Saturday 5 March 2016

A mermaid for a change...

I'm back again with my second card for today...this one is for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin', a really fun theme for this week - unusual hair colour! I seem to have made a lot of fairy themed cards lately so I thought I'd go for a mermaid , just for a change! This gorgeous image is by Hannah Lynne she's called Rochelle and is available here at Crafts and Me, who are very kindly sponsoring us this week.
I really enjoyed colouring this... I used copics for her skin and hair (not sure if green IS an unusual colour for a mermaid's hair...) and some lovely Cosmic Shimmer acrylic drawing ink brush pens for her tail and 'clothing'. These are so lovely and shimmery, perfect for fins and scales! The design is very similar to my card on Wednesday (scroll down to view!) this time I used a DpP with a large shell to back m y image and added a die cut scroll.
There are some fabulous cards for you to enjoy from my lovely teamies over at Sweet Stampin', with some wild and wonderful hair colours to whet your imagination! We'd love to see what you come up with for this fun challenge, so get stamping, get colouring and join in!
Have a lovely weekend.
Challenges entered:
pattiescreations #120 green
simplypapercrafts #24 atg
crafty-girls #15 atg
Double D feeling green
craftyourpassion #301 Atg
Let's colour linky party #4


Darlene said...

WOW ... your coloring is fabulous! Wonderful design too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling GREEN’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.


Unknown said...

Hi Chris - wow! such beautiful colouring. Such a great image to play with. Great backing paper & love the scroll.
Bev x

Sammy said...

She is beeyouteeful! And whether or not it's unusual for a mermaid, it's a colour I've never had personally, so I'd say it's pretty unusual indeed! lol. x

Chrissy said...

She is just gorgeous Chris and her hair is beautiful in the greens and blues..FABULOUS colouring and card.Love the swirl with the tiny gems.


Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Chris....What a gorgeous card....beautiful the colours together....Joolsx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Chris....What a gorgeous card....beautiful the colours together....Joolsx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card and your colouring is wonderful as always.

Kath x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Chris this is fabulous hunny. Totally swooned the minute I saw it on our DT blog! LOVE the fab hair on this, yes, very mermaidy, but unusual for we mere mortals! LOL. The mix of the blue and green looks so stunning and she's perfectly coloured in every little detail. The shimmer is fab! I didn't see the similarity in the cards at all either! So different, with their different papers and colours etc, totally didn't spot it. Love the scroll and the two tone effect you achieved there too. Gorgeous with the shell background. This is just a truly stunning card hun. Love it! Hugs, Wends x

Pamellia said...

Wow, this is beautiful Chris! I love the colours you used, and that big flourish really adds a great bit of flair! hugs :)

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful mermaid. Loving how you colored her hair! Gorgeous creation!
Thank you so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky Party, hope to see you there again soon!

creationsnz said...

Perfect hair for a mermaid, gorgeous card

chrissy xx said...

Such a sweet image Chris...Even I've had green hair lol.{that's another story} I LOve your colours and GOrgeous design. Such a pretty swirl and pearls.

Pat said...

Fabulous make Chris, absolutely gorgeous colouring on such a lovely image, and that die cut flourish goes so well with the mermaid theme.

Pat xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely beautiful Chris you have coloured the image to perfection I love the colours you have used, her hair looks amazing
lorraine x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
Lyn - DT

Anonymous said...

Stunning make, thank you for sharing with us at Pattie's Creations Challenge Lisa DT xx