Here is another project created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 24. I am a little unsure about this one but it is certainly Fairy tale and vibrant. If I made it again I think that I would make the sea colour and the mermaids little paler. This would give a little more depth and less clash.
· Underwater, Underwater Kingdom, Sea Dragon and Mermaid Queen stamp sets.
· Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, glitter pens.
· White card, yellow card (for die cuts), glitter card (orange), white stamping card.
· Zig 2 way glue pen.
· Pebeo Drawing Gum.
· Midas touch gold foil (for cold foiling with glue).
· Inkpads: Versafine (Onyx Black) and dye based (violet).
· Stickles glitter glue (Diamond).
· Circular nesting dies, largest 15cm (TODO Basic Circles), branch dies (Heartfelt Creations Leafy Branch), eyelet die (Sizzix Originals Red die – Eyelet Washers #1).
· 3D glue gel and foam pads.
How to make it:
1. First create a card blank using an A4 sheet of card folded in half. Cut through both layers with a 15cm circular die, overhanging the die at the top folded edge so that an attachment fold for the front and back stays intact. I also cut an extra circle of card to glue to the back and add strength. Trim the base of the card slightly to give a straight edge at the bottom so that the card stands up ok.
2. Cut a ‘port hole’ frame from glitter card using a 15cm and 11.5cm circular die. I glued another plain card frame to the back to give extra strength.
3. I used some scrap mount board and the Sizzix BigZ die to cut the thick eyelets. Alternatively you could glue together a few layers of ordinary card to make the ‘chipboard’ eyelets. Apply Zig glue (blue when wet) to the eyelets and leave to dry and go tacky (dries clear). Press foil, shiny side up, onto the tacky surface to add foiling. Glue to the port hole frame with 3D glue gel.
4. Cut another circle from stamping card. Stamp the foreground scene with Versafine ink and paint with Drawing Gum to mask. Stamp the embellishments onto spare card and cut out.
5. Colour the scene background with watercolour markers and a water brush. Stamp the background mermaids with dye ink. Dry.
6. Remove the masking fluid. Colour the scene details and cut out embellishments with watercolour markers.
7. Cut branches from yellow card. Add a little shading with pens.
8. Glue the scene flat to the card. Apply the frame with foam pads.
9. Shape the cut out embellishments slightly with fingers or a ball tool and foam mat. Glue with 3D glue gel. Finally finish with a little glitter glue for added sparkle.