"MerMay" Under the Sea Hello Card with Lawn Fawn + Mermaid Coloring Guides

Sunday, May 14, 2023

I have been inspired by the mermaids I've seen on Instagram since it's "MerMay" and I thought I'd make a coloring guide inspired by a few fandom mermaids. This month I have live action Ariel, cartoon Ariel, King Triton and Melody! I love the iridescent fin and wanted to try and figure out a color combination using my Ohuhu Art Markers. You can save the photos below if you want to use these guides yourself!

The card I made featuring Ariel (and my attempt at coloring Flounder and Sebastian - even though it's a lobster so I hid most of his body) is also inspired by Marine Simon. She has two mermaid cards that I just love and combined them together to inspire my card. I used lots of mixed media cardstock with Distress Oxides to create my under water scene. I styled it to look like the two cards, but with my own touches.

I hope this month's coloring guides are helpful and inspire you to color some mermaids this month! Make sure to tag me in any of your projects so I can see, too. Check out my video down below to see how I color all of the images, adding in pink cheeks and adding white highlights to the images. Let me know in the comments what other coloring guides you would like to see in the future!



1 comment

  1. Great video, Lauren. Truly beautiful card design. Great to see a color mapping for the Ohuhu markers on YouTube....thanks so much for that. Love all of your work. Be well -