Monday, June 18, 2018

Once Upon A Time with Autumn Mermaid

Such a special post for me as I am the Guest Designer for Aurora Wings Challenge #68, such a privilege.  Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity Mitzi and I hope I have done Autumn Mermaid justice :).

The theme for Challenge #68 is Once Upon A Time, and I have used the children's story "The Little Mermaid" as my inspiration.  You can read a summary of the story here.

I started by printing the image as large as I could on A4 paper and coloured here with Prismacolour pencils for this mixed media creation.  This beautiful mermaid was then fussy cut and set to one side while I tackled the background.  I used a canvas 20x50 c.m. and painted the background with acrylic paint, a first attempt for me (nothing like diving into the deep end lol).  Once painted and at a point I dared not play any more I used some gold stamping ink, a fish shoal stamp and small flower stamp to add some more detail.  When everything was dry I took the fussy cut Autumn Mermaid and sprayed the back with permanent adhesive and stuck her in place on the background.  Think I am going to keep this one but now I have to try and find a place to put her were I can enjoy looking at her :)

Close up of the Autumn Mermaid coloured image

Items used:-
Image:-          Aurora Wings Autumn Mermaid
Colouring:-    Prismacolour pencils, acrylic paints, gold stamp pad
other items:-  acrylic stamps, Stickles, adhesives and acrylic spray varnish

Challenges entered :-


  1. OMG, Mimi! What a FABULOUS project! Your painting is just mesmerizing and you've colored and fussy cut Autumn mermaid so perfectly that her addition to the gorgeous scene is flawless. Beyond gorgeous, actually! I have no words! I would never went to part with it either. Thanks you so much for joining us as Guest Designer at Aurora Wings with this amazing project. xxD

  2. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer for Challenge 68, Mimi! This is such an amazing mixed media project. The panoramic/elongated rectangle base, which you so beautifully painted and stamped, creates the peaceful quiet of the ocean floor. The Autumn Mermaid looks stunning in beautiful colors, too. She looks completely at home in the scene you created so beautifully. Thank you so much for this gorgeous inspiration! You've been such a pleasure to work with!! Mitzi xxx

  3. Absolutely stunning piece of artwork. The background is amazing and the mermaid is beautifully coloured. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  4. Congratulations on your GDT and what an absolutely amazing piece of art-the mermaid is gorgeous and fabulous colouring and background---Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  5. Great work, thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with n Attitude Janet DT


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi