I'm thrilled to be here this week w/ the fabulous color team! I admit, I was a little leery of using the eggplant w/ the other two, but I think it worked out ok in the end.
To make my rainy card, I first made 2 water color backgrounds..the narrow blue/green one and a larger one w/ all 3 of the colors to use for the umbrellas. After brushing water over the narrow panel, I mixed blue & green Brusho powders on an old CD with a wet paintbrush then drug the paintbrush across the top edge of the panel & held it upright to let the color run down. I let it dry a bit, then added a few darker drips & some splatters. For the other panel, I mixed the colors of Brushos on the CD & painted them in separate areas on the panel. When both panels were dry, I splattered then w/ water then quickly dipped them in UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) & heat embossed. I had do this in small areas at a time in order for the UTEE to stick & the water puddles not to soak in.
After die cutting the umbrellas & narrow panel (I used a rectangular piercing die & did one side at a time), I stamped the half sun where I knew the panel would end then realized that the yellow I was going to color it wasn't in the challenge so I stamped it again on a leftover piece of the w/c bg & paper pieced it. I attached the narrow panel, put it in my Misti & stamped the greeting on both & added the umbrellas. The 3rd umbrella I trimmed off the handle & just let the Y be its handle.
Thanks so much for looking! Closeups & the inside are on my blog: The Write Stuff
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 GMT Views: 1494
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Mon, Apr 11, 2016 @ 8:20 PM
Wow, Julie, such great techniques you employed with amazing results! Love the drips on the skinny panel and the "water drops" on the umbrellas. Plus, that sun peeking out behind the panel says it all. Love this card!
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Mon, Apr 11, 2016 @ 8:41 PM
Oh my goodness, Julie! The umbrellas look so gorgeous in color and with the water drops! The narrow strip is beautiful and the technique you used is great! Using the "Y" as the one umbrella handle is so clever. Another awesome masterpiece, my friend!!
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Mon, Apr 11, 2016 @ 8:45 PM
OH MY GOSH !!! This is the most amazing work of art! Of course I LOVE these colors together... the vibrant pop of these colors, the water drops on the umbrellas and using the word as the brella handle--- I would say that everything came together perfectly!
I have pinned this to admire again and for inspiration!
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