Saturday, May 16, 2015

Aqua Marina - Sugar Nellie

First of all, hang on to your hats folks!  Four cards in four days is a record for me and probably won't ever be seen again!
This weekend, Sugar Nellie is releasing SN will be releasing the Under the Sea collection of four stamps as digital images which were previously only available in rubber.  They are also on a promotional price of £2 each and are available at Funky Kits.  Sorry, I don't have the links for the digis yet but if you do a search for Under the Sea in the Funky Kits shop, they will pop up.  
There's four of these mermaid little beauties and I chose to use the Aqua Marina image. 
In addition to the Funky Kits release, Kit & Clowder's Facebook group is having a 6000 party this weekend and as one of the sponsors,Sugar Nellie will be giving away a few prizes in the competition/promotions Alyce has planned.
 Drat!  I see a bit of paper lifted on my card and of course one  NEVER notices this until the photos have been taken and it's too late to retake the pic.  
 The water was a real dilemma for me but I decided to make a dotted background with varying shades of Copics and when finished, I used by colourless blender to lift some of the colour out of dots.  I then used a grey multiliner to edge around them and then added a dot of white and some stickles.  Passionate Paper Creations has a fabulous tutorial that I used to get some ideas and a start on the dotting.  Although mine doesn't look anything like hers, I am happy with it and think the softer, more muted colours suit this image.
At one point, I had such a miserable mess on here.. I had used my pearl pen to make the pearl dots and they turned out terrible, kind of all smashed together so after it dried, I managed to scrape it off and then added the bead pearls instead.  It was another of those 'I created an opportunity' moments.... hahahahha... oh, the stress of a few silly pearlized dots!
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Fins/Clothes - G24, G21, G20; R85, R83, R81
Turtle - YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, E35, E31
Hair - E44, E43, E41
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Image - Funky Kits Aqua Marina
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags & Die
Paper - Pink Paislee Hope Chest
Misc - Teresa Collins enamel dots
ABC Challenge - J is for Jewels


Doreen said...

Just beautiful,love the

Christine L said...

Hi Marilyn...

Well I think this is my most favourite of all the cards I've ever seen you make... it really is a WOW!!! Stunning colouring... perfect colour choice.. and another WOW to those grey lined bubbles!! (I'm reaching for my shopping list for a grey multi-liner!) And you created an opportunity?? We call them happy accidents!! LOL!!

Big hugs
Christine x

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning. I love the sweet image and your colouring is amazing.
Sue xx

Tracey T said...

This is just beautiful, Marilyn! I love how you've created the water and as ever your eye for colour is just fabulous. xx

Janette van Otterlo said...

What a great card! LOVE it!
Grtz Janette

heidy said...

Love it Marilyn,such a beautiful card and fab coloring!!
XXX Heidy

jimlynn said...

Well good golly! You've been super busy lately.
I'm pretty certain we have to be related when it comes to making a card. LOL! All turned out good though and actually better than good since this is absolutely GORGEOUS! WOW! Love the soft look of the water around that pretty image and all those wonderful pearls.

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Marilyn:)) huggles Sue xx

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.a really beautiful image and i love the effect of your soft colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Chrissy said...

Oh gosh...she is just beautiful Marilyn..fabulous colouring and all the pearls are just gorgeous.


Nancy Thomas said...

She's beautiful!!! I love all the bubbles.

Aileen (mum) said...

This card is just perfect. Love your colouring and the water bubbles. All looks wonderful, cant wait to het my hands on this one.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Those bubbles are so fun. And what a wonderful job you did on them. I love the image will have to look for this one Your card is just lovely Marilyn. Hugs, joann

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Great coloration and a gorgeous card Marilyn...

Hugs from Andrea

Maxine D said...

Marilyn this is fabulous - I know what you mean about the 'liquid' type of pearls, and well done on getting them 'sorted' so beautifully!!

Kat W said...

This is an absolute stunner of a card and it's your unbelievably amazing colouring that really does it for much texture and depth...the background is fantastic and the pearl accents are just beautiful :-)

Now excuse me while I pick my jaw back up off the floor...

Big hugs, Kat xx

Sandy said...

You're just too wonderful, too wonderful for words. Whatever it was that you saw, I sure didn't and believe me I looked! Sweet lady you really are so talented.
Sandy xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is beautiful! I love the jewels for the bubbles and your coloring is flawless!

Sanja Grdinić said...

Oh, wow! So cute... And beautiful coloring if I may say. :)
Have a great day!

Anneke said...

Ooh wow this is just amazing!!
Hugs Anneke

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful! Wow, love everything about this card. Love your colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges. Meighan DT

Patty Sue 2 said...

Oh, my goodness....this is stunning. Fabulous job...4 in one are rocking it!

Annette22 said...

oooh Marilyn,

your card's just a dream, I'm deeply imressed such a great coloring
the way you stamped the image and colored it just wonderful

:) Annette