Here's a pic of the card for you to check out:
For the image, I printed it out twice on a sheet of white card stock. I cut the card stock in half; one half to create the scene and the other to color the image.
To create the grotto background for the mermaid, I referenced a few photos from Google, picked the elements I wanted to add (rocks, coral, etc.), and penciled them in. Next, I went over the pencil lines with my fine tip black marker and trimmed the image panel.
I used my alcohol makers to fill the scene in and here's a rundown of the colors I used:
- Rocks- C01, C03, C04, C06, C07
- Sandy Bottom- E95, E70
- Plants- G40, G94, RV000, RV52, R14, R17, Y00, Y15, E97, E99, RV63, RV55
- Water- 0, B12, B14, B14
Finally, I added a few highlights to the rocks, plants, and sand using my white gel pen. With the background complete, I set to work on the image.
Here's a rundown of the colors I used for the mermaid image:
- Skin- E00, E11, R20
- Hair- E97, E99, E29
- Fins & Tail- G43, G94, RV63, RV55
I fussy cut the image out and paper pieced her on the scene.
I cut the fish out of a patterned paper from the Graphic 45"By The Sea," collection and adhered them to the background. I used a seahorse stamp from an Inkadinkado set, colored it in, fussy cut it, and added it to the plants.
To finish off the card, I cut the "Mermaids Wanted" sign from a post card in the collection. I colored it with my E13 & E18 Copic markers to give the look of wood, added it to a wood post I colored, and adhered it to the background using pop dots.
And ta-da! Card complete!
I hope you enjoyed this card for today!
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your day!
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Post edited by: Shyann Martinez