Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Little Mermaid Party Invites...

I was up late last night (and will be again tonight) finishing off some birthday party invites for Miss 5's upcoming party.

Last month I asked her to choose a cake from the Women's Weekly children's cake book, and she chose the mermaid...so I decided to go with a mermaid-themed party, and this is the invite that I came up with:

I got the idea for the mermaid from Splitcoaststampers. I have seen a slightly different looking mermaid on Ngaire Anderson's blog too.

I have used a variety of Stampin' Up! punches for my Little Mermaid, including the: 1 inch circle, large oval, scallop circle, word window, trio flower and full heart. I have used cardstock in Old Olive for her tail, Ruby Red for her hair, Blush Blossom for her skin and Orchid Opulence for her 'shells'.

The glitter on her tail is from the Fine Supernova glitter collection, and has been adhered using crystal effects. The 'shell' in her hair is secured with a clear rhinestone brad.

I'm pretty pleased with the way she turned out. What do you think? Does she look like Ariel to you?

Hope you are having a great week.

PS. When I asked my daughter what she thought of the invite she said she thought it looked like Ariel was waving with one hand and hiding a present behind her back with the other! How cute :-).


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Sam!!! You're so very clever. Glad to hear you had a fun time a convention... maybe next year I'll get to meet you.


Mandy Schiller said...

OMG Sam they will take you ages to make I hope you don't have a lot to make. They are super cute! I'm sure they will be a real hit.


Suzie said...

With an invitation like this, your little girls birthday party can only be described as perfect, so so cute!

Karen said...

Wowsers Sam!! THEY ARE FANTASTIC!!! Great job!


Jean said...

I too hope you don't have too many more to make. They would be great fun - just time consuming! They are gorgeous though - you should be proud!

Debbie Pamment said...

These are fabulous Sam - goodness you've been busy since convention, you're daughter is a very lucky girl!!!!
Love your Mother's Day present too - bet she was rapt!!
It was fun to meet you - wish we had of been able to chat longer - maybe in Sydney!!!

Pauline said...

Ooooooh, how cute!

Julie Cluff said...

Wow! That's amazing and a lot of work to reproduce, I'm sure. Your daughter is very lucky to have such a creative mom!

Brooke S said...

If only we were doing the "Little Mermaid" this week.. You would totally WIN!!! Miss seeing you over at CINEMA SATURDAY... Congrats on the ipick.. YOU ROCK!


Anonymous said...

Wow! these are amazing. How did you get the body so curvy?

Shy said...

WOW!! That was a lot of work! They turned out great!