Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Metallic Mermaids

When I saw the new Leigh Hannan Mermaids stamp (G2437), I knew that I wanted to make it metallic and shimmery. Here is a side view that I took under a light so that you could see the shimmer better: To make the background, I stamped the Cover a Card Swirls and Stars (CC054) onto green cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed it with glitter embossing powder. I didn't have the exact color that I envisioned for the card, so I mixed some Judikins Hanukkah embossing powder (metallic blue) with some Zing metallic green powder to get the teal look I wanted.

For the mermaids, I stamped them in black Memento ink and colored them with an assortment of Copic markers. I wanted to make the fins sparkle, so I added some Stickles to them and then used a paintbrush to spread the stickles around.

Don't forget to check out the other Day 3 samples of the Impression Obsession blog hop. You can find a list of the participants here. There is even a contest where you can win a $25 Impression Obsession gift card!

35 comments:

Miranda said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card and colouring! Leigh Hannan's designs are my favourites. Greetz, Miranda

Anne Thompson said...

Great ideas for using glitter! Another great card! Anne, yourmainestamper

Marilyn B said...

Love the shimmer, my granddaughter loves mermaids and would love a card stamped with these lovelies.

Jennifer B. said...

Love this! Beautiful work Laura.

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra ltb

SusanHnSC said...

Cover a card backgrounds have got to be my favorite things right now!! And the mermaids are so cute! Great card!

newfiecrafter said...

Very pretty love all the glimmer.
Marilyn

Deedee "aka" Deedster said...

Gorgeous! Love it.

Deborah March said...

Oooohhhh, FABULOUS Laura!!

Cathy A said...

Oh Laura, I love all the sparkly goodness on this card!

bethann d said...

what fun, great summer images

Vic said...

I love your mermaids!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Like the different designs on the mermaids...especially like that you worked with green colors and the sparkle. Best Wishes... Carol

Kathy Vogel said...

What you did with the mermaids is really sharp. The cover a card swirls & stars was just the right touch in the color you chose.

Anonymous said...

Wow Laura, the mermaids are so glitzy, love that teal colour a lot!


Penny H

okienurse said...

Very pretty. I love the mermaids! Bright and shiny. Thanks for sharing.

sandyh said...

this is such a fun card! and all the bling really suits the mermaids!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast dot net

Katie said...

Very sparkly and pretty! Great colors for a mermaid card! Thank you for sharing.

Katie

Barbara said...

Beautiful sparkles!

Gilda said...

Fabulous mermaids!

nise said...

Wonderful ingenuity! Love the colors and the shimmer. Thanks for sharing.

BunnyFreak said...

Love the shimmer you added.

Pamela said...

great card

Nellie Foley said...

So cute! Love the sparkles. Great card:)

MA said...

Love how you used the glitter for accenting the mermaids. The background stamp is perfect for this image. Thanks for sharing, Laura.

SherylH said...

So pretty and sparkly!

Anonymous said...

A very awesome card indeed! The colors and the glitter makes for a very beautiful card. Thanks for your ideas.

Joan
MN

Celeste said...

Your card is adorable. I love all the glitter. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Mermaid mysteries continue in full color, Laura! You did a fine job enlivening each image. Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahoo

Judy said...

Great card! Love the background and the sparkly fins!

Marsha said...

Beautiful all-purpose card!

Ola said...

Fantastic card.... I love the shimmer you added & the coloring is gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Chrisi said...

This is FRAMEABLE! Perhaps we name them (tart names???) and make 'em our mascots!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh this is so pretty!! Using the metallic is perfect for these mermaids!!

Thank you for sharing!
Blessings,

Mary

Becky said...

OH these ladies are fabulous.