Thursday, 3 May 2012

Underwater Melody: Make It Crafty Blog Hop!

To view my candy giveaway please click here  - winners will be drawn 6/5/12


Hi everyone! How exciting - today we have a suprise blog hop for you over at Make it Crafty! We are celebrating a new artist joining the ranks...the very talented Marina! There is a brand new Under the Sea collection in the store too so pop on over and check them out :D You won't be disappointed!


NOW! Down to business....We have prizes to give away! :D


1. I will be selecting one lucky commenter to receive a suprise image! Woohoo so don't forget to leave a comment below (and I also have some candy of my own if you are interested ;) see the link at the top)

2. If you head on over to the Make It Crafty Store Blog and leave a comment there are three prizes up for grabs there aswell! You could win the WHOLE COLLECTION (woo!), a collection of elements, or a collection of pre-made scenes. How awesome is that?!


3. Don't forget there is also the amazing Make it Crafty Goodies Giveaway! Amazing prizes going here too :)

Ok now onto my card! I have used one of the gorgeous premade scenes - Underwater Melody. These are great if you, like me, are a little lazy and just want an image to colour up! lol! How beautiful is she! I absolutely love her stunning hair and that tail! Sooo much fun to colour up :)

I have added a whole heap of layers and embellies to this one! I have used some gorgeous Webster pages, some Wild Orchid and Prima Flowers, some rose ribbon, and some cheesecloth. I have also used a string of pearls around the image - I love this effect! :)


I have coloured up Melody using my copic markers. For her tail, I have used a stippling effect, where you use the tip of your marker to create a little dot. Where the shadows are, I make the dots closer together and then gradually fade out. Here are the colours that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R11
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Tail: Y000, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR02, YR07
Sand: E40, E41, E50, E33
Green Coral/Seaweed: YG03, YG63, YG67
Pink Coral: R81, R85
Yellow Coral: Y00, Y11, Y15

Don't forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win! Hope you enjoy the new release :D Here is a list of the next stops for you to follow:

Elaine - special guest -
Zoe 
Store Blog 


Challenges that I am entering with my card:

Kaboodle Doodles - Add some Dimension (I have added lots of textures and have used clear diamond glaze on the bubbles :)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Show a Kaleidoscope of Colour
Pinspirational Challenges - I used the gorgeous colours - oranges and greens and the little sunhats remind me of the beach! :)
Ribbon Carousel - Inspiration Photo (I used all of the gorgeous colours in the photo, yellows, greens, blues, pinks, and the flowers! :)
Jacksons Digital Expressions - Inspiration Photo (I used the gorgeous colours! :)
4 Crafty Chicks - Favourite Embellishment (My fave embellishment would have to be the cheesecloth! I think I am addicted lol!)
Copic Oz - Flowers (I used a LOT of flower embellishments hehe and I coloured up some under the water flowers - coral! :)
Scrapbook Fantasies - Vintage Themed
Sassy Studio - You've Been Framed (I created a frame using a strand of pearls around my image :)
Card and Scrap - Metal Ornament (I have used a metal Ship Wheel charm :)


Supplies:






100 comments:

Zoe said...

Wow - JAW dropper! Absolutely stunning Alyce! Beautiful colours, gorgeous colouring and the card is just perfect. xo

Kreativmonster said...

Wow, Melody is very beautiful, indeed, and I love how you coloured her - specially the tail! I'll have to try this asap!
Big Hugs
Barbara

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous, Alyce! Beautiful colouring, her tail looks awesome.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Alyce, this is stunning. Such a fab image and you have really done such a special card to showcase her.

Gorgeous!

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Sue said...

OH My Goodness your card is stunning!! i love the way you have coloured her :)

Carly said...

Oh she is so beautiful and vibrant. Your colouring is gorgeous! What a beautiful layout also ... that netting under the image and those pearls give a nautical feel.

Sensational
xoxoxo Carly

Trudie said...

Wow, what a card..... the image is stunning and your colouring is amazing. I love all the embellishments. Have become a follower of your blog now and I look forward to seeing much more of what you create. Fantastic first stop!!
Trudie xx

Colleen said...

Stunning!!! Love how vibrant the mermaids tail is. Great textures :)

vicmbee said...

Beautiful.. I love how you have coloured her up and all the embellishments specially love the pearl frame.. Vicki xxx

Annika said...

WOW this looks absolutely amazing! I love your coloring, you've used such beautiful colors. The stippling effect looks fab! I would love to live there and swim in that beautiful ocean....

Hugs Annika

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is fantastic,the colours and your detail always blows me away hugs Cherylxx

Turwen said...

Wow!!!! This card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!
Thank you so much for the BlogHop.... It'S always so much fun!!!!

Hugs,
Turwen

Michellena317 said...

I love the way you colored the mermaid tail. Such texture and detail. Very inspiring!

Boxofcolours said...

Fantastic Alyce, and well done on the yellow tail, it didn't even enter my head to colour the mermaid's anything other than green!
Fantastic card layout - I may be pestering you for tips!!
Hugs
Jane

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Alyce! Love all the layers and embellies! Fabulous coloring of the wonderful scene!

Gea said...

wow, that's gorgeous! Love the new release!
Hugs Gea

~Lady B~ said...

Such a gorgeous piece! Your coloring is stunning and the card you have created for your image is AMAZING! I love all the materials you've used and all the details you've added :)
a_j_brown@yahoo.com

The Art Town said...

nice card! the image is gorgeous

Rachel Parys said...

Wow Alyce! You rocked this image!!! It would take me forever to color something like that!!! Gorgeous colors and embellishing, really pretty card!

Julie said...

You have done an absolute fabulous job on this Alyce! Your coloring is amazing, and I adore your embellishments!

Julie

Sharman said...

Alyce, she is just beautiful. I love all the layers and that yellow and orange effect is so eye catching. AWESOME job........

Shelby said...

Wow on your coloring Alyce! Love how you've combined different color groups on the mermaid's tail...looks fantastic.

Shelby

Missy said...

Absolutly stunning!

Cathy Lee said...

Stunning card, Alyce. Love this image and your "to die for" coloring. I can tell I'm going to have some of these stamps in my inventory in the very near future. I'm a sucker for mermaids and these look like so much fun to color with all the background elements already present. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and a Fun Blog Hop!
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Alyce
A stunning and beautiful card gorgeous image and love the colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Beth said...

Nice as can be! Lovely colors!!

mandy said...

Oh my stars your card is fab hun love the stamp and the way you have colored her in is amazing it almost looks life like I love the flowers you've used and the fab boat steering wheel looks great hugs Mandy xxx

THERESA said...

This is absolutely amazing, the coloring, layering and all the embellies added, WOW, i am super inspired now, cannot wait to see the other ladies creations.......:))
Thanks so much for sharing!!
lotsa luv

Tammy V said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors (coloring too) and all the layered elements. Have a wonderful day!!

Manderly said...

Hi there Alyce!
I love doing scenes...my fav and it's not lazy, they just look, well, complete! Your scene with Melody is so, so stunning! Always love your coloring, Alyce. MIC sure knew what they were doing when they put you on the DT!
Manderly
xxxooo

Leanne said...

Boy am I late to the party! hahaha!
My goodness this is gorgeous!! I love this scene and your coloring is beautiful Alyce!! Love all the details, this should definitely be framed, as should all of your gorgeous creations!
Hope you're feeling better and that you're having a lovely day!
Hugs!
;)

rosesarah2000 said...

Wow it's so cute!!Lovely card! Great coloring
Hugs from France
Rosesarah

Leah Crowe said...

Holy Moly Alyce!!!!!!! She is incredible!!!! What a stunning piece of art this is.. I totally LOVE it!

Loz said...

WOW!!! Stunning art work Alyce..Loz

Shari said...

Holy Crap Alyce! Your colouring is flipping amazing!

Zoe sent out her monthly email and told us to start here for the hop and I have to say your card is so amazing, such a great way to start this hop! Very impressive!

Shari

The Crafty Dream said...

omg!!! LOVE IT!!!

Great job

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The Scrapping Factory said...

oh wow! what a gorgeous card!!!!!! I'm a new follower =0)
Fabiola

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pinky said...

Oh wow wow, amazing project Alyce!!

angelwhispers said...

My goodness your colouring is just so beautiful and what an amazing card! Chanelle xxx

eva said...

gorgeous card, alyce!! love the colors and all those embellishments!

Wishcraft said...

Eeeeek! Another stunner Alyce. Your colouring is just amazing... I know, I keep saying it, but it is! Love all your fabulous details too, just gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

dazie said...

What can I say your card is
just GORGEOUS love the colours
and all the embellishments.
Love the new digi's.
Thank you for the chance to
win some goodies.

Bev.

Delphine said...

So gorgeous, Alyce! I love how you have coloured your scene and your embellishments are just perfect! Love the string of pearls! Hugs Delphine xx

Kay74 said...

Those images are stunning definitely going to be a part of my collection congrats your use of color is amazing .��

Amy Heffernan said...

I can't believe this is a 'lazy' card! It looks fabulous! Thanks for explaining how you achieved the stippling effect. I have tried this myself but haven't quite got it working yet. Looking forward to the weekend so I can do some more experimenting :D

Debbie Pamment said...

GORGEOUS Alyce- your colouring and layout are just divine!
xXx

Terry said...

Absolutely gorgeous love that mermaid.
Terry Barda

pixie sparkle said...

Gorgeous card, TFS!

Brenda said...

Your card is Gorgeous. Great coloring!
Brenda

Cindy said...

Love love love love it!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Cleah said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Love the technique of using coloring dots to create scale effects! I wish I have copicmarkers. You have taught me something new today. Thanks so much! :)

Bonnie said...

Stunning card! I love all the embellishments especially the pearls

Fiona Powell said...

Love the verigated look on the tail. The contrast to the background makes it pop even more.

Sheila H said...

Your layers, embellies and coloring are fantastic. We're so happy that you shared with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Cherie said...

How beautiful! absolutely love the stamp, colouring and the embellishments that you have used!

Tracy said...

Ahhhh the piece de resistance! How in the world did you do such amazing work when you felt bad. Unbelievable coloring on this one girl. Love that mermaid and the wonderful colors you've chosen for your card. I think it's a framer! :-) Hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Goegeous card!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational challenge this week! Hope to see you again next week!!

~DEANNE~

Bo said...

WOW! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is stunning, and the embellies are fabulous! Hugs, Bo

June Nelson said...

Wow this is fantstic love it xxxxxx

EmbossingQueen said...

This is such a pretty card Alyce. I love the stippling on the tail. Her hair looks perfect too. The pearls around the outside edge frame your image so well. Thanks for sharing.

Nat said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is just gorgeous!

Caryn S said...

Lovely coloring! Thanks for listing the marker colors you used. Good luck with the challenges!

Eret said...

Wow, Absolutely stunning. Love your coloring and all these beautiful embellishments. Amazing card.
Eret xx

Annette Bowes said...

STUNNING!!! Gorgeous water scene you have created Alyce! Amazing colouring, love the pearl frame, flowers and perfect charm, have a lovely weekend, off to see what else the MIC DT have made, take careX:)

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Alyce this is stupendous, wow, what beauty I am seeing here, that image is stunning so are the colours and flowers, awesome.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sandra said...

Hi! WOW your card is beautiful!!! Love your layout, your coloring, your image, everything! hugs Sandra

Candy C said...

What a stunning card! Oh my goodness! Your copic colored mermaid and underwater scene is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pearls and netting around it! I also love your shabby flowers that you've added around the edges. Your attention to detail is amazing...even down to the little ship's steering wheel that you've added. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Only By His Grace said...

Exceptional coloring and design.
Hugs Maz

Trina said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! There is so much texture, and you even added a ship's helm in your embellishments! Genius!

scrapperdiane said...

Absolutely beautiful

Jen Leeflang said...

Your colouring on this beautiful stamp is just awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! I am sure I am going to enjoy this blog hop!
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Lady Editor said...

Wow...I can tell you really love to make cards. This one is amazing.

Amy O said...

Beautiful coloring! Thanks for the chane to win!

Chana said...

Your card is stunning! And this is an absolutely awesome way to make sue of our inspiration challenges! I love it!

Thanks for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. I hope we see more of your wonderful designs in future challenges.

Hugz,
Chana, DT Coordinator
JDE

Pendra said...

Sweet card, colored absolutely gorgeous!! She is sooooo beautiful!

Jan Garber said...

Seeing these intricate, detailed images inspires me to color more! Yours is amazing!

Elaine said...

Oooo Alyce! What a stunnner!
Your colouring is simply awesome...and I love all the embellies, so much beautiful detail..definitely a stunner :)

Hugs Elaine xx

Amanda R said...

Well, I agree with Elaine, a "total stunner"! I think my mouth literally dropped open when I saw this. Zoe sure knew what she was doing when she chose you for her team!

Crafteezee said...

Stunning Aylce, I see what you mean about great minds think alike. Love it. Hugs Tracy x

Mina said...

wow Alyce your colouring of her is just stunning, I bought her but without the background...she is gorgeous
Mina xxx

Lisa M said...

Aside from the dynamic coloring of your image, the pearls were the second thing I honed in on. That really is stunning. Gorgeous layering and so, SO much detail to this card. Beautiful inspiring work as always. :)
Hugs and I hope you have a great weekend ahead of you.
Lisa xx

Cherie said...

This is beautiful, you have done such a great job colouring the this...love it!

Pin And Tack said...

What a beautiful piece of art! It can't possibly be a card, right? I love everything from the pearl frame to the netting to trims & flowers.

Oh, so inspiring!

Thank you for joining us at {PIN}spirationl Challenges, so happy you did!

Happiness,
Corrinne

PS - I've LOVE to see you stop by Tuesday Alchemy: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com to play with us :)

Calypso's Crafts said...

You are so amazingly talented!!! I love...LOVE your coloring!!! I'm in complete AWWW every time I see your work! Absolutely stunning and remarkably gorgeous.

Hugs,
Calypso

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card sweetie love the colours & the image which is coloured so beautifully as always sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Anne Bente said...

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100000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.
knuss♥

Mona Eidhammer said...

Hi sweetie! This is truly breathtaking! Love all the layering and the pearlstring around the image is such a great idea. Gorgeous colours and embellies. I`m so happy i managed to enter this bloghop, lol. Hugs...Mona

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous scene, Alyce! I love the colors you used and all of the detailing! So stunning!

Mema's Crafts said...

I am still trying to pick my mouth up off the floor..I said WOW and my mouth stayed open. This is just beyond words..LOVE IT...yep I yelled. Everything just works so well together. Thank you for playing along with Jackson's Digital Expressions

Confiseries Papier said...

Lovely,thanks so much for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Graphite Photography said...

WOW Alyce all your latest cards are AMAZING! you are so talented and your skills are improving with every design!

grandmalee said...

My, oh my! This card is absolutely stunning! I love the coloring and the awesome stippling effect. Thanks for the "tip"! ;D

Kate said...

I know I have a weakness for Mermaids but this is just absolutely mindblowing. It's Stunning. Your coloring is just Gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday.

Hugs,
Kate

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Kathy Jones said...

Stunning card Alyce and your colouring is fabulous!!! Thanks for playing the CopicOz Challenge!!

Joyce Owens said...

Okay, you get the OMGosh on this card for sure! Amazing colouring! Good luck in the challenge and thank you for playing along with us at JDE.

Leanne said...

Thanks for joining our Favorite Embellishment at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome job, love it!

Leanne DT 4CC!

...just Barbara said...

This is stunning and I love the colors you chose to use! Great details and highlights too. :D Love the ships wheel you used and those flowers are gorgeous! Love it!

Janiel/ janny said...

Stunning card with beautiful coloring and great details..

Thanks for playing along with us at Little Darlings.
hugs, Janiel

Debbie said...

Wow Wow Wow! I'm speechless. So many beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at DTBST and good luck!

Debbie SSD DT