Friday, May 25, 2018

Dream Big Little Mermaid...


I've waited almost a year to ink up this fabulous Tiny Townie Mermaid set from Stamping Bella. Why the heck did I wait so long you ask? Well she wasn't released until after my month of mermaids so by the time I got her I had moved on seasonally with my card making and I am just OCD like that. But I can tell you right now that she was worth the wait 'cause boy did I enjoy making this card. I wanted to use the Under the Sea backdrop stamp to give her a bit of a home but I also wanted the card to stand vertical and the backdrop stamp is designed with a horizontal card in mind. So I decided to stamp the mermaid behind the treasure chest, creating a nice break that I could then stamp one side of the backdrop on and then move the stamp to get the other side showing and conveniently hide the seem. This worked out quite well if you ask me and now I'm wondering if I can't make the same trick work for some of my other backdrop stamps in the future. Next I got to coloring and I decided to keep the color palette rather soft and light since it seemed to suit her dreamy, romantic look. I just think she is gorgeous with all that curly hair floating around her. 
Now I know it may be too much to ask but I would certainly love to see more Tiny Townie mermaids introduced this year because she deserves to have a whole school of mer friends to swim the seas with. I mean the last release had four fairies, why not four mermaids? Whose with me?! LOL
Anywho, I am entering this card into the Bellarific monthly challenge since it is an easy "anything goes" theme. Wish me luck and have a wonderful long weekend everybody!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Mermaid set, Under the Sea backdrop, Under the Sea sentiment set), Stampin Up (school of fish)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink aqua mist
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Nuvo crystal drops
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E42, E53
tail- G0000, G00, YG11, YG41, BG57
top- YR61, YR65, YR68
flower- YR30, YR31, YR12, YR27
sea shell- E50, YR12, E99
gold- Y02, Y21, Y26, E39
treasure chest- E84, E87, E89, YR20, Y21, Y26, Y28
water- Y0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
sand- E40, E81, E42, E43
sea weed- YG63, G94, G99


Julie D. Richards said...

I agree there should be more Tiny Townie Mermaid/Mermen. Beautiful job btw. Hugs.