Monday, August 31, 2020

Sending Birthday Fishes with Purple Onion Designs

I love the look of crystal blue ocean water.  I also have a bit of a fear about what's living underneath those waves, so I'm happy to stick to lake and pool swimming.  This little mermaid and her friends were illustrated by Shari Bresciani for Purple Onion Designs.  If I knew they were the only things I'd see in there, I might just go in that water! 

All the images were colored with Copic markers.  The bubbles and sentiment were heat embossed in white and the background was ink blended with Distress Oxides.


Purple Onion Designs Stamps: Sea-tements, Mermaid, Branch Coral Set, Rocks Seaweed & Coral, Saltwater Fish Set, Seahorse, Squid & Sting Ray, Tropical Fish Set, Seaweed Tubes & Stripe Coral Set
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Outside/In Stitched Circles
Inks:  Lawn Fawn Jet Black, DOx Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
Copics:  E00,02,21,23, Y13,15, YR02,04,07,09, RV21,23,25,29, V01,04,09, YG05,06,09, BG000,02,10,13,15,18

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!


  1. Kara, I don't know what there is about fish, but I do love them - especially in fun stamping form! [or filleted and fried!]
    Such a fun mermaid, with a darling school of friends!

  2. A darling mermaid along with the fun fish! The mermaid's hair is so pretty in purple and blue! And, love the blue background! Wonderful color as always, Kara!!

  3. Oh how cute! I just watched the Bubble Guppies cartoon with Sweet P today, this little lady would fit right in!

  4. Another terrific creation and I love those colours!

  5. You created such a fun little scene here, Kara. Fabulous coloring and I love all the little bubbles too.
    Take care.
    Carol x

  6. I wish all the waters were as clear and clean as yours. This is a lovely scene and I love her purple hair.

  7. Just the cutest little ocean critters accompanying that sweet mermaid, Kara ... the delicious vibrant colour adds so much to the fabulous quirkiness of them! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)