Saturday, April 30, 2022

You're a mermaid...

Hello Bellas!

It's another Scenic Saturday over on the Bellarific blog and since tomorrow is May 1st, and the official start to MerMay, I was quite excited to dive in a bit early with a card using the gorgeous Curvy Girl Mermaid. I can never have enough mermaid stamps so when Stamping Bella added a few more to the lineup last year I was thrilled! They were released a bit later in the year so this is actually the first time I've inked up this beauty and she was totally worth the wait. I paired Curvy Girl Mermaid with some fish from the Under the Sea Creatures set and the Under the Sea backdrop. To "shrink" the backdrop so you can still see the seaweed on both sides of this A2 sized card front, first mask off the mermaid and used her tail as a guide for how far to apply the ink on first the left side of the background and stamp. Clean the stamp, then shift the card stock in the Misti over to the left until the seaweed on the right runs up the side of the card, ink just to the mermaids tail on the right and stamp again. Once you remove the mask her tail hides any gaps or overlaps, creating a seamless looking sea bed for you to color. The sentiment was borrowed from the Under the Sea Sentiments set and I thought it was a nice pairing considering all of the little fish I had surrounded her with. ;)

I hope you get in on the MerMay fun this month and stay crafty my friends!

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Mermaid, Under the Sea Creatures, Under the Sea Backdrop and Under the Sea Sentiments set
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Nuvo dream drops

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, YG01
hair- G000, G00, BG72, BG75, BG78, B39

clothes/flowers/tail- YG45, BG96, BG99/Y11, Y02, Y18, RV00, RV02, RV55, V01, V04, BV08/G20, G000, YG11, YG41, YG45, BG96

pearl- W00, W0, E81, RV000, V0000, BV0000, BV000, B41
sand- E50, E30, E31, E43, E44, G000, G20

sea- G0000, G000, G20, BG11, BG53, BG57
seaweed- YG45, BG96, BG99

starfish- Y35, Y38, YR04, YR18, YR27

clown fish- C00, C3, Y17, YR04, YR09

fish- C00, C1, C3, 100, Y02, Y15, Y18