To celebrate Karen’s Doodles more than 1000 Blog Followers, we are having Easter Blog Hops. Yes, I said Hops! There are 4 separate Hops going on….
You are currently hopping on the United States Challenge Blog (My Team)
and you can take part in the hop.
If you go for the super hop across all the challenge sites you can win a super prize.
Scroll down for more info.
For each individual hop, visit all the participating members blogs and you will find an Easter Egg with a number on it. Collect the numbers and add up the total. Be sure to leave a comment while you are visiting, as each Design Team member will be choosing one person from their comments to win the Karen’s Doodles image they have used.
So I wanted to select one of my favourite images from Karen to share with you today. Remember I will be selecting one of you that leave a comment to WIN this image. It was a very difficult decision to make and I coloured up 3 images before finally deciding at the last minute last night to go with a water theme idea.
The digital image I chose to play with is “Mermaid“. She is one of the prettiest mermaids I have seen availalbe and she could be yours just by leaving me a comment!
So as ideas go I decided to try something I hadn’t done before. I have been wanting to try something like this and I thought this would be a good opportunity, however…
Plans don’t always go smoothly and unfortunately I don’t think this card is one of my brightest ideas, however I will share with you and maybe you can leave me suggestions on how I could have improved the result.
I coloured the top part of the mermaid using copic markers and then I coloured the tail using a tonal applicator stamp from stampscapes, slowly adding different coloured pigment inks. I then embossed the tail and sea shells with glitter embossing powder.
The background was created with strips of ripped blue velum and I created the scene using material leaves, star fish and pearls.
This is where the idea went astray… I wanted to create the scene as though she was immersed in ‘water’ and so I covered the whole image with Dimensional Magic. I had thought I would try to add bubbles as it was drying, but that didn’t quite work out. And because it was so thick it took FOREVER to dry and when it finally did dry it dried with cracks. I think to do this properly the coats would need to be thin and allow to dry in between each coat. I think the extended drying time also made the inks bleed.
Here is a close up.
It does feel pretty cool to touch though and the leaves look pretty cool stuck in the dimensional magic. I might just need to put this one down to experience (lack thereof). hehehe
Any ideas how I could do this with a better result?
WOW. You made it to the bottom! Lot’s of info to read this time sorry!
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There are a couple of challenges I wanted to share this card with:
Thanks for hopping on by!