A Shakin' Pirate Mermaid

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Have you ever tried something completely new only to have it go a bit wrong? That's what happened with this card. 
I've been wanting to make a water shaker for a while, so this image being a mermaid seemed like the perfect time to try. I had to snip a bit of foam tape, but unfortunately I snipped the bag too. I covered it with tape and carried on hoping for the best, but it leaked and my paper got rather soggy. 
I was determined to salvage my card though, so I ripped off all the soggy bits and turned the top into a regular shaker instead.  I really like the result as Ophelia now has some treasure!

Usually I colour mermaids in bright or pastel colours, but Ophelia is a darker character, so it was really nice to colour her up in really rich, deep tones

 The re-done portion of my card. I used gold and silver sequins to represent a pirate's Pieces of Eight and an anchor as every pirate ship has one of those!

The water shaker part.  I was aiming for a 'glitter floating in the water' effect, but I think there is actually too much glitter for this.  I really like it though as the way it's sticking together looks somewhat like a clump of seaweed to me.

I took a little video to show the water better as it's not so easy to photograph

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Products used to make this card:

  • Patterned paper
  • Black card
  • X-Cut nesting circle dies
  • Small ziplock bag
  • Cuttlebug acetate
  • Papermania black & green fine glitter
  • Sequins
  • Water
  • Eyelet outlet Anchor brad
  • Large black pearls
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Me & My Big Ideas mambiSTICKS sentiment sticker
  • ProMarkers- Khaki, Pastel Beige, Satin, Warm Grey 1 & 2, Berry Red, Black, Red, Lipstick, Pumpkin, Gold, Burgundy, Aubergine, Slate, Violet, Walnut & Cocoa
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Onyx Black

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