Friday, July 14, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas & Cardmaker Magazine Summer Blog Hop



Hello everyone and welcome to our Summer Blog Hop!!  It's Jan here.

We are so excited to be creating some Summer projects along with the Cardmaker Magazine team. Be sure you hop along and leave a comment on each blog along the way for a chance to win a $75 CDD shop credit.

We will be choosing from all the comments left on all of the team's blog posts, so the more you comment, the more chance to win! Winner announced 7/19.

Here is what I've created especially for you. 
 

I couldn't help to make one more beautiful mermaid card from Craftin Desert Divas July Release - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set. Isn't she beautiful?  I wanted to do a mermaid sitting on the big oyster shell *lol*  I'll share in a bit my thinking process.  Here are more closed up looks of completed card.
 

Using color pencils and abit of embellishments always help to make it look prettier :)


It's a one layer card and I colored the images and background with copic markers with the help of some distress oxide inks, color pencils and some embellishments.

Here is how I did my scene

Like I said earlier, I already known that I wanted my mermaid to sit inside the big oyster shell so I left some space for me to draw the shell for her.  After I set up all the scene element, I then used Crazy Stitched Frame dies to cut my main panel.


I then hand drawn the oyster shell (credit to goggle) I am not good in drawing so I took my time to draw it with the light touch of pencil lines.  After I happy with how it looked I then photo copy it onto some thin photocopy paper for fussy cut all of them off and made them into masks


I normally do my background first before coloring my images, just in case I made mistake.  I colored the oceans with copic markers B2X series and B000 at the top.  I then used White Gelly Roll pen to draw those white lines as my ocean under the sea currents.  It didn't look that pretty isn't it :) Just bear with me!


I then put all the masking paper on and began to lightly distress on top of the ocean with distress oxide inks in broken china and cracked pistashio and the white gel pen.  I sometime used white gel pen to draw the lines and purposely smeared them.  Still not pretty but this is because the main images were not colored yet.  I did came back and did more touch up with color pencils and some details afterward.


This is how it looked once everything was colored.  I used some polychromos colored pencils to even out some hard lines at the ocean and used white color pencil from prisma to make some bubbles that will hide some of my imperfection of copic blending underneath.  


Here again for the finial look 


I finished it off with Nuvo Crystal Drop in Apple Green and Morning Dew.  And quite heavy coated of Wink Of Stella in Clear at the mermaid's hair and sea weeds.  I attached the main panel to black card based and it's done!

I hope you do like my card and Thank you for stopping by today.  

Hugs
Jan

Next stop is Amazing & Talented friend of mine : EK Gorman


And here's a complete lineup

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Here are CDD products that I used

Mermaid Lagoon
Crazy Stitched Frame

broken china
cracked pistachio

White Gelly Roll 
Apple Green
Morning Dew

43 comments:

  1. Blown away by your amazing Copic coloring! This card really POPS!!

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  2. Gorgeous! You are truly the scene Queen for a reason. LOL I'm amazed at this.

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  3. This is stunningly beautiful 😍 creation

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  4. This is called imagination and I love how you hand drawn the cute shell for the little mermaid! Shell-ebrately stunning!

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  5. I saw your card on Instagram and it is amazing. What a great card!!!

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  6. Love this - thanks for the great tutorial:)

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  7. Fabulous! Background turned out lovely.💕

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  8. Love the super sized oyster shell. It is the perfect backdrop for this cutie!

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  9. Amazing coloring!!!! Love the background!!

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  10. Wow what gorgeous coloring! Love your card!

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  11. Woow, cute & so detailed. Love your card.

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  12. Once again Jan, this is just absolutely amazing! You shouldn't be so hard on yourself, the background and the shell are perfect! Love this card!

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  13. I love the vibrant color you were able to get with your colored pencils on the shell. The mermaid lagoon set is one of my favorites.

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  14. Fantastic coloring.
    Love the purple shell.
    thanks for sharing.

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  15. Love your card and detailed instructions :)

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  16. Absolutely stunning project! Very creative to draw that big oyster shell which is a highlight on your card. Your colour skills are awesome too

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  17. Jan, This is sooo stunning !!! WOW , wow, wow !! You did an amazing job with this beautiful card !!
    Hugs&Blessings,
    Mayra

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  18. Your card is GORGEOUS! Love all of the details and your colouring is amazing! Awesome how you drew that big shell to go around your mermaid too! This is such an amazing hop! I'm loving it!
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  19. As usual, Jan, you have outdone yourself. This card is spectacular!

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  20. This is such an incredibly gorgeous card design. The giant clam for the mermaid to sit in is perfect.

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  21. Amazing card! I'm so impressed that you drew the shell! I love the scene you created, and your coloring is gorgeous!

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  22. Your oyster shell is fantastic and I love how you colored this gorgeous scene!

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  23. Awesome card, I like how he painted the whole scene.

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  24. Oh wow Jan this card is so wonderful and your coloring so awesome.♥ I reall ylove it.♥ Many thanks for sharing your inspiration.♥
    Hugs
    Angela

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  25. This is truly gorgeous, Jan! The idea of having the mermaid is the shell is so fantastic, and you drew it perfectly! So inspiring!

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  26. Looks beautiful! A lot of hard work! Well worth it!

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  27. OMG Jan!! You created a masterpiece!! So stunning, love it!!!

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  28. I LOVE the scene you created! I also love to see the progress of your card!

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  29. I'm super impressed with you drawing in the shell. You did an amazing job creating this card.

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  30. You make it look easy! LOL I imagine this card took a bit of time- well worth it though, because it is awesome!!!

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  31. This is such an amazing card!

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  32. Love your rich coloring and background on here!

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  33. Awesome release! Fantastic creation! I especially love the bright coloring!

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  34. Your coloring skills amaze me, Jan! Fabulous underwater scene.

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