Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dew Drop Craftz Mermaid

I'd like to share this card I made just for fun today!  I've been on several different stamping sites lately and I came across a card with an image by Dew Drop Craftz and I had to go investigate.  I'm totally enjoying coloring people with my Copic markers and I'm really drawn to the manga style images with the big expressive eyes.  This little mermaid is one in a set of two, I'll show you the other cute little mermaid soon, I promise!  

After coloring her with Copic markers I added SU Crystal Effects with a small paint brush and spooned some SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter on her fins and the star that's punched from SU More Mustard card stock.  I also used the Crystal Effects on her eyes to make them shine.  She's much more dazzling  in person!  The card body is made from SU Taken With Teal and the designer paper is from a pad by Me & My Big Ideas, Destination Paradise. 

The sketch is from There She Goes Challenge #58.  

Don't forget to check in at the  Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog for the Midweek Throwdown challenge today! 

More challenges I've entered for this card:
Tuesday Throwdown - Nautical or water theme
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Dazzle Us
Paper Sundae's - Summer Fun
Sunday's With Crissy - Relish To Embellish
Our Creative Corner - Summer Inspiration
Simply Saturday with Andrea - Simply Circles
Stamp Something - Stamp something digi
Stampin' For The Weekend - Summer/travel theme - Destination Paradise
Busy Beauties Creations - Anything Goes
Oh Alice - Your muchness - Copic markers & glitter
Raise The Bar - Celebrate Summer
Opus Gluei - Life's A Beach
Paper Jewels - Anything Goes


Our Little Inspirations said...

This is GORGEOUS, and I'm drawn to those big eyes too!! Love the coloring you did on this one!

jimlynn said...

WOW~SOOOOOO many Challenges! And such a wonderful card. LOVE how you added the glitter to the end of the tail. Precious card and your coloring is just wonderful.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jan, what a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "dazzling" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kate's Makes said...

What a fabulous card, it's great! :o)

Thanks so much for joining in the SFTW challenge and good luck!


Kate's Makes said...

What a fabulous card, it's great! :o)

Thanks so much for joining in the SFTW challenge and good luck!


lcamacho said...

Oh I love this image she is so cute.YOur coloring is just beautiful.TFS

Sarah said...

Oh it's just GORGEOUS!!!!
I love your coloring, it's amazing. The details and shading in her hair are superb. And all your little extra details like glitter and 'shiny' bits - absolutely perfect.

Andrea said...

This is so cute! The colouring and touches of glitter are gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with me this week :)

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Jan, Great card design and I love your coloring technique. The papers you used to compliment the mermaid were p e r f e c t! Great job, fab design. Louise

Lauren said...

This is adorable! I love this image and your coloring! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! I hope you will join us again next week!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Your coloring of this image is fantastic! She is beautiful. Love your card and the pretty LO. TFS!

Davi said...

Great coloring of a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

Paige said...

So very cute! awesome coloring on the image!

Carrie said...

Wow can't believe you got a card to fit so many challenges, that's fantastic. Love this simple layout...adorable card.

Jana said...

Ooooh. She's so pretty. Love her big, beautiful eyes. Thank you for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

~*Joni said...

What a great image! She's so pretty with those big expressive eyes. I love the fish DP swimming her way, perfect little story telling. :D Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar's Summer challenge this week!
~*Joni RTB DT

Crystal said...

Wow Jan your colouring is amazing! I love that image too. Thanks for playing along with this week's Paper Sundaes Challenge of Summer Fun :)

HappyCrafter said...

What a pretty mermaid! And that fish dp is just right. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

Dana said...

WOW! Love her eyes too, and those glittery "starfish"! Thanks for playing along with TT!

Sammi said...

Lovely image! Copics and Glitter are a must have :D
Thanks for joining us at Oh,Alice!!

Rosemary said...

Well, first of all - thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei! That said, this is a gorgeous mermaid, I absolutely love the extra touches that you added that make it fantastic!

Joanne Stott said...

WOW i love your card and the stamp is amazing, it's just pure george... Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week and good luck.

Hugs x

Joanne (craftie mummy)

Alex said...

This is GORGEOUS! What a wonderful stamp!!! Great creation!

Lisa said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

Maria said...

Wonderful colouring and what a gorgeous image and papers too! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sunday's with Crissy. Hugs, Maria

Jodi said...

Adorable image! I love the coloring you did and the pretty papers too!
Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy!
Jodi =)