Friday, September 14, 2012

Inspired by Water

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  It's been a crazy week and even today, I've gotten off to a bit of a late start.  I am finally here to share my DT card for this week's Copic/Promarker Challenge at The Outlawz site.  The theme this week is "inspired by the elements".  We want to see you project inspired by earth, water, fire or air.  Otherwise, the only requirement is to have some coloring with alcohol markers (any brand).

Here is my card:


I was inspired by water.  My card base and mat are SU Pool Party and the patterned paper is from the Kaisercraft Devonshire 6x6 pad.  For the underwater background, I used the Sandy Sea Floor digistamp from Make it Crafty.  I printed it on Neenah Solar White and colored it using the Copic background coloring technique that Shelby shared on her blog this week.   I used Colorless Blender and my E31 refill for the sand and BG0000 refill for the sea.  It's hard to see, but I made some rays of light coming through the sea with Colorless Blender.  All the other elements were colored as usual with Copic markers.  I added White Opal Liquid Pearls and Crystal Stickles to the bubbles.  My fun image is Mermaid from Kenny K.  You can find her in the on-line store here.  I printed her on Neenah and colored her with my Copics.  I used the Glistening Scales technique that Franz shared on the Make it Crafty Store Inspiration Blog.   Briefly, after coloring with Copics, I painted the tail with African Jade Twinkling H2Os, then added lots of Crystal Stickles to the scales.    A bit more Stickles on the shells and fish finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the mermaid:


I am also entering my card in the Oozak Challenge #6 (sparkle), One Stop Craft Challenge #99 (no floral embellishments) and Whimsy Stamps Challenge #51 (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Copic/Promarker Challenge and check out the amazing projects from the rest of the DT and our wonderful Guest Designer for September, NanaConnie! We hope you will play along this week!  Our September challenges are being generously sponsored by Kenny K.  One lucky participant in this month's challenges will win 5 Kenny K. digis of their choice!


In addition, there are are always fantastic prizes up for grabs each month when you enter any of the challenges at The Outlawz, so head on over and join in on the fun!

Have a great day and a great weekend and I hope to see you again soon!
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25 comments:

  1. Carla, that is just too cute....she looks almost real, lol...that's a tribute to your coloring for sure!

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  2. Fabulous!

    You did a great job using Shelby's technique and your coloring of the mermaid, shells, and such is absolutely gorgeous.

    I love the simple lines of the card that keeps the focus on that gorgeous scene!

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  3. What a beautiful card Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

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  4. That's an interesting challenge..so fun. Love your card and the mermaid is so beautifully colored. Awesome card!

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  5. Another beauty! Love that background (-:

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  6. How fun! I love the way your mermaid turned out! And your scene rocks! HUGS

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  7. Carla, your card is simple stunning. Love how you created the background.

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  8. WOW.....sweetie I think this is my favourite card...its gorgeous I love the scene you have created & the colouring of the mermaid looks fantastic hun.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment sweetie, it means a lot it really does.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  9. Oh, Carla, you outdid yourself on this one! I just love this card: fabulous coloring, (I will check out the background video for sure!), a wonderful scene, great special effects, gorgeous paper and colors! WOW! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  10. Gorgeous card, Carla! Your mermaid is beautifully colored! Love the background too! Great work! Have a nice weekend!

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  11. She is a gorgeous mermaid Carla! I love the shimmer on her body. I also love the papers you used to make her stand out so, and of course your beautiful coloring. Great design, great card.

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  12. Stunning card Carla!!
    You made the mermaid alive :)
    Thanks for commenting my blog.
    Hugs,Sandra

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  13. Gorgeous card Carla - love all the colouring and the extra bits on her tail look wonderful, plus the bubbles! Great background technique too - love it ;)

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  14. Stunning Carla, Love the way you've popped her up and created the depth with that gorgeous bg. Beautiful colors! Hope you enjoy your weekend, we are off to a shooting tournament in the morning over near your old neck of the woods, so up early and away.
    hugs...

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  15. Every time I visit you Carla, I am more inspired. Your cards are all wonderful and your colouring gorgeous. X

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  16. Fun and fantastic card, wonderfully colored and awesome design. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet luv. Hugs

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  17. Another gorgeous card! Glad you were able to give the technique a try and it looks like it worked beautifully for you!!
    Your coloring on her fin looks fantastic and love the extra sparkle.

    Shelby

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  18. Just beautiful. She is adorable she looks 3D to me and love the background. Fantastic job with all the coloring. I keep looking at the card and this card is one of my favorite ones you really did an outstanding job on this one.
    Hugs

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  19. Your mermaid is so cute! Your coloring is amazing, but it always is. You have captured te look of the sea!

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  20. Awesome card, Carla. Gorgeous coloring on your image as always and love the background. This one is simply beautiful!
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  21. Carla, thanks for mentioning the video. I saw it and will try it with my next landscape! :^) Hugs, Penny

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  22. Hey Carla - you sure do know how to make every little thing count! Love the colors of the paper - the bubbles in the water and the way you have colored her hair. Your coloring is always fantastic!
    Sandy

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  23. She's one of the prettier mermaid images out there Carla and you've colored her beautifully. Perfect color matches to your DP. Hugs!

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  24. She sure is pretty! All the glamour and glitz! Wonderful layout and your colouring is stunning!

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  25. Lovely creation, Carla! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge over at the Whimsy Stamps Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon. :-) DT Candy

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla