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Monday, 8 September 2014

A Mermaid under the Sea

Its time for a new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics and the theme is Banners. I have a niece that is obsessed with Ariel and all things mermaids, so not only is she having a mermaid party but I thought this card would be perfect for her.

House of Borowski, Elizabeth O Dulemba, Distress Inks, Simon Says Stamps little banner, tattered angels sprays

House of Borowski, Elizabeth O Dulemba, Distress Inks, Simon Says Stamps little banner, tattered angels sprays

House of Borowski, Elizabeth O Dulemba, Distress Inks, Simon Says Stamps little banner, tattered angels sprays

Card Tip:

I have created this background myself, here is how to achieve the same look:
Step 1: Using the distress inks of your choice - I used peacock feathers, bundled sage,tumbled glass and dusty concord, with a ink blending tool add varying amounts of each colour to white card stock.
Step 2:
once you are happy with the colour combination you have created spray the whole piece with a glitter spray - I used Tattered Angel iridescent gold. 
Step 3: just in selected spots add more spray so you have pooling.
Step 4: move the card around so the pooling liquid moves around, this will also help blend the distress inks further. 
Step 5: set aside to dry or heat it with your heat gun, just be careful of your pooled areas as the heat gun may direct them where you don't want them.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
standard A5 white card stock base, white card stock for background piece and banners.
Stamps:
Elizabeth O Dulemba Coloring Page - Mermaid, AmyRus Stamps happy birthday for sentiment.
Ink:
Memento tuxedo black ink, Distress Inks as above and peacock feathers for edging the banners.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+R20
               Lips: R85+R83 
               Hair: E33+E35+E23
               Tail: V01+V04+V06+V09, B21+B24++B26 
               Top: V01+V04+V06
               Bubbles: BG13 
               Shell: Y21+RV32+colourless blender + BIC summer
               melon+peach parfait.
               Fish: Y21+Y17 +BIC summer 
               melon+sunset orange,YG03+G14+B21+B23, 
               R22+ R24+Y15+Y17, R24+R27     
Dies:
Simon Says Stamp little banner die.
Other:
Gems of various sizes and colours.


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7 comments:

  1. Your niece will treasure this card...simply wonderful!

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  2. A beautiful card thanks for joining us at imagination crafts xxx

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  3. So cute! Your niece will love it!! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make A Card Challenge #9, Dawn DT Member x

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  4. Cathie, I love it! I'm going to feature your creation in my September 16, 2014 Coloring Page Tuesday newsletter! And you can now get a badge of honor to add to your post or sidebar at http://dulemba.com/index_contact.html (scroll down for the coding). Also, if your commenters would like to subscribe or find more coloring pages, they can do so at http://dulemba.com/index_ColoringPages.html . Cheers and Happy Creating!
    Elizabeth O. Dulemba
    Children's Book Author/Illustrator
    http://dulemba.com

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  5. Oh my what a lovely underwater scene, fab coloring too :) Thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations!

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  6. I love when cards are made specially with the recipient in mind. I bet she loved it! Beautiful colors and coloring on your card. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.

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