Monday, October 4, 2010

Scalloped Mermaid

I hope everyone had a fabulous World Card Making Day weekend! I got 7 cards made! Hooray! One of those cards was for the Moxie Fab World Offest Scallop Gallop challenge that ends, of course, today. One day, I will not be a last minute crafter. Maybe. ;)

As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to pair the scallops with The Greeting Farm's Mermaid Anya. She's the cutest mermaid around! I love how this turned out. Once again with the red hair, purple shells, and green fin. What can I say, The Little Mermaid left an indelible mark on me! And I just love red hair. One day I'll have it again! I used a ton of Copics in her hair. I wanted it to have some texture. I need more practice, but it's a decent start. :) Since mermaid Anya doesn't have scales on her fin I made dots with the colorless blender and then drew in scallops with the clear spica pen, again, just for some texture. Her hair baubles have stickles on them.
The scallop scales are rows of SU Old Olive cut with the PTI large scallop border die, sprayed with vanilla Smooch Spritz, and adhered to each other with 1/8" scor-tape. I flicked them up with my fingernail a little bit, too. The purple ribbon was a gift so I don't know who makes it. It's a beautiful shade! I wish I had cardstock to match! The sentiment is from a longer Hero Arts sentiment but I just inked the 'hello'.
Thanks so much for looking!
Supplies: Stamps - The Greeting Farm Mermaid Anya, Hero Arts A Warm Hello
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White, Stampin' Up! kraft, Old Olive
Other - Copics (E00, E30, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR14,YR18, E09, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG11, YG93, V12, V15, V17, 0), clear Spica pen, Papertrey Ink Large Scallop Border Die, 1/8" Scor-tape, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Stardust Stickles, purple double-stitched ribbon


  1. Beautiful! You are so talented, Paula!!!

  2. Your card is fabulous! From the coloring, and the perfect shade of green cardstock "scales", to the shimmery mist... Too cute.

  3. Absolutely stunning Paula! I want her hair! ;) Those scales are awesome, too! Love the Smooch!

  4. I live for mermaids - and this is the cutest ever!

  5. Paula this is just too cute! I love the layers of scales!

  6. Oooo! Love those layered, offset, glitter scales! Fantastic! Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet comment on my blog!

  7. Hey Paula! Thanks for entering the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)

  8. this is fabulous, Paula! Love the sparkly scallops.

  9. Hi Paula. I'm not sure which is cuter, those little baby toes in the corner or your card! I love what you have done with the Offset Scallop challenge. I just want to reach out and touch those scales!

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. I had a bit of a hard time getting the stamped border on the cork to dry. Luckily no finger prints made in on the final product!