Sunday, June 12, 2011


I was in the mood to color today. I decided that Tracey's digital image "Alone" from The Stamping Boutique would be a fun one to tackle. I was right. Also, I think three straight dreams about being at the beach might indicate I need some type of vacation, and could have influenced my choice. For now, beach images are all I've got, LOL.

I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. Some light marks with a Sakura glitter pen highlight the mermaid's fins. I cut around the image, and then printed it a second time onto some tan cardstock. I adhered the first image to the second image, allowing me to hold onto to the details of dots, stars, etc. of the entire image. From there, I stamped a shell border from PSX with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige Pigment ink and colored with various colored pencils. I didn't want to detract from the main image, but thought there needed to be a little ground clutter. Then, with Marvy black dye ink I stamped the bird from My Favorite Things 'By the Seashore" set onto the image once, and off the image twice. The sentiment is also from PSX, and was stamped onto a torn sheet of white cardstock. Some light sponging around the sentiment panel with SeaShells Sandal dye ink was done. A black cardstock panel, and then a white cardstock panel frame the tan panel.

This was a fun card to make, though I know an actual beach would be a lot more fun. Oh well, here's hoping.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope it was a little escape for you too.


Queenie Jeannie said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Your coloring is just fantastic! I haven't learned to shade like that yet - still practicing!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is just so lovely. I love how you've colored the image.


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