Friday, August 14, 2020


As a member of DT for Conie Fong, I so enjoy sharing her delightful digis.  I'm sure when you see Conie Fong's art, you will be inspired to make some new projects!  You can learn more about Conie and her art on her Etsy Site or Facebook.  There is also a challenge site for Conie Fong images:  Conie Fong FaceBook Challenge.

My first love in paper crafting was scrapbooking!  That led me into 3-D projects, journaling, simple book making and card making.  I layouts a rest for a couple of years and picked it up again when our first grandgirl came into our lives!  Then when this little one arrived,,,  well, let's say I'm back to scrapping!

I started coloring images when I took a bit of a break in scrapping and now I've decided there's no reason not to combine these two art forms!  So here is another layout incorporating a colored digi.  This fun digital stamp is Ariela Mermaid from Conie Fong.  

I printed her onto a shell in Cricut Design Space.  That meant I could have my shell pre-colored.  The actual scene then is colored with Copic Markers and accented with some pearls.  The netting (cheesecloth) has also caught some little blue jewels in it and a sand dollar sits to the right.  

The optional theme for the challenge at Conie Fong FaceBook Challenge is Monochromatic.  I tried to go with a Blue theme here.

You can find the rest of the materials/sources in the list below.

     Material List:
Ariela Mermaid from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Printed Background Papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles:  Taste of Summer
Solid Cardstock from CTMH
Adhesives:  Fabri Tac, ATG Tape Runner
CTMH White Pearl Gems
CTMH Shimmer Trim Aqua (retired) They do have Gold, Black, Silver
Pearl Flourishes
Misc blue gems, flower gems from stash
Bo Bunny Double Dot Blue Gems
Ribbons from stash
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access:  Mermaid Party; Sea Shells; Ocean Shells and Mermaid Spells; 2020 New Year
Cricut Maker

I'm sending this layout off to the following challenges:

Bitten by the Bug 2: Summer Fun
Dream Valley: Add Gems or Pearls or Both (both for me!)
Simon Says Stamp: Summer Memories
Inkspirational: Word Prompt ~ Face
Country View: I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
Creative Craft Cottage: Ribbon, Lace and/or Pearls
Simon Says Stamp: MidSummer Blues
Crafty Gals Corner: Summer Fun
Time Out: Photo inspiration (Sea stars, shells, and beach theme!)
Alphabet Challenge: J is for Jewels/Jewelry

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  1. Fabulous scrapbook page - spotted it at the SSS challenge. I just love all the blue waves and gems! That cheesecloth netting adds the perfect touch too! Darling photo of your granddaughter; she's a cutie!

  2. Gorgeous layout and that mermaid is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2!

  3. Really great design and coloring. I haven’t tried digi images in combination with cuts on Design Space, but will have to try it. Thanks for joining us at Bitten by the Bug 2.

  4. Lovely layout - those blue jewels caught in the net are very effective. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda DT

  5. What a wonderful scrapbook page. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Time Out.

  6. Oh my, this layout is sooo cute! I absolutely love the digi and the coloring. What a great idea to combine the two. Such a little cutie in the photo. Thanks for joining us at bbtb2.

  7. Yes, having cuties in the family really brings out the scrapbooker in us and this little girl is really cute. The layout is stunning with all the ways and mermaids. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.

  8. I just love when Cricut cuts are combined with other techniques. This layout is stunning, brilliant and creative. You never disappoint in your artwork. thanks for joining our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge.

  9. This layout is fabulous!! Everything about it is so perfect. Great job. Thanks for joining the challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2. Dorlene DT BBTB2

  10. Hi Katrina! So happy when this popped up in our Alphabet Challenge Gallery! This is such a wonderful scrapbook layout and I love the image from Conie Fong! It's perfect with the rest of your design and the layering of the die cuts and that awesome pattern paper is amazing! Of course the star of the show is your beautiful grand girl! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
    Hugs - Rachelle - DT : )

  11. love that sentiment! beautiful card! thank you for sharing with us at Bitten By the Bug 2. We would love to see you for our current challenge~Use a watermelon. good luck!


  12. Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Creative Craft Cottage.
    Hugs Ilonka DT x

  13. Such a beautiful layout, thanks for joining us at the Fairy and the unicorn challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT x

  14. What a stunning scrap layout, and your colouring of the mermaid image is devine.

    Thank you for sharing in our Gems Or Pearls challenge.

    Dream Valley

  15. You are so talented, what a fantastic layout!!!! I love all the many elements....the cricut cuts, the cheesecloth, the gems, the coloring....all of it! It's just beautiful! So glad you joined us at BBTB2 for the summer fun challenge!

  16. Oops! Sorry please read my last message to read - Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges for our Jewels Challenge. Caz. DT.

  17. Beautiful make - really lovely layout - thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw. Hugs Rachel x

  18. Fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!

  19. Gorgeous colors and papers! The embellishments are a great finishing touch.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Summer Fun challenge.