Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Beautiful Mermaid/Fantasy Fish Tag

YAY ME, I finally got some alcohol markers! I got Spectrum Noir and they colored wonderfully for me! So to show off my new markers I wanted to share my beautiful mermaid tag that I made with two challenges in mind. I have not decided for sure if I will enter the challenges as I've never entered one before, but in case I do I wanted to make my project work for either of them. The first challenge is for the Spectrum Noir January 2014 Animals/Critters Challenge, which to me mermaids are a form of fish. They live in water, have fins, a tail, and scales therefore they are an animal/critter. The other challenge is for Some Odd Girl January Tag Challenge, which you needed to used a tag someway in your project. I also wanted to add some of my of my other favorite goodies that I got for Christmas so in addition to Some Odd Girl and Spectrum Noir, I used items from My Creative Time, My Favorite Things, Stephanie Barnard and Sizzix. All in all I was pretty amazed with how I did on coloring this ADORABLE Some Odd Girl mermaid for it being my very first time coloring with alcohol markers. I was so nervous before I started using the markers but I actually ended up having so much fun and nervous nelly went away within seconds. I have to give all the credit to the amazingly talented ladies on the Some Odd Girl Design Team and the Mrs. Some Odd Girl herself, Kristy, because they have done some spectacular tutorials and they were so gracious answering all the gazillion of questions I have had about coloring with these type of markers. I will list the colors of the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers I used just above my picture. Here are all the other products I used: The mermaid is from the Some Odd Girl Clear Stamp Set called "Under the Sea Mae". The swirls are from the Stephanie Barnard/The Stamps of Life/Sizzix Framelits Die Set w/Stamps called "Swirls". The tab, bow and two of the flowers are from My Creative Time. The bow is called the "Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow Tie", the tag is the "Stitched Circle Tab Die" and the flowers are the 'Rolled Flower Dies". The other flower is called the "Hybrid Camellia Flower" from My Favorite Things Die-namics. (on this flower though I only used part of it which was the "rolled" flower. Lastly I used Sizzix embossing folders from the Textured Impressions "Summer Set". I added miscellaneous accents like rhinestones, glitter, ribbon and Smooch Pearl Accent liners to make some pearly swirls in her tail which the camera didn't pick up. What do you think?? Doesn't Mermaid Mae look just gorgeous!!! I must say I am quite in awe of myself at this moment, LOL! Just kidding... but for all you newbies out there like me, DON'T EVER GIVE UP because you WILL be just as amazing as those who have been doing crafting for years! I wasn't confident in myself at first but once this project was all done, I couldn't believe how fantastic it turned out! If you haven't already, please go check out these and all the other amazing products offered from these terrific companies and don't forget to check out my other favorites. All the links can be found on the right side of my blog under the heading "My Favorite Sites". Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I greatly appreciate all of your support and kindness!

Spectrum Noir Marker colors: For skin - FS2, FS3 For lips - PP1 Hair - GB8, GB10, EB5, EB8 Eye Color - TB3, TB6 Eye Dazzle - LV3 (and the same glitter I used for tail and fins), Tail/Fins - you LV3, LV2, LV1, PL4, BT1, BT2, BT7 Torso - you BT1, BT2


7 comments:

  1. Too cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog. The pig was bought from the Silhouette Cameo store-the number is listed in the recipe :) Lee-Ann

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog as well! And thank you for letting me know where you got the pig because he is just precious! My heart just melted when I saw your project! Thank you again! {Charity}

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  2. Aww, Charity, this turned out awesome! I would seriously never guess that it was your first time coloring with the markers! I'm so glad you had fun and that you were able to play along with us at Some Odd Girl this month- I hope to see you back rocking those markers some more :)

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    1. Thank you so much Katie!!! I will definitely be doing more Some Odd Girl challenges! I was like a kid in a candy store and had a grin from ear to ear while coloring her :) It was a blast plus Some Odd Girl has awesome designs so that definitely made it fun as well :) Thank you again for the sweet comment!!!

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  3. Your coloring is fab! I love the bits of sparkle and all the lovely paper flowers! Thanks so much for joining the Odd Girls this month!!

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  4. Love the theme of your tag, Charity! The glitter accents on the mermaid's eyes and tail are perfect! Love the colors you picked, too! Your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Some Odd Girl! :)

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  5. THANKS so much for all the blog love!! :) Totally appreciated!!

    Fun tag!! Looove the glitter and shimmer!!

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