Saturday, May 6, 2023

No grit, no pearl...

Hello there!

It's time for a new Scenic Saturday card so I'm up on the Bellariffic blog today. In honor of MerMay I chose to ink up the beautiful Curvy Girl Mermaid stamp. She quickly became a favorite after her release and now I jump at any excuse to ink her up and get crafty. The Under the Sea Backdrop is another favorite of mine because it is so easy to alter to fit various card front sizes. Here I've narrowed it to fit the A2 card size by stamping Curvy Girl Mermaid first, using a Misti, and masking off her tail then lining the backdrop up to left and inking it only as far as her tail before stamping. I then cleaned the ink off and slid the card to the right before inking up the right side of the stamp just to her tail. By doing this simple shift and selective inking, the mismatched lines are hidden behind her tail and the transformation looks seamless. While her tail was still masked I even added an extra strand of kelp behind it, to change up the scene even more. The shells strewn about the sandy sea bed and the little turtle swimming up behind the mermaid are all from the retired Little Bits stamp sets but there is a great turtle in the Under the Sea Creatures set that would be just as cute. When it came time to color I decided to stick with a rather limited color palette of olive greens and pretty plum shades. Even her blonde hair matches back to the sandy bottom. All of this is proof that it doesn't take much to make a fin-tastic scene when you are working with such gorgeous stamps in the first place.  :)

Happy MerMay my friends!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler

stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Mermaid, Under the Sea Backdrop and Little Bits)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
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- E50, E51, E53, E55, E44

tail- YR30, RV0000, RV10, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99

flowers- RV91, RV52, RV63, RV99, Y18

sand- E50, E30, E31, E33, E34, E44

water- BG10, BG11, BG01, BG53

kelp- YG00, YG03, YG93, YG95

turtle- YG11, YG41, YG45, E84, E87, BG57

sand dollar- E81, E84, W1

starfish- YR21, YR04, YR18

shell- YR30, YR31, W3, W4, W5, BV0000, BV20G0000, RV0000, RV00



stampinfun71 said...

love this.... hard to explain how your coloring just lights up my world! I love every image!!!! (and especially how fun is it to watch the videos of your process) - Just THANK YOU!!!! Amazing!