Little Mermaid Friends

Friday, March 01, 2013

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well today :) Oh what a week!! I have started a new job - very scary but fun :) And then on top of that I found out today that I have won the Queen of Copic Competition with Copic Marker Australia!! OH MY GOSH!! :D I am just so excited :D

Today I am sharing with you a special card. I have combined this month's sketch challenge over at CLP with the Lili of the Valley Birthday Card Challenge :) I truly hope you like it!

I let Jon help me pick the colours for the tails. Not sure if they pop as much but I sort of like how it is all pretty blues :) Ohhh and see those beautiful doilies layered underneath? My gorgeous friend Samantha sent them through - thanks so much hun!! :D And the ribbon from my lovely Chelsea (spoilt huh!! :) Here are the copic colours that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair: Y21, YR23, E35, E18
Tail: Blue B12, B18, B24, B29 Purple V01, V04, V06, V09
Starfish: Y11, Y15, Y17, E15
Background: BG000, B12, B14, B18, BG13, BG49, Blender (a big mix - took a long time to colour!!)
Tip: After doing the background, I have randomly held down my blender over certain spots to make a dot. These are all of the little bubbles you can see in the picture. I think this adds a great texture in real life :)

Well hope you like it and thank you so muh for stopping by :) And please let me know if you are a new follower and pop in your blog address in the comments so I can hop around to you too :)


Challenges that I am entering with this card:

CMC Scrapbitz - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
MAWTT - Lovely Ladies
My Heart Pieces - Favourite 3 Things (Copics, Flowers, Mermaids! :)
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Birthdays are Fun


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  1. Oh sweetie congrats on the new job! And on winning Queen of Copic Competition - was there any doubt?!? You are just so fantastic and truly deserve it.

    I absolutely love the colors that you picked for the tails. They are outstanding when paired with such muted blues as backing papers. It creates such a lovely juxtaposition between the two.

    Congrats again!!

  2. Fabulous and congrats on being Copic Queen. Love the colours and the bubble effect is fab

  3. Congratulations! Nice to get the award, I know that. This allows us to cast the beautiful feelings. And new job - how exciting week! .o)
    Fabulous creation - as always.

  4. what a gorgeous and so very beautiful card..many congrats on your win for queen of copics so deserved your colouring is out of this world awesome..... and wow a new job congrats aso hope it all goes perfectly hugs sassyxxxx

  5. Good morning!

    I am a new visitor to you and wanted to say hello! I am so impressed by what you do and above all your painting, for example, today I was about to fall off the chair when I saw the card .. unbelievable! It is so finely made and it gives such inspiration .. thanks for that!

    Looking forward to next painting ..

    Have a great weekend!
    Hug Lena

    If you want to check in with me is my blog address:

  6. Hi Alyce, and you are suprised to be the "copic queen of Australia"???
    I have not seen a blog in Australia yet who did better copic colouring than you!!

    Congrats on your new job too..(lots of new things, new house, new

    Have a nice weekend,
    Ofcourse I love your mermaid card..

  7. Congratulations on winning Queen of Copic Competition♥. I love this cute image and your colouring is fab as always♥.

    Have a nice day♥.

    Hugs, Marita

  8. Hey sweetie what a gorgeous creations, I love it...

    Thank you for joining us on our 9th Birthday challenge....

    Huggles Pops x x x

  9. Of course you won the competion! NO ONE deserves it better than you, you definitely are THE Queen of Copics! CONGRATULATIONS!
    Love your today's card! Such rich and vibrant colours, the image really pops off the card! Love the doilies at the bottom too!
    Silvie xx

  10. Big congrats all round to you Alyce,I can't think of a better person to win the Queen of Copics.
    Your card is stunning. I love that image and amazing colouring, I especially love the tails. All the detailing looks gorgeous too.
    all the best with your new job too
    Hugs Sue xx

  11. Hi Alyce, Oh I just love this one, the strong colours are brilliant and love all the sweet elements, gorgeous.xx

  12. I'm glad it sounds like your first week in your new job has gone well! And huge congrats on the win - although I am not all surprised! You could be up for winning CM The World competition if they did it!

    Another stunning make - their tails are magnificent!

  13. Congratulations Alyce, you certainly deserve the title! Gorgeous mermaids. I like the colours.


  14. Well hello queen Alyce! :)) congrats on your new title and well deserved of course.
    Your card is fabulous! Love the colours, mermaids, doilies ;) and the ribbon. Your colouring is awesome and the colours sure look fibrant. Sigh, I am in love with this one.
    Hugs, Sam

  15. Alyce another little master piece. The colours are amazing not to speak of the beautiful layers and dimension. I also love the stipple effect around the image.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  16. your card is awesome and I love it!! Copic DIVA!!!!!!

  17. Congrats on being crowned Queen of Copics, Alyce! It is absolutely no wonder! Your coloring is amazing! This card is no exception! It's gorgeous! Love the vibrant colors!

  18. Yay!! You are queen of the copics!! lol! This is adorable!! Way to go girl!

  19. What a wonderful colouring! Tails are amazing! You are really Queen of Copics!

  20. Congratulations On being the Queen of Copics, you always have been in my eyes.
    Gorgeous card love all the embellies
    Julie :)

  21. No wonder you're the queen of Copic!!!!! Your colouring is spectacular and the whole card is beautiful! Hugs, Brigitte

  22. Wow, this is stunning! Love the bright, beautiful colors!
    Hugs, Christine

  23. oh wow so stunning alye.fabulous colouring and design and i love the sweet image :D

    xx coops xx

  24. Hope you enjoy your new job, Alyce! I don't see how you have time to work and get all your marvelous crafting done! You must never sleep! ;^)
    Congrats on your win--but I would have been shocked if they had picked anyone else--seriously! I am so happy for you! :^)
    Jon did a great job helping you with those colors--they are gorgeous--love the coloring, those sweet images, your fab flowers, papers, doilies, & embellies! Magnificent card! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  25. I think Lila should be allowed to choose colors next time but Jon did a great job, love the deep blues and purples! And congrats again on the Queen of Copics win!

  26. Gorgeous.

    And congratulations on your Queen of the Copics title. Well deserved! I am not worthy :)

    Susan xx

  27. I'm a new follower and I have to say congrats on your new job and contest win. With coloring like yours, I think it must have a been a no brainer at Copic AU! You are amazing!

  28. awww huge congrats alyce and what a stunning card too!! love it
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  29. Lovely card
    Congratulations on being copic queen
    Best wishes on your new job hope all goes well.
    I have been receiving all your emails and enjoy looking at your work, though I don't always get time to send a comment.

  30. AMAZING! I appreciate the time you took on the background. The whole card is awesome. Congrats on the job and being the Australian Queen!

  31. Congrats on being the Copic Queen well deserved!Love Jon's choice of colour for your Gorgeous tails. Stunning card as usual!

  32. Congratulations on your new job! How exciting to be crowned Queen of the Copics also!! You truly deserve it! You are so talented and such an amazing teacher through your videos! I know I have learned a great deal by watching them and can't thank you enough for all the inspiration and tips that you provide. Love this new mermaid card! It is so pretty and Jon picked some really pretty colors :)

  33. Well, Alyce, the queen of copics!!! How perfectly fitting. Your work is ALWAYS amazing, hunni. I'm so happy for you. Speak soon.
    Hugs xxx

  34. Beautiful and your win is so well-deserved. Congrats on the new job as Ann Marie

  35. Pffttt! I could have told you you were the Queen of the Copics a long time ago, Australia or elsewhere. LOL Seriously though, congrats on that huge honor sweetie. You deserve it. I mean just look at this card. The colors are amazing. Best wishes on the new job and have a great weekend! Hugs!

  36. Your card is so stunning, Alyce! Fantastic coloring and the image is so cute. Very cool colors and I love the layers. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  37. Oh wonderful news Alyce!! Congratulations on the new job and the Copic coloring win! Well deserved hon.
    This card is gorgeous! You are a genius when it comes to coloring and techniques. Awemazing!

  38. Gorgeous, Alyce! I'm not surprised you won the Copic coloring contest - your coloring rocks and you are always coming out with new ingenious ways of using them (like your background here) and other products. Well deserved! And congrats on the new job, too!

  39. way to go Alyce :) Great job on the coloring as well

  40. Wow! Another awesome card.You so deserve to win the contest and the new job. Congrats!

  41. WOW! Gorgeous colors and design!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  42. Thanks for joining in with our ANYTHING GOES challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS, your card is gorgeous x carol

  43. Wow what a stunning card and great colouring.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.
    Hope you join us next time.

    Greetings karin DT member

  44. Here with my DT ha on to say thanks for playing at CR

  45. Hi Queen of Copics,
    Congrats, this title is so well deserved, Alyce! Hope you feel comfortable with your new job.
    Hugs and smiles, Anja

  46. Beautiful card!!!! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


  47. Hi Alyce, not surprised you are the Queen of Copics - I'm sure if they had an SuperWoman of copics you'd win that too - and that wouldn't be a surprise either, your colouring is always amazing.

    Fabulous card, love all the details.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at MAWTT.


  48. Alyce, Congratulations on your new job, so happy for you. You deserve to win the Queen of Copic Competition you do such a stunning job with your coloring. I love everything you do and you are such a sharing person to do the video's for your followers. I'm so happy for you.
    What can I say another stunning card but you did do the hair a little different but it is beautiful.

  49. Congrats on the new job and being crowned the queen- it's definitely well deserved! Gorgeous card as always- you have such a way with layers girl :) Hugs, Katie

  50. gorgeously coloured, wow....I'm in awe, love your card :)

  51. Never heard of that contest, but I couldn't think of anyone who deserves the title more than you do, CONGRATS!


  52. Absolutely beautiful card, love coloring!! Thanks so much for participating in CMC challenge. DT Shannon

  53. Congrats on the copics award and good luck at your new job! This is a REALLY sweet card! It just pops! And thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces this week!


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