Mermaid and Seal Pup

Yesterday when I did my craft shopping trip I found this very unusual product.  It was sold on a roll like ribbon.  I have no idea what it is, but as soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it.  I thought it would be perfect for a mermaid card.  This image is by Morgan Fitzsimmons.  I was on her Design Team once upon a time.  I have had this image since then.  I really like the way the mermaid came out, but I am not happy with the seal pup.  The coloring just seems off to me.  Oh well.  I colored this image using my Prismacolor pencils.  I can't believe I didn't use them or so many years.  I am learning to use them pretty quickly.  I would have liked to do a background on this, but that's something I haven't learned yet.  It's on the list!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes Coloring
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Fantasy
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dare 2 B Artsy - Animals
Dragonfly Dreams - Include an Animal
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Wow Diane, your colouring is amazing and that image is so pretty and love the background you created.

  2. Beautiful card Diane, fabulous coloring of the image! I have some of the ribbon in several colors it's so unique! Check out using gamsol with the prisma pencils for blending on pinterest if you haven't seen it
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at 613 Avenue Create..... Good Luck!
    DT Shell

  3. This is gorgeous, Diane, your coloring skills are off the charts - so perfect with all your shading! Love this card and I can see why you used your netting in the background plus those flowers! Beautiful - great colors you used too!!

  4. fabulous card Diane and just love your pencil colouring! I tend to use my pencils to add accents, but I must have a play with using JUST pencil!
    Kim x

  5. Superb card Diane, your colouring is lovely. Such a vibrant image. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge this week.
    Dawn DT xxx

  6. Diane, this is so very pretty! I love that it has a true ethereal quality. You put your crafty find to great use! Thanks for leaving this in our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog

  7. Love the textured roll of material that you found - perfect for this card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. I love your mermaid Diane! The seal is very well done for the fact that you have not used your pencils for many years. Great texture that "whatever it is on the roll" provides in the background lol
    Hugs Monica

  9. Wow, this is stunning Diane. Your colouring is gorgeous and I love the colours you've used. Striking. xx

  10. Beautiful creation Diane, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  11. A beautiful card. I love your colouring and design.
    Thanks for joining us at 613Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  12. How lovely. Wonderful coloring. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  13. Wow for someone who just picked it back up, your pencil coloring is amazing! Lovely card all around and that looks like gold fisherman's netting indeed perfect for a mermaid. xoxo

  14. Such a beautiful entry for our 'Fantasy' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Thanks for joining in the fun with us, apologies my comment was late. But LOVE what you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo F'n'F DT

  15. I don't think ANY of your colouring is off and I'm sure Morgan would love this as I do, it's so VERY beautiful and so in keeping with Morgan's style. I LOVE all the details. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge atMorgan's Artworld Open Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Morgans Artworld

  16. What a pretty card! Love the coloring and the layers! Thanks for joining the Dare 2B Artzy April Challenge! -Tasha ☺

  17. Beautifully coloured and I think the seal pup looks perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge.

    Helen x


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