Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Sweet Mermaid

Welcome to the Conie Fong Art and Design May Facebook Challenge! The challenge this month is to use a Conie Fong image and Bling!
I colored Flowers on the Beach, which is an adorable mermaid image from Conie Fong. If you enjoy coloring mermaids (and other girls with lovely hair), there are several different images in the shop! I chose this sweet and chubby mermaid!

I loaded on the bling: sequins, enamel dots, glass pins, and shimmery ribbon! I was going to use something to make her tail shimmer, but in past experience, the camera does not pick up the shimmer and I was afraid of wrecking all my coloring! So, I just used markers and added the bling elsewhere!
I printed the image onto white cardstock at approximately 4 1/2" square. I added a sentiment (Power Poppy Juicy Strawberries) directly to the image before printing.  

I colored the image with Copics, spending most of my time working on her hair! I did not really want to make ombre hair, but rather I wanted to color her hair in sections of blue and brown. I love how chunky it looks! 

I dug around in my hoard and found some resin shells to use as accents to the flower cluster. I have no idea when I purchased those, or why I originally "needed" them, but they sure look great on this card! {grin}
I used some dots on little Miss Mermaid's tail and also on the rock where she is sitting. I do not "DO" backgrounds, so this is the best you will get out of me when it comes to that! I added some dotted paper to mimic the look of the coloring.

I hope you had fun looking at my project today. Please play along in the challenge. If you don't have a Conie Fong image, you can download some for free once you join the Facebook Group! Click HERE for that.   

May 2017 Facebook Challenge Rules

Welcome to Conie Fong Art and Designs' challenge! We can't wait to see your creations and hope you have fun playing along!

This month's theme : Use Bling - Deadline May 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST (USA)


3 submission limit per person.

Use any Conie Fong image.

Your project needs to be uploaded into the designated Facebook album (click HERE) in order to be considered for any prizes. Projects that are posted on the main wall will unfortunately not qualify. Once you do upload your photo, comment on it so that we can all view, comment, and admire it!

Your project must be a new creation that has not been previously shared here or any other social media sites before May 2017.


Winners and Prizes:

1. Artist Choice Award: 1 winner to receive 3 digital images
2. Top Winner: 1 winner will receive a $10 gift (random winner to be generated by Random.org)
3. Random Winners: 3 random winners will be selected by random.org. Each winner will receive one image of their choice. (Winners posted June 1st or shortly thereafter.)

Digital stamps: Conie Fong Art and Design Flowers on the Beach, Power Poppy Juicy Strawberries (sentiment)

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Lavender and Light Blue Sheer Ombre
Crochet lace: unknown
Copic markers: Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21,R20; Eyes: V09, V17; Hair: E23, E27, E43, E50, E53, E57, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07; Tail: BV000, BV00, BV02, BV08, BV11, B000, B01, B02, B04; Shirt/Flowers/Leaves: R000, R00, R02, B60, B63, B66, YG03, YG05, YG11; Sand: E40, E41, E42, E43, E23, E57, W3; Background: BG0000, BG000, Y0000, Colorless blender
White pen: Sakura Gelly Roll
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Enamel Dots: C.C. Designs
Pins: Maya Road
Resin shells: Prima
Sequins: Craft Medley (clear), Pretty Pink Posh (pewter)
Printed paper: My Favorite Things Itsy BItsy Polka Dots, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Spring Duet
Cardstock: Worldwin Midnight Smooth, Hammermill Digital Copy 100#
Adhesive: ATG tape, foam tape, hot glue, Scor-tape, Ranger Multi Medium
Sketch: Mojo Monday #485


  1. What a cute card!
    Einat Kessler

  2. Your coloring is exquisite and the dotted paper highlights it so well. Thanks for sharing this.