Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just Keep Swimming Fundraiser

I read about the "Swimming for Katie" fundraiser blog hop this morning on Gina's blog, I am so glad thankful are so many different ways for everyone to get involved helping out! Today I purchased Marianne Walker's beautiful mermaid image and am spreading the word, hopefully you can do the same, make a card, and share with others! You can find this digital image and others at iheartpapers, all proceeds of "Swimming for Katie" images go towards Katie's fund.

Something cool about digital images is the ability to flip and resize them, here I copied and pasted the original image, turned it, and shrank it to make it look like a second mermaid was in the distance and they were reaching out to each other, appropriate for the theme of hope and reaching out to friends. Each is handing the other a star, in the same way we bless each other when we share love with someone and how these blessings come back to us. I colored the images with Copics and traced some details with Sakura glitter pens. Cardstock is Pure Luxury Blue raspberry, Creme de Menthe, Black Onyx and White. I sponged the mat with memento Bahama Blue and stamped a few "bubbles" with "Bring the Bling" , also highlighted with a glitter pen.

Hope this inspires! Please give in any way you can to help Katie and lift up prayers prayers for her!


  1. Awesome idea to double (and flip) Marianne's digi. I've been tracking Katie's plight and it is so heartwarming to see the papercrafting community embrace the opportunity to help her. TFS!

  2. Great card Melanie! Awesome coloring and love that flipped image. I can't color very well so am going to buy the fish image instead. :)


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