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Saturday, 10 December 2011


This lovely little mermaid image is by La La Land stamps, available from Scrappy-go-Lucky. I embossed the card front with the spots and dots folder (available in the UK, not sure about the USA), then added some Fiskars sheer blue raindrops to that. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards

I did a step by step photo shoot of colouring her hair with Promarkers. I started with rich cocoa in the darkest areas....... 

blended that in with cinnamon, going over the area coloured with the rich cocoa, and extending the colour out a little.......

I moved on to Caramel, again going over the previously coloured parts, and extending it out a little more. I left some patches where I thought the light would be catching the hair.....

I went over the whole lot with Ivory, which added some light highlights...

I started the skin, by going around the darkest areas with soft peach, under the hairline, on the cheeks, you can see that I made a mistake and coloured in her bolero top, it made no difference to the end result. I then went over the whole of the skin area again with a Blush marker.....

and here she is finished. I used ice grey 1 & 2, duck egg, cool aqua, grey green, tea green, and cyan for the clothes and tail, and added a tiny bit of a turquoise Spica pen to add a bit of sparkle.....

The label shape was made by scribbling glossy paper with promarkers, and flicking with blender solution - the ink dissolved, and it looks just like bubbles in water (this was the technique I wanted to video until I lost my tripod!)

So there we are, I hope this has been useful

I had a phone call from two very excited little boys (Max and Milo) who had just helped Daddy decorate the Christmas tree. Apparently Max is opening his advent box in a very orderly way, counting the days and carefully removing the contents. Milo has developed a rather unusual method - he opens ALL the boxes every day, has a good look inside each one, then chooses which one he fancies. As my son said, this means that by Christmas week, he will be left with a load of rubbish that he didn't really fancy in the first place!! 


  1. What a beautiful card Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Wow Enfys, that looks great! Love your coloring and that blue background part. Hugs, Hanneke

  3. Wow this is Beautiful Enfys and love your colouring and thank you for the tutorial,
    Hugs Linda

  4. love that embossing folder! x

  5. Beautiful card! Thank you for showing how you colored the mermaid, I learned something new. I wish we could get that embossing folder here in the US, I love it.

    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

  6. Thanks for sharing your card Enfys, love that background and the colouring tutorial was very useful.

  7. love the background that you created, so pretty! Had a good chuckle about the grandsons...gotta love little kids.

  8. Very cute card. I'd love to see the vid on the technique. But I think I can do it anyway.
    Aren't kids wonderful! I hope to see my newest grandson again soon. They were over last weekend. We don't live far apart, but I can't get away from my mom too often. So I have to wait till they can come over. Mason is such a precious little boy. And a very good baby. Hugs,Jess

  9. This card is so cute. Love the way yiu did the label. Great embossing folder. I wish we had that one and the snow one.

  10. Great tutorial. I learn something new from you all the time. Your little guys are so adorable. I love your stories about them.

  11. Wow - you are so blessed with this art medium!

    Thank you for sharing!


  12. Thanks for sharing how to color in the beautiful card you made. Love the Max and Milo story too!

  13. Just ran across these stamps for the first time last week, and I think the little faces on all of her images are so stinking cute. Love your little mermaid.

  14. Very cute card. I love the background with the 'bubbles' very nice!
    Those little guys are just the cutest aren't they?

  15. Your card i beautiful! I love the blue tag with the bubbles. I am not much of an artist & tend to stick to my cricut, but wow, I really want to try that! Maybe I need a blue marker...and a blender pen...and oh no...I can see this going downhill quickly!

  16. wow thanks for all the step by step you make it look sooo easy!! your cards are sooo amazing...love your work!!!

  17. Wow this is Beautiful Enfys and love your colouring and thank you for the tutorial, Hugs Linda


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Enfys x