Rainbows and Mermaids

I was sorting through my craft desk - cause it's a shocking mess of papers, pens and bling - and I found this image that I started months ago!  I can't even remember what I printed it for but I had coloured her skin and that was it - family, uni, Halloween and Christmas happened and she never got finished.

I decided with the help of my daughter to give her rainbow hair and a tail with a touch of lemon yellow "so she stands out in the water mum".  She has a little starfish in her hair, but I covered it with this little cream flower that reminds me of coral.  My little mermaid also has a gem in her belly button and two glossy tendrils of hair, glossy shells and a glossy frill to the top of her tail.

I created the rest of the card by layering papers, stickers, patterned acetate and enamel dots that look like bubbles.

Finally I finished off with some doodle for borders.

The image itself is from Whimsie Doodles and is coloured with Copic markers. Each of the layers of coloured and bold paper that I used has been distressed on the edges, and i added some inking to the horizontal strip.

I have joined the following challenges:

Fussy & Fancy - Distress it (w)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (w) (GDT)
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Add a sentiment (w)
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes (2w)


Megan J said...

Hi Sarah, a very cute card for any little girl, love the fun bright colours you used to colour the mermaid. Thank you for coming along to play with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Jac Curran said...

Beautiful bright card, great antidote to the very grey days we are having at the moment, love her rainbow hair too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

carol said...

ooh lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, dont forget about our gdt spot for february if you interested, not too late, x carol

Wynn Walton said...

What a fab bright cheerful card for a wee girl.....love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

Aunty Sue said...

oh wow this is fabulous thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Catz also thanks for showing an interest in our gdt call

Jo Nevill said...

Love your bright and colourful card !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x