Thursday, 7 January 2016

Raindrops keep falling...

Good afternoon all,


I hope you enjoyed the festive season - it's all soon over though and back to normal.  I also hope you all managed to remain safe and dry through all this rain!  I has been a dark and dismal day here with just a little break in the afternoon when it stopped raining and there was a rather lovely sunset, then back to wind and rain!
So with that in mind, here is an appropriate card which I did as a sample for the last Clarity shows on Hochanda using the huge texture stencil to create the background and the little boy from the Wee Folk set

I started by using blue and brown distress inks to colour the background - I did a bigger piece than this and chopped it back later.  When I was happy with the colour, I put the stencil over the top and added darker blue, then had a peak and decided it needed me to outline with a fine brown pen
I removed some of the colour toward the 'top' of each droplet by brushing with water, then dabbing with paper towel and added a white highlight with a gel pen towards the 'bottom' of each one.
I also added extra colour under the bottom line of the stencil too.
It was just a case of cutting to size, adding the little boy and the 'Happy' word in brown archival (and inking round the edge, of course!)


Links to the stamps and stencils:
Town and Texture Super Stencil
Wee Folk Set 2
Word Chain 2

Thank you for visiting,
Take care
Janet xxx

16 comments:

  1. I really like all the little finishing touches you mentioned to make your raindrop effects more 3d , thank you x

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  2. Lovely card Janet, great rainy effect, just wish it was more cheerful! Still have to be grateful we are not flooded -

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    1. Thanks Veronica, I am always looking forward to the brighter days - don't like it dark and dismal! xx

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  3. Lovely card Janet the raindrops are very realistic

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  4. This is beautiful Janet. The raindrops are great as is the whole design. Thank you for sharing how you created it. x

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    1. Thanks Sue, I enjoyed doing this xx

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  5. This is gorgeous Janet. I just love it, the colour scheme is lovely. Xx

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    1. Thank you Amanda, I like blue and brown, but don't often think to use it xx

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  6. I didn't think rain but snow and the boy kicking it about. I love the effect.

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    1. Thanks Anne, I hadn't thought of snow, but that would work well xx

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  7. This is a lovely card Janet and the water drops look very realistic! Chrissie x

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  8. What a great idea Janet, and it worked really well....this really stood out on the tv too. Have a lovely weekend...xx

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    1. Thank you Jo, hope you have a great weekend too xx

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