I just purchased Bubblies Lostlagoon-Sweet November (CC Designs) from All That Scraps. I have to admit I have been eyeing the Sweet November mermaids for a little while! I thought she would be perfect for the latest ATS challenge. This card was a lot of work...but definately worth it! Some of the techniques I used were a little messy! Of course in all honesty-my creating style is pretty chaotic. Somehow even though I begin with a decent sized workspace-as a project continues I find the area I am working in steadily grow smaller and smaller...
I will enter this card into the following challenges:
diecutdreams.blogspot.com-Soft shades of vintage
thecraftypad.blogspot.com -Simply pearls
I colored Bubbles and her Octopus friend with my Copic Sketch Markers: B00/12/14, R20/22, E55/53/50/17/13/11/00/000, RV91/93/95. I used a white Marvy gel pen to highlight her eyes and I used my new baby blue spica pen to go over her entire tail, bikini and the pins in her hair. I have to say-the spica pen was worth the hype. (Crud-that just means I will have to get more!) I then colored some pearls with my Copics to match and glued them into her hair. I used my Pebbles Chalks to create a softer edge around the sides of the image, then using a technique borrowed from Annika Clare (anothermessycrafter.blogspot.com) I inked the edges with my distress inks and paper stain, then I rubbed the edges with versamark and embossed it with a mix of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder), Perfect Pears (Turquoise and Smoke Blue) and MS Glitter (Turquiose and Lapis Lazuli). At this point the image looked like this:
I distressed and inked the edges of some Vintage Shabby patterned papers by Tim Holtz, used a Fiskars corner punch on the corners of the music note paper. I stitched part of a flourish on the top left side of the card and layered cardstock, blue lace ribbon and a string of pearls down the middle. Then I attached my mermaid image matted with coordinating patterned paper using foam adhesive. I added three pearls to the top and two flowers with one last pearl. Cause really can you ever have enough bling? (My husband certainly thinks so-after I added the flowers and pearl he told me that I should stop before it became too busy. Expert that he is-I decide to follow his advice!)