I had the pictures posted yesterday but was too wiped out to add some commentary. Thank goodness for the "edit" feature.
The particulars: The design is "Mermaid of Atlantis" by Mirabilia. Done on Picture This Plus 32 count Fathom lugana.
She's a smaller design, especially when compared to Mirabilia's many "grand ladies" - just 7 1/2 inches by 15 3/4 inches. However, with three Waterlilies, five Kreiniks, and seven packs of beads....there's no lack of detail or bling. Warning: kitting up was quite pricey with all those extras! Factor in the hand dyed fabric (even though it was technically a leftover from another project) and she's not-so-little LOL
I'm not sure how well it comes through on the photo of the fish, but the surrounding beads (the ones that look like bubbles) are all one color. I attached them using Waterlilies Bermuda Reef (which shows up in the tail as well) since there are scattered stitches of that color; because the beads there are light in color, it gave them a nifty varigated effect that I really like. I'm still trying to figure out what it is she is holding - the pattern refers to it as "treasure" and it's vaguely seaweedy/floral in nature LOL Ah well. It's pretty, nonetheless.