Friday, April 3, 2009

Mermaid Anya at the Beach

Hi Everyone! Yeah, it's Friday! Do you have any plans for this weekend? I have to admit, for me the absolute best "plans" are to have nothing at all to do! I am a homebody and I love to have nothing that has to get done. Right now, I can't think of anything that HAS to get done this weekend, besides maybe a few things around the house, so YEAH!

On a different subject, I am really struggling with lay-outs for my cards lately. I think I need to find some sketches and maybe also do some sketch challenges. I kind of by-passed that with this card by just stamping a background (Doodlefactory Tropical Backdrop, which I bought at Starving Artist Stamps ) for Mermaid Anya (The Greeting Farm). As soon as I saw this background I imagined her sunning herself on a big rock near the shoreline....

The only " extras" on this card are some small stick-on pearls in her hair and her tail has clear Spica glitter on it. Everything is colored with Copics:

(I am just going to give the colors used on the Mermaid, because the list is really long for the background!)
Skin- E50, E53, RV21
Hair- BV000, BV02, BV04, BV08
Top-B000, B02
Tail- G02, G05, G07

Thanks for looking and I hope your weekend is Fabulous!
:-) Traci


crafty amy said...

Oh wow this one is incredible I really wish I had your tallent for colouring! Her hair is amazing and again your choice of colours and composition is perfect!!

X Amy X

MichelleO said...

wow..wish I was your mermaid! What a beautiful spot for a beautiful lady!

Maria said...

Oooh, she's a beauty! I just love the background and wow, Anya is so beautiful! Your coloring is perfection. . so vibrant and full of life!! I'm actually the opposite right now. . I want to create more scenary to my cards as opposed to different layers as in sketches! LOL! I think we crafters like to change things up a bit to make things fun!

Fantastic job on your card. . .as always, it's gorgeous!!


**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

your anya is bee-u-tiful...the background puts everything together wow TFS Liann

Meli Palmer said...

This is an incredible card. I tell you, you Club Anya girls are just some of the most talented women I've ever come across.
Love that perfect background!

~*Joni said...

TRACI!! This is such an amazing card!! I finally got around to marking all of these wonderful blogs. This is soooo beautiful, very realistic and your mermaid is incredible. I LOVE IT!

DoodleFactory said...

Oh wow, the way you added to the scene with just a little bit of ocean on the side and front gives a whole new perspective on that background! I love what you did with that cute little mermaid.

Janna said...

I am exactly the same way! I can't come up with a layout to save my life! Seriously! That is why I always need a sketch. You did a great job with this this though! I love the background and the beautiful way you made Anya infront! She is simply stunning!!


Jessica Diedrich said...

This was the perfect card to post on the day I was traveling home from vaca LOL...that is SOOO where I wish I was right now! WOW-you created an AMAZING scene!!