Magical Mermaid


A new challenge starts today at Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.  I chose the image Magical Mermaid.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils, which reminded me of why I stopped using the.  They do have the best color range around for pencils.   I believe I have 150 with the newest colors added.  Their downfall is how easily they break when sharpening.  Almost every time I sharpen one the point falls out.  I like to have my pencils very sharp to work with and I have such a difficult time getting them sharp without breaking.  Two of my other three sets hold a point extremely well, but have no where near the color range.  I also used a white pen marker to color in the white on the waves and the beads or flowers (whatever they are) on her headpiece.  This was my first try at coloring water.  I think I will give it another try soon.  They netting I found at Hobby Lobby a few tears ago.  It seems to go well with mermaid pictures.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful Mermaid and great colouring,the sea looks brilliant
    Carol x

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is always amazing!

  3. Gorgeous wall hanging, love that mermaid ♥

  4. Wow That's a fabulous image, and you did a wonderful job with this card!

  5. Beautiful mermaid. Lovely card, Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Judy DT

  6. Beautiful Nautical Diane! Tranquil colors and fabulous texture with the net. Thank you for sharing your mermaid with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Hope you will join us again for a NEW challenge and an opportunity to win a prize. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  7. Beautiful! The visual depth you created in your waves is impressive!
    Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Diane! Let me say "Thanks" for playing along in our challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw and we love seeing people like you play with us regularly.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Love your card .Thanks for joining us over on the Digi Choosday challenge

  10. Gorgeous work. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  11. Oh what stunning coloring, Diane! Love her hair and the water, you did great! I hear you about Prismas, it's a pain in the butt, really. xoxo

  12. This is absolutely stunning! A real work of art.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door . Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx


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