Monday, 31 January 2011


I coloured this image yesterday but couldn't make up my mind about her face - I thought it was over-worked!  Anyhow thought I'd use my Schulz ink spray (pearl) to see if this would recified her face - I just thought it looked flat!  Hence the photo's - I have tried to show the pearlised effect in the light and the look you'd get when the light wasn't catching the pearl sparkle.

I liked this image from Bonna Kelly although it was labelled "Pisces" it did put me off a little, am I do not have anything to do with horoscopes, fortune telling etc. I thought it was just a gorgeous Mermaid image and probably if I was using again I would possibly remove the tatoo on her bottom - have no idea what it says!  Hopefully just PISCES.

Moving on - I coloured with copics and polychromos pencils.  I used a fine liner pen to create the border giving it more of a swiggle to reflect waves (of the sea).

Papers:  Pattern papers were either from QVC or Quitoxic Paperie.  Plain cardstock - Crafters Companion.
Dies used: Magnolia Swirl, Cuttlebug corner
Embellishments: Flat back pearls (Quitoxic Paperie), Button (from my Soft Furnishing Chair I covered), Flower (Petaloo - from QVC)

Hope like me you like this image and what I've done with it - my favourite bit has to be, the left over button from my bedroom chair.  Just loved  the Mother-of-pearl effect - perfect for a Mermaid!

Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into:

Corrosive - button it up
Crafty Sentiments - my favourite things
Stamptacular Sunday - Whateva
Allsorts - recyling
Everybody Art  - my favourite thing
Crafty Our Passion - 2 design papers


debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, what a wonderful mermaid image.

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous card, Sharon! The coloring is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your creation with us in out "Two pstterned papers" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Sharon this is stunning your beautiful colouring and the mono look is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Sharon Peele said...

Wow Sharon You card are fantastic!!! I love the stamps you use!! I am going to have to invest in some!! I just thought I would say Hi and let you know I am a follower of your now!!!

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Mary said...

The image and your coloring of it is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Corrosive Challenges!

Mummylade said...

magnificent button! Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Kirsten...x said...

Beautiful card love the image...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the pastel colors and I think she's colored beautifully!

Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!