Hi Oddies – Nichole here! Summer has literally been the summer of the Mermaid and I’m loving it! Mermaid themed cards, scrapbook pages, and ephemera has been on trend everywhere lately, even down to mermaid sequin pillows and pencil cases! I picked up a great mermaid reversible sequin case for my technology bits and bobs and am loving every minute that Mermaid has been hot.
My final splash of inspiration for the summer has been this gorgeous hunk of merman, Merman Kody. I had to jump on the mermaid trend that has been happening all Summer long. This well styled Merman commanded my attention, Polychromos Color Pencils, and inspired me to watery depths and glowing highlights.
Merman Kody was colored with Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencils in Blues, Greens, Yellow Greens, and highlighted with a Uni Posca in 1mm. Skin tones were done in Walnut, Cinnamon, Light Flesh, Medium Flesh, and softly colored with Magenta for blush.
This card’s background papers are from Amy Tangerine Better Together, and flare button is from Basic Grey Aurora collection. The background is lightly brushed with Wink of Stella – but unfortunately didn’t show up on camera. I know that one particular kind of sparkle that is always guaranteed to show up on camera – sequins! I’m loving sequins as embellishments and wanted this Merman to sparkle on camera as well as off.
Hi there, Merman Kody!
I’m hoping that this inspires you to “catch” a mer-moment of your own and have one last big splash before the end of summer! What have you done this summer to stay inspired? Have you had any good summer adventures?
Let me know in the comments down below what you’ve done this summer crafty or otherwise! I’d love to hear from you.
Stay sparkly and colorful my Oddies!