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Through the porthole ~

TGIF!!  Hiya friends!  Alyssa here with a little interpretation of the current iCopic challenge – to color water, something under water, etc.  I’m not brave enough to attempt to color raindrops or reflections in water, so I decided to color something that would be found underwater – a mermaid!  And who better to color than The Greeting Farm’s Syren?!  She’s just so hot!  I wanted to do something a little different though…I made a gel card!
icopic syren gel
The front is made to look somewhat like the porthole of a submarine.  Having never been in a submarine and too lazy to look one up, this is how I envision one.  lol  I used a textured gray cardstock as the card base and cut a window in the center with my largest circle die.  The gel is inside a bag that my Fizzy Moon stamps came in – I had to fashion it with ScorTape to get it closed, so hopefully this little fish doesn’t turn into an ooey, gooey mess!  Another layer of the textured cardstock is up on dimensional foam tape.  The window’s frame is made with two circle nestabilitie dies and the little *bolts* are made with the larger size punch on the Crop-a-dile.  Before I glued down the *bolts*, I swiped some Ranger Distress Black Soot ink  around for definition. 
icopic syren gel inside
And here is the sassy Syren herself lounging on the ocean floor.  The sand is kraft cardstock ripped and sponged with Ranger Distress Antique Linen.  The background *water* is sponged lightly all over with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass.  The seaweed and coral are cut using the Cricut Life’s a Beach cartridge and pounced with chalk inks in their respective colors for a bit more depth. 
icopic syren gel detail
Syren’s hair is colored with RV00, RV10, RV13 and RV14.  Her fishy tail is done in BG10, BG15, BG23 and BG45.  Instead of shading her tail, I dotted the darker colors in the shady areas.  The fin is super sparkly with Turquoise and Silver AtYou Spica pens – love these!  I also used the turquoise pen for her eyes. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  You still have a little while to get your watery creation in for your chance to win!  Have a super day! 
Hair: RV00, RV10, RV13, RV14
Tail: BG10, BG15, BG23, BG45
Skin and Makeup: E00, E02, E11, R20, W1, W3


Oh wow! this is gorgeous!!!What a great idea!

So cute and I love how you colored Syren! :)

Wow! This is amazing, and I love your coloring!

Oh wow Lyss!! This is one amazing card!! Your siren (one of my all time fav stamps!!) is colored to perfection! Her hair, her tail.. just utterly WOW!! And the gel porthole is fabulous! Love, love, LOVE it!!

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