Mermaid & Penguins | 3C

HEY FRIENDS! I’ve got a little coloring nook in my bedroom right now with my markers, gel pens, stamps (including the 3C new release!), and other supplies so that I can color when I want. It’s conveniently positioned near the bed and I can alternate between coloring and resting as needed. Now I can keep myself busy coloring images ready to turn into cards once I’m able to spend more time in the studio. So for today, I have the new Mermaid & Penguins stamp set from the Colorado Craft Company release. I don’t usually color mermaids, but I’ve enjoyed this one. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid & Penguins by Colorado Craft Company

The Mermaid & Penguins stamp set is a 6×6 inch image, but I only wanted to use a portion of it. as shown here. I stamped the image on a piece of Hammermill cardstock cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. I decided in advance that I wanted a lot of texture in the background to represent bubbles. I colored a base layer starting from the bottom using B12, B00, and Y00, allowing the two colors to overlap slightly to create a shade of green. Then I went back and added a second layer working from the top down, using Y00, YG01, B00, B12 and B14 to smooth out the transitions between the colors. After the ink dried, I dampened a piece of terry cloth with colorless blender and lightly dabbed the background, lifting the ink and creating a spotted pattern. Once again, I allowed the ink to dry thoroughly and then colored the rest of the image. I used a white gel pen to enhance the splash effect, but it didn’t show up very well on the yellow background, so I added some gold gel pen for additional texture.

That’s all from me for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads


COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93 (skin); Y35, YR23, YR24, YR27 (hair); V04, BG10, B000, B02, B05 (mermaid’s body); Y35, T1, T3, T5 (penguins); BG13 (seaweed); Y00, YG01, B000, B12, B14 (background)

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid & Penguins by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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4 thoughts on “Mermaid & Penguins | 3C

  1. This card is beautiful. I love the background blending. Such a happy card as though the mermaid and penguins are frolicking and at play.

  2. The vibrant colors are stunning! I absolutely love the way you added details of white … it completes each penguin perfectly and helps me imagine bubbles as they dive & swim through the ocean with the beautiful mermaid! Love it!!

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