Mermaid Miranda

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Hi everyone! Ok I have a little confession. When I first found Tiddlyinks my most favourite image was Mermaid Miranda. I just loved her and always wanted to colour her up but I was SCARED! hehe. At the moment, Tiddlyinks is doing a weekly showcase on older images so I thought it would be the perfect time to try my hand at colouring her! :D

I have had a little help....for the background, I have used a tutorial over on the Make it Crafty blog by the most talented Barbara. Man can this lady colour or what! :) Mine didn't turn out exactly like hers (I didn't have a lot of the colours either :( But I think I am quite happy with the results. I think it shows how far I have come with my colouring this year :)


I didn't make her up into a card as I thought I might frame it in a little white frame to remind myself of my crafting days! hehe. Hope you like her and I hope I have inspired you to have a peeky at some of the older Tiddlyinks images!

Here are the copic colours I used too in case you want to try the technique out:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Purple Tail: V000, V01, V04, V06, V09
Aqua Accents: BG000, BG13, BG49
Sand: E40, E41, E43, E47, E49, E50
Water: BG0000, BG000, B45, B93, B12, BG13 (from bottom right)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Challenges that I am entering with this card:

Cards und More - Maritime
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge - On the Beach/In the Sea
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley Challenges - Something Magical
S J Crafts - Summertime
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

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70 comments

  1. Wow. This is incredible. Could you please do a skin coloring tutorial? Also, what camera and editing software do you use? Your pictures of cards and images are so clear. Thanks so much for your time! Christy

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  2. Wow! I love this, you colored her perfectly...Beautiful colors! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  3. Oh, Alyce, fabulous coloring job! You had no reason to be scared! You are seriously the best colorist I have seen, bar none! I love your work! Love this cute scene, too! I am going to color a mermaid this next week, so I need to check out that background tutorial! Thanks for the heads-up! :^)
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  4. Oh Alyce...love love love looking at all you. Love that tutorial and you did an amazing job. Isn't it wonderful to see how we grow over time.. makes you realize how much the hours spent learning and practicing pay off....from you coloring to your design, you rock!!xxx Ann Marie

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  5. Frame it for sure!
    I can't believe you were scared to color this image - it's knock dead gorgeous! Love the way you did the background too! Awesome!
    Lynn

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  6. Oh wow, this is fabby Alyce!

    Love it.

    Susan x

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  7. I just love it Alyce! Your background strokes look so perfect..TFS

    LOve that image too btw!

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  8. wow alyce,first when i saw it in my dashboard i thought its a print.Incredible coloring:)

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  9. Fabulous creation! Love the vibrant scene. Very magical.
    Hugs, Dangina

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  10. So beautiful. Love the background, too. You did a fabulous job.

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  11. Perfect coloring, Alyce! Love the background and the combo of purple and aqua.
    Hugs, Anja

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  12. I've done a great job replicating Barbara's tutorial! The water looks real and the shading on the bottom is awesome.

    Shelby

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  13. I just love this. So much eye candy here. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  14. amazing! so amazing! please come teach me how to color. btw, is there a specific seller on ebay for copics that you can recommend?

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  15. OMG!! This is sooo Beautiful Alyce..Loz

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  16. Woooooooow! Amazing colouring. I love this card. X

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  17. Oh wow Alyce this is totally amazing, you have to be the best with Copics I have ever seen. You seriously have to come on holiday to the UK and come and stay with me... LOL. Please never stop telling us what colours you use, it is so helpful and you often use combinations I would not have thought of
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  18. Wow Alyce this is gorgeous and beautiful just love this
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  19. Wow, OMG, stunning, Alyce one of your best work. Have a lovely weekend cheers Sue x

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  20. Phenomenal colouring Alyce, fantastic scene you have created, her hair is gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  21. Jaw droppingly perfect! I think I will only ever colour as well as you in my dreams!

    Sarah

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  22. I colored mermaid miranda already 10 times for sure.. none of those turned out as astonishing as yours =0 Gotta give it another try with this superduper tutorial!
    Wow,.. really really admiring your work!

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  23. This looks awesome sweetie love the image & adore the background. Fantastic colouring as always hunni.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  24. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!

    Sorry ran out of breath (or should I be saying I got finger ache?! Rofl!!)

    Hope you're smiling...!! She's my new all time favourite hun and my girls are googly eyed here... (they have a thing for mermaids)

    In awe love ( I usually am when it comes to what you create but WOW)

    (Did I say that yet?) Hehehehe...

    Hugs,
    Krafty Karen.xx

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  25. Georgeous! She is so cute and perfectly colored :-)
    I have to tell I have this image to, I got it for a long time ago but I havent colored her yet! Now you inspired me to go for it, thanks :-)

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  26. Wow, Alyce!!! This is just stunning...truly amazing. LOVE her tail fin.

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  27. I have a confession to make.....I used to look at your work and say to myself, "When I grow up I want to be able to colour just like Alyce" (only the Prismacolor pencil version, of course ;-)). Then I saw a picture of you and saw how young you are and so saying that seemed even sillier. Now when I look at your work I just sigh and admire it.

    Another gorgeous colouring job, Alyce.

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  28. OMG...absolutely amazing coloring. I'm so loving that background effect! Everything just came together perfectly here! Love it all...

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  29. It looks wonderful and I love how you did the sand. The whole thing looks fabulous!

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  30. Another sweet card beautifully colored!

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  31. Wow! The coloring is absolutely stunning! I love the images!

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  32. oh wow this is amazing alyce.fantastic colouring and image :D

    xx coops xx

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  33. hiyah alyce!
    oh my gosh!! how totally stunnnig hun, I just keep looking at it and all th details and thinking ooooooh, poor hubby must think I am mad sat here ooohing!! he he he!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  34. A beautiful scene Alyce, the light is shining so beautiful into the sea, and the Mermaid is perfectly colored!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  35. This is just beautiful, I am in awe of your colouring!

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  36. Hey sweetie, I just totally love this creation, fabulous sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

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  37. Seriously fell off my chair when I saw this on the MIC FB page!! Alyce, this is beautiful!! You're coloring is in another realm. I love the details on everything. I think framing would be perfect. This is seriously gorgeous my friend!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    ;)

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  38. Your colouring is superb. I wish I wish I could colour like Alyce. Your mermaid will look great in a frame xx

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  39. Girl you've got nothing to worry about on this card. From the scales to the sand to the amazing way you gave the water movement this is outrageously magnificent! Hugs!

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  40. Alyce she is just amazing. I love everything about her.

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  41. Amazing... the image, those colours and scene look stupendous.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  42. AMAZING!! and love how you coloured the sand and her tail!

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  43. Amazing hun. So glad you're framing it. Thanks for the tutorial info. hugs,xx

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  44. Love the movement you have created she actually looks like she is floating in the water, oustanding !
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

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  45. Ok, that water, seriously, WOOOOOOW! If only I had your coloring skills for a day!!! She is gorgeous!

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  46. Most EXCELLENT artwork! Those Copics are putty in your artistic hands!

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  47. The only thing I can say is.......WOW! This is really amazing. Your colouring is so pretty! Love the water.

    Hugs,
    larissa

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  48. This is so gorgeous, I like it a lot. Thanks for joining us at Cards und More and good luck. Hugs, Marion

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  49. Gorgeous card, I love the image and the colours you have used :D thanks for joining us over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog this month, Carol xx

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  50. Now I want to go swim with the fishes! In the good way, not the mafia way. :) Eat your heart out Ariel!! Your underwater scene is depicted wonderfully with your masterful coloring skills. It would be enchanting for any mermaid.

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  51. Oh this is so stunning! I really love the way you figured out the water and the sand - that's amazing!

    Thank you for joining us at Cards and More!

    Hugs
    Sabrina

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  52. Hi Alyce, wow, this looks georgous. Your colouration is stunning. Even if you had "help", it will be only looking such great, if you have also the talent, and wow, you really have it. And the pearls just make this great card to a perfect art work.

    Thank you very much for joining us at Cards und More Challenge.

    Hugs Claudia

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  53. This looks awesome! Love the colors and you did the rays superbly!! And a fun image to have on there too. :D I'm glad the tutorial helped and I have a night sky tutorial I'm posting up tomorrow too. :D *Hugs

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  54. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! What a fun idea to frame the image. You can always ink another to make a card with! Hugs, Karen

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  55. wow! absolutely love the sun ray effect. you ROCK, girl! thanks for the link to the tutorial, too! =)

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  56. Wow, what a cute card, love the image and your colouring is ace. Thanks for joining us in the CBN Challenge
    Hugs
    Ang
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

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  57. She's beautiful, love the vibrant colours, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
    C xx

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  58. AMAZING! Just stunning. Love your card and how you blended your colors. Thanks for sharing the make it crafty tutorial on coloring underwater very interesting.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  59. She's gorgeous!Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

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  60. Just wow! :)

    Stunning image and background and your colouring just takes my breath away! :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  61. Omg Alyce! I can say your attempt is much better than mine, hun!

    Hugs, Franz.

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  62. Oh woe your colouring is stunning thanks for joining us at S J Crafts this month.
    Jenny x

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  63. Gorgeous colouring! I love mermaids too. The pearl bubbles are fabulous! Thanks for joining in at SJ Crafts! x

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  64. STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING love it all and your colouring is fantastic, colouring envy :D


    Thanx for joining us over at Crafty Blogger Network Challenge :D

    Ger x
    CBN DT

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  65. Beautiful! your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at CBN.
    Geraldine M
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

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  66. Congrats Alyce on making the top 3 over at Crafty bloggers network with this gorgeous card
    Hugs Julie x

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