This stunning image is called Whisper of the Sea by Aurora Wings. This is the first time I've coloured up one of the images that is NOT a sprite (see previous posts Christmas Lights Sprite, Gift Card Holder, and Shepherd Sprite for examples of Aurora Wings' adorable sprite images!) and I am so thrilled how she turned out!
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Skin: E33, 11, 00
Hair: 100, C7, BV000
Dress: BG78, 75, 72, 15
Eyes and "Pearls" BV04, 01, 000
Coral: YR21, 02
Lips & Shells: R35, Spectrum Noir CR3, 2, 1
I finished off with a Craft Smart white paint pen to accent the bubbles and her eyes.
I wanted to create some kind of wave/sea scene for her, as I picture her as a sea creature herself with all the shells and coral and things in her hair. I looked through my die collection and found this flourish edge die that reminds me of a wave! Then I realized it was only an edge die. Hmmm, how to incorporate it? An idea popped into mind to use the die in the centre of the cardstock and slide the image "behind" it! I selected Stampin' Up!'s Coastal Cabana cardstock and gave it a go. It was perfect!...except for one thing... it was all one colour and you couldn't make out the patterns in the flourish! Ink and sponges to the rescue!
To create the sentiment, I die cut the word in white and in black. The white I sponged with Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride (from Stampin' Up!), and the black I glued behind to create a shadow effect. A few foam dots and Voila! Completed project!
I'll be entering this card in the Aurora Wings Challenge #63 and Creatalicious Challenge #131
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