Friday, April 12, 2013

Rain Drops by Ryn

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a great day.     We had freezing rain overnight, it looks quite magical outside with heavy ice everywhere!    I hope the buds on our flowering trees are strong enough to survive.     

We are very excited about Designs by Ryn's new Water Effects stamps that have just been launched. 
Ryn's popular Waterdroplets have been flying off her shelves and I'm sure these Rain Drops will too, they are so cool ! 


To create the background I started with water colour paints - wet on wet (tutorial here).  I added a little salt in a couple of spots for added texture.   After letting it dry I stamped Patio Stone with Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac & Salty Ocean Distress Inks.   Next I blended Seedless Preserves & Salty Ocean DI over Studio Calico's Circle Graph Stencil.  I stamped the Rain Drops with Black Soot Distress Ink and highlighted with a white Gelly Roll pen.

I embossed Black Eye Susan with black, coloured with my Tom Bow markers, added glitter and cut out as shown.   The sentiment that works perfectly with the Rain Drops is from Chocolate Baroque's Loving Sentiments set. 

Design by Ryn's stamps are extremely high quality, deeply etched, they stamp out beautiful every time.   If you are interested in purchasing Ryn's stamps, please visit her webstore for more information.   Also Ryn's Facebook page is updated ongoing with lots of inspiration & the Design Team Blogs are posted on my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend,
Shirley

27 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the new raindrop stamp, and ordered it as soon as I saw it. Hopefully it will be here next week. I love this card you've made with the stamp, and wish now that I'd ordered the patio stone stamp too (there's always next time).

Sue x

overo said...

Wow , the raindrop stamp is great , lovely colors and card !
Big greetings Heike

Nan G said...

Oh you enabler you! Love these am going to have to get these water drops! Fantastic card!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful new creation, love the background texture and the amazing drops stamp, really a wonderful card.
Hugs Anja

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a fabulous depth effect you have created here Shirely!
AWESOME creation!!!
Have a nice weekend!
xxx
Susi

Karin said...

Wow what a gorgeous creation with this new stamp, love it!
Have a great weekend !
Groetjes karin x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Oooooh,you lucky thing, you have your stamps!! I'm still waiting for mine... This is a beautiful card Shirley, love the colours and the very apt sentiment! Hugs, Wendy xxx

Felicie said...

Absolutely beautiful.I like the background and the raindrops.
Greetings
Felicie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow what a great background Shirley...and the new stamps from Ryn are amazing again! Nice job!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, great card with beautiful colours! These raindrops are so lovely and crisp mmmmm? Can't wait to play.....the patio stone is a great match with the mask and the flower looks lovely on it. Great work, warm greet Mirandaxx

Eileen said...

Fabulous Shirley ... just love the new stamps .. and this card is perfect!
E xx

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, placing that "belly band" across the main panel is a GREAT idea! Really creates a lot of visual interest with this background, while bringing your fantastic flower to the front. The circles really do look like puddles made from the rain - I don't like that you had freezing rain - YUCK - we were supposed to have strong rain today, but instead we just had very high winds. The oaks are losing their leaves now, and the wind made it look and sound like rain, but it was really raining leaves. Thanks for being willing to share your umbrella of friendship with me, Shirley. Beautiful card. hugs, de

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with Raindrops! Your card is the very first to come in using one of the new stamps. SO cool :) Donna is right, Patio stone and the stencil you used look like rain puddles. I was actually going to release rain ripples this time but I couldn't get it to look right. Next time ;) Beautiful colors and format to the card. Hugs!

MaryH said...

Such a fabulous card, with all the different techniques, textures and dimensions. I always enjoy seeing what you've created for the day. Love these raindrops, and after trying my first try with the Dylusions sprays, am I ever even more impressed with what you showcase here. Had my 1st play with some gelatos I've had for a while, yesterday. I liked those better than the sprays. Practice, practice. Glad we just had some rain & lightning last night. You can keep the ice, thank you very much!!! Have a great wkend, and tfs such a masterpiece. Hugs

chrissies said...

Fantastic use of the stamp and the background is very beautiful

Love Chrissie xx

Debbie said...

Hi Shirley. Such a great card using lots of lovely colours and the stamps are fab.Have a good weekend.
Debbie

marg said...

Hello Shirley
As I'm in the UK I had to order this stamp from Ryn in Canada!
Love the Waterdrops!, but I've only used them a couple of times, but I look forward to your inspiration!
LoveMarg

Sophie said...

Shirley, die Karte ist so wunderschön.
Der Hintergrund sensationell mit den herrlichen Farben.

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley
This card is again a sample of your great creativity
.Beautriful colours and great design I love those waterdrops. They seem so real. Great artwork. "lieve groetjes" Saakje

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great and beautiful card Shirley.
The waterdrops are really beautiful.

Greetings Janny

Gerrina said...

Love the colours of your card! The drops are great again.... Have a fine weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Craftystamper said...

Love the rain drops. Have a great weekend

Paula (PEP) said...

Those Rain Drops are just magical & I love the light you painted into your Black Eye Susan whilst at the same time echoing the colours of your background. There is so much movement in this especially with your use of the Patio Stone with the stencilling. I shall have to do some work on backgrounds with watercolours & salt. I do hope your plants have survived the weather.
Paula (PEP)

Di said...

Amazing card Shirley - really beautiful colours xx

Ellen said...

Love the colors here and those raindrops are FANTASTIC!!! Your card reminds me of tie dying~Love it!!!

Shannon White said...

Wow! Just Beautiful Shirley!! Love the Wonderful colors and Lovely raindrops too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

craftimamma said...

I thought I had commented on this card a few days ago but I must have dreamt it, lol! The card is beautiful as always and I love the background you created. The lovely raindrops should be on their way to me now. I can't wait for them to arrive.

Hugs
Lesley Xx