Hello everyone! I am happy to share with you today a card I made for a guest designer spot on the ArtbyMiRan challenge blog. I was asked to be guest designer after entering my Maria Mariposa birthday card a couple of weeks ago. I just love Mi Ran's sweet images. They are so fun to color. Mermaids seem to be a common theme these days, so I didn't want to be left out!
This card is made with Moonlight Mermaid Silvia. I did make a few changes with the image. I flipped it to face the other direction and I took out some of the background. I just thought she was so pretty and looked so thoughtful. I colored the image with Copics first and then went to choose my papers. Of course, I didn't have anything, out of the gazillion pieces of paper that I have at my disposal, that I thought worked with my colored image. So, I made my own. I used a piece of CTMH White Daisy and worked it over with my distress inks. Using my mini mister, I gave it some water splatters. I had the same problem with finding embellishments that I did finding paper. So, again, I made my own. I free hand cut the blades of seaweed. The pieces of coral are really a die cut from the Spellbinders set called, Ferns. The starfish are a small Marvy star punch. I used my Copics to make them look a little more like starfish. The clam shell is from a retired CTMH stamp set from the Footloose Workshop. I stamped it with Blush ink and then I used my Prismacolor pencils to create the shading.
The sentiment is from a Stampendous stamp set called, Love Always. I thought this sentiment was quite fitting. The first half of it is on the outside, and the other half is on the inside. Which meant I really needed to jazz up the inside a bit, too.
In my efforts to do just that, I used the same distress inks as I did on the outside of the card. I created the sand using my Copics and then masked it off to blend in my distress inks. I had some leftovers that I didn't use on the front of the card, so I incorporated them into this underwater scene on the inside. Or, at least, that's what I was going for. I hope it doesn't look like I have flying fish :) I guess worse things have happened.
Another big thanks to the ArtbyMiRan design team for choosing me as a guest designer. If you haven't stopped by the challenge site, please, do. There is always tons of fabulous art and inspiration there. I will be entering this card into a few challenges which I will list below along with the supplies I used to make this card.
That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Digital Image: ArtbyMiRan - Moonlight Mermaid Silvia
Stamps: Stampendous - Love Always; CTMH - Footloose Workshop (retired)
Paper: CTMH- White Daisy; Colorbok - blue glitter paper; Copic Xpressit
Inks: Distress Inks- Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral; CTMH - Sky, Blush; Versamark- Onyx Black
Copics: B000, 01, 02, 04; E000, 00 04, 11, 30, 31, 33, 42, 43; R20; RV02, 13, 14, 29; W0, 3, 6; Y21; YG00, 13
Dies: Spellbinders - Ferns; WRMK - Nesting Circles
Other: CTMH - baker's twine; glue dots, various adhesives, 3d foam tape, SSS- sequins; Wink of Stella - clear; Ranger - round blender