Monday, June 20, 2016

Rainy Day Hello

Day 3 of My Favorite Things' Camp Create is "Wonderful Watercolor." I chose to create a scene card, with the image from MFT's "Sunny Thoughts" as my focal point.

I began by stamping the little girl onto some Canson Montval 140 lb. watercolor paper, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I colored her with Inktense pencils, using a damp brush to transfer the color from the pencils to the image. Once I'd finished that, I fussy cut her out.

For the background, I used Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Hillside Borders" & MFT's "Grassy Fields" dies to cut an A2 size panel of watercolor paper. I then used Distress inks and an ink blending tool to color each section: Crushed Olive & Peeled Paint for the foreground grass; Iced Spruce & Bundled Sage for the hills; and Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, and Faded Jeans for the sky. I spritzed the sky & hills with water, let that sit for a couple of seconds, and then blotted the water up with a cloth. That gave it a nice, rainy-looking distressing.

I cut a piece of scrap cardstock to 5.5" wide, and adhered my sky & hills to that, just to make them into one piece. I added another strip of white cardstock that I'd inked with Crushed Olive to the bottom part, before adhering my little girl. Then I popped up the grass on foam tape. (The inked cardstock strip camouflages the space behind the die cut grass strip.) I adhered the panel to a white A2 card base.

To create the greeting, I inked a scrap of white cardstock with Faded Jeans. I used Stick It adhesive to cover both sides of a piece of navy blue fun foam, and adhered the inked cardstock to one side of that. I die cut it with one of the "Happy Hellos" dies by MFT. Finally, I removed the liner paper from the back side of the die cut, and adhered it to my card. This card will go in my next shipment to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

I'm also entering this card in Send a Smile 4 Kids' "Punches and/or Die Cuts 4 Kids" challenge.

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