Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #24 - Using Acetate

I love the sea and mermaids. And I'm loving Pink Cat Studios lately! When I saw this set, Under the Sea, at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, I had to have it! Mermaids, seahorses, coral, what could be better? So since it's Tuesday and Suzanne challenged us to use acetate on our card or project, This idea came to me. I thought I'd bring a little bit of the sea world to my room!

First off I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS. She was a bit too long for the aquarium (plastic container that some of my Debbie Mumm ribbon came in!) so I used my nestabilities to make a portrait of her. I used some stickles and Glossy Accents to make her look sparkly and wet!

I used some silver thread to suspend her and filled the bottom with sand and added a few sea shells.

I love this paper that someone gave me and thought the sea horse was a perfect backdrop for her.

I thought her face was just so beautiful and ethereal. I would love to know what she's thinking!

And here's a close up of her fins. I wanted her to look scaly but in a feminine way. I'm really pleased with how she came out.

Make sure you stop by our store blog, Follow Your Heart, and see what gorgeous things my design team pals have come up with. There's such a talented bunch that I just know you won't be disappointed! Hope you enjoy being under the sea!

Card Ingredients:

Under the Sea by Pink Cat Studios, stickles, Glossy Accents, paper and ribbons from my stash, sand, sea shells, nestabilities.


Maria Matter said...

This is gorgeous Susan! Wow! It is so unique and wonderful! You're soooo creative!
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Blessings, Maria

Michele Spera said...

oh what a great idea!! love the glitz and the clear shiny on her!! looks great and love the seashells in the sand:-) great job

Debby said...

I've never seen anything so clever! Really gorgeous!

Brandi said...

Amazing! This is a fabulous project.. love all the glitter and the way you added sand and seashells!



Mae said...

Very cool. Love your idea! Wonderful.

Karen said...

What a great idea! You are very clever my friend! Looking forward to stamping with you on Sunday!

Susana M said...

Hey Tink,
Some of your Best outside the card box creations!!! Love it :o)
Hearts and Hugs

Peggie said...

What an amazing project. Just great.

Monica said...

What a cute idea!! Love the mermaid.. you colored her beautifully! I really like the display of the sea shells.. perfect!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a cool project Susan!! Love the sand and shells in it too, and all her fun sparkle!!

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow!! What an amazing project!! This is just awesome!! Love your creative idea and thinking "inside the box"!! TEE!!

TERIBERI said...

Oh yeah...I love this!! and the beach theme totally ROCKS!! hugs, T