Saturday, November 6, 2010
Mermaids and Fairies
This is my second to last challenge for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges of SCS and to me, the hardest. I've been thinking about it for a couple of days and planned it out yesterday. I'm so glad it's a beautiful as I dreamed.
The image is Sweet Pea Stamp's Kimono Butterfly Mermaid, which I received from Connie at http://sodakstamping.blogspot.com. I just love this image. I hope I did it justice. I did end up having to extend her tail at the bottom. The rectangular stamp just wasn't quite long enough for my oval and it looked funny just ending on a straight line. It's coloured with Copics and Prismacolour Pencils for her hair.
The layout comes from SCS's sketch challenge #304. I remember when I started on SCS, in 2008, I couldn't believe how complicated the sketches were and how many layers were involved. I figured I would never use them. Now I've used 3 just this week. Oh how times have changed!
The card is quite large, measuring 5 x 7 inches. I had to cuttlebug the embossing in two parts, the seam is covered by the image. I had wanted the image to look like a picture frame hanging on a wall.
Challenges this Card Meets:
A Sweet Pea Dream - Things with Wings
Sweat Pea Stampers - Dry or Wet Embossing (Pink Panel)
Crafty Creations - Fables and Fairy Tales (The Little Mermaid)
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Embossing