Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Mermaid and Octopus


These cute ovals are the work of Sam the artist on Lily Boo's printable images. They were such fun to colour. The border punch is Martha Stewart, and the sentiment was a home-made rub on. (look under labels on my sidebar for instructions on making rub ons) I printed the octopus image twice and then cut him out and popped him over the main image for a bit of dimension. Both images were coloured with Copic markers.




This little mermaid is another image from the same download of printable stamps. The waves and starfish on the bottom were cut using the Cricut cartridge Life's a Beach. The sentiment was another home-made rub on. I used glossy accents a lot on this one to give it a watery feel.



45 comments:

Marcea said...

wow, these are gorgeous hunny, what fab images and great details :o)
-x-

joey said...

Hiya Enfys, oh these are so pretty, gorgeous details, love the oval with the images inside. Joey.x

velta said...

Your glossy accents really make these cards stand out...too cute are the images :)

Kazzy73 said...

WOW they are great En I love the glossy look.The octopus sentiment is v. funny.

Kazzy73 said...

WOW they are great En I love the glossy look.The octopus sentiment is v. funny.

pinky said...

Really lovely cards, love the greeny blue colours.
Pinky

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I love 'em. The colors are gorgeous and that mermaid is beautiful. Fabulous cards!

Hugs,

Saskia said...

Enfys,

Beautiful work!! So lovely and unique!!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

eiyiyi said...

I love the lilly boos images. You did them proud! Especially with the octopus sentiment.

Karen said...

Great cards. Really love those images and the detail.

Gorjus wedding invite too.

Love Karen xxx

STAMPMOM9 said...

Omgosh this is fantastic!!! I love the need a hug...what a great sentiment. BEAUTIFULLY colored!!! I love anything ocean!!! GORGEOUS!!!! Hugs to ya Enys!! Dawn

Fran, said...

Great Card, cute sentiment. :-)

scrapn_momof2 said...

Both of these are just so cute. I love mermaids. As usual your cards are so adorable.

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow these turned out soooo cute En! Love the glossy accents and the beautiful watery colors. Fabulous! xxD

♥ Lynette ♥ said...

oh I love these cards!!! Love the gloss too! awesome work.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Amazing cards!! Love the details you've put into these!! That octopus looks so squishy with that crystal lacquer!! :) TFS! HUGS

kisatrtle said...

I definately need a hug and my daughter is having a swim party for her birthday...did you make these cards for me???? They are too cute!

Maria Matter said...

Wowzer, these are adorable! Fabulous cards Enfys!!
I never heard of Lily boo, thanks for sharing the link!
Blessings, Maria

loopylou said...

wow en, they are gorgeous!!!!! i love the glazeing and poppy outness on the octopus and the mermaid looks so cute xxxxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Enfys, wow hunny two absolutely stunning works of art. Loving the attention to detail and that octopus has really got dimension to it, it looks real!! we saw one of those on holiday!! in the aquarium, although yours look slightly prettier (if you can call them pretty!). What a gorgeous mermaid card too. I love them both hunny. Hope you are having a good week and better weather than us, its freezing cold and hasn't stopped raining much all day! have a good evening, hugs Linda x

Jacilynn said...

I love the shiny octopus. Really great scene. Beautiful!

Lorrie said...

Wow... very cute. I love the glossy accents

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Enfys these are great!
Fabulous images and such pretty colours!
hugs
kim x

Jaspere said...

Wow! That octopus looks real. Great job as always.

Allison said...

how cute is that wee octopussy
AllisonX

Vicky said...

These two water themed cards are just darling Enfys. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! It made me smile! I can think of quite a few names I'd like to exchange the stars for! :-)
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Becky said...

wow girl you sure can make some gorgeous cards :), these are so adorable, love the coloring and the water effects.

lisa said...

As beautiful as always, Enfys. Love them both.

Lisax

judith@poppy cottage said...

Thankyou for your kind comments on my blog Enfys, love your work, and yes I am feeling better. Hope to get crafting again soon, Judith :0)

CraftyC said...

These are both adorable cards Enfys, I do love them both. Great detail!
Clairex

Carol said...

These are gorgeous En and thanks for the link.....Andy's paypal is gonna get a bashing very soon!!
Love em' :)

Hugs
Carol x

Cass said...

Gorgeous card.Love the images inside the ovals with the glossy accents on.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.I've had a wee peek through yours and it's fantastic.It might encourage me to use my Cricut more.I only got it in April and hardly used it.
Cass xxx

Magoo said...

beautiful, these are my favourite colour combos, you did an amazing job, yet again! :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous cards Enfys and I love the little scenes, Love your colouring and glossy accents, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Regina Easter said...

wow, these are way to cute...hugs

Glee said...

You do the most amazing work, Enfys! Oh my goodness this is FABULOUS!

I posted today some photos of the Shuttles and the Hubble which were sent to me by my Friend, Patty, who works for NASA. I think you will enjoy them and what she wrote.

Jackie said...

Lovely cards Enfys, such cute images.

freddie foo foo said...

very very lovely mrs xx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are so amazing Enfys... love your coloring...

KreatesKards said...

Hugs are always good. And these cards are really well done.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Enfys these are really lovely cards and very unusual, youve done a brilliant job of them both, they are quite stunning. well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

cats whiskers said...

Such cute cards sweetie, love those images must check them out, and the papers are just perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

spiritofcreativity said...

Two fabulous cards En - I think the octopus just has the edge for me
Ann x

Lori in SC said...

those are gorgeous!

Ramona Michaluk said...

WOW Enfys, such gorgeous cards - the colours and your designs are superb. Love them! Really love the octopus and the Hugs sentiment - so cute!! Your mermaid is just beautiful too.
Thanks for sharing :-)