I've stamped this image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Bazzill Smooth White cardstock. This photo shows how the image looks filled with Copic colors . . .
Ahhh . . . but there's more.
I've used my Copics to add some deliberate streaking throughout the base and provided more ground depth.
Ooo . . . and there are so many things to do with backgrounds. It was tough to decide if I should airbrush using masks, add some simple outline shadows or leave the background white. I decided to play and used my lightest Copic colors to scribble and stipple. The color and texture of the background is oh so subtle. Here's how it looks now . . .
I really do love working with my Copics!!!
I adhered my Creekside Magic image slightly to the right side so I could add a border of fun embellishments. Some Prima Sugar Plum Roses in eggplant, a berry vine, McGill fern punches, Martha Stewart's butterfly punches and a QuicKutz revolution flourish are playing to her left. Diamond Stickles are thinly painted over border accents.
This photo shows the card front . . .
I've added a "Believe" sentiment from Prickley Pear and an "anything is possible" sentiment from The Rubber Cafe.
Here's a view of my completed easel card using Molly Harrison's Creekside Magic rubberstamped image by Crafts and Me.
You can find an Under the Sea challenge at the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog here.
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E53, E57, E59
rocks - W00, W1, W3, W5, W7
water - B95, B91, BG0000
reeds - G82, G85, G99, YG11, YG13, YG17
flowers - BV000, BV00, BV11
open flower - Y000, Y00, Y11, YR12, R37
breast cover, fin - Y11, Y13, Y17, Y38
mermaid tail - BG70, BG72, BG78
grasshopper - BV02, Y02
butterflies - B02, BG02, Y02, YR02, R02, BV02
background - scribbling with all 0000's and stippling with colorless blender