Thursday, July 11, 2013

Let it Rain

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  

This is my second post today -  the Out of Hat Creations current challenge theme is "Let it Rain" so decided to get Design by Ryn's Raindrops out to create something to join in.   I also used solid butterflies by Impression Obsession and a sentiment by Chocolate Baroque to create this card.   We are getting more rain than normal, but our plants and trees love it  -  they prefer rain to drought. 


I started with Neocolour II crayons (water soluble) on the background.   I rubbed some colour on and then spritzed with water and let the colour run together helped along with a brush.     I coloured with the crayons directly onto the solid butterfly by IO D5009.   I spritzed with water and then stamped onto the background.    As you can see, the result is a watery effect.   When dry I outlined with a water paint Sharpie (the Gelly Roll pen won't draw on the wax very well).   Next I stencilled using TCW Mini Cell Theory and Distress Ink.

I stamped the Raindrops and also used a couple of stamps from Raindrop Set with Teal Stazon Ink.    I coloured them a little with Distress Ink & water (from my craft mat) and highlighted with a white Gellyroll pen.

The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque's Loving Sentiments set. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend
Shirley

24 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your butterflies in the rain are so pretty, Shirley! I have more Ryn stamps on order and I know where to find inspiration for them!!

chrissies said...

Really beautiful Shirley. I haven't heard of the crayons and will be looking into those as your colours are terrific

Great to have you join in with us at Out of a Hat

Love Chrissie xxx

Gerrina said...

A beautiful summercard! Love the images and the background! Hope you have a sunny weekend! Sunny summergreetings, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

The texture in this is delightful & I love your use of the Neocolour II - I have a set which I must try using for the background looks super with the way you have stencilled. The use of teal for the raindrops works perfectly tying all the background colours together too.
Paula (PEP)

Miranda said...

Lovely cards and combinations of stamps and dies Shirley! Your previous card also, warm greet Mirandaxx

cparsons said...

Very pretty butterflies. We're developing web get down here too!

Patricia said...

BEAUTIFUL card Shirley!
Greetz Patricia

Eileen said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Shirley. the colours are just gorgeous! We are so lucky with Ryn's stamps aren't we!
E. Have a good weekend xxx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, there are some really nice comments on this post :) As always your combos of stencils and stamps inspire me. I love the effects you get with layering them. This a beautiful card. Many thanks!!!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, a very beautiful creation with the raindrops.

Have a wonderful weekend, Shirley

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Ryn's stamps seems to fit with you Shirley...lovely card!

have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely card, Shirley, and a beautiful sentiment - it goes perfectly with the feel of your card - which by the way, flows with beautiful colors and textures! hugs, de

Janet said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, perfect for our theme at OOAH, thanks for joining us.
Janet x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful raindrops creation, dear Shirley.
xox Anja

Karin said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors!
have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Jeannette said...

Wow shirley,wonderful raindrops creations, i love these and the beautiful colors,love it.

happy weekend greetings jeannette

MaryH said...

IO has such fantastic stamps & dies...just love the ones I have. This is uber beautiful, and of course, those Ryn stamps...aah. You use them so well. Thanks for explaining about the w/c crayons too. Lovely technique. TFS (we've had our share of rain as well...but better than drought I think).

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful combination of stamps Shirley.
Great card.
Greetings Janny

monikaskinner said...

Hi Shirley. Great card, colours and images. Perfect blend, love those raindrops. x

Sandra's Spot said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley love how you have coloured it and chosen those stamps just right. Thanks for joining us at OOAH Hugs Sandra X

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, love the colours! Thanks for joining us at OOAH! Valerie

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a very pretty card and great technique in the background with the crayons, it looks terrific! the butterflies are really pretty too! Excellent effect with the watery (and oh so pretty and colourful) look on those butterflies, very appropriate for the "rain" in the card! Love it!!
Warm greetings, Marlene

Ellen said...

Beautifully done Shirley! Love the colors and those raindrops are stunning in teal! I would love to have you in my craft room for a day or two.... I might get over my fear of trying mixed media!!
Have a fantastic day!
Big hugs,
Ellen

Sandy said...

I love this card. The background colors are so pretty and those rain drops are outstanding!! I just love the whole thing!!!!
sandy