Friday, September 2, 2011

Through the porthole ~

TGIF!!  Hiya friends!  Here’s my post for iCopic this week!  It’s a little interpretation of the current iCopic challenge – to color water, something under water, etc.  I’m not brave enough to attempt to color raindrops or reflections in water, so I decided to color something that would be found underwater – a mermaid!  And who better to color than The Greeting Farm’s Syren?!  She’s just so hot!  I wanted to do something a little different though…I made a gel card!
icopic syren gel
The front is made to look somewhat like the porthole of a submarine.  Having never been in a submarine and too lazy to look one up, this is how I envision one.  lol  I used a textured gray cardstock as the card base and cut a window in the center with my largest circle die.  The gel is inside a bag that my Fizzy Moon stamps came in – I had to fashion it with ScorTape to get it closed, so hopefully this little fish doesn’t turn into an ooey, gooey mess!  Another layer of the textured cardstock is up on dimensional foam tape.  The window’s frame is made with two circle nestabilitie dies and the little *bolts* are made with the larger size punch on the Crop-a-dile.  Before I glued down the *bolts*, I swiped some Ranger Distress Black Soot ink  around for definition. 
icopic syren gel inside
And here is the sassy Syren herself lounging on the ocean floor.  The sand is kraft cardstock ripped and sponged with Ranger Distress Antique Linen.  The background *water* is sponged lightly all over with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass.  The seaweed and coral are cut using the Cricut Life’s a Beach cartridge and pounced with chalk inks in their respective colors for a bit more depth. 
icopic syren gel detail
Syren’s hair is colored with RV00, RV10, RV13 and RV14.  Her fishy tail is done in BG10, BG15, BG23 and BG45.  Instead of shading her tail, I dotted the darker colors in the shady areas.  The fin is super sparkly with Turquoise and Silver AtYou Spica pens – love these!  I also used the turquoise pen for her eyes. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  You still have a little while to get your watery creation in for your chance to win a $20 voucher to the iCopic store!  This also follows along with the Copic Creations #57: Pretty in Pink. Please stop by tomorrow!!  I have some super fun news to share {wink}!!  Have a super day! Smilelyss 
COPICS:
Hair: RV00, RV10, RV13, RV14
Tail: BG10, BG15, BG23, BG45
Skin and Makeup: E00, E02, E11, R20, W1, W3

8 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Oooh, so pretty!

BTW, I saw that you won and you need to go claim your prize here:
http://thestampingbazaar.blogspot.com/2011/08/messenger-penguin-digi-release-day-and.html

Wouldn't want you to miss it! Have a good day!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wowza! This is just what I would imagine it would look like if I was in a sub and saw a mermaid peeking in the window. Bravo!

Danni said...

This is just amazing! Very creative and awesome!

Brigitte said...

WOW, I LOVE your card!!!! What a great idea with the gel pocket! Your coloring is gorgeous!
Brigitte

Julie E said...

How amazing is this???!!! Gees there you go with the copics this time and now you are getting all creative on me by creating a gel card? Love that hair!!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Alyssa, this is glorious! I LOVE your clever gel card and your absolutely beautiful mermaid! Her hair is so wonderful in pink. I practically squealed when I spied this card over at Copic Creations! Fab work, my friend, and thanks for sharing it during the Pink Challenge ;D Hugz, Cheryl

Heidi Brawley said...

love your card! it is Amazing!!!! I am going to have to try this technique!!!
Hugs, Heidi B.

Em said...

Wow that tail on the mermaid looks so pretty!