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1/12/11

Under the Sea Card

Helloooooo there! Wanda here! I'm secretly singing "Under the Sea" from Little Mermaid as I'm typing this post today. Such a happy song from a great movie. I'm getting into the theme of it all! The card for today features the lovely Miss Mermaid Anya! So frickin' adorable...really... I had a lot of fun with this one and kept adding stuff to her and enjoying using a very vivid and bright color scheme. Hope you like her too!

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Here is a close up of the shading and coloring. I added lots of pearls to her, and created a little scene for her to float in...some coral, shells and a starfish. I kinda feel like mermaids should be all glittery and pretty, so I added stickles to her eyeshadow and her fins.
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 Links: iCopic Blog and if you want to buy Mermaid Anya!
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Here are the steps I used to color her hair. Again...remember dark colors are hard...so take your time and work with it and practice. Also, be sure to leave some white space for shiny locks. I used E57 first to lay down the foundation color.
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Next, I added some darker brown to her roots and ends to give some depth of color. I finished off with a lighter beige color to blend it all together. I even went over the white part with the E42. You can do that part either way depending on the effect you like.
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Here she is pre-pearls and glitter!
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She is a California mermaid...of course! Sending a little love your way from my corner of the world! I used a seashell border punch from Martha Stewart and lots of scallops to look like waves. Then I added some Making Memories shell brads and more pearls...I see it didn't take me long to move back to my "more is more" philosophy after posting that clean and simple card on Monday! haha.  
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"Up on the shore they work all day, Out in the sun they slave away, While we devotin' full time to floatin'
Under the sea...."
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