Today's card has a twofold purpose. It's for this week's challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and it is also for my daughter's birthday. I actually started by making her card and then realized that I could lay it out using the sketch. Perfect!
Here is the challenge posted:
I took a little bit of liberty with the sketch by putting the mermaid and her rock outside the circle, but I think it still follows the sketch fairly close.
For a clean and simple card this ended up taking almost everything in my craft arsenal. I love alcohol markers because they are so clean. You color with them and put them away - easy. But I wanted that underwater background and I knew that Distress Oxide inks would be perfect. So...
Suddenly, I had my inks, blending mat, blending tools, water bottles, water cup, paint brushes, stencils, etc. out making a complete mess. And I wanted to finish before my daughter got home so she wouldn't see what I was doing. I ended up with this for the background behind the mermaid.
Originally I was going to just make the front of the card pop off the background, but I decided to go with a shaker card since it was her birthday and I wanted something a little special.
I added some sparkle using Wink of Stella and it was good to go. (And in case you were wondering my daughter is not a child; she's 26 - just obsessed with mermaids!)
Stamps and dies: MFT Birdie Brown Mermazing, MFT Inside Out Stitched Circles
Copic markers: BV0000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, G0000, YG11, YG13, YG17, E50, E00, E11, E23, E27, E29, E49, W00, W1, W2, W3, W4 (I don't have the colors I used for the turtle or fish - they are leftovers from a previous project)
Distress Oxide inks: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass
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