Thursday, April 17, 2014

Under the sea

Hello all!
I managed to get 5 minutes away from a painted furniture commission I have been spending all my time on this week, to get this card posted before I completely forgot!  Every month there are 2 different challenges at Make it Colourful - they split them into easy and hard challenges and they really do come up with some original ideas.  This month, the hard challenge is to colour on something other than white cardstock so I decided to try out some vellum.
                  I printed out the very cute Cordelia the mermaid onto the vellum and set to with my Copics.  The first problem I ran into was that Copics do not blend very well on vellum!  You have to do a little bit at a time and if you put down too much ink, you can end up with some nasty inky blotches.  I've seen some people colour on the reverse side of the vellum but my vellum was too thick for this.
                                Anyway, once coloured, I layered the vellum over some patterned cardstock which gave the impression of an underwater scene and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a seashell frame and some wispy seaweed.  Very "The Little Mermaid", don't you think?


           She looks a bit mottled in the picture but that's the background pattern showing through.  I layered the frame over the vellum as it's always so difficult to stick vellum without the glue or tape showing through.  I did have some special vellum tape but it's somewhere in the black hole that is my half-packed craft room!
                                  Entering this into the challenges at Make it Colourful , Deep Ocean , Through the Craftroom Door , Creative Moments and Addicted to Stamps and More.


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13 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love the coloring on the vellum! Such a cute image too.

Gerrina said...

It is a beautiful card and the great collouring showes nothing of the hard work you had toput in... Hugs, Gerrina

sandie said...

The colouring looks great to me and love the shell border x

Teresa said...

I think I'll have a go at colouring on vellum - I like the effect it gives. Love the design of your card - the border is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments - good luck x

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Every time I see this card, I love it more Dawn!! It is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges again.
Sandra

Penny said...

Thanks, Dawn. Now I have that song in my head. Probably for the rest of the night. Sigh...
Your card is simply stunning! Fabulous die cutting, wonderful image & coloring on the vellum! Love it! (The song, not so much, lol.)
Hugs, Penny

Kathi said...

Wow. This is fabulous and so very "Little Mermaid".

Great job coloring on vellum. I'm afraid to attempt it!

I also love the frame you cut with your Silhouette. You're making me want a Silhouette and I don't want to want one!

Tracy said...

Hats off to you for getting the vellum. Brave choice and it turned out great. The shell border is really beautiful. Hugs!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful coloring on the vellum.don't think I want to try it. Yours turned out beautiful!

cardsbyleona said...

Wonderful design, colouring and use of punches. Thank you for sharing your card at Creative Moments this fortnight.Leona x

Rhea Weigand said...

Your design is just wonderful and so is your coloring technique. Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Make It Colourful.
Hugs, Rhea
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nwilliams6 said...

Your bgs in these last two cards are amazing! This one is so perfect. She looks super coming out of that pretty frame a bit too. Great card! Hugz!

...just Barbara said...

This looks pretty cool and it was a brilliant idea to put the pattern paper behind it too! Thanks for joining the Make it Colourful challenge. :D