I'm a little late with my post but Nathan and I made banana pancakes for breakfast and then played outside with his water table before his nap.
See, I couldn't help but soak up every minute with him today because it was a bad night at work last night. I don't want to be Debbie Downer (no offense to all you Debbie's out there I'm sure you are as cheerful as the sun) but if you know anyone who works in a Police or Fire department you know some calls hit closer to home.
This morning was all about being grateful to God for the endless gift he has given me in this sweet natured little boy he has blessed me with. And when I looked in his eyes and told him I loved him he kissed me and patted me on the back while I cried tears he couldn't possibly understand for a mother I've never met. So I'm late with my post. I figured you'd understand. If you happen to think of it during your day today say a prayer for that mother, that family.
Alright, I fell into some feelings.
Let's dust them off and get on with the card shall we?
That is why we're here right? Right.
A Day for Daisies as a new challenge up and it's Sequins!
What is happier than sequins? Nothing. Okay, maybe glitter, but they are pretty much neck and neck for first place.
I used a stamp called Beautiful Chubby Mermaid 3 and I think she's stunning.
Remember a few weeks ago when I was ridiculously excited about the acrylic paint/stippling brush water but couldn't share my card so I made another one instead? Yeah, this was that card.
I printed the mermaid out on white cardstock and regular printer paper. The second was to use as a mask. I masked my mermaid as well as the horizon line. I used a blender tool and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create my sky. I added in a few clouds with my paint and stippling brush. I removed the water wask and flipped it to mask the sky.
For the water I could have used just copics but I'm cheap and lazy. It's okay. Facts are facts. I didn't want to use ALL that copic ink to cover the background so I used Distress Ink instead. For the water I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean (duh, it's like the ocean!) and Mermaid Lagoon (Hello, it's like a Mermaid ocean.) I removed the masks and started in with the copics.
I added some details into the water and colored my Mermaid and outcropping. I put my mask back in place to stipple on my breaking "waves" I was seriously giddy at this point because I loved it so much. Can you see why I'm an addict?
Now the painstaking but oh so worth it portion of the card. I glued six hundred million hexagon sequins to her tail. Okay, it was like 35-45 but still it look forever. I think they look incredible though. I'm so glad I took the time to do it. :)
I hope you'l join the challenge here. Tammy even shared a sweet Mermaid freebie for you to play along with or if you're feeling like spending a whopping $2.00 - 4.00 you can get an image from the shop. :)
Thanks for visiting me!