Somewhere, over the weekend, I found a free digital image of a mermaid and her baby. I am having internet problems and can't remember now where I got the image, but I love it! Do you think it fits a nautical theme?
Isn't it gorgeous? I couldn't wait to make a card with it.
I am trying to learn how to color properly, with all the shadows and highlights, but I struggle. I can see it in my head, but it doesn't come out right on paper. So I shall keep trying. I wanted to add highlights to the hair, but I haven't got it quite figured out yet. :-)
There is a lot of texture in this piece. The background is watercolor paper that was run through an embossing folder and then I colored the sea grass with markers. The dark blue mat is glitter paper. The mermaid scales are glittered for shine. I die cut a tiny starfish and glittered it to put in her hair. The bubbles are die cut from watercolor paper.
I die cut some underwater plants and shells. I also cut them out in fun foam so I could glue them together to give it added dimension. I put a pearl on the shell and popped it up with dimensionals. Everything is very shiny.
Overall, I am very happy with the way this turned out.
See you again soon...