Sunday, July 31, 2016

Gerda Steiner Monthly Challege

Swimming By To Say Hi

This lovely mermaid is this month beautiful image from Gerda Steiner designs for the monthly challenge. Gerda will send you the freebie every month if you join and buy the first one and make a card etc and link it to the challenge. A lovely way to add to your digi collection and her images are adorable. I enjoy making scenes and this one is maybe a little bit fussy but it was fun. The background is made by colouring water colour paper using distress inks then adding salt when it is still wet. The salt absorbs the moisture and you are left with this lovely mottled background. I used heavy cardstock on this card as I wanted a more spotty look. The mermaid and shells are coloured with copics and the seaweed and small fish are  from a stamp set by Kaiser called Mermaid tails. The shells are from two Darkroom Door sets called Seaside Vol 1 and Seaside Vol 2 and some extra seaweed from the Under the sea set. The sentiment was computer generated.



Copics: 
Mermaid:
Hair: YR12,15,Y23.
Skin: E50,51,53,R20.
Tail: BG34,YG13,BV13,V20.
Top: BG000,02.
Starfish: E13,YR16.
Shells: Y23,38,YR02,04,12,14,15,24,,61,R30,E01,23.

I added clear Wink of Stella to her tail and the star fish then a layer of glossy accents to give them extra shine. I also used the glossy accents to create some bubbles. 

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