Monday, June 1, 2015

Pearl Mae


Mermaids are one of my favorite mythological creatures, so it goes without saying that I was absolutely thrilled to see the Pearl Mae digi. Aside from her lovely flowing hair, Pearl Mae also features an amazingly detailed mermaid tail and a scale cover-up for her chest. I love how natural and organic it looks! And the pearl she's holding is just perfect for practicing shading of round objects.

Since Mae had so many different parts to her, I really took my time coloring her. My inspiration for her colors were the gorgeous betta fish - which come in such a variety of colors. I went for a minty teals (BG11, BG23) and darker violets (BV17, B99), as I found they contrast fabulously with each other. I made Mae a blonde, as that's a shade I've found myself wanting to practice more. I chose bright blues for the pearl, keeping the coloring relatively simple and shiny. After Mae was colored in, I carefully fussy-cut her and set her aside.

As Mae was very detailed, I knew I wanted to keep the rest of the card very simple. I chose a white woodgrain cardstock for my card base, and I matted it with a piece of colored vellum which I die-cut with a scalloped rectangle. I die-cut a stitched rectangle from a simple striped patterned paper, as well as a couple of dark purple hearts.

I assembled everything together with my regular adhesive and with some foam squares. Lastly, I added a few enamel dots just under the hearts.

For more amazing inspiration, visit Some Odd Girl blog, and see what amazing things the rest of the girls on the design team have done. And if you get a spare moment, check out the Oddies Facebook group - a fabulous place to share your creations and to find even more inspiration!

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

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    1. Thank you, Ellen! So glad you like it. :D

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  2. This card is utterly gorgeous!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Anna! She was super fun to create. :D

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  3. Oh sweetie, this card is just GORGEOUS! The pearl is done to perfection. :)

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    1. Aw, thank you Tabbatha! It was fun to practice shading on that pearl. :D

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  4. Oh I have SO Missed seeing your creations! I know I've seen sneak peeks on FB but nothing beats coming to your blog and having a good look and read about your processes, etc.

    She is just gorgeous, Elle! So beautifully coloured, as always, and I totally love the entire design and colour palette!

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    1. Kylie! I got an e-mail alert and saw all of the incredible and wonderfully supportive comments you left, and I just broke into a happy dance. I'm so glad to see you and I missed seeing all of your lovely work, too!

      So glad you love Pearl Mae, too. She was incredibly fun to color. :)

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