Here's my sketch for Bombshell Stamps for this month! Please feel free to get out your Bombshell stamps, take the sketch, and make a project. Then enter it over at Bombshell's Forum or at the Blog for a chance to win your choice of a free set of Bombshell Stamps!
Here's the sketch!
Here's my take on the sketch:
Here's a close-up of the image:
The stamp is from the Mermaid Anchor set by Bombshell Stamps.
I started this card over the weekend and it was a pita from the start for some reason or another. I decided that I wanted to do the no-black Copic coloring thing and wanted the coloring to look as though a human woman was turning into a mermaid.
I stamped the image and started coloring. But I had to go out and do stuff, so I put it aside and came back to it later in the day. After wine. Colored it. Messed up. Started again. Stamped, colored, but didn't finish because I was fried. Went to sleep, got up, and had to drive out to visit my Mom. That drive is the original Hell Drive. For real. Anyway, had a nice visit, got home, had wine, fell asleep in front of the tv. Woke up, then colored for a while and finished the image. Then brilliant me decided to draw the eyes and lips back in using Copic liner pens (forget their name). Hated it. Said to myself, "screw this" and went to bed.
Woke up, decided it sucked, and ran some errands. Came home, decided it didn't suck that bad and started coloring it again. Liked it better. Masked it, airbrushed the background, and proceeded to put the long tall card together. Measured wrong, didn't realize it, and cut. Tried to fix it and screwed up again. Finally decided that perfection was overrated and voila, my wonky cut card.
So that's the story. I like parts of it. Hate other parts. Kind of reflects life, don'tchathink?
The mat layers are shiny white paper and shiny textured blue paper The strips are shiny white paper that was airbrushed. The patterned papers are from the late lamented Flair Designs company.
Let's hope my next project doesn't give me fits!
Thanks for visiting.
***Edited to add***
Lest you think I'm a wino, I'm not. I'm a wine enthusiast. There is a difference.
We enjoy wine with dinner. I usually have a glass or two, which makes me fall asleep. My purring familiar aids in this process. I sit on the recliner, she comes over, perches next to me, and purrs. I fall asleep. Sometimes with the tv on. Other times not.
I used to be able to drink a bit more, stay relatively sober, AND stay awake. Not anymore. So sad.