Sunday 1 February 2015

Eternal love

This amazing image from Aurora Wings, Dark Goth Mermaid with a Skull, inspired me to do a love/valentines card.  My hubby's comments "it's beautiful but a little creepy" - excellent just the feeling I was going for :)

The image is coloured with ProMarkers, cut with a Spellbinders die then edged with Antique Linen Distress ink from Tim Holtz.  I've used some biro to highlight her hair.  Here's a close up of the image so you can see the colouring in more detail.

Design papers are from Santoro's Gorjuss, Lili of the Valley and Craft Creations.

The leafy plants have been created using Sizzix Garden Greens die (Tim Holtz) with paper from Lili of the Valley.  They have been highlighted with a Sandstone ProMarker on the bottom edge to give them some depth.

The silver anchor bead is from The Ribbon Girl, the silver shell and fish beads I found on Amazon.

The eternal love sentiment is home made and cut out using a Spellbinders die.  This gas also been edged with Sandstone ProMarker.

The final touch some black and white pearl self adhesive gems.

Hope you like my beautiful creepy card :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Aurora Wings - Valentine
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Layers and Lots of Them
Winter Wonderland - Lots of Layers
A Gem of a Challenge - Lots of Layers
Sweet Stampin - Love
A Step in the Dark - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Romance is in the Air


Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Andrea, this is such a stunning card!! I love the light approach to coloring this image and keeping the whole card balanced with gentle hues. It's a fantastic interpretation of the otherwise dark image. I love it!! Thank you for joining Aurora Wings challenge with your gorgeous creation!

Mitzi xx
Artist/Owner AuroraWings

NicoleDesigns said...

This is a beautiful image and you did an amazing job with this..... Thank you for joining us for our layers challenge at The Paper Shelter.... xo Nikki

Lena said...

Beautiful card !! The details are it !!

Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter utmanning this week. Good luck.
Hug Lena

Chana Malkah said...

Love the image and your treatment of it is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Ribbon Girl said...

I like your card - thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girls February Card Challenge - best of luck! Mary x

Natalie said...

great card and lovely coloring :)
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

Helen said...

Great card - love your colouring.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Debs said...

Beautiful card - stunning colouring.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin, Winter Wonderland and AGOAC this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Your gorgeous treatment of this fabulous image almost makes you miss the dark undertones. Fabulous work! Love everything about this, Andrea. Thank you so much for joining our Valentine's challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Sammy said...

This is really lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.