Sunday, May 31, 2020

Our friendship...


I decided to wrap up Mermay 2020 with one more Dreamerland cutie altered into a mermaid. This time I inked up the adorable Wishing You Smooth Sailing Ahead because it reminded me of when I was young and out on the boat, leaning over to see if I could spot any mermaids swimming below. Only now, she is lucky enough to actually find a magical friend staring back up at her. I did this by taking the With You image, inking and mirror flipping just her head then stamping it in front of the boat. Then I grabbed a black pen and drew in a quick tail and hand poking up out of the water. For the background I was inspired by Melissa's beautiful Splash Seasong card to grab a sun ray stencil and use it as a guide while I was coloring the rays bursting out from behind the cloud bank. This was such a helpful tip and a real time saver! I also stuck with a very limited color palette of aqua and yellow with just a touch of neutral wood which I think lends this scene a slightly vintage appeal.

Thanks so much for sticking with me through this Mermay but I promise the mermaid magic isn't ending any time soon around this ol' blog!  ;)
 Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Wishing You Smooth Sailing Ahead and With You), My Favorite Things (sentiment and mirror stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico sunny day
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Dylusions sun stencil

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic opaque white
confetti mix
Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl hair- E23, E27, E49
clothes- Y11, Y18, Y26, RV10, R81, R85
mermaid hair- BG11, BG32, BG72, BG78, BG99
tail- G00, G02, YG45, BG99
bow- YG06, G09, G46, G29
sky/sea- Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11, BG0000, BG000, BG70, BG72, BG75, B52
boat- E31, E42, E43, E34, E44, C3, C5, E40, E81, E84, 0, Y11, Y18, Y26
dog- Y32, E31, E33, E35