Hello everyone and welcome to our Summer Blog Hop!! It's Jan here.
We are so excited to be creating some Summer projects along with the Cardmaker Magazine team. Be sure you hop along and leave a comment on each blog along the way for a chance to win a $75 CDD shop credit.
We will be choosing from all the comments left on all of the team's blog posts, so the more you comment, the more chance to win! Winner announced 7/19.
Here is what I've created especially for you.
I couldn't help to make one more beautiful mermaid card from Craftin Desert Divas July Release - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set. Isn't she beautiful? I wanted to do a mermaid sitting on the big oyster shell *lol* I'll share in a bit my thinking process. Here are more closed up looks of completed card.
Using color pencils and abit of embellishments always help to make it look prettier :)
It's a one layer card and I colored the images and background with copic markers with the help of some distress oxide inks, color pencils and some embellishments.
Here is how I did my scene
Like I said earlier, I already known that I wanted my mermaid to sit inside the big oyster shell so I left some space for me to draw the shell for her. After I set up all the scene element, I then used Crazy Stitched Frame dies to cut my main panel.
I then hand drawn the oyster shell (credit to goggle) I am not good in drawing so I took my time to draw it with the light touch of pencil lines. After I happy with how it looked I then photo copy it onto some thin photocopy paper for fussy cut all of them off and made them into masks
I normally do my background first before coloring my images, just in case I made mistake. I colored the oceans with copic markers B2X series and B000 at the top. I then used White Gelly Roll pen to draw those white lines as my ocean under the sea currents. It didn't look that pretty isn't it :) Just bear with me!
I then put all the masking paper on and began to lightly distress on top of the ocean with distress oxide inks in broken china and cracked pistashio and the white gel pen. I sometime used white gel pen to draw the lines and purposely smeared them. Still not pretty but this is because the main images were not colored yet. I did came back and did more touch up with color pencils and some details afterward.
This is how it looked once everything was colored. I used some polychromos colored pencils to even out some hard lines at the ocean and used white color pencil from prisma to make some bubbles that will hide some of my imperfection of copic blending underneath.
Here again for the finial look
I finished it off with Nuvo Crystal Drop in Apple Green and Morning Dew. And quite heavy coated of Wink Of Stella in Clear at the mermaid's hair and sea weeds. I attached the main panel to black card based and it's done!
I hope you do like my card and Thank you for stopping by today.
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Here are CDD products that I used
|Crazy Stitched Frame|
|White Gelly Roll|