Tuesday 30 September 2014

Aurora Wings Goth Mermaid-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

You've come upon a mermaid's lair
Strings of pearls have led you here
Enter if you dare...
If you've no fear...
come inside and hear her song
Keep Calm and Mermaid On

Details details details

I love black Gesso! I used it at least 6x to cover up each attempt I made at hand lettering,"Keep Calm And Mermaid On"

Wish you could feel the texture

I'm excited to share the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
This is a color challenge and the colors we're playing with are,
Orange, Purple, Green and Black.
Our sponsor this fortnight is the awesome Stamps By Aurora Wings as well as Simply Betty Stamps.
I've chosen to work with Goth Mermaid with skull, an image from
 I'm always head over heels excited whenever I get to use one of Mitzi's digis! I love making those card as elaborate as I can.
On a scale of 1-10 I think this creation may be at a 10+ when it comes to the overload of embellishments.
But that's only because I had an overload of ideas as to how I wanted this card to look and feel...
Really, I should have colored up the image 4 or 5 times and made the individual cards I was envisioning.
I didn't have time for that so I jammed as many thoughts, ideas, and details into this card as I could without taking away from(hopefully) the focal point which is the digital image!
The items I pulled from my craft stash to possibly use in creating this card
I designed this card for a friend's daughter in mind.
She's a mermaid at heart.
It was a challenge for me to use my favorite Halloween colors but not have the card scream, "Halloween Colors used here!"
I had more embellishments added but decided to take off an extra string of pearls and removed a couple of seashells.
I love that it's a feast for the eyes! The more you look the more you see!
 There is so much texture going on here and the card is just begging to be touched.
There's a layer of clear micro glass beads on the mermaid tail and the dimension it gives almost makes it seem alive. 
I had colored the tail scale by scale using 4 different colors per scale. That beautiful quilt looking pattern got a little lost when I added the glaze and beads.
Just when I thought it was all done I realized I had taped the image panel down slightly crooked.
 I'm sure no one would have noticed but I noticed so I decided my best option was to draw the eye away from that little mishap by adding all the feathers rather than trying to peel off the panel that was stuck down with Sookwang tape!
 Of course I didn't think that was enough so then I also added the punched out paper coral to place behind the clam shell and added the "crystal coral" as well as a few more rhinestones. 
Did you notice the very kewl skull charm I embedded into the seashell?
 It has the word,"Queen" etched into the crown.
Once I began adding more things I had a hard time stopping!
I thought surely no more could be added I was wrong! Before I knew it  I had added that fun clay skully gifted to my by friend * Glo!
Talk about detail! This card has it!
It's like a Where's Waldo in the Mermaid's lair...can you find the brass KEY amongst these other things:
-Paper by Bo Bunny-Fright Delight Collection 
-Vintage Kodak glitter sticky paper
-Jolee's dimensional bubble stickers
-Fish net
-String of pearls
-Glitter card stock and die cut
-Awesome green seaweed looking ribbon*
-Purple, green, orange feathers,
-metal corner embellie
-Recollections bling in black and orange
-Crystals in a glass bottle with rhinestone detail
-Clear dew drops
-Amber rhinestone heart from my broken jewelery stash
-MS punched coral
-Clay skull
-Maya Road chipboard
-Suzy Weinberg's Beadazzles-Jazz
-Gold and clear micro beads 
-Two sea shells
-Stickles- orange peel and diamond
-Viva Pearl Pen
-Crowned skull charm etched with,"Queen"
-Vintage rhinestones and vintage orange ribbon
The background was painted with Sennelier Water Color 
Well I think that's it!
Thanks for stopping in today!
 If you're creating with Halloween colors be sure to play along with me and the other DT girls, and link up your creations at TCCB for a chance to win a  fabulous gift certificate from our sponsors.

 B-Unique! Hugs!

How Isabella feels about being dressed up in her spider dress



Creepy Glowbugg said...

Good gawd, talk about decadent and dripping with gorgeousness! Love every bit of it. And I'm sure I missed something, but I'll just have to keep looking.
Getting your box ready to send hopefully next week.

DonnaMundinger said...

Of course I had to come take a closer look after seeing this amazing creation on the Aurora Wings FB page. I'm so totally blown away with the fabulous coloring and detail. Been gazing at it for quite awhile and am mesmerized. I did find the key, BTW. So tiny, but such a delight. Love, LOVE, LOVE!!!! Fun seeing one of Glo's skullies, too. xxD (P.S. Isabella is adorable!)