Monday, April 11, 2016

Dancing in the rain

I took markers that matched the colors of the raindrops in the inspiration photo. 
I watercolored with the markers onto a piece of white cardstock. I took that painted cardstock and ran it through my cuttlebug with an old fiskars texture plate. I heat embossed music in the corners with silver embossing powder. I added white acrylic paint to each raindrop. (A "c" shaped line and a dot)

 I stamped Unity's -Harmony Girl. I paper pieced the coat, boots, dress and purse. She is dimensional with hot glue popping her up. I added an ombre ribbon bow in the top left hand corner.There is a layer of cheesecloth to add texture.
 My card is an easel card. I love easel cards, because it forces me to "decorate" the inside of the card.

 I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of scrap paper that had the same colors as the main panel. I drew three raindrops with grey and blue colored pencils. (Blue for the raindrops, and grey to shade the left side of each drop.) I added highlights like I did to the embossed raindrops on the front. Can you tell by looking at the photo of the inside that these 3 raindrops are flat, unlike the embossed raindrops on the front. It is hard for me to see a difference, and I have seen the card in real life.
This card is for:
 the Unity photo inspiration challenge.
Amusing Challenge- Create your own background
SimonSaysStamp- Monday Challenge- April showers bring May flowers
Craft-Dee-BowZ- CDB36- Handmade bow
Dragonfly Journeys- April Showers
Eclectic Ellapu- Spring Flowers-April Showers

Thanks for looking at my card. I hope you have a blessed day.


  1. Sheez. This is such and incredibly awesome card. Love your blurb detail. This is a winner, my friend!

  2. This is gorgeous! I'd like to invite you to my blog challenge this week if you're interested which is April Showers.

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  3. OMG I just saw that you already entered! Thank you!

    Jeannie T.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous MariLynn - love your raindrops!! both the embossed and the coloured ones.

  5. WOW!! This is outstanding!!! LOVE this card Marilynn, the raindrops are out of this world! Lovelovelove!
    Thanks for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp! Monday Challenge!
    Hugs Zoey

  6. Totally brilliant and amazing. Those raindrops are perfect - thanks for sharing your technique! Thank you for playing along with my "create your own background" Amusing Challenge this week. Please come back again!