We got something new for you at Make it Crafty… meet Cordelia the Mermaid! If you’re signed up for Zoe’s newsletter you know that this sweet mermaid is available now AND at a discounted rate – so hurry on over and pick her up now! Not yet you say? Well, here is some inspiration to get you motivated…
This ‘beaut was so much fun to color with her flowing hair and long tail. On the tail I colored it first and went back in with the Blender marker to give it “splotches” then dotted in the darker areas with the same greens to give it this texture. On her tail, top and seashells I used Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink for some shine.
I had completely different papers selected when I first started coloring but in the end chose to swap out a few to add the black and white for a greater contrast. The flowers are from Stampin’ Up! and looked like water lilies to me. I also added a few small pearls to complete the fantasy look.
I finally followed Annika’s tutorial for a cloudy sky and loved the results! It’s super easy to do and she outlines the technique so it’s easy to follow. She has a step-by-step guide and a recent video tutorial as well.
Main Stamp: Cordelia the Mermaid (MiC)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight and Labels Ten
Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E21, E33, E23
-pearl: E50, E51, R30, R21
-greens: G40, G82, G85, G99
-blues: 0, B0000, C00, B91, B52
-pinks: R30, R21, R22, R37, R39
-grays: C1, C3, C5
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #7 (Glitter & Shine)
Anything Goes Challenge #38 (Pearls)
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #147 (all creatures)
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #44 (Sparkle & Bling)
Papertake Weekly Challenge (dimensionals)
Did you know? A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, but they are extremely rare, however, cultured or farmed pearls from pearl oysters make up the majority of those that are currently sold. Pearls that are considered to be of gemstone quality are almost always nacreous and iridescent, wild or cultured, like the interior of the shell that produces them. However, almost all species of shelled mollusks are capable of producing pearls (formerly referred to as “calcareous concretions” by some sources) of lesser shine or less spherical shape.