Monday, June 9, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - By The Sea

This week on Mixed Media Monday we have another wonderful guest host, Ilonka! Ilonka chose "by the sea" as her theme - fun! I think this ATC I made is probably more "in" the sea than "by" the sea, but it's fun and I felt like being a little quirky this week. The background is done with color mist sprays on deli paper. I used a rubber stamp for the tail half of the mermaid and some clipart for the upper half. Then I added some German scrap fish, which I distressed with acrylic paints, and some small shells. The seaweek is hand drawn and coloured. Alhough it doesn't show up well in the scan, there is gold paint around the edges of the ATC and highlights over the background. Thanks for a fun challenge, Ilonka.

18 comments:

kreativgeschwafel said...

you really made a wonderful atc!! i'm lucky that you like that theme :-)
ilonka

Diana Evans said...

what a great piece...mermaids are my favorite...wonderful work!!!

The Artist said...

Awesome work! I love all of the little details you put in it!

Beth said...

Lovely colors and great design. Thanks for sharing.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is absolutely great.
Wonderful creation.

fatmasplace said...

great atc. love the colors

herminesplace said...

Beautiful collage

Kelly said...

this is great!

msscrooby said...

Gorgeous background and I love all the little details.

stampingbalou said...

Oh Diane, this is such a wonderful ATC - love your creation so much !

Gillian said...

Great work Diane in capturing the mystical/fantasy that surrounds mermaids.

Sija said...

Wonderful! Love it

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Love this, the touch of gold is beautiful.

Claudette said...

wonderful work...love the shells on the bottom

Zuzu's Blog said...

that is so beautiful!

Inka said...

Fab! and kewlest fish!

Kim H. said...

Really pretty piece!

deb said...

this is gorgeous, such soft colours.