Monday, January 17, 2011

Little Seahorses Mermaid -- In A Sweet Pea Dream -- Under The Sea -- Challenge # 9

Hi again!! It was a rainy day here in Florida today perfect for crafting and finishing my creation. :)  For this challenge I chose an Elaine Cox image which is a different artist then I usually choose but I must say I loved coloring them. (I bought 3 of hers and colored all 3 right away :)  This image is Little Seahorses Mermaid and it was such fun to do.  I colored her with watercolor pencils, then I glittered the mermaid tail and top in a light coral pink pearl glitter. The top of the tail was done a very light pink glitter. Her hair was done in 2 colors of Art Institute yellows. The little seahorses were done in an orange and a yellow glitter from the Art Institute. I added little pearls and rhinestones to her hair and purple rhinestone flowers. I cut her out and mounted her on the seashell die cut and then I added some greens to look like seaweed -- they are actually plastic from the flowered candle rings. I usually find them in the thrift stores or yard sales and take them apart since they work great for undersea stuff. I then glued little shells and these cool Rox by Judith on in different colors. I used this great paper I have been hoarding from Creative Beginnings and added the adhesive paper ribbon in sand dollars to the corners and the bottom. To finish it I added the "special" definition and the real starfish. Thanks for looking :)
I am also entering this is the following other challenges:
Stamp Something Challenge
Sweet Pea Stampers
Stampin' B's Design Team -- Die Cut


  1. Beautifully done! I enlarged it and could see all the sparkle....super work.
    Thanks for joining the Stampin B's die cut challenge this week.

  2. This is goregous - the scallop in the background is a great idea

  3. she is spectacular. I just adore how you use glitter!
    Thanks for joining our challenge this week and hope to see more of your wonderful artwork in the future!!

    DT Sweet Pea Stamps