Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Imagine



 How fun is this new stamp set, Serena Mermaid, from Sparkle N Sprinkle?  So many ideas came to mind when I first saw this set.   The first thing I did was to make my water scene by applying Copic markers, using long strokes, to white cardstock.  Then I added a soon-to-be-released new product from SNS called Velvet Shimmer.  It's a shimmery paint with bits of velvet glitter added to the mix and it gives a very subtle, shimmery look to whatever you paint it on.  To  create the rest of the underwater scene, I stamped all my images directly onto the water background.  I also stamped them onto white cardstock so I could color them and fussy cut them out (don't worry about all the little curly cues).  Once that was done, I adhered them directly onto the stamped waterbackground.  This allows the curly cues to still be seen without having to worry about cutting them out and it gives the images just a hint of dimension.


Serena is colored with Copic markers and her tail is covered with Moonrise and Deep Royal tinsel glitter.  The centers of the flowers have a touch of Celestial glitter, as do all the starfish, sea shells, and sea horses.  I heat embossed the sentiment onto mirror blue cardstock with Sangria Star embossing powder.  The three panels behind the image use the Debossed embossing technique (see tutorial here) and are heat embossed with Tuscan Star embossing powder and a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities embossing folder, and layered onto the mirror blue cardstock.  The final layer brings back the tan color and I distressed the edges.  For more details on how I created this card, you can visit my SNS Art Gallery.




10 comments:

rachel said...

such a fabulous image Anne and I just adore the glitter xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a pretty underwater scene you've created Anne. Lots of dimension, and bling too!

Tammy said...

Wow Anne, absolutely incredible! The water and its inhabitants look real!

Gita said...

Love the tinsel on her tail and the embossed panels behind her look great. Did you use an embossing folder? I didn't see it on your blog? Maybe I missed it.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous underwater scene!!! Awesome card!
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Anne, I like the Mermaid image and seahorses and the colours .
Kevin xx

Brenda said...

You've nailed the underwater scene with this one. Love how you used the glitter tinsel for her "scales" and the debossed background panels are a nice touch.

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Anne this is stunning. So much going on, I love your card. Your coloring is fantastic, I love the mermaid, super job on the water and all her little friends. Great job with all the layers of papers and the embossing.
Patricia

Donna Ellis said...

OH OH OH!!!!! How gorgeous is your card! NEVER would I have thought of using that tinsel on the feminine mermaid, and yet, it looks outstanding! Your background panels are beautiful in that technique, and your colors are brilliantly vivid! Wonderful card, Anne. hugs, de

nwilliams6 said...

This card has amazing details - wow. You have done a fabulous job on it. Makes me want to go to the beach now. Sorry it has taken me so long to visit it! I have had a crazy two weeks at work and with the wedding planning. Hugz!!!!