Friday, March 27, 2015

LOC #71~New Challenge~Mermaids/Water Theme~Left of Center Creative Challenges


Today starts the newest challenge at Left of Center Creative Challenges! The optional theme this fortnight is Mermaids/Water...interpret it as you will! Just join us and play along, can't wait to see what you create!

Our wonderful sponsor is Spellbinding Stamps, Nikki Burnette. I was given the digital stamp, Edeline, to play with. You can get her here, HERE

And here is my DT inspiration piece. It is a 'canvas' about 6 inches by 8 inches.

Please click each picture to see a larger version.

I love this sweet image, it is wonderful fantasy but I would love it to be a True Story:) The inspiration to my canvas is the perfect Unity stamp, "True Story".

She is colored with a combination of Sharpies, Distress Ink and ballpoint pens. The background is a fun mixed media play almost as much fun to make as the image was to color. The substrate for the "canvas" is a piece of cardboard from a mailing box, mush too nice to toss :)

I used various acrylic paints, Distress Paints and some ink sprays. Once dry I used a stencil and applied texture paste. Before the paste dried I sprinkled embossing powder on top to give the shine. I let the paste dry overnight then heat embossed the powder.

I wanted to include the extra photo at another angle, I love how the colors change.

I hope you can join us at Left of Center this fortnight. The optional theme is Mermaids/Water. As always if that theme is just not quite for you, created what your heart desires. We welcome digital makes, goth, punk, dark, fantasy, grunge, Halloween and more. Let yourself have fun!

Have a great weekend and hope you can make time to play!


Also sharing and supporting these fabulous challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit: March 2015, Anything Goes
Unity: Friday Friends with Flair


  1. Oh this is so pretty,love the

  2. Wonderful project! Just LOVE that image ♥

  3. this card would make a great B-day card.

  4. A beautiful canvas, the image is gorgeous.

  5. This is a beautiful piece of Art! I love the colors and that die cut frame is gorgeous!

  6. This is very pretty I love your mermaid and how you colored her. I am your newest follower I hope you will come follow me to.
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  7. Yhis is wonderful, Thanks for sharing.
    I saw your project at Unity's FWF hop.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  8. What a lovely make...Thanks for sharing at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

  9. I'm here from Unity FWF hop. What a delightful canvas project! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Very pretty! Loving the image and cool frame!!

  11. Love her, Kim! This is perfect missy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you back in April! ~Nanette, DT~

  12. Pretty card and unique design. :)

  13. Beautiful project! Love how soft the colors are.

  14. This canvas is beautiful! Stunning!

  15. Fabulous--I like the colors.

  16. Wonderful canvas! Great colors, texture, and of course, the perfect stamp. :)

  17. Brilliant canvas! Love the colouring and how you brought the background together - thanks for sharing at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month - Steffi :o) xx

  18. Love that iridescent tail!!!
    Hi from one of your Friends with Flair!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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