Thursday, July 19, 2012

Little mermaid

When 365 Cards put up the theme "enchanted,"  (365 cards, #138) I knew it was time to pull out the mermaid stamps.  For various reasons, I have a bunch of them, and I decided to use this one Michelle Perkett did for Faerie Song. I also used the sketch from the current There's Magic in the Air Magical Monday Challenge.

Mermaid is colored with pencils.  I tried adding some paper glaze to the little bubbles, but I think my glaze is too old and has gone bad. I put on several layers, and you can't even tell unless you are practically holding the image up to your eye. If anyone knows how to revive it, please let me know.

I used a paper with a circle pattern and one embossed with swiss dots to emphasize the bubble idea.  And the rickrack is wavy, even if it running in the wrong direction to be waves.

Love that the mermaid is reading -- nothing like literary fantasy creatures.

4 comments:

  1. Cute card, love the colors, the dots and the rickrack. Thanks for joining us over at There's Magic in the Air/Paper Cupcakes.

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  2. Great job using the sketch. Love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

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  3. Congrats on your win this week at TIMITA Paper Cupcakes Challenge Blog. I was a bit late getting to comment this fortnight. But great card and I do hope you will join us again soon!
    Danie xx

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  4. Hi,
    Absolutely lovely design. Cute little mermaid :)Your colouring is great too. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugz
    Lisa
    P.S I have Tilda blog candy if you're interested :)
    http://dreamtimedesigns.blogspot.com.au/

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