I managed to get 5 minutes away from a painted furniture commission I have been spending all my time on this week, to get this card posted before I completely forgot! Every month there are 2 different challenges at Make it Colourful - they split them into easy and hard challenges and they really do come up with some original ideas. This month, the hard challenge is to colour on something other than white cardstock so I decided to try out some vellum.
I printed out the very cute Cordelia the mermaid onto the vellum and set to with my Copics. The first problem I ran into was that Copics do not blend very well on vellum! You have to do a little bit at a time and if you put down too much ink, you can end up with some nasty inky blotches. I've seen some people colour on the reverse side of the vellum but my vellum was too thick for this.
Anyway, once coloured, I layered the vellum over some patterned cardstock which gave the impression of an underwater scene and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a seashell frame and some wispy seaweed. Very "The Little Mermaid", don't you think?
She looks a bit mottled in the picture but that's the background pattern showing through. I layered the frame over the vellum as it's always so difficult to stick vellum without the glue or tape showing through. I did have some special vellum tape but it's somewhere in the black hole that is my half-packed craft room!
Entering this into the challenges at Make it Colourful , Deep Ocean , Through the Craftroom Door , Creative Moments and Addicted to Stamps and More.
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