Monday, May 17, 2010

Artful INKables May Hop!


Welcome to the Artful INKables blog hop featuring some fabulous new releases! If you haven’t come here from Marti's Blog, then you'll want to start from the Artful INKables blog, so you don’t miss anything along the way. You are going to love this release! We are releasing 3 full size stamp sets and a new mini this month. There is sure to be something for everyone! Now follow us all the way to the end and make sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog, you never know which blog we’ll be choosing a winner from! You will have until Thursday, May 20th at midnight Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance at the blog hop goodies!

Today I'm showing you the new Aquatic Fantasy set featuring this lovely mermaid. I stamped her, colored her with Copics, and cut her out. Oh, the texture on her tail....simple made by holding down the tip of my Copic colorless blender in a spot for about 2 second and then moving on to the next spot. It takes a minute to develop and then you'll end up with this scaly texture. I made the little ocean panel behind her by sponging Bashful Blue at the top, Tempting Turquoise in the middle and Pacific Point at the bottom and really "scrubbing" those sponges to blend the colors. I assembled all the pieces and stamped the sentiment to finish.

Now hop on over to Kim's Fab blog for the next sample!

Stamps: Artful INKables Aquatic Fantasy
Paper: GP110, Whisper White, Papertrey White

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point

Accessories: Ribbon from Pink Hedgehog, Atyou Spica glitter pen


Enjoy!
Michelle B.

26 comments:

Sammi said...

This looks AWESOME Michelle! I love your colouring of the mermaid and that background blue strip is LOVELY!!
Sammi
xxx

Patti said...

Very cool! Love the texture on the tail... a must remember technique!

StampinCathy said...

This is just fabulous. Great coloring and I just love this mermaid and that sentiment.

Gloria said...

Love that mermaid and the coloring is terrific.

Heather said...

Very cute!

Jackie said...

I totally love this! She looks amazing lady! Fabulous job!

Kim Nath said...

Love your card, the bright colors against the white are so striking!

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

Chelsea said...

WOW!!! Love her and your card is amazing!!!

wendy said...

Pretty little mermaid.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love this bright card and the sentiment! Cute.

Lillian Child said...

Michelle, your coloring is absolutely beautiful ... love the dark to light background!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Gorgeous coloring on the image and the background you created for her is fab. TFS!

Crystal said...

SOOOOO CUTE, LOVE the image and the cas design Michelle!

Lorus said...

Thank you for the tip on coloring her tail. The background is lovely! Such a cute card!

PamS said...

Your mermaid is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the technique.

Cheryl Walker said...

Michelle your card turned out way tooo CUTE hun!!! I love this set, and love your card!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Joy said...

michelle, your coloring is fabu! FINTASTIC CARD ;)

Theresa said...

Love the mermaid and coloring. Off to hop more.

Colleen said...

Michelle,
Love the CAS style fits well with this design and the saying is just perfect

Dawn said...

I love the colors you chose and the "sea" that she is swimming in looks very refreshing! great Job...

Therese said...

It looks wonderful Michelle! Now I know what the Copics Colourless blender can do! Thanks for sharing :)

Teela said...

love this mermaid and this set of stamps. CUTE!

Johna said...

The copics are great! Love your flower colors, too.

Emily Leiphart said...

This card made me chuckle. I love how simple it is!

Tanya said...

Awesome job Michelle! I love the mermaid and how you did the tail....definitely will have to try that out!