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This week's theme is by far my all time favorite! I love my beach vacations and am totally enjoying my annual visit to Cape May as we speak!
Here's my card for today:
The fun part for me is the coloring! I chose to use my favorite watercolor technique with Tombow markers scribbled onto a slick surface such as an acrylic block or Palette Paper. I use a slim paint brush rather than a waterbrush for better control of the water. I began the hair using 'light-to-dark' colors. Keep in mind to create actual color layers, allow areas to dry before adding in the next color layer. For added pretties, I glittered the shell, flower and her eyelid with Stampendous Crystal Glitter and Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura). Additional bling was a variety of Stampendous Class-A-Peel Dot Sparklers (blue, gold, pink, violet).
I fussy cut the mermaid and where I didn't get completely around her hair, I simply added a background watercolor.
Isn't the sea horse precious? It was a tiny little thing to cut out and mount with 3M Foam Mounting Tape!
I hope you enjoyed my magical mermaid card today! I'd love you to leave me a comment before you hop to the next designer's blog. Thanks for stopping by!
Lyn Bernatovich (that's me!)
May Arts Blog
Disclaimer: I'm so happy to be a Stampendous Design Team Member and to help promote their wonderful products. They generously supply us with many free goodies like these Stampendous Glitters, Encrusted Jewels, and Embossing Powders, Faber Castell Gelatoes, Dreamweaver Stencils, Bazill Papers, and May Arts Ribbon that I'm using today.