Much like Hannelie over at Desert Diva, I saw the cue card at CASology and went 'wha....???!!! Fish???' Guess I won't be playing this week. Thought that if I used super fast shipping, I could order that Fish More stamp set from WPLUS9 that I've had my eye on, and....No. Not gonna do it. But I want to....!! No. Use what you have. Another argument with myself lost. Or won, depending on which side of me you're rooting for...Lol. And then there was inspiration from Ardyth's card. Too cool. Got me thinking. As did the most fantabulous coloring on cards by Kylie over at Studio 4490. I'll wait. Go check these blogs out and you'll see what I mean. Inspiring, aren't they? Really got my little pings going. (Gosh, I'm long winded...just can't stop this) Bear with me a few moments more, and I promise to get to the point. So darn many of you out there have an impact when you don't even realize it. It's true. I could name so many more who push me in new directions, but I did promise to get to the point.... Well, I thought I'd try coloring something. But had no fish. Well....not one that pinged in my head anyway....Popped around blogland, and what do you think I found?? Yep. The perfect image. It's a free digi from A Day For Daisies. You'll see it shortly. Never used a digi before. It's waaaaay out of my comfort zone. But I went there. I figured it out. I tried. I liked it. I'll do it again. It was fun. I'm learning. Woohoo!!!
I sure hope you like this. I'm quite enamored with her.
(Couldn't get the lighting quite right, sorry about that...)So I printed the image right onto a scrap of Bazzill white cardstock, then I printed her onto some dp. I fussy cut the dp mermaid's tail, then with my craft knife, I cut around her arms. Slid the tail under her arms and glued it down. I used Copic markers for the balloons and her skin tones, and a Sharpie for her hair. More Bazzill for the base, and a panel of the dp underneath it. The sentiment is from an MFT set with SU purpley ink. Digis and coloring? Who me?? Yep. Expanded the zone. Happy dances everyone.