Did I ever have fun coloring beautiful Cordelia from Kraftin’ Kimmie for the Kraftin’ Kimmie challenge today. Today it’s a sketch, a fun one to boot. I hope you all have time to play.

I stamped Cordelia in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut  her out with the largest Classic Circle Nestabilities die and the Out of the Box Technique. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E0000, E00, E01, Hair: YR18, E07, E19, Shells: E00, E02, Snail Houses: G20, G21, Star: Y13, Y17, E31, Tail: Y13, Y15, Y17, E31, G20, G21, G24, Water: BG11, BG34, BG45) and adhered to a piece of Really Rust cardstock that had been cut with the largest of the Large scallop circle dies and colored with E19 to match the hair of Cordelia. The edges of the image circle were paper pierced.

White Opal Liquid Pearls were added to dress up the pearls in her hair. White Liquid Pearls was mixed with water and brushed on to the tail, shells and snail of the mermaid for a really cool shimmer.

A 1 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ piece of MME Fine and Dandy –  True Blue paper was adhered to a 4 3/4″ square from the same paper pack. The top right corner of the strip was rolled, Melissa Frances white lace was adhered at the end of the strip and the layers were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Really Rust cardstock (again, colored with Copic Marker E19).

The card base is a 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of Textured Kraft cardstock folded in half. The layers were adhered to the card base and the image was adhered over the layers with dimensionals. Recollection Pearl Brads were added as center to Prima Flowers and adhered next to the image with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Kimmie’s Mermaid Sentiments. It was stamped on a 1/2″ wide strip of Neenah Solar White cardstock with Tuxedo Memento Ink. Color was added with Copic markers, a banner was formed and it was adhered with dimensionals and Scor-Tape. Two Pearl Pins were added to the lower flower. Snow Kaisercraft Pearls finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping  by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

25 Responses to “Beautiful Cordelia”

  1. This is gorgeous Beate!! Beautiful colouring!!!

  2. Just stunning coloring!! I am so glad you like to share with us! Congrats on the Big Shout out too~ well deserved!

  3. OMG!!!! beate, your card is sooo fabulous, love the coloring and all the little dots, love the hairs…. Love, love, love your card…..HUGS and happy saturday 😉

  4. She is gorgeous! I love your work!

  5. This card is just incredible, Beate! I think she’s the most favourite creation that you’ve ever made!! The colouring must have taken you forever but the effect is SO worth it! Love the pearls and pearl brads and the papers and lace are just perfect!! *sigh*

  6. Cordelia looks amamzing, fantastic coloring! I love the colors and papers you’ve used…I think they’re perfect for a mermaid! Gorgeous card Beate!

  7. Lovely card, Beate! Once agin your colour choices are so pretty, and colouring beautifully done.

  8. your colouring always amazes me Beate, this is jaw dropping!

  9. awwww….. she is gorgeous, Beate! love that you brushed the liquid pearl on her, gotta try that! love love this beauty! hope i’ll get a chance to play this week! =) have a fabulous weekend!

  10. She is just gorgeous, Beate!! I love the papers and pretty pearls as well!!

  11. Love the lace and that AWESOME dabbing on and around the image. LOVE it!

  12. This is stunning Beate! I love how you madevthe water with all the dos…amazing!! And contests on your feature with cosmo cricket…you are an amazing artist!!

  13. Hi Beate ~ I am so sorry that I have been away for so long. But I am back to comment on your last 4 posts…Oh My Goodness your talent knows no bounds!This last darling image is perfect with not only the coloring, but the added pearls…how you did those tiny ones in her hair is amazing…Just Adorable!

  14. There is something about this shade of blue that just catches my eye! I love it. Your coloring as always is tremendous and I love that you used pearls in her hair. Just lovely!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous, Beate! Beautiful work.

    And thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog recently, they are always hugely appreciated!

  16. Just amazing. Your coloring and color combination is just beautiful. Congratulations on your shout out, well deserved.

  17. What a cutie! Your fabulous coloring really brought the little mermaid to life… She pops right off the page. Enjoy your day!

  18. Wow! What a gorgeous card with that darling Kraftin Kimmie image!! Love your coloring and all the fantastic embellishments!!!

  19. Magnificent colouring Beate on a stunning card.


  20. so cute and great texture you gave with your coloring, loving the pearl accents too!

  21. Beate… This is just absolutely stunning!! Beautiful work! Xx

  22. LOVE the way you colored this one – the stippled dots add such great texture and tie into the background paper pattern so well! Wish I could see the shimmer of the thinned down Liquid Pearls! Great card!

  23. again GORGEOUS! LOVE the red hair and all the pearls! Beautiful colouring!

  24. Oh my goodness, how adorable and that coloring behind the mermaid. . .WOW! Did I miss the tutorial on that? So cool! And I LOVE the Out of the Box technique. . .just awesome Beate!

  25. Good grief…the water dots are AMAZING!!

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