped the mermaid, also from the Make Waves stamp set, onto white cardstock in black ink, colored and cut her with scissors (but there are coordinating dies too). I fixed the mermaid with foam pads to the underwater background for more dimension. To finish off my card, I added some of these fabulous Splash Zone sequins and tiny clear drops made with Glossy Accents. They really look like water drops and it adds texture!






*** GIVEAWAY ***

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.







Don’t forget to leave a comment on my blog before you move to the next stop, which is Laura Volpes.

If you get lost along the way or encounter any broken links, here is a list of all the hop participants:

Francine Vuillème (you are here)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Francine

80 comments:

Debbie Rumpza said...

What a lovely card, Francine! I love the way you did the mermaid tail!

Rhonda Neith said...

That background is amazing! I would never have thought to use a stencil along with the dark shading like you did. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lori said...

WOW! love the colors! Beautiful

Lori said...

Love the colors Beautiful!

Lynn A said...

Love the color choice. Beautiful card!

Pam said...

Beautiful mermaid! I love the colors and your ink blending is fabulous.

Amanda Nolt said...

In love with the background!!! What did you use to color the mermaid! Fabulous!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Just beautiful! Love the way you used the stencil and your coloring is stunning!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Really stunning card, just beautiful

Marsha said...

Colors are beautiful!

Laura (a.k.a. LaLa) said...

Beautiful colors on the mermaid -- really makes the card!

Karthikha said...

Wowwwww!! Stunning creation! Your coloring is just fabulous, the background is gorgeous and looks so real with the shades of light!! <3

Emma S. said...

Love the card, Francine and the way you blended the colors is Great. Love the use of the stencil on the right side. Beautiful!

Janet D. said...

Fantastic background, your mermaid is colored beautifully!

StampinCarol said...

Gorgeous background! And fabulous coloring! Thanks for sharing!

orchid said...

Great cards!

melonyscreations said...

Very cute card.

Darlene said...

WOW! That background is just AMAZING and your coloring on the mermaid is PERFECTION! Beautiful creation!

Julie B said...

Simply beautiful!!

sharon g said...

What a cool technique--the dots. I love the colors you chose too. It looks just great.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Love the blues in the background!

Paula B said...

Amazing mermaid. Anxious to see your other creations!!

Shirley N said...

Your card is stunning! Love your beautiful background and mermaid!

Linda M said...

Wow! Gorgeous background and mermaid!

LittleSher said...

Super detail on the mermaid! 🧜‍♀️

Jody W said...

Love the card

Carole said...

Cool background!

Christine Kiehl said...

such talent! Lovely background indeed! The way you did that it looks as if sunlight is coming down! neat!

Andre M. said...

Your background is spectacular and such lovely coloring on the mermaid. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Unknown said...

My very favorite colors. This is gorgeous!

The Junk-It Folk said...

Awesome mermaid!

Debbie Sheffer Kissel said...

Beautiful detail on the tail! Love all the colors

Debbie Sheffer Kissel said...

Beautiful colors on her tail! Nicely done.

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a beautiful background and gorgeous coloring on the mermaid!

Amy C. said...

Gorgeous coloring and I really love the sentiment!

jeannieob said...

Love your background. This is a fabulous release!

Cherry Blossom said...

Beautifully done!

Eve N said...

Lovely card! The effect of light coming in from the side is so wonderful.

Deb Selby said...

The colours are amazing. All the elements are perfect. Well done.

Kelly Kennedy said...

Fantastic cards - beautiful, rich colours! Very impressed and a gorgeous stamp set!

dolphinlover said...

Best card in blog hop! BEAUTIFUL:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome release! Your card is so beautiful!!!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!

Birgit said...

this is beautiful Francine! Love the background and that pretty little mermaid. So cute!

luvhymns said...

Beautiful card.... she's amazing and so is the sea she lives in!

Purple Princess said...

love the mermaid!!

Unknown said...

Wow, your coloring on the mermaid is absolutely gorgeous!

Susie, Clermont FL said...

Great job, love your background

sprgstn16 said...

You’re mermaid is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your background is gorgeous - love the details on it

Jansart46 said...

Very pretty card, love it.

ArtfullyJune said...

Oh your mermaid is gorgeous! ❤❤❤

Sue D said...

Fabulous mermaid and background!

char said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!!!! The coloring of the mermaid is spectacular!!!!

Gloria Loungeway said...

Really like the double use of the stencil. Great card!

Troppostella said...

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Barb Ghig said...

GORGEOUS card, Francine! Beautiful coloring on the mermaid and I love how you stenciled the background...such a striking design!

Zlatka said...

Stunning card! The background is beautiful!

Claudia said...

Love the depth of color you achieved and the highlights on the background. I need to break out my distress inks and practice my blending.

Julie said...

Beautiful card. I love how you used the stencil on the right hand side. It looks like the sun is shining through the water.

Rachel W said...

Great card, love the water drop effect on this card.

Unknown said...

very nice card, love the colors

Sue D said...

I like the background for this beautiful mermaid.

Lisa Byers said...

The colors on this card are incredible!! I love the light on the right coming through. You did an awesome job designing this card. It is beautiful!!!

Chark said...

lots to love on this project!

Yvette Williams said...

I love how you colored the mermaid tail..wow

Lori said...

Love your cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity.

Lori said...

Love your cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity.

NicoleN said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful card.

Claudette Schoonover said...

The colors are rich and vibrant

Get Your Journey On said...

WOW. ... LOVE THIS CARD!!! Your idea with water drops on sequins is amazing!!! Thank u so much!!!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a stunning card! I love the vivid colors of the mermaid and the awesome background! The highlighting on the right is gorgeous!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card. I love that mermaid and the sentiment is wonderful. Your background is absolutely gorgeous.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an amazing card Francine! Love the sweet mermaid and the coloring. The stenciled and distressed background looks awesome! Great look!

Darlene DeSario said...

Your cards are lovely! Backgrounds are beautiful. Tyfs! Have to give them a try.

Darlene DeSario said...

Lovely card! Background is stunning! Tyfs and inspiring!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful coloring on your underwater scene! Love the mermaid!

DJ said...

Wow. Your coloring on that mermaid is gorgeous. What a pretty card. TFS.

Dee Earnshaw said...

oh my - you are such a star at coloring - love your work

Pandora said...

Phenomenal background - love the use of the glossy accents - very clever!