Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Glittery "Garden Of Nautilus" Another Beautiful Digi Image ;)

Hi everyone,
 It has been raining here in Florida for 2 days straight ... perfect for staying in and crafting ;)  I finished the image I was working on for a wonderful friend who just had a brand new healthy baby boy.  I thought this one from Diana Martin Studio was perfect it is titled " Garden of Nautilus Mermaid".  I love how she captured the love between the mother and baby.  You can find more of her great images and artwork here http://www.etsy.com/shop/DianaMartinStudio?ref=seller_info.  Now for the details.

~The Details~
First I sprayed the image with some fixative because I noticed that even though I am using HP ink it was still bleeding a little ... but I do a lot of blending so that could have something to do with it.  I colored the image with my pearlescent chalks and colored pencils blending well.  After that I applied my glitter colors.  I didn't pay attention to the colors I used in this one I just grabbed quite a few different ones from my glitter stash.  I did use the smooch accents for the bottom of the scene and the shells and her jewelry.  I added half pearls and rhinestones to her hair and jewelry to finish the image. I layered several different papers (the light green one I made with my tattered angels sprays) and put some ribbon with flowers behind the image for this card. The little plaque on the bottom says "I will love you forever"  I thought this went well and finished the card off nicely.  Hope you like it and thanks for looking at my latest glittery creation ;)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Glittery "Almost Time Mermaid" Digi Stamp By Diana Martin Studio

Hi Everyone,
    As promised I have a new card for you today and it is a great image!! Another beautiful one from Diana Martin Studio  http://www.etsy.com/shop/DianaMartinStudio?ref=seller_info I have attached her link for you to go and see what wonderful images she has.  The one I decorated is titled "Almost Time" and it is of a pregnant mermaid waiting for her new baby.  Now on to the details ;)

~The Details~
Since these are digital images I don't use my watercolor pencils like I normally would but I do color the background and the skin tones with my pearlescent chalks and then I use regular colored pencils just blended well.  All the glitter I used this week was from Stuff by David http://stores.ebay.com/stuffbydavid?_rdc=1  the link for his store is attached.  The tiny half pearls I used in her hair, and on her top and on the gold mesh ribbon are from his store as well.  The glitter colors I used were the following : her hair ~ metallic coffie, her mermaid body ~ metallic purple, midnight blue, laser blue and her tail was done in baby blue iridescent.  The plants, sand and fish were colored with my smooch accent inks.  I added real sand dollars, starfish and shells and gold rox by judith.  The background paper with the blue and green was made with my tattered angels sprays.
I like how she turned out but that is because I love doing glitter this way !!! ;D   Hope you like her too and thanks for looking at my newest glittery creation ;)