Hello! Over at Smeared and Smudged, we do swaps every month. One for images, and one for ATC’s. Last month’s image swap was mermaids, and I used the following image (from Queen Kat Designs) in this card. I opened my little envelope filled with fantastic images and this one was right on top! I fell in love with her! She is so pretty and yet so sly looking. I think Alex stamped her… anyway, I immediately started to color her in (lucky the mail comes right when I put the babies down for their naps!!!). I was instantly inspired by her. Don’t ya love when that happens? Coincidentally, Alex just put up a post about how things sometimes just fall into place. Am I rambling? Sorry! So StampItCrazy is having a Gothic Green Challenge this week, in which I am going to enter my mermaid card. So… wanna see it? She’s so sassy! I colored her with my trust Spectracolor colored pencils. I made her green to represent deep, kinda murky water. Her hair is bright orange like some forms of coral. She is wearing gold hoop earrings- stolen from a Pirate she seduced and has air bubbles made of pearls (thanks Terra!). Here’s a close-up: The background was so much fun! I have this awesome stamp from that I love very much. It’s so simple and pretty. Anyway, I painted on some Black Gold Glimmer Mist. Yup! Painted! Thanks for the fab idea Dani! I trimmed the edges with it too. Wrapped some awesome fiberous (?) yarn around the green paper and pop dotted everything. Here’s another shot of her mingling with my lovely crocuses: Did you click on any of the pics to see them bigger? So now I am off to see some of the other awesome creations for this challenge. Have an inspiring day!Oh! One more thing!!! Do you know what tomorrow is??????New Moon DVD release day! How have I not been blogging about this the whole time? Tonight my sis and BF will be going to Borders for the midnight release bash. SO STOKED!!! Yup. There will be pictures. Yup. It will be awesome! Until next time, Peace, Love and Vampires!!!