I have been wanting to color up the freebie The Greeting Farm mermaid that I picked up for being a blog newsletter subscriber combine it with the adorable little mermaid from the Magical on a project. The styles (see the eyes) are a little different, but I actually like that because it makes them look like unique beings! Then I saw that a crafty friend, Kelly (YT: ScrappinMemories) was hosting her first YT challenge asking folks to make a card with a spring theme (e.g., ocean, beach, etc.), and I knew this was the perfect chance to get inky with these cuties.
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Plus I wanted to get a little wild with hair colors (springtime gardens in so many bright colors were my inspiration) so I thought fantasy creatures like mermaids would be perfect for this Copic fun. I printed the freebie digi on my printer and stamped the other mermaid out with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink then I used the following Copics:
Black and Pink Haired Mermaid: Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R20 for blush; Hair: C7, C9, B00, RV52, RV55, and RV66; Starfish: E93, E95, E02 and E30; Tail: BV20, RV52, RV34, RV55 and RV66
Green and Purple Haired Mermaid: Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R20 for blush; Hair: BG11, BG23, BG32, BG49, BV20, BV23, BV31, V15 and V17; Starfish and shell necklace: E93, E95, E02 and E30; Tail: E50, BV23, BV31, BG11, BG23 and BG49
I added Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll glitter on the shell bikini top, shell necklace and all the starfish for extra sparkle and Clear Wink of Stella on the mermaid tails for extra shimmer.
For the ocean background, I used Ken Oliver Color Burst in Indigo on some wet water color paper. Then I made some homemade action wobbles (coiling thin jewelry making wire around a marker and attaching two card stock circles to each end of the DIY spring with scotch tape) and glued them to the backs of each of the mermaids that I fussy cut out. I attached these lovelies to the card front at angles so they looked like they could be floating around in the ocean. The action wobbles add a nice swinging motion–I love interactive cards! Then for finishing touches (and to add more magical sparkle to the background) I added some little dots with the Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen and a handful of teal and iridescent sequins to the watery ocean.
The following is a quick video share of this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Farm Fresh May Swing into Spring Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with a Beach or Nautical Twist Challenge
Penny Black and More Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
MFT Color Challenge #44 – especially mermaid on right
Such Sweet Mermaids -thank you for dropping this off at WAW this week – best wishes on the win! Blessings – Gail DT WAW John 3:16
Awww thank you so much Gail! I love WAW. You all are always so inspirational! TFStopping by and big hugs, Kristina
Gorgeous coloring! You have brought these images to life! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!
Awww thanks so much Virginia! I had a lot of fun coloring up these little mermaids in fanciful colors. Thanks for another great anything goes challenge at SSSWC
Hi, Christine! No wonder you have been itching to color these darling mermaids! Your colors are fabulous, and their “wobbliness” really brings the card to life! Such a beautiful card design, with the most fantastically beautiful colors! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge “Anything Goes”.
P.S. I’d love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
Awww your so sweet! Thanks for your super kind and encouraging words, Donna! I did reallly have fun coloring up these fanciful little mermaids in some fantasy colors. 🙂 Big hugs, Kristina
LOVE your Adorable mermaid card!!!!! Love the colors you used too!!
Thank you so much Heidi! I had so much fun with these little mermaids. It was fun to play with some non-traditional hair colors. 😀 tfstopping by! Hugs, Kristina
A beautiful card is such lovely vibrant colours, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.
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Awww thank you so much Brenda! It was so much fun coloring up these cuties with some crazy hair colors. LOL tfstopping by! Hugs, Kristina
This is amazing!! I love how you colored them up, and that background is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at TGF!!
Thank you so muchRachel! I had a blast coloring up these cuties. 🙂 tfstopping by! hugs, Kristina
So pretty, love the colors and the image is awesome, great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Thanks so much Leanne! This was a fun interactive card to make. 🙂
What a beautiful and fun card!!!
Thanks so much Charity!
super sweet card 🙂
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
Thank you so much Natalie! This was a fun card to make. TFstopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Love the colors you used on this! That background is some lovely, inky goodness!!
I really enjoyed using funky colors for these cuties. TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.
Thanks bunches Rae Ann! Hugs, Kristina
Thank you for slipping this by WAW this week – I love to create Wobble cards and you did a fab job with these mermaids! Love your background as well – I wish you the best in the win – have a blessed day! John 3:16
Awww thanks so very much Gail! I love interactive cards and this was so fun and easy to make. 🙂 TFstopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Aaah simply delightful and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x
Thanks so much Sam!
Aaaah delightful and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x