Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Little Mermaid.....

Hello everyone, I have a super sweet card (if I say so myself) I made with another beautiful stamp from my "lost and found" stash of plain rubber images of Fairies and Mermaids that my dear aunt gave me a couple of years ago. She found them at a thrift store inside a cardboard box, dirty, abandoned and unloved until I got my hands on them and, after a good soak in soapy water I brought them back to life. For a long time I didn't know where they came from, there was no information on them at the time but now, I know they were made and sold by a company called Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps that, unfortunately, has closed it's doors last November.
Anyway, here is this card I made for the Seize the Birthday with a "Toppings" option of WATER and the Match the Sketch challenge, I just change it to a vertical and added the stamped bubbles on the side as the sketch asks for, I hope it's ok., I didn't want to add ribbon or a piece of card stock so the bubbles are there instead.

This sweet image reminds me of Ariel, from the movie "The Little Mermaid", sitting on that rock, surrounded by all the "fish folk" and listening to poor Sebastian trying to convince her that "Under the Sea" life is so much better than up here, I kind of think so too.
As always, I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper and colored it with SU markers, the aqua painters, (I actually bought myself a new set) and added shadows and highlights with my Prismacolor pencils, I'm liking this way of coloring my images a lot.
Here is a close up of this sweet little Ariel, the shells are from a Flourishes set called "Seaside Life".

The shells are stamped, colored, fussy cut and propped with foam dimensionals, the sentiment is from another Flourishes set called "Pinwheels and Popsicles", I used the same set for the sentiment in front, the bubbles are from Designs by Ryn , you can have the stamps mounted or just plain rubber.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

And here is the banners that inspired this card.
And here are the stamps I used to create this card.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Sonny said...

Ohhh what a pretty mermaid . Your coloring just makes this under water scene just sparkle !
Happy Easter my friend !

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, she is indeed so pretty!!

Patti Willey said...

Man you really dream up a great card just looking at a sketch! Your brain is so creatice! This mermaid and her surroundings so colorful!

Mary Fish said...

Those sweet stamps have sure found the love from you! Beautiful coloring.

Maria A. said...

Thanks Patti, this stamps really lend themselves to do beautiful coloring, she totally reminds me of the Movie.

Maria A. said...

You are right Mary, I honestly think this stamps were made for me, I just love them all.

Nancy said...

Wow what a great card! Those shells have such great dimension they almost look real! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday and we hope you will be back soon!

JoAnn said...

Beautifully colored image on your great card. Love the shells and the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Nancy, I enjoyed taking part in this challenge so much.

Maria A. said...

Thank you JoAnn, this sweet image is so much fun to color. The shells came out so pretty too.