Here's something mystical and pretty, a mermaid! I really wanted some gorgeous mermaid images and decided to get Under The Sea Mae by Some Odd Girl.
I colored her using some Copics.
Here's the color list:
Hair: RV09, RV06, RV02
Seashell: E35, E33
Skin:E33, E11 with RV02 on her cheeks
Main part of Tail: YG09, YG07, YG05
Side fin on Tail: BG18
After she was all colored I fussy cut her out. I did my favorite trick afterwards. I used a Copic Multi-liner around all the cut edges. This covers up any white parts on the edges, and adds a little black anywhere you might have cut the line too narrow. It really gives a great finish!!!
To finish her off I used Fruit Punch Stickles in her hair. Crystal Effects on her eyes. Glitz Stickles in the color Mermaid on her side fin and her tail. I created all the scales and lines in the end of her tail myself, they were not part of the original image.
Then I moved on to the water. Below is a close up shot so you can see a little bit of the detail.
I started with some white cardstock much larger than what I needed.
I began by dragging across the Distress Ink colors Peacock Feathers and Broken China. I did this in waving motions to make sure I didn't get defined lines anywhere.
After these were applied I used a foam brush to drag some water across the surface.
Then I moved on to the next step with the cardstock still wet. I started dragging Stamping Up inks in Marina Mist and Soft Sky across the paper. Because it was still wet these only left little dots in random areas instead of any streaks or lines. Giving a different texture and layering effect to the colors.
For the last bit of color I sprayed Glimmer Mist in Blue Skies. You can't see the glimmer in the photo, but of course in person you can.
I cut this down to size 4 by 5 and 1/4 and embossed it with the paper still damp using the Darice embossing folder Beach Waves.
I let it dry and then adhered it to a card base made with Papertrey Ink's Smokey Slate.
For a finishing touch I added some My Craft Spot sequins.
Wa-lah! Magical mermaid wonderland :)
Sorry for the long explanation, this card took a few hours and I wanted to explain all the steps.