Monday, August 18, 2014

Beauty under the Sea!

Happy Monday to you all!  I am so excited to be here sharing with you as a Guest Designer for Challenge #6 at Aurora Wings!  I was so honored when Mitzi asked me as she has a lot of talent on her team!  The theme for this challenge is "Under the Sea", and I have used the beautiful image called "A Dark Undercurrent" the full version.  If you have not checked out Mitzi' images you are really missing out you can find them here.

This image is very captivating to me I just love her with her skulls, like maybe she is missing her loved ones! 
I came across this cool green snakeskin paper that I thought was just perfect.  I took some cheesecloth and spritzed it with copic refill ink to match, then added a little hair spray to it to stiffen it up and inter-twined it with a little gold netting, added a couple of shells, and a flower that is it!  She is colored with copics and has a little stickles on her for some bling.

Copics used:
Skin:  E50, 51 R20
Fin: BG09, 11,15, 23 and G02
Hair: E30, 33
Skulls : C00, 1, 2
Blues:  B0000, B000, B00
Sand: E41, 42, 43

I would like to enter in to the following challenges:
Pile it on - #33 by the sea
Hanna and Friends - sun, beach, sea
The squirrel and the fox - #75 anything goes
Stamping with the dragon- sun, sand, sea
Fab 'n' Funky - #225 inspired by a movie "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Crafting from the heart - #32 anything goes
The Craft Place - Nautical
A Creative Romance - fantasy

That's it for me have a great week, find some time to get creative it is good for your soul!


Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you so much for being a guest designer for Aurora Wings, Charlene. This is such a beautiful creation. I love the green snake skin paper that coordinates with the green fluke of the mermaid. It gives a hint of the reptilian predatory sense to the image.

Big hugs,
Mitzi xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Charlene gorgeous card hun love it and thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with the Dragon hugs Judith DT x

Pat K said...

Amazing creation, so beautifully coloured. I'm sure "Johnny D" would love her. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous coloring and that snakeskin paper couldn't be more perfect, Charlene. Fab embellies, too. So happy to have you as GDT at Aurora Wings this month. xxD

Gwyneth said...

What a Stunning card. I love the image and how you've done the background and embelishing around her.
Thank you very much for entering the "Stampin' with the Dragon" "Sun, Sea & Sand" challenge this month. Good luck.
Gwyneth DT

Ann Marie Governale said...

This is just stunning. You know I love my mermaids, and seems you do too!! So very beautifully colored and embellished. Perfect in all ways! xxx Ann Marie

cheryl said...

Oh wow this is simply stunning the colours are fantastic bless you for playing at TCP Hugs cheryl xxx

MagsB said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! Fabulous colours - and I love the snakeskin paper!

Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

Yvonne Tune said...

So beautiful, I love the use of colour, and embellishments

Zetti said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends.
Andrea :-)

Debs said...

wow..this is just gorgeous..thanks for sharing with us at TCP..hugs Debs x

Gail said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you explained how you made your cheesecloth embellishment that doesn't look like cheesecloth at all! This is a GREAT GREAT card, Charlene!!! Hugs, Gail