Thursday, 12 April 2018

Marisol Mermaid

I am just fascinated with mermaids (and unicorns), so I was delighted that the latest Aurora Wings Showcase is a beautiful new mermaid.

I wanted to try some new things with this image, I am not sure if they all worked as I imagined, but hey you don't know until you try.



Firstly, I wanted to create a background with Distress Oxides, to look like the sun was shining through the water and then adding some water sloshes to take the colour away for a bubble effect.  I also tried to add some frontage, but most of it blew away, I never have been able to get the hang of it!

I also thought it would be nice to colour her in different colours, instead of the usual turquoise or orange that I use, so I took inspiration from a past Kit & Clowder Class and tried a rainbow mermaid.


As always when I work with Mitzi's images, my project ended up way to big for a card, so I backed her with a seashell frame from the Silhouette store and she will go on my craft room wall with my other Aurora Wings Mermaids, although I am slowly running out of space :)



Challenge Entered:-

Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Dig Stamps for Joy - Bright Colours








12 comments:

  1. Oh she's just gorgeous in the rainbow colors, Julie and I love the background, too. I'm not too handy with Frantage either, but found it does help if you use your heat tool from underneath. Fabulous framing on a gorgeous project. Love it to bits. xxD

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  2. Amazing colouring and colour choice, mine are usually big as well, your rays are lovely, you are to hard on yourself. Hugs x

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  3. Awesome coloring in rainbow hues, Julie! The background is gorgeous with gentle rays of sun coming through the water. Love the sea shells that frame your coloring, too. You'll have to show us your craft room wall one of these days! Thank you so much for this spectacular inspiration for today's new release showcase at Aurora Wings!

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  4. Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Digistamps4joy!

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  5. Love this love the whole design Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. Beautiful card Julie, love the colours and design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  7. Wow, beautiful colouring & the background is stunning! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers this time!
    Jo x
    Dt

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  8. Absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  9. Gorgeous Julie, fab detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  10. Lovely colouring. Love the colours you have used. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore

    Challenge this month.

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  11. Wow!!! Amazing it is . Love the background full of amazing effects.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Hugs
    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla

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Jules :)