Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Under the Sea 1

While coloring up this beautiful girl, I couldn't stop mindlessly humming "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid. I have to hum as I don't know the actual words.  And well, face it, my humming is as off tune as my singing anyway. I printed the Sweet November Shimmer Redkelp digital image onto Papertrey Ink cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers.  I cut the image out and then added some beads to the tail using Diamond Glaze. I really didn't have to do much to the background since the Webster's Pages Seaside Retreat paper was perfect for an under the sea theme.  I just tried to not get in the way of its beautiful design.  I did position the Martha Stewart paper doily behind the mermaid because the edges remind me of coral, plus I liked the pop of white.  With the addition of a pearl stickpin with an orange bead threaded through it as her scepter, Shimmer is ready to rule the high seas.

Products: C.C. Designs Sweet November Digital stamp, Webster's Pages pp, PTI cs, Maya Road stickpin, Kaisercraft Pearls, Martha Stewart Paper Doily, Copic Markers

Copics: Skin-E0000, E00, E02, R20; Hair-E50, E51, E53; Hair ribbon-YG91, YG93, YG95; Top-Y0000, Y11, Y15; Tail-R01, R02, R05; Highlights-W1

Be on the lookout for more of these mermaid beauties as I am working on a series of them.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I LOVE this Nancy! You're right, that paper is perfect and I think giving Shimmer a scepter is so clever! Awesome card and with that doily I bet it would qualify for the ATS Wednesday Challenge!

  2. I love your mermaid she is adorable .. I love the underwater scene...TFS!!