Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Isabelle Paper Doll" from MFT Presents

Something's fishy, this card looks much better in real life LOL! For Isabelle's tail I used about 10 different Copics in various shades of pale greens top blues and even some purples, just dabbing here and there to fill out the scales and sin and it really gives it an iridescent look. Then I went over all the lines with my green Copic atyou Spica for shimmer. I used both the Spots and Dots and D-vine Swirls folder to look like bubbles and waves and accented some of the bubbles with the self-adhesive rhinestones, I love that these come in several different sizes on one sheet, doesn't that look like real bubbles rising to the surface?

I went through my stash of stamps and turned up no fish sentiments, and then realized happily, I had something very appropriate for this pear shaped lady after all: "hippy birthday!" LOL!! I framed it up on a round tag to go with the bubble theme, the scalloped long Nestie frame goes nicely with the fish scales...The tail I added separately and curved out and under with my fingers, really looks like it's undulating, this is definitely my fave outfit from this new set, I heart mermaids!

My blogaversary is just a few days away, eeek!!! It's going to run all week and HUNDREDS of dollars of prizes from me and my fabulous sponsors will be given away, also new samples from all my sets this past year, and guest star appearances from past contest winners and guest designers, can't wait!! Be sure to subscribe to my blog if you haven't already so you don't miss a single day or chance to win!

10 comments:

Toni K said...

Awesome mermaid. I love the colors on the scales and the tail. I know what you mean about looking better in real life. I feel that way about most of my cards. I'll take tons of pictures trying to capture the card and can't quite get it. This is great though!

Christina Fischer said...

10 different Copics?? Yowee! She looks beautiful, and I love the bubbles!! :)

texasjodylynn said...

That is REALLY pretty! I love it. I love the long rect Nest with it too!

No sentiments huh? :)

Angie said...

Wow, Melanie. I love all the elements you added to this card. I think the blingy-bubbles are great!

Jennie said...

This card looks great! Love all of the colors and the design!

jules p said...

oh..i love the way you made her "legs" hang over the edge. very cute!

Fink said...

Love the mermaid card! I will have to make sure I am around for your anniversary!

Anita said...

Cute card! Thanks for your comment.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome coloring. What a cute card.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh totally adorable mermaid!!!! I agree........mermaids and also fairies....are just soooo sweet and fun!!! Now that Copic coloring and the scale and fin are just amazing!!!! I'm still practicing so I can do that someday!!! The bubbles in the bg are so perfect!!!!