Today is the unveiling day so here is my Mermaid of the Northern Lights representing Water. I think my Hoffman challenge doll would have been perfect for Earth and may post pics later. I must confess she is not quite done - still have to add sequins and bead the wires around her peplum. Don't forget to click on the link at the side to get to the list of all the participants.
A little about her: Her hair is shreds from gift packaging that I curled. The star trim around her face was colored with alcohol inks. Embedded between the layers of her background are creatures stitched out on my embroidery machine. Her bodice fabric is done with shiva paint sticks, pearl-ex powders, stencils and lumier paints and glitter crayons on a lovely dark batik. Her tail is layers of confetti dot fabric, grey lace that I colored with alcolhol inks, and colored glitter tulle. Her fluke is the same minus the confetti dot fabric so it is sheer. It and her peplum are also wired.
The fringe edging around her fluke, waist and shoulders is deconstructed halographic fabric and she is dotted all over with heat set crystals. She also needs trim around her wrists but I didn't want to miss the deadline.