Monday, 21 January 2013

So Much to Learn!

After watching a fantastic  You Tube Tutorial by Alyce at Kit and Clowder, I decided to have ago at the technique she used on the mermaids tail.

I chose an image from Tiddly Inks, called Mermaid Miranda, which was one of the first digis I tried to colour last year.
As you can see the results were not fantastic, very flat,  although I was very pleased with myself at the time- lol

Hopefully, you will agree that my latest attempt is an improvement!

I love they way that Alyce's Tutorial shows how to colour the tail to look like scales.

I coloured her up with my Pro Markers of which there were many!!, so I shall only give the ones I used for the hair and tail

Tail - Tropical Orchid, Pink Lobster, Fushia Pink & Pink Mittens
Hair - Sandstone, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Copic E31

I merged her with Make it Crafty Under the sea elements.

I cut some Cricut corners using Ornemental Iron.

I added some shells sprayed with Glitter and some glossy accents to the bubbles and a gorgeous little metal seahorse - I found these on ebay.

Now I must go and watch another one of  Alyce's Tutorials - cos there is so much to learn.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Tiddly Inks - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Cards Galore  - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Girls, Girls, Girls
Stamp-n-doodle - Anything Goes


  1. Jules!!
    I love your card! Your coloring is so beautiful!
    I also loved Alice´s tutorial at you tube and learned a lot too. You did an amazing job!

  2. Wow Jules, the improvement is stellar!! Such gorgeous coloring and a beautiful card too! So happy you joined us at Tiddly Inks!!

  3. OH MY GOSH!! What a beautiful job!! And what a big improvement too :) I love it...fantastic work and so glad you enjoyed the tutorial :)

  4. Wow Jules!! You can definitely see the difference. You did a beautiful job and the colors you chose are spectacular!! Well done!!

  5. Wow! Your first attempt was great but the second is fabulous! Well done you! Thanks for joining our "girls" challenge at Dresm Valley and good luck!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  6. This is beautiful cards.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Karolina

  7. I definitely agree that your latest colouring is much improved to the flat version. I often look at other people and think 'why can't I do that' but with practice, often you can, as you have proved here.

    Lin xx


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