Thursday, August 11, 2011

MTME Pretty Patterns sketch #22

Today I am sharing a card I made using one of my favorite MTME’s digi stamps.  Underwater Wonderment.

    I took the photo at an angle so you can see the shimmers that I added on the mermaid's fins and headband.  I used shimmers angel wings.  I also wanted to make the bubbles look a little more realistic so after I colored them with my copics I added a white highlight with a white gel pen.  I then used Crystal Effects (by SU) on top of the bubbles.  After letting it dry it shines and give is a water effect.  I colored some pearls with my RV2 copic and put them on her ears for earrings.  I had colored the earrings with that same copic but the pearls add so much more.

I printed the mermaid and the seahorses onto MTME's pattern paper Fresh Fabric.  I shaded the images with copics and cut them out.  I then applies the shimmers angel wings to the mermaids fins.

I hope you can see the bubbles a little better in the picture below. It was hard to get the lighting just right.

I hope you come and play along with us.  I really like this week's sketch. 
 Isn't it fun?  I didn't make a square card so the sketch might look a little different on my card. I put two seahorses instead of brads and added decorative corners. The sketches aren't there to hold you back... they are a jump-off point to get you started and then you can be as creative as you like!  

Stop on by the Pretty Patterns blog post and see what the other amazing design team members have made for you today.  (ps: I was late getting my card done and my post up so if my card doesn't show up right now, it should be up later today).

Thank you for stopping by!  Every visit and comment is so appreciated! 

More challenges: Stampyland - Pink & Green 
Embellish blog - use color techniques on your card - copics


Geri said...

Nancy--SO happy to hear from you! And so glad you liked my little watering can! I have enjoyed my visit! Looks like you have been staying busy! Congratulations on the Pretty Patterns DT! Looks like a LOT of fun! This card and image are adorable! I have a friend, Carol, who uses lots of Lauren's designs. Everytime I see them, I think I need to make a little investment there! ;) Anyway, I've really enjoyed looking through your creations! They've brought a huge smile to my face!! Take care!!

Fran said...

Nancy I just love your card. You did an awesome job on it. Hugs, Fran

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love the design, embellishments and papers you used! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you have time to stop by, I'm giving away some blog candy!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

What a great coloring technique! Thanks for taking on the Coloring Color Trends Challenge.

Stampy Land said...

Nancy what a fun and happy card! Love the shades of pink and green you used - a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along in the Stampy Land Fri-DARE-day challenge!!! - - - Stampy Land Susan