Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Mermaid in Coral

Coral the color that is.  This is an image from Plate #84 by Elaine Cox.  I love both images on this Plate #84, but today am sharing the mermaid under the sea.
I used coral and peach to color the mermaid and the flowers.  I wanted a nice contrast the the stone in the image.  This one, as are all designs by Elaine Cox, is a joy to color.  I really liked matching the mermaid to the flowers and the hair.  I had this pattern paper that was just perfect.  Don't ask me what it is, because I have no idea, I just had a small piece and it worked!  I am sure many of you can understand how that happens.

The button inside the flower is one I made using a 1st Impressions Mold and Viva Decor Crystal Gel from SCACD.  The button was done with the orange/gold Crystal Gel.  The color wasn't quite what I wanted for this card so I painted it with white acrylic paint and a sponge.  Once it was dry, I highlighted the texture/design of the button with Gold Metallic rub on

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion #70- Under the Sea
Paper Playtime #52- Projects with Water


Get Inky!
Alex

6 comments:

Laura B said...

This is so beautiful!:)

Danni said...

Beautiful card and such pretty colors!

DK Spins said...

This is gorgeous Alex! So soft & fluid. Love how you can go from creepy projects to lovely "normal" projects!

Deanna said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime.

craftybunny said...

Such a pretty colour combo.Beautiful card and lovely colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Sharon said...

Fantastic card! Love the colors and that bg paper is beautiful. Just perfect!! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!
:)