Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sparkly Mermaid


This week I have been short on crafting time, so I decided to combine Makeesha's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #22 & the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #16.  You can join Makeesha's Challenge here (Renee is hosting this week) & you can join the JAI Challenge here.

Here are the challenges:-


I have mirrored the sketch & used a beautiful new digital image by Michelle Perkett called "Harmony Mermaid".

Here is my card:-


Yay!  Finally I have managed to get the "sparkle" to show up in my photo!!!  :)

"Harmony Mermaid" was printed by laser on watercolour paper & coloured with stamp pad inks & an aquapainter.  She has been fussy cut, "blinged", lip glossed & raised on dimensionals.

When I first saw this mermaid, I envisioned her sitting on her rock with a sunset sky behind her, so here she is.  This is my very first attempt at brayering, but now the cardstock piece is so small, you can't really see all the graduations in colour I managed to achieve!  lol.

Sorry, but I had to add a smidge of Baja Breeze for the water - it just didn't look right in any of the challenge colours!  It has been clear embossed to make it shiny.

Card Components
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Glossy White, Watercolour Paper
DSP:  Autumn Traditions
Stamps:  "Harmony Mermaid" digital image by Michelle Perkett, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Inks:  Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Other:  Grosgrain Ribbon, Brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Clear Spica Glitter Pen, Silver Glitter Pen, Certainly Celery Marker, Scallop Square Punch (trimmed to fit sentiment)


6 comments:

Danielle Daws said...

Oh, so gorgeous! The Baja Breeze works surprisingly well with all those other colours! Thanks for playing. :-)

Renée said...

what an adorable image! LOVE the sparkle that you captured :)

Lynne Armstrong said...

She's gorgeous Helen...and so beautifully sparkly :) Love how you used the sketch for this image...and the sunset brayered sky is lovely.
Hugs :)

Christine Blain said...

Oh, I LOVE this, Helen! Your mermaid looks so beautiful, with all the sparkles ... and we can still see the graduation of colour on your brayered panel. Lovely. Such a sweet card :)

Lee said...

So much love has gone into this card, and we can tell! My daughter just loves your sparkly mermaid :)

Lee x

Michelle said...

Oh, Helen, this is gorgeous!! I love the pink glitter!! You did such a beautiful job!! Thank you for making my Harmony Mermaid look so beautiful!!:)