Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Under the Sea!

Good morning, Jess here!  I had a technical snafu earlier this month and had to miss my monthly solo post so I decided to sneak in here on our extra 5th week and share my card!  The new Lawn Fawn release is absolutely mindblowing!!  I cannot get enough of the mermaids!  The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite movies as a kid so here's my interpretation of the iconic scene where the sea creatures sing "Under the Sea" to Ariel.  (And since I'm Japanese I decided to make my mermaid have dark hair instead of bright red hair...in my childhood imaginings, she always looked just like me! ;) )
Mermaid Scene
To create my card I started by stamping the mermaids and sea creatures onto watercolor paper with versafine and then heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Next I watercolored them with Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors and let them air dry for a few hours.  Once they were totally dry I used my ScanNCut to cut them out with a slight border.  (PS I realized that my ScanNCut desperately needed realignment after I made my card...oops...)

To create my border I stamped the small schools of fish onto watercolor paper with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then I painted over the fish with rubber cement to mask them.  Once the rubber cement was totally dry I painted the background with the same Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors.  I flicked various shades of brown over the bottom to create the look of sand.  Once the background was dry I rubbed off the rubber cement and painted the schools of fish.  Next I stamped the sentiment with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  I added some highlights to my mermaid's hair with a white colored pencil and added some shimmer to her with a spectrum noir clear sparkle brush.  Finally I arranged my underwater scene with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape.  

Did you spot Flounder and Sebastian on my card? ;) Here's a closer look: 
Mermaid Scene

So that's my card for today!  Head over to my blog for two more mermaid-filled cards!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

-Jess

6 comments:

  1. Very cute card! Love those mermaids & your little fishes background is adorable!

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  2. Love this card! Supersweet and fun!

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  3. This is a darling scene! I loved that movie, too & am half Japanese lol!!! My mom's family is from Ishinomaki. Our dad was from Portugal :) I named one of our daughters Marina after the original mermaid cartoon that I saw in the 70s. You did a lot of work masking with the rubber cement. But this finished project is AMAZZZZING!!! Well done ♥

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  4. This is so sweet, and I remember those daydreams of being a mermaid as a child!!! Your colors are so beautiful (I want those Mijello paints!!) and your sand looks AWESOME!

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  5. What a lovely challenge blog.... I have only just found you. This is such a fun sea scene...I love it. Looking forward to joining in with the challenges too. Happy June! Crafty hugs, Jane x

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