I had two challenges in mind when I created this card. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Mask It and the CASology Challenge - CAS.
I started by stamping my mermaid and then masking her. Next, I stamped my rock and masked it. I then created a large mask using masking paper and a circle die and carefully placed it on my panel so the mermaid was in the center of the circle. I masked off the bottom of the circle with some painter's tape and then used an ink blending tool to blend in some Mermaid Lagoon distress ink. I switched the painter's tape and masked the top to blend in the sand on the bottom with some Frayed Burlap. I removed the painter's tape and stamped the seaweed image with some dark green ink. Then I carefully removed all the masks and colored the rest of my images with copics. I finished it off by stamping the sentiment in dark black ink. I just love how this spotlight circle looks with all the white space around it!