Saturday, May 16, 2020

Let's be mermaids...

Hey there!

I'm on the Bellarific Blog today with a new Scenic Saturday card to share. We are currently still enjoying the month of MerMay and I have decided that Stamping Bella officially needs more mermaids. I only have three in my collection and that just isn't nearly enough, LOL! Luckily for me this sassy Little Bits gal from the Palm Tree set volunteered to go full mermaid for my card. By selectively inking only her head and upper torso before stamping I was left with a blank lower half that I could then color into a sandy mermaid tail. Little Bit doesn't seem to mind spending the day buried in the sand especially when you've constantly got a drink in your hand. ;)
The rest of the beachy scene is filled out with accessory images from other Little Bits sets, like the little crab hanging out with her is from the Snorkel set, the shell is part of the Little Bits Sandcastle set and the hibiscus in her hair is from the Little Bits Surfer set. The message comes in the Under the Sea sentiment set and I think it totally encapsulates this gals entire vibe. By stamping it onto my card before coloring in the background I was able to actually make it part of the scene by simply grabbing some light brown markers and turning it into an old weather worn beach sign.  

So if the shelter at home quarantine is getting to you, why not take this gal's advice, grab a drink and just imagine yourself swimming wild and free as far and as fast as you please. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Little Bits Palm Tree, Sandcastle, Snorkel and Surfer sets, Under the Sea sentiments set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico sunny day
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR14, E99, E29
swimsuit- BG11, BG32, BG49, BG72, BG75
flower- RV52, RV63, Rv55, RV66, Y13, Y18
coconut cocktail- E23, E25, E27, E29, E81, Y13, Y18, Y26
palm tree- E81, E84, E87, YG03, YG67, YG29, G43, YG00, YG03, G24
sun/sky- Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11, B000, B00, B01
sand- E30, E31, E33, E34, E41, E42, E43
sign/grass- E41, E42, E43, E44, G94, G99
shell- E50, E51, E70, E71, E74, E79, YR00, YR02, R02, R21, E97
crab- YR12, YR16, YR18, 100
waves- B000, B00, B01, B02, B14