Thursday, May 3, 2012

Underwater Mermaid Scene

Welcome to the Make it Crafty blog hop where we are celebrating not only a new release, but our new illustrator Marina!  She has a whimsical style and will be bringing us lots of gorgeous backgrounds and characters! There are many images in the current release 'Under the Sea' that you don't want to miss and I've even seen a few sneak peeks at some fairies that are awesome!

You should have arrived here from the incredible DELPHINE!


For my project I used Underwater Mermaid Scene and printed it out to fill out the card because I knew I wanted to do more coloring that card making.  He he he.  I first started with the water and figured if I messed that up then it would be easy to start over.  The inspiration I used for this was an image I found through Google and can be found HERE.  If you can believe it, the hardest part to color was the sand... it was left for last and taunted me throughout.  LOL


PRIZES: The best part about a blog hop are the prizes!!  Each of us have selected one image to give away to a random commenter on our blog and the image I chose is the one I've used... Underwater Mermaid Scene!!  You have until Sunday May 6h to finish the hop and we'll post the winners on Monday!


But that's not all the prizes either! Make sure to visit everyone on the hop and also leave a comment on the main MIC Store Blog for a chance to win the entire collection - how awesome is that!  :D  Zoe has three prizes over there that you don't want to miss.  Good luck!

Here's the complete hop roster:

Alyce - http://kitandclowder.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://stampincabin.blogspot.com/
Delphine - http://delphinesplace.blogspot.com/
Barbara - {here you are}
Sandie - http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Elaine (Special Guest) - http://quixoticcards.com/blog/
Tracy P - http://crafteezee.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://www.debbiepsplace.blogspot.com/
Jane - http://janesboxofcolours.blogspot.com/
Zoe - http://makeitcrafty.com/crafts-blog/zoes-blog
Store Blog - http://www.makeitcrafty.com/store-blog/


The last stop in the hop is the new Make it Crafty Store Blog that is full of inspiration, tutorials, tips and tricks.  The Store DT have already posted some fantastic projects and I know there are more to come.  :D  Be sure to "Subscribe via Email" and enter your name for a chance to win the mega blog candy Zoe has listed.  Take a short detour and check out all those details HERE.

Your next stop on the hop is the fantastic SANDIE!!


If you can believe it, I actually wrote down the Copics I used on this project.  Shock!

Stamp: Make it Crafty Underwater Mermaid Scene
Water: BG0000, 000, B01, BG57, 53, 34, YG45, 11, 13, 17, G85, BG96, 0
Hair/Blues: B52, 34, 37, 39, N6
Fish/Scales: Y02, YR30, 31, Y23, 26, 28, YR 12, 15, 18
Skin: E0000, 000, 41, 42, 70, 71, 31 then added E93, R11, 12, 02, 17, 39, plus BG53, 10, B000
Purples: RV91, 93, 95, R59, RV99
Pinks: R11, R12, YR65, YR14
Sand: E43, 44, 47, 49, N4, 6 plus BG11, 53

70 comments:

  1. I am shocked!! Copic Marker colours!?!?! Wow!! hehee
    Man you rock woman! I just love the effect you have given her as though she really is under water. Just spectacular. xxoo

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  2. Very beautiful image, Barbara, great colouring!
    Big Hugs
    Barbara

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  3. Fabulous watery scene, love the blue highlights on your mermaid.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  4. *sigh* I don't know how you always manage it Barbara!! :) Love the effect of the light coming through the water, and the mermaid's skin looks fab. Totally gorgeous.

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  5. wow so gorgeous! I love how you have done the shading and light .... sensational.

    xoxox Carly

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  6. Barbara!!! What can I say?? I love, love, LOVE how you have created the rays of light through the water. Your talents amaze me!!!
    Trudiexxxx

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  7. Amazing coloring, I am truly in awe :)

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  8. Wow Barbara, I am sooooo in love with your coloring!! It looks amazing... what a fab background! Awesome!!!

    Hugs Annika

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  9. Simply amazing! I love the way you colored the sand and water. Brilliant!

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  10. Awesome Just love your colouring.. Vicki Xxx

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  11. hallo barbara
    stond met open mond te kijken naar je prachtige creatie,als je niet had gezegd dat je deze gekleurd had dan had ik gedacht dat het een plaatje uit een magazine was:-))
    zo mooi!!
    groetjes van corry

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  12. Absolutely great colouring you did!!!! Fantastic!!!! It is sooooo awesome!!!!
    Hugs!

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  13. Love the shafts of light in the water BamBam - and as for the blue hair, very stylish!!
    Hugs
    Jane

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  14. This is gorgeous, Barbara! Amazing coloring of the beautiful image!

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  15. Your colouring is so inspiring! It's totally gorgeous.
    Love the new release,
    Greets Gea

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  16. Wow! I am blown away! Your coloring skills are beyond AMAZING!!! You've displayed the Make it Crafty Underwater Mermaid scene in the best way possible!
    a_j_brown@yahoo.com

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  17. Your coloring is amazing! I love how you added hints of blue. Looking at underwater pictures, I noticed that they have a blue tint, and you portrayed this beautifully!

    Hugz,
    Julie

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  18. Gorgeous water work! Love how you've shaded the top part of her arms to reflect the water...looks amazing, but then again, your work is always amazing.

    Shelby

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  19. Boah...I am speechless! What a gorgeous colouring! The shaed in the water, the sea grass, the mermaid...just everything....absolute amazing!!!! And the stamp is so beautiful as well! I love mermaids!
    Martina

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  20. Awesome job on the coloring of the water here. It looks so real. She actually looks like she is under the water. GREAT job........Everything is so realistic ....

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  21. Great job of coloring! I love how you made the scene the whole card.

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  22. Hi Barbara
    Gorgeous and beautiful ,fabulous colouring
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  23. This is fantastic Barbara! You're a girl after my own heart ... I prefer coloring to making cards too!

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  24. Such a pretty card. I love the depth of the shadows you incorporated into the image and that you made it borderless. :) Have a wonderful day!

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  25. Wow, Barbara, your coloring is awesome!!! I love the background effect and sweet blue tints on your mermaid. So creative, gorgeous and realistic. Thanks for the inspiration and the Fun Blog Hop. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these stamps.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  26. oh my Barbara, i don't know what to say, it's so amazing, need more minutes for seeing all the details!
    céline

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  27. Lovely picture! Great coloring
    Hugs from France
    Rosesarah

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  28. Oh Barbara! This is amazing! Sort of like looking into the real thing! Amazing coloring, I especially love the water and your water imagery! It's AWESOME!!
    I have never thought to print out on the full page! What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!
    ;)

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  29. Oh Barbara it's stunning your coloring is fab!! the way you colored her in is perfect with the right amount of shading she's gorgeous well done hugs Mandy xxx

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  30. Barbara,
    WOW your colouring on this image is AHHH-MAZING! I love the shadow/shades you did and let me tell you the sand is perfect too! LOL. Very impressed & inspired! Thanks for a chance to win this amazing image!
    hugs;
    Shari

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  31. WOW!!! Beautiful!!! Good job

    I am your new follower

    mgb2000@gmail.com
    Gaby Beard

    Thanks

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  32. omgosh! So gorgeous!!!!! Beautiful work, I love it!
    I'm a new follower....Fabi

    thescrappingfactory@gmail.com

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  33. Wow, stunning colouring - I'm speechless Barbara!!!

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  34. OMG my jaw has just hit the floor just "Stunning" and my goodness your colouring is just awesome just love all the colours and the shading well its amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this its just so beautiful! Chanelle xxx

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  35. OH WOW, Barbara!!! This is totally jaw dropping!!! I love the light "coming through", I love your sand, the seaweed and bubbles you have added, the colours of your sea, your gorgeous mermaid, everything!!! Hugs Delphine xx

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  36. WOW - you are such a master artist - this is GORGEOUS! Love how she's taken on some of the hues from the water - really makes you think she's hiding our under the waves!
    xXx

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  37. This is stunning! The background has absolutely blown me away. I hope one day I can be as talented as you are!!

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  38. Your card is beautiful! so real live colored! the sun shining in the water. Great coloring!
    x Brenda

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  39. Great underwater castle and love your mermaid!!

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  40. Your coloring is awesome, love your card! TFS!

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  41. Beautiful card, your coloring is just perfect. Great shading on the mermaid's face!

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  42. Love the way you have done the ocean

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  43. this is sensational i love how you did all of this, thanks for the copic colours that you used also...

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  44. Wow Barbara!! Look at your amazing colouring it is just stunning! I am in awe of that water...incredible! :D

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  45. Amazing colouring on a fabulous image!

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  46. I love the light streaming in from above in your image. The reflected colours on her skin are great as well. I have never thought of just having the picture as my card front...what a great idea! It would save all the anguish of choosing embellishments and papers to match. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  47. Your colouring is fantastic, something to aspire to!

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  48. How clever that you used blue highlighting on her skin, just as if she were actually underwater!

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  49. Wow... It must took very long time to color it... So fabulous coloring. Love it!
    Eret xx

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  50. STUNNING underwater scene Barbara! Amazing colouring as always! Have a lovely weekend, take careX:)

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  51. Hi! Oh your coloring is amazing Barbara!! It looks like you had a wonderful time coloring this scene! hugs Sandra

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  52. Awesome coloring. fabulous job.
    Hugs Maz

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  53. DUDE!! This is amazing! I've been sitting here marveling over the details you added. The rays of sun through the water and the little shadows on the ocean floor are simply awesome!

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    1. And the blender "bubbles" too! :D

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  54. Fantastic Card,coloring is great

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  55. Absolutely super stunning, wow, love your coloring, have been drooling over it for how many minutes now, lol, love it!!
    lotsa luv

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  56. Your interpretation of the inspiration picture is perfect! What a good idea. You certainly are talented! Thanks for sharing!
    Jen Leeflang
    Durban
    South Africa

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  57. Beautifully done. I dearly love to be able go do this kind of work. Bravo

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  58. Awesome job! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. WOW! Your card is so beautiful and your coloring is great! I like how you made everything, especially the ocean! Hugs, Bo

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  60. WOW, so many details and gorgeous colors! These images are breathtaking, literally!

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  61. Barbara.I feel like I'm under the sea with your Mermaid. Gorgeous. Hugs Tracy x

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  62. oh my word this is stunning....

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  63. Holy smokes! I`m totally in awe here. Your colouring...o la la... perfect!!!! You really make the image come to life. STUNNING!!! Hugs...Mona

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  64. Oh this is amazing. The scene is perfect for this beauty - love everything about it....

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  65. Wow, Barbara, I am really gobsmacked by your colouring on this. Just wow. xxx

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  66. oh my gosch barbara! your coloring is totally out of this world. Amazingly stunning, actyally i dont thing i have any words.
    hope your having a lovely weekend sweetie!
    hugs!

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  67. WOW! What a fabulous coloring job on this scene! I love the rays in the water. Maybe you can show us how you did it to look so good. :D I don't have any copics, but I was wondering if the bubbles could look even more lifelike if you added some Glossy Accent or the like to them? I don't know how Copics react to that type of product. I adore your coloring on the mermaid, but the sandcastle really looks fabulous!

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  68. Wow! Totally amazing Barbara!

    Arabella

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