Thursday, 1 September 2011

Freshly Caught Mermaid

Been working on this on and off all week, it's for the Cupcake Craft Challenge this week which is 'Alter It' and I've had 2 dark chocolate mikado boxes on my window sill for a couple of months now (the boxes lasted longer than the biccies, nummy :D ) so decided to see if I could create a little underwater fantasy world.

I started life out as a biscuit box!

After I cut a hole out the front, I coloured the inside with a yummy acrylic aqua paint, then went over it again dry painting it with a metallic green and metallic blue.
Stamped in some bubbles (which I'm not sure you can really see) and a fantasy castle). Added the lovely Nerissa (coloured in with Promarkers) and a little phishy friend!)

The lovely Nerissa from Kimmie Krafts (by Annie Rodrigue).

Got a little bit stuck once I'd done the mermaid and the inside, wasn't sure what to do with the outside!

Ended up painting it in a grey acrylic paint, then painted over that with my favourite metallic titanium gold acrylic paint. Decorated a tim holtz key hole and added some flowers, gems and pearls.

Look at me now!!!

Piccie with the flash on so you can see the sparkle!



Entering into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft, Challenge 157, Theme: Alter It!

Digi Doodle Shop, Challenge 74, Theme: Fantasy / Fairy Tale

I Love Promarkers, Challenge 81, Theme: Anything Goes

Passion For Promarkers, Challenge Week 115, Theme: Anything Goes

11 comments:

Lorraine said...

That's really good Kate. What a brill idea, although you could have sent me a Mikado first!!! Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Tine said...

Hi Kate. Very creative. Never eaten a Mikado but given that you must have eaten a box of them, they must be good! LOL. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

sari said...

Hi Kate! What a wonderful altered item you have made! Just love all the prettty details, the little sparkly bubbles and that castle looks fab! Great colouring too! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week again! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kate, what a gorgeous altered box. I love the colours and pretty details. Great image and the glitter looks fab. Thank you for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

dj1952 said...

Wow, this is a great project. I wouldn't have had the first idea of where to begin. It is beautiful and it looks like it took forever. You did an excellent job. Thanks for joining us at DDSC. Hugs, dj

WeirdCat said...

this is fab Kate, and same as Lou, where's my Mikado! Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Debs said...

what a fabby creation Kate :0)..thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week..hugs Debs x

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week. Good luck.
Hugs, Anja

louise said...

Great project beautifully done,thanks for joining us at Copcake this week.
Louise xx

craftybunny said...

Fabulous project.She looks like she's in her own undersea world.So beautifully done.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Karen said...

Very nice Kate and what a great idea, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
xx