Friday, June 12, 2015

Shiny Happy Mermaid

Good evening (or morning),

Here I am again with another card.  I have had this card sitting on my desk for two days and I need to send it out. That is why I am posting for a second time in less then 24 hours.

So here we go! For tonight I am entering The Challenge by Always Playing with Paper and you can probably tell by the title what the focal image of this project will be....

Linking up with
The Challenge #38

Yup. A mermaid.. I have had this stamp forever and always meant to use it and never did.. 'Later' I would tell myself.. Well here we are!

I hope you like what I created. Hopefully I didn't break any challenge rules by using another lighter blue...

Light streaming through the water from above making sure to
fade out the color as I went down the panel.
The black 'bubbles' acts to frame the sentiment without
overshadowing the focal image.
I created this card for my niece. It is her 8th birthday in a few days and I am sure she is going to love this card! My 9 year old daughter wants it so I am positive it will be a hit.

How to:

  1. Cut and scored my kraft paper base to 4.25" x 5.5" (A2)
  2. Cropped another kraft panel to 1/4" smaller then the base.
  3. Stamped the mermaid then created a mask and placed it on top of the original mermaid.
  4. Sponged my smaller kraft panel using Paris Dusk Memento ink making sure to fade out the color on the top of the panel.
  5. Removed mask and colored the mermaid and its scene using PrismaColor pencils as per the color challenge.
  6. Re-stamped the mermaid and heat set using black embossing powder.
  7. Shaded the top of the ocean with an almost white, light blue pencil to create streams of light fading out as I went down the panel.
  8. Rounded the corners of the panel
  9. Die cut the panel and adhered the kraft panel to the kraft card base
  10. Added three black die cut bubbles.
  11. Stamped the sentiment
  12. Outlined the ocean scene with a black Sharpie.
Wow! I am going to have to sign off for now and get my beauty sleep (Okay just sleep, no beauty involved).. Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon! Don't forget to leave a comment good, great or otherwise. 

All the best,


Teresa Kline said...

super cute mermaid, I luv your coloring!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lee Ann Barrett said...

No rules broken here! This is so sweet and the 'bubble' circles are just the perfect embellishment for your image! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge this week!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Super cute card! Great background technique to mimic underwater. The mermaid is beautiful. Thanks for playing The Challenge!

Dawn Turley said...

she is a super cutie Shawna. Lovely card.

Nora N. said...

This is so cute!! I love the way you colored the mermaid and that background is fantastic!! I really like how you put the sentiment inside the circle like that too. Great design on your card!!

Monika Reeck said...

too cuuteee that mermaid and that pinky color on her
you are great too at coloring and lovely use that kraft paper
how can I not see this update..silly me
I love this cute card you made...cute cute cute...
hugs, Monika

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