Saturday, May 14, 2022

No grit, no pearl...

Hello there!

It's time for a new Scenic Saturday card over on the Bellarific blog and I'm still playing with mermaids to celebrate MerMay. This time around I chose to ink up the fabulous Edna in a Clam, where she casually lounges against a giant pearl. I wanted to keep her light and bright with these pretty, pastel hues because I had an idea to put her in an under the sea cavern and the contrast between her and the dark walls would be quite striking. To create the cavern background I actually took the Under the Sea Backdrop and stamped it upside down at the top of the card. Just like on my previous Scenic Saturday card, I had to do a bit of masking to get both sides of the backdrop to show on this narrow A2 card front. Once both sides were stamped and masked, I went ahead and added a bunch more hanging plants from the ceiling and extra bubbles floating in the water behind Edna by simply doing a bit of selective inking on those smaller parts of the larger backdrop stamp. I freehand colored in the walls of the cavern and the sandy ocean floor to complete the overall scene. The sentiment was borrowed from the Curvy Girl Mermaid set and I stamped it on the Ribbon Banner die because it looks like it is floating and it kinda reminds me of the old school tattoos that seemed to go hand in hand with the classic mermaid tattoos, LOL! 

Stay crafty my friends!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Edna in a Clam, Under the Sea Backdrop and Curvy Girl Mermaid sentiment
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Mama Elephant ribbon banner die

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Pear Blossom Press gold pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Ranger glossy accents

Nuvo dream drops

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, R35
hair- E50, E51, E42, E55

headdress/top- YR02, YR68, YR18, BV20, YG11, YG41, BG34, BG78,

tail- YR00, YR02, RV42, YR30, YR31
pearl- E81, W00, G0000, BG000, V20

clam shell- R000, R00, R20, R21, W0, W2, W3, BV20, BG10

water- BG10, BG11, BG32

cave walls- BG15, BG09, BG78, 100, FYG2

sand- E30, E31, E33, E43, E44, BG11, BG32
seaweed- YG01, YG05, G07, G17, BG99

banner- W0, W2, W3, W4, 0