Birthday Mermaid

The challenge at A Day for Daisies this week is to “Add a Feather” and last week’s was equally difficult, something about used paper or something. I say difficult because I’ve had this card sitting in my “drafts” folder just waiting to be used!! So I’m giving up on the ADFD challenge theme and just wanted to show it off – sorry, no feather today. 😀

The images I used are Birthday Mermaid and New Shell Baby G from A Day for Daisies. The paper were just a bunch of scraps I had which always feels good to use them up…. the orange is even from Halloween! Then a diecut and some pearls finishes off this card for an underwater adventure.

As you can see there is a tidbit of glow to these psychedelic colors and that’s because I used all the Fluorescent colors!! It was a challenge between the MiC teamies and I even went out and bought two black lights just so I can take pictures! LOL I had set my own guidelines to (1) use each of the fluorescent Copic markers, (2) blend them with other colors and (3) keep as much glow as possible.

Except for #1, these guidelines were harder than I thought! Below is a picture using only the black lights and you can see the glow really well. I actually colored with the black lights on so I was able to see my progress. I had problems blending the colors (they just don’t like to play well with the other Copic colors) and once the blending had started the fluorescent effect would dissapear! It was one or the other and not much middle ground. In addition, the blue, purple and turquoise colors don’t glow as much to begin with.

This is the end result and I hope that next time I can do even better. It’s a fun experiment and worth the price in markers if these types of challenges hold any excitement to them! 😀 Thanks for dropping by and you should also check out these other two blogs for fluorescent coloring…

Rupunzel Playing

I’ve had this page on the docket for a while and finally finished it this week. ;D The image is “Rupunzel Playing” from A Day for Daisies and she was so fun to color – just look at all that hair! My kids have been enamored with the movie Tangled so I’ve been getting my weekly dose on a daily basis. LOL So that’s one of the reasons I went with brown hair.

I created this for the “It’s a TWINE Thing” challenge at A Day for Daisies and used Baker’s twine in three different areas. First is a general wrap around the base then two areas I have used eyelets and threaded the twine in a crossing stitch.

I went to add a lot of texture to her hair but ended up getting a blending effect. I think next time I’ll work on the lightest colors and build up to the darkest. However, I was able to create creases in her nightgown without too many problems so I’d still call it a success.

The rest of the page was decorated with gems, dragonflies, brads and chippies. The sentiment stamp is a Kid’s Quote from Inkadinkado which are always fun to use. ;D