Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Mermaid

I tried it in both an ATC size (above) and a card size (below)...

I had a great time making these. The backgrounds were created using the Heated Pearls Technique on patterned turquoise paper. All trims are from Flights of Fancy Boutique. The image is a vintage photograph of Theda Bara (Circa. 1920s).

You can see all the wonderful, whimsical submissions at: http://mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/

34 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Kris, this is utterly gorgeous! You really outdid yourself here -- the effect of the water if fabulous!

Kersten said...

WOW! Kris, what an amazing card. This is stunning!

Ozstuff said...

This is such an amazingly unique approach to the theme. The creation of an underwater world is fantastic. Wonderful work.

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mixedmediamonday said...

Kris, I'm so sorry - of course I knew it was you - just got myself confused. Sorry about that - but it doesn't mean I love your piece any the less, grin! Diane

Kris Dickinson said...

No worries Diane, I deleted it for you. I get mixed up sometimes too, lol. - Kris

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work!!! the embellishments are just perfect!!!

Kelly said...

wonderful mermaid collage! lovely colors!

Lynn Stevens said...

Just Fantastic, now this is a Jaw dropper!!

indybev said...

Well done, Kris. Beautiful colors in this mermaid's fantasy world!

Anne S. said...

STUNNING!! Just so WOW!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is so beautiful! Great card!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous.

Femmy said...

beautiful!!!

Audrey said...

Gorgeous, I'm in love with it!!

Angela Sturm said...

The card and the ATC are wonderful ! The effect with the "bubbles" is clever. All your lovely laces and bordures, shells and all come together to an excellent collage !

Alberta and Ava said...

The embellishments you used to create this beautiful undersea kingdom are gorgeous, Kris!

Susie Dally said...

This is crazy embellished! Wonderful-that pic is so intense!

Lynn said...

This is AWESOME!!!!! I looked at the close up of your card and it looks like a crazy quilt, the background is almost like a fabric, and you stuck all the little crystals in there?
Is there anywhere we can see this technique done?

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful piece of artwork, love the lace/ribbon and every detail on your work.

Rachel Bland said...

Fantastic art! Love it!

Buffy said...

Love all the details. They are so dainty. Love the image too.

Char said...

Wonderful piece. Love the texture you used.

Amy said...

super WOW!!!!! Your piece is so amazing..so many things to love about it. Great elements and fiber's..fantastic image

Robin said...

Gorgeous work Kris!

Annette Q said...

oooo, fantastic background!

Janny said...

It's stunning!

Beth said...

The colors and textures are magnificent!

Glenda T. said...

I am in awe, this is just amazing, wonderful!!!!

runningonink said...

WOWZERS what amazing elements you used on this! Love it!

*jean* said...

these are simply stunning...beautiful work!!

deb said...

This is gorgeous, it works so well in both sizes.

missy k said...

Perfection!

Karen

Gaby Bee said...

This piece is really amzing. Love all the little details. Beutifully done.
Gaby xo