Saturday, 8 June 2013

Mermaids

I do love Mermaids... there's something so beautiful and serene about them... even if the ones of legend have a darker side! ;)
 
A lot of the artists at Sweet Pea Stamps create amazing fantasy-themed images so naturally there is a wonderful selection of mermaids to chose from and this week I am working with Elaine Cox's beautiful Mermaid 2 stamp.
 
 
Isn't she gorgeous? I love the soft expression on her face, the way her hair falls in ripples and spreads out across the water. :)
 
 
I used the red rubber version of this stamp (though you can also buy it in digi form) and stamped it with Adirondack ink and then coloured it with a mixture of Promarkers and Prismacolor pencils (I coloured the mermaid herself with the markers and the background with pencils). I also added dots of Stickles onto the pearls in the mermaids hair and the bubbles in the water.
 
 
I love how the vibrant colours look on this image so for my card I decided to carry through those intense colours... so I forced myself to take the plunge and cut into some of the stunningly delicious Bo Bunny papers that I have been hoarding avaricously (am I the only one who does this - who keeps papers and is afraid to cut into them because once I use them they're gone?! :lol:).
 
I used brightly coloured cardstock for my card base and cut a filigree oval frame and a pretty filigree corner from white cardstock. I covered my card base with gorgeous double-sided Bo Bunny paper and turned a corner over to expose the second colour, tucking the die-cut corner behind it.
 
 
I layered some lace and ribbon across the bottom of the card and attached the image, layered onto the die-cut oval frame, using foam tape.
 
 
To decorate, I added layered fabric flowers (I made these using artificial flowers from Ikea which I disassembled and then used various petals from them to layer up my own flowers :)) with FIMO flower centres (made by me using FIMO and push molds).
 
 
I also added some pearl-beaded stems behind the flowers and finished things off with a FIMO star and some white pearlised gems.
 
 
I love how the colours turned out on this card... it feels all fresh and summery. :)

I'm going to enter this card into a couple of challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - All That Glitters
Hobby House Challenge - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Designs - Mermaids, Fairies, Fantasy
 

4 comments:

Kate at the Hobby House said...

thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
Hugs Kate xx

coops said...

so stunning ali.fabulous image and colouring and I love your details and hot summer colours.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ali, another stunning card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Tracey Murphy said...

This is gorgeous Ali! Love the vibrant colours you've put together!
Thank you for sharing with us at The Hobby House and good luck!
Hugs, Tracey

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