Underwater Mermaid Scene

Welcome to the Make it Crafty blog hop where we are celebrating not only a new release, but our new illustrator Marina!  She has a whimsical style and will be bringing us lots of gorgeous backgrounds and characters! There are many images in the current release ‘Under the Sea’ that you don’t want to miss and I’ve even seen a few sneak peeks at some fairies that are awesome!

You should have arrived here from the incredible DELPHINE!

For my project I used Underwater Mermaid Scene and printed it out to fill out the card because I knew I wanted to do more coloring that card making.  He he he.  I first started with the water and figured if I messed that up then it would be easy to start over.  The inspiration I used for this was an image I found through Google and can be found HERE.  If you can believe it, the hardest part to color was the sand… it was left for last and taunted me throughout.  LOL

PRIZES: The best part about a blog hop are the prizes!!  Each of us have selected one image to give away to a random commenter on our blog and the image I chose is the one I’ve used… Underwater Mermaid Scene!!  You have until Sunday May 6h to finish the hop and we’ll post the winners on Monday!

But that’s not all the prizes either! Make sure to visit everyone on the hop and also leave a comment on the main MIC Store Blog for a chance to win the entire collection – how awesome is that!  😀  Zoe has three prizes over there that you don’t want to miss.  Good luck!

Here’s the complete hop roster:

Alyce – http://kitandclowder.blogspot.com/
Julie – http://stampincabin.blogspot.com/
Delphine – http://delphinesplace.blogspot.com/
Barbara – {here you are}
Sandie – http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Elaine (Special Guest) – http://quixoticcards.com/blog/
Tracy P – http://crafteezee.blogspot.com/
Debbie – http://www.debbiepsplace.blogspot.com/
Jane – http://janesboxofcolours.blogspot.com/
Zoe – http://makeitcrafty.com/crafts-blog/zoes-blog
Store Blog – http://www.makeitcrafty.com/store-blog/

The last stop in the hop is the new Make it Crafty Store Blog that is full of inspiration, tutorials, tips and tricks.  The Store DT have already posted some fantastic projects and I know there are more to come.  😀  Be sure to “Subscribe via Email” and enter your name for a chance to win the mega blog candy Zoe has listed.  Take a short detour and check out all those details HERE.

Your next stop on the hop is the fantastic SANDIE!!

If you can believe it, I actually wrote down the Copics I used on this project.  Shock!

Stamp: Make it Crafty Underwater Mermaid Scene
Water: BG0000, 000, B01, BG57, 53, 34, YG45, 11, 13, 17, G85, BG96, 0
Hair/Blues: B52, 34, 37, 39, N6
Fish/Scales: Y02, YR30, 31, Y23, 26, 28, YR 12, 15, 18
Skin: E0000, 000, 41, 42, 70, 71, 31 then added E93, R11, 12, 02, 17, 39, plus BG53, 10, B000
Purples: RV91, 93, 95, R59, RV99
Pinks: R11, R12, YR65, YR14
Sand: E43, 44, 47, 49, N4, 6 plus BG11, 53

82 thoughts on “Underwater Mermaid Scene

  1. I love the light streaming in from above in your image. The reflected colours on her skin are great as well. I have never thought of just having the picture as my card front…what a great idea! It would save all the anguish of choosing embellishments and papers to match. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. DUDE!! This is amazing! I've been sitting here marveling over the details you added. The rays of sun through the water and the little shadows on the ocean floor are simply awesome!

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  3. oh my gosch barbara! your coloring is totally out of this world. Amazingly stunning, actyally i dont thing i have any words.hope your having a lovely weekend sweetie!hugs!

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  4. WOW! What a fabulous coloring job on this scene! I love the rays in the water. Maybe you can show us how you did it to look so good. 😀 I don't have any copics, but I was wondering if the bubbles could look even more lifelike if you added some Glossy Accent or the like to them? I don't know how Copics react to that type of product. I adore your coloring on the mermaid, but the sandcastle really looks fabulous!

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