Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This card is for Anyone for Anya?'s current challenge of Buttons, Bows, and Brads. The big fish's 'bubbles' are the buttons. The bow is at the bottom on the 'sand.' And the brads are in Mermaid Anya's hair (gray).
It's taken me seven years to finish this card. SEVEN. I started it with the idea of the big fish being the main character. But I was never satisfied. I found the unfinished card a few days ago and thought that Mermaid Anya would be the perfect center of attention! And it's become one of my fave cards.
Let me list why (I love making lists :)):
1. The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney Princess. And I didn't start out trying to make her look like Ariel but I chose to color her hair red to make her stand out amongst the colorful scenery.
2. The 'under the sea' scenery just makes me smile. My favorite animal is the humpback whale. And my son's second name Kai means 'ocean' in Hawaiian.
3. The materials I used for this card aren't your typical supplies. I used beads (green fish), a necklace charm (big fish), thread (left seaweed), paper ribbons (right seaweed), real shells, packaging yarn.
Happy Hump Day! Can't wait for tonight's SYTYCD and Glee!