UmbrellasPosted: April 27, 2014
The snow is practically gone here and the rain has come. The latest challenge at The Card Concept is to use an umbrella. I dreamed up a little idea last week but it has taken me until today to get it finished, only just in time to enter it in the challenge. The inspiration from the design team is incredibly varied and creative; definitely go and visit if you haven’t already. I decided to make a water colour sky with the distress stains and pearl-ex spray I have been playing around with lately. I flicked a little masking fluid over the panel before adding any colour then, when it was dry, swiped three blue distress stains back and forth across the piece of watercolour paper. To blend the blue distress inks I generously spritzed water with pearl-ex in it over the whole panel. It had plenty of time to dryas I took days to get back to it. I embossed four little umbrellas in black and added the sentiment in black before popping the panel up on dimensional tape. Because my background was
swiped painted I am also linking to the City Crafter Paint it challenge.
I tried taking photos at several different angles to capture the shimmer of the pearl-ex but it wasn’t easy. The best example I have is the close up below. It really does have a pretty shimmer when it catches the light.
Stamps: April Showers, Summer Fun (PB)
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko) Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans Distress Stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Neenah Brilliant White 110lb smooth , Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: black detail embossing powder, Pearl Ex, Masking fluid