It's been tough going for the past week or so, with the heat! I don't know how people who live in hot countries cope every year!! Thank God the last couple of nights have been a teensy bit cooler and I've been able to sleep a bit. That's 2 years in a row that we've actually had a bit of a summer, even if they were only short ones! lol!
We have a new challenge up today on Seems A Little Sketchy and we have a fab sponsor in Teri at Delicious Doodles!
The sketch for you for this fortnight is...
A nice simple one for you, but it's amazing what some people can do with just a few elements!
Here's what I did..
The fab image 'Steampunk Mermaid' was provided by our sponsor Delicious Doodles and I coloured her with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair;E49,39,R39,YR24,23. Tail etc.;E37,35,33,29,27,25,23,09,08,07,04. Rock;BV04,W5. Eyes;YG23. Sky;BV0000,RV10,blender. Sea;YR02,RV11
I wasn't entirely happy with my colouring on this one but considering it is the first thing I've coloured in well over 3 months I suppose I can tolerate it!
I used my new wavy die from volume one of the Doohickey Club Magazine to cut waves out of a sheet of copper - a proper metal copper sheet! I've had this for years but was afraid to use it. I added some different metal eyelets along the edge and in the corner with my crop-a-dile. I cut out 3 little strips of the copper and ran it through my paper crimper which worked a treat on it as it is so thin!
For the inside, I used the waste from cutting the wave for the front and I also cut a Memory Box Majestic Anchor from the copper sheet, attaching it with glossy accents and an eyelet.
The sentiment is by Whimsy Stamps from the Film Strip Sentiments set.
I do hope you can join us at some point in the next two weeks over at Seems A Little Sketchy, go check out what the rest of the DT have done for more inspiration!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
A Step In The Dark; Anything goes/Use some metal
Bearly Mine Challenges; Lets go digital
Delicious Doodles Challenges; Anything goes with DD image
Eureka Stamps; Swimming
Left Of Centre Challenges; Black & White plus one - Copper
QKR Stampede; Swimming
The Sisterhood Of Crafters; Die Cuts
Thanks for looking!