Monday 20 June 2011


Its MONDAY so its gotta be MACABRE ...yet again..... and we have a great new challenge for you........................................................... Menacing Mermaids

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
using mermaids as your main focus.
Let's see those terrifying temptresses from the formidable & foul fathoms!

This challenge had me scratching my head for ages...... but i then thought i'd make up an under water scene using stamps ............. the mermaid....ship... and drowning damsel are all from THIRD COAST ( I'm on the DT there now....... YAY!)

i stamped and masked my damsel.... then stamped and masked the mermaid..... then stamped the wreck.

I used a small 'tuft of grass' stamp...dont know whose.... and added some detail at the front.... i coloured my scene with promarkers and ink.

I added some bubbles with a white pen.... and then over stamped my whole scene using a large 'crackle' background stamp...(. dont know whose that is either) using snow cap white ink..... hopefully it looks like light rippling in water..... i have shown a close up pic below...... i am fairly happy with the effect.....

I mounted my scene onto green card then onto a black card base.... i used a row of DIGI skulls from DELICIOUS DOODLES.... just to add a sinister tone..... as if some poor lass drowning being watched by a mermaid isnt sinister enough!

I hope you have time to play along this week......

i shall enter this piece into the following challenges.... TRY TO REFLECT COLOUR FROM SURROUNDINGS ONTO MAIN OBJECTS..... i've tried...really tried! SPLISH SPLASH MORE THAN ONE IMAGE ANYTHING GOES ANYTHING GOES JUST ADD COLOURING IN...... i coloured everything! BLUE UNDER THE SEA MASKING ANYTHING GOES PHOTO INSPIRATION..... the beautiful waterfall made me try to figure out how to make my 'water' seem more real. USE FROM THE LIST.....
S- products from companies that start with S - Stampin' Up, Stampavie, SEI, etc.
O-ocean or nautical, seashore, underwater creatures, etc.
S-things that start with an S like seashells, silver, seam binding ribbon, scoring, silly, stripes, seagulls stitching, etc ........ I USED.... SHIP WRECK.... SEA.... SWIMMING.... SKULLS.... etc.

Thanks for visiting lynx


  1. Hiya Lyn. Oh my goodness, I dont know how you keep coming up with these amazing scenes., fabulous. Hope you are keeping well.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. WOW Lynx! Fabulous card! You sure know how to stamp! LOVE the water effect! sure looks real. And thanks for the heads up on some more challenges. I'm not sure you linked yours to the SOS challenge, though. Better check. xxD

  3. This is a fabulous card x

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  4. Fantabulous scene. I like the addition of skulls on th bottom.

    I'm so getting the wrecked ship stamp asap.

  5. This is awesome! I love how you used the inspiration photo for your card. Thanks for playing along with us at FYI!

  6. Beautiful imagery and the skulls are just the right touch for this card.

    Thank you for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash.

  7. Ohh I love this! I will have to check out the links on your blog too! Love all the layers you used on that image.. gorgeous result! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

  8. Lovely project! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.
    Good luck in the draw

  9. What a great interpretation! Thanks for playing at FYI!

  10. Very unique interpretation of the inspiration photo! Thanks for playing along with us at FYI!

  11. Wow, this is different! I really love the watery background you've created. Thanks so much for joining in with the Cardmadfairy challenge this week. Please come back and join in again :o)
    Jenni x

  12. This looks so the crackled stamp you have used over the whole image...perfect. Thanks for joining in the Underwater challenge at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

  13. Very pretty. It's a great artistic look. Thanks for playing with us at FYI.