Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fintastic friends...


Apparently there is no stopping this flood of mermaids once it has begun, LOL! Today's flippered friend is Under the Sea Mae from Some Odd Girl. I have actually had the papers pulled and Mae colored since last August but again, I never quite found the time to put it all together. I feel so happy finally getting this one finished and off my desk! 
I remember that I was trying to color her tail to look shimmery and silver kinda like she hails from the cold waters of the Arctic. Then yesterday when I started to put this all together I realized that Mae needed a friend to complete the scene. I went back to the stamp set and found this cute narwhal... what a perfect Arctic friend. The only problem was that he was facing the wrong direction because I wanted him facing Mae, not away from her. It was an easy fix though, I simply stamped him up, flipped the cardstock over and placed it on my light-box. Because he isn't very intricate I could quickly trace his outline using one of my black Copic multiliner pens onto the back side of the paper. Just like that I had Mr. Narwhal facing his pal Mae and everyone was happy. :)

Alrighty then, have fun today whether you're working or enjoying the day off. I'll catch ya on the flip side!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Heidi Grace (fish), SEI (stripe)
stamps- Some Odd Girl (Under the Sea Mae and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black and Colorbox creamy brown
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
crinkled ribbon
Kaiser Craft gems
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R22
eyes- YG03, YG17
hair- BG72, BG75, BG78, BG18, C9
top, tail/narwhal- YR04, YR18, C0, C1, C3, C5, BG10, BG11


Marianne said...

A wonderful couple and such a great idea to use your light box to trace your image. I must remember that one!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

scrapn_momof2 said...

Another stunning mermaid!! Love her subtle colors. Adorable card.

Julie D. Richards said...

Clever girl, using your light box. The fishy background paper is perfect. Love how you colored Mae. Have a Happy Easter tomorrow.

Nancy Thomas said...

You are too clever reversing the fishy friend! And the mermaid is just lovely. Beautiful card.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Amy, fabulous clever tracing the image in reverse..


Billie A said...

Wonderful card and great background paper. Sweet images and coloring. Beautiful card.

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG you are killing me with all this AMAZING Mermaids!!! She is super cute too. I have this set!!! love how you redrew the Narwahl. What fun paper to go with them too!!! We went to see OZ this afternoon finally. We thought it was rather GREAT!!! Brooke wants to own it!!! Have a Fintastic day!!!
hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Tress said...

Love the contrast between Under the Sea Mae's light silvery tail and her dark blue green hair! And that Narwhal totally balance out your underwater scene!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is Fin-tastic, love the dolphin and the cute design and scene you created.