Colored Pencils

Under the Sea Inspiration Hop Day 2 | Colored Pencil Mermaid Card


Welcome back for day 2 of the Under the Sea inspiration hop! Today I created a mermaid card using a beautiful block stamp that I picked up at my local craft store. I stamped her out onto a piece of Gina K Designs Artist’s Choice Cardstock which is great for colored pencils. I pulled out some Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils to color in my mermaid. I love coloring mermaids, and for her tail I followed the inspiration on the block stamp and colored it in with blues and purples.

I then fussy cut her out, added some foam tape behind her and place her on a velum heart.

The sentiment comes from the LDRS stamp set called Mermaid Treasure. I stamped this using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then I pour on some Gina K Designs Fine Detail Clear Embossing powder. When you melt the powder, it gives a nice shine to the sentiment.

The stencil I used is called Perfect Pool Water from MFT. I used 3 different colors of Distress ink onto this panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio. The white lines left behind seemed to stark white, so I shifted the stencil and added more color.



Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils:

Skin: Burnt Siena 285, Burnt Umber 280, Light Red Violet 135, Light Yellow Ochre 185

Hair: Light Red-Violet 135, Magenta 133Caput Mortuum 169

Heart: Pink Carmine 127

Tail and Shells: Light Cobalt Turquoise 154, Light Ultramarine 140, Purple Violet 136

Here is my process video. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thanks for visiting! Have a lovely weekend!


Featured Products:

Mermaid Treasures LDRS Stamp (Sentiment):

MFT Perfect Pool Water Stencil:

Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles:

Art Mediums:

Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 120 set:

60 Set:

36 Set:


Mini Misti:

Original Size Misti:


Fiskars Paper Trimmer:

Score Board:

Cutter Bee Scissors:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine:

Mini Die Cutting Machine:

Foam Blending Tools:

Gina K Designs Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder:

Inks & Adhesives:

Versafine Onyx Black Ink:

Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink:

Peacock Feathers Distress Ink:

Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink:

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue:

Kokuyo Dotliner:

Kokuyo Refills:


Gina K Designs Artist Choice Paper:

Bristol Smooth Cardstock:

MFT Lavender Fields Purple Cardstock:

MFT Velum:

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