Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by today. It's the start of another new month (how'd that happen?), which means a new theme to create for at the Digi Doodle Studios challenge blog! This month we were inspired by the ideas of FANTASY/LIGHT AND SPRITE/BELIEVE IN MAGIC, and the DT twist is to add glitter. Thinking along those lines, I chose the pretty Mishell Mermaid image to work with:
Sunday, May 1, 2022
DIGI DOODLE STUDIOS DT SHARE -- FANTASY/LIGHT AND SPRIGHT/BELIEVE IN MAGIC -- MAY 1, 2022
Isn't she gorgeous? And she comes with a pretty octopus friend too! TBH, I have never colored in a mermaid image before, so I had to do some YouTube research before I started coloring her. I was especially concerned about all the scales on her tail...I didn't want to just color them one flat color, ya know? So I finally found a video that showed the coloring of a mermaid with scales where the crafter used 3 shades to color each one. Now I had printed out this image so that her scales are on the *very small* side of things, so I was just using the very tip of the markers to color these in. After coloring it twice (as I do most times anyway), and added white gel pen and clear star gel pen accents, I thought it looked pretty good! I continued on to her tail fins, using the same 3 markers; B05, BG05, and BG10. For her skin, I used E00, E11, and E21. Here lovely pink hair color was achieved with RV000, RV00, and RV10. I also used these colors for the octopus. The flowers in her hair were colored with V12, V15, and a touch of V17. I actually created the background pieces first, so I colored the image to match.
I started by applying Pixie Spray to the backs of the stencils I used; the 6x9 Currents stencil, and the 6x6 Waves stencil, both from A Colorful Life Designs. Both of these stencils have pretty intricate lines, so I thought it would be best to use the Pixie Spray. The larger layer uses the Currents stencil, and the inks I used were Salvaged Patina, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salty Ocean oxides. I covered up most of this layer with the other one, but I still think it adds to the card. On the smaller layer, the Waves stencil was ink blended through using Kitsch Flamingo, Seedless Preserves, and Mermaid Lagoon oxides. This is one of the Kristina Werner oxide ink blends, and it is very pretty! Also, I thought these looked like "mermaid colors."
To put the card together, I created a 5.5" square card base, and adhered the larger panel directly to it with Bearly Art glue. The smaller layer was added using the thicker foam mounting tape from the $$ store. Mishell and her octopus gal pal were adhered using a thinner foam adhesive, cut in many small pieces. 😂 I wish I had thought ahead when I cut the images out with my Cameo to just cut extra layers. Maybe next time! All the bubbles from the image were glued down flat, except for the 2 attached to the octopus tentacle. I added very light color with the RV000 and BG10, and then coated them generously with clear Wink of Stella.
In the top right and bottom left corners, I adhered some scrap circles of glitter cardstock I had from another project. That inspired me to find the rest of that glitter cardstock to cut my sentiment from. I chose this beautiful scripty "hi" from a die set I bought at Walmart after hearing about it in a Facebook group. The brand is Hello Hobby. I also cut it four additional times from scrap pieces of the cardstock my images were cut from for added dimension. Much better than tiny pieces of foam tape, LOL! I placed it on the card underneath Mishell, and isn't it cool that the swirl of the "i" matches the swirl of the wave? 😏
To add more glitter to the image, I went over the lines in her hair and tail with the clear gel pen, and also used it on the spots of the octopus. As a final touch, I added Glossy Accents to the glitter circles to make them look like gems. I contemplated adding it to the sentiment also but decided against it. WHEW, I guess that's it!
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Well, that's a wrap for this card! Come back on the 13th to see what I make with one of the new release images. In the meantime, head on over to the challenge blog to share your FANTASY/LIGHT AND SPRITE/BELIEVE IN MAGIC themed projects with us. We love to see what you create, and you could win DDS images! Don't forget to leave the DT some comment love...until next time,
💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗
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