Monday, July 16, 2018

Always be a Mermaid

Today I'm playing along with the Color Challenge over on the Ellen Hutson, LLC Blog - I'm sneaking it in just a day before the deadline as I just found out about it!
I used a newly released Essentials by Ellen set by Julie Ebersole called Inner Mermaid as well as the coordinating die set
 I colored the background by smooshing Distress Inks in Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and Twisted Cintron onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and then pouncing my watercolor paper panel onto the mat -  one color at a time - drying in between pounces - until I got the look I wanted!
I colored the mermaid tail, star fish and shell with Tombow Markers - spreading the color out with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella so I could get 'dark to light' coloring.
I hope you can see the lovely glittery look in the close up below. (maybe click on it to enlarge?)
Ellen Hutson LLC has a new Facebook where members can post their creations using product from her shop and if you request to be a member now - she is offering a 15% discount in her shop!  Check it out here.

And here is the link to the color challenge on the Ellen Hutson blog.  
A random entry will win a $50 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC!

Stamps:  Inner Mermaid - Essential by Ellen
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, Tropical Teal, White - PTI, Bristol Smooth Surface.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Twisted Cintron.
Accessories:  Inner Mermaid Dies - Essentials by Ellen, purple dew drops, Tombo Glue, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, foam dots, Tombow Markers.


Mac Mable said...

Wonderful background and such an eye catching card. The mermaids tail is such fun and your card is fabulous x.

Christine Alexander said...

what a wonderful colour combo and love your underwater scene with the mermaids tail and shells.

Bonnie said...

What a fun card, Julia! Love that mermaid tail and how you've colored it and your watery background is beautiful! The sentiment takes the prize though! A fun card, my friend!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

This is darling and the colors are wonderful!!! How FUN!

Loll said...

Another beautiful splashed background Julia! Love the images ... that mermaid tail is awesome!! And great sentiment! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous ocean splash background, Julia! The marker colored mermaid tail, star fish and shell are so pretty too. Great shading!
And yes, when I enlarged the photo, I saw the beautiful glitter. Hideko xx