Friday, July 17, 2015

Mermaid Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #122)

Hi everyone :-D 

My second post today... 

It´s time for a new challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

The theme for this fortnight is #122, Bling Bling

Ousponsor for this challenge is A Day For Daisies with an awesome prize for one lucky winner: 3 digital stamps of winner's choice.

For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), Mermaid Card, using our sponsor´s beautiful image 'Mermaid Love'.

Image is paper pieced.

I printed two images on a watercoloring paper.
TIP: When printing an image on a watercoloring paper, choose standard or fast printing quality. This will prevent smearing the black ink while watercoloring. 

I colored mermaid's skin with colored pencils and blended colors with paper stump.
TIP: When coloring with colored pencils on watercoloring paper, use paper stump or cotton bud to blend colors into a paper, otherwise your image will have white spots over it. This is because of texture of watercoloring paper. 

I colored mermaid's hair and tail in watercoloring technique using aquarell colored pencils, fine paint brush and water.
TIP: When watercoloring image printed on printer, try to avoid black lines to prevent printer ink smearing. 

After drying, I fussy cut mermaid and colored edges with black permanent marker.
TIP: When fussy cutting, first cut away large pieces of paper and then cut on the lines. Rotate paper, it will be much easier to cut around tiny details. Color edges of fussy cut image with black pen or marker. This way you'll hide white edges and any white space you didn't cut off and your paper pieced image will look much better. 

Then I masked heart on the second printed image and splattered whole panel. I used aquarell colored pencils, water and large paint brush to make splatters.
TIP: If you don't have masking paper, use post-it papers to mask your images. 

After the panel was dry, I removed mask from the heart, colored it with colored pencils and added gloss resin over it.
TIP: Add some interest to your image by adding resin, varnish, glossy accents or similar product on some parts of your image. 

At the end, I glued fussy cut image over the other image on the panel, glued panel on a white card base and glued rhinestones and sequins on the card.
TIP: You can use gloss resin, varnish or similar product to glue rhinestones or sequins. It works like a Ranger's product Glossy Accents. 

Card dimensions are 139 mm x 104 mm (5 1/2" x 4 1/8").

List of supplies: 
  • A Day For Daisies digital stamp 'Mermaid Love'
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercoloring paper 
  • post-it papers 
  • colored pencils (skin color, pink)
  • Koh-i-noor woodless colored pencils (Chrome Yellow 1, Reddish Orange 2) 
  • Koh-i-noor Hardmuth Mondeluz aquarell colored pencils (Light Blue 1, Dark Blue 19, Light Green 25, Dark Green 26, Brown 32) 
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen F (fine) 0.6 mm
  • 3 green sequins 
  • 4 green rhinestones
  • gloss resin super-clear
  • UHU universal glue
  • white water based glue 
  • printer
  • scoring board
  • trimmer
  • scissors
  • crafting needle  
  • tweezers 
  • paper blending stump no. #6
  • Marabu fine paint brush no. #1 
  • Marabu fine paint brush no. #10
  • water 

Hop over to the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous projects my Design Team Mates and our Guest Designers made for this challenge. Do join us in this challenge, we can´t wait to see your projects. 

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text is a direct link to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Craft Your Passion Challenges, Challenge #270 - Always Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge, Challenge #13 - Anything Goes 
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge. 

3) Top Tip Tuesday, Summer Fun Challenge 
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge. 

4) Through The Craft Room Door, TTCRD Challenge from July 14th to July 20th, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later today. I have another project to share with you. Enjoy and smile! :-D 

Crafty Milka


  1. Gorgeous card Milka, I like the image and the gems
    Kevin xx

  2. What a wonderful card Milka, i love it.

  3. Wonderful job, love the image and the cas of it, great touch with the sequins too. Thanks for entering our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
    Leanne DT
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

  4. Love the CAS style and the gems and sequins add a great punch of color.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  5. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Always Anything Goes challenge.. HUgsxx

  6. A fabulous summer fun card!! Thanks for sharing at TTT!! Sarah :0)



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