Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Singing in the Rain

The April calendar challenge at The Craft Barn is Blue and Umbrellas.  I must admit I struggled with inspiration and had to resort to Pinterest to get the ideas going. 

Firstly I embossed the umbrella and the dog and masked them off. I wet the paper all around the mask and sprinkled Brusho at the top of the paper, letting it drip down.  Once the blue was dry I wet the paper under the umbrella and let the yellow run upwards.  Using a wet paint brush some of the paint could be moved around to create the puddle underneath.  The sentiment was stamped and rain drops added with paint on the edge of a credit card.  Finally a little stamping was added to the edge to create a frame before adding the calendar.

Materials used:
watercolour paper
Brusho: ultramarine, turquoise, black, lemon, yellow
Ranger Archival Ink: jet black
Ranger Distress embossing ink
Stampendous embossing powder: midnight black
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint: little black dress
Tando mask: accessorise
Creative Expressions: dreamy sentiments
Kaisercraft clear stamps: edges

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  1. Beautifully done. Your little do g looks like he's just found that one sunny spot out of the rain!

  2. Great page, I love the background! xx

  3. Fab page , love the background :)

  4. Maybe you struggled a bit, but the result is so lovely! Such a brilliant design, and that dog is so cute!

  5. Fabulous page, love the colours and the composition.

  6. This is wonderful. Love it.

  7. How adorable to shelter a fur baby with a 'brolly'. Love it! :-D

  8. I love your use of brushos for the background, a fab April page

  9. The dog is in the spotlight with that area of yellow, it's great! The background blue with the black raindrops does give a good rain impression too. Wonderful page.

  10. Great sentiment with lovely lettering, love the puddle underneath the cat, the rain is cleverly done and the border just finishes everything off.

  11. Fabulous entry!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x


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