Thursday, November 17, 2011

Under The Sea...

My Mermaid
It's my first ever time submitting a card into a Copic challenge and over at 
their theme is 
Colors Of The Sea.
I have no "sea scape" pictures or mermaids so I had to go on a little hunt and found this amazing drawing at Deviant Art called 
The artist who goes by Dream of Fire,
and it's a free downloadable.

Close-up of her Tail
I went Copic nuts and so I do not have a listing of all the colors I used but I stayed with blues, greens, corals and pink.   I just colored and had a blast.
I initially planned on accents to go with the picture, but decided against it and let her stand alone.  Figured she could hold her own just fine.  I did however, tear and burn the edges of the paper, just simply for randomness and thought as a small tribute to the artist, I'd add fire too.  It's the least I could do for offering up such an incredible image.

 Side View

The card is 5" x 5.5" white cardstock and I cut a matching size of light brown leather texture paper to lay  on the top.  Took out the Bordering Blue and Tempting Turquoise ink pads and smeared them randomly over the leather.  Using the file, I sanded down a few areas of the card just for texture and to let the brown leather come through a bit.
I then dusted on four colors of Pearl Ex (blue, light blue, green and gold).
Placed Adhesive foam squares to the back of the mermaid and assembled it to the card.

Thank you SO much for stopping in.
HUGE welcome to my new blog buddy followers.
Good Luck to those who have entered my blog candy
Hugs and Happy Stamping!
Lisa xx


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a fabulous mermaid .. her tail is amazing..and your colouring is stunning
Lisa x

Sandie said...

Beautiful card. Your colouring is fantastic.

Thank you for joining us on Color Me Creative this time. Good luck. xx

Maire Gamber said...

Just gorgeous Lisa! I think your coloring is fantastic! You used such rich colors and they go together so well Thank you for joining us at CMC! Your card is super!

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! What an amazing image! Your coloring is fantastic!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Lisa
What an absolutely lovely card.
Your design is unequalled, by the unorthodox way you have layered it up. It works so well, so very very well in fact.
Fantasia comes to mind when I look at the image, it takes you into a story book where ones imagination is unrestricted by reality, and your copic colouring is beautiful.
I have finished #11 TAG!!!!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, your card and coloring are gorgeous! Very striking!

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, First I want to say I just love your comments you say on my blog. You are so sweet. Now you are Marie friend, I'm so happy to meet you Marie is a friend of mine as well. This is your first card using copic markers you are doing a really great job. you are doing so good with you shading. We are so happy to have you join us at Color Me Creative and your card is wonderful.
Hugs, Pat

Unknown said...

What a beautiful image, your colouring is gorgeous.

Hanneke said...

What a stunning image! I love how you colored it, it looks great. I love the brown edges around the paper. Hugs, Hanneke

Anonymous said...

WOW lisa this is totally stunning your colouring is AWESOME! love it xx hugs me x

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Lisa this is a work of art!!

richardbreaks said...

Just beautiful, Lisa!! The coloring job is AMAZING!!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Lisa, this is just glorious! what you've done with her really pushes her into the realm of something special. I love how you applied your color range--all my faves are there! But the way you've chosen to give it more punch by adding color at the edges of your image, and then re-echo that same feeling for her mounting is really stunning.
Just brilliant!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Your colouring is superb.

Hazel said...

Your colouring is amazing!! I love that you haven't gone for huge embellishments its just perfect. Thanks for joining us for our challenge at the Colour me copic challenge and good luck
H xx

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Sandy said...

Hey Lisa - your coloring looks wonderful - the colors are so very pretty and your card is amazing! I love it!!

Renkata said...

OMG Lisa,
this is stunning, such a beauty.
Thanks for join us at CMC Copic Challenge.

Irina said...

Fantastic! You're a true artist, Lisa!

Shelby said...

Dory...this is absolutely just beautiful and colored to perfection! Love it.


Mary J said...

AMAZING! Oh Lisa, this is so beautifully coloured and you are right - it doesn't need anything else!

Margaret said...

Look at the detail on this (thud as jaw hits floor)! I agree that this image does not need any embellishment to complete the card! Amazing work!!!

Brook said...

Beautifully colored card. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Unknown said...

Lisa, what a Copic artist you are!! I've been MIA the past few days and what a treat to come home to. Your mermaid is exquisite, seriously are you certified as a Copic artist because you should be! Love her and what a great tribute to the digital artist.
Lisa S.

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job coloring her and I love the simple design that lets the image stand out. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Anonymous said...

AH! thank you so much for coloring my mermaid! you made her better than I ever could have imagined!=) this is truly a gorgeous card, and I thank you so much for sharing with me what you've done!you really transformed her! the fire tribute is great too!;-D ! I would not mind collaborating with you some time!


Sandy said...

I am not one bit surprised that you won over at the CMCC challenge blog. This card is really beutiful.