Monday, January 18, 2016

The ocean is my home

Hi, Nikki here. It is no secret .... I am a big fan of Artist Trading Cards (ATC's), and with all this cold weather here where I live, I thought I should create something warmer and what could be more appropriate than a mermaid swimming in the ocean on a warm sunny day.

To create this ATC I used one of my current fave background stamps, Whitecaps, coupled with Star Mermaid with face from Lost Coast Designs.. Have you seen the awesome selection of mermaids, go check it out at Lost Coast Designs.

Here is my ATC : 

The card stock was painted with various blue acrylics, then I heat embossed the whitecaps with pearl white embossing powder, adding some white gel pen to accentuate the white caps. The mermaid is stamped and colored with copics and fussy cut. Her tail and the star she is holding are glittered and the pearl she is holding is dimensional, using liquid pearls. With a craft knife I cut across the waves and slipped part of her tail in. The wording is handwritten. I think she makes a very beautiful focal point in this background.

Reminder that there are monthly challenges at Lost Coast Designs, they start the first Monday of each month at our event and challenge blog. This months challenge is 'Clean and Simple' and here is my make, featuring Cracked Party Cat :

Nikki x


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