Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Syren's Treasure ~

Hi there! I'm back this week to play with dots some more! Not sure why I'm doing this so very much, but I'm loving playing around with the texture of dots! lol  This is an iCopic post from a couple weeks ago...hope you enjoy!
This week I worked with a very appropriate hotty - Syren of The Greeting Farm. She is so very appropriate this week because of the new Johnny, er, I mean, Pirates of the Caribbean movie that came out recently.
I'm {still} in the process of moving my crafty spaces, so didn't have a ton of stamps in my arsenal. I needed a sea like background and always think of polka dots as a nice bubbly like backdrop. I found a polka dot heart in SP & Company's Artsy Heartsy (sent to my by our fabulous former DT Diva Linda C!) I turned the heart upside down repeatedly to stamp in the negative spaces of a line of hearts to create a polka dot strip. It's not perfect...but it doesn't need to be! It's just a background!
I colored up this little vixen and added dots of YG95, G99 and BG75 for some texture on her little fishy tail. She's complete with make up and super rosy cheeks using R32. Hair is something that gives me a real problem! It quickly became a hot mess LOL so I just started scribbling some colors around and then blended with my lightest brown. It's all about knowing your limitations and understanding that this is your artistic license!! At least, that's what I tell myself! ha ha ha
Little Miss Syren is sitting on some sand that is torn from Kraft cardstock and sponged with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink (the #1 Distress Ink you NEED!) I used a few pearly buttons to represent some treasure and called this little cutie done! Thanks so very much for stopping by!  Also, I'm seeing this around a lot, but I'm having a hard time signing in on google to comment on my friend's blogs!  Sorry...I'm seeing everything you all are making...and as always, you all blow me away with your creativity!!  :o) lyss
COPICS {BG70, BG72, BG75, E00, E02, E13, E25, E27, E29, E37, G99, R32, W3, W5, YG91, YG93, YG95}


Kerri said...

She is sexy! Love your coloring and the detail you added to her fin! I'm definitely a polka dot kinda girl myself:) Gorgeous as always Alyssa!

Rachael said...

Oh how lovely! You've done a great coloring job here!

Julie E said...

Gorgeous! Those eyes are amazing! Lovin' the polka dots too :>)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I adore this card and love the way you did the buttons. Perfection!