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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rainy background for a Scramble

Hi all - there's a Scramble happening at the Hero Arts Flickr group - 90 minutes to create and upload a card based on the presented theme. Sometimes the host allows us to pick any 90 minutes during a 24 hr period and that's what LaVon did. So if you're interested, hop on over to her post for the details - just need to be done by 11am CST on 2/19/17. In fact, I may go back in for a second 90 minutes before the end time!

LaVon's theme - create a background - perfect! She offered three inspiration examples - an emboss/resist, stamping over a blended ink, and a background created of stamped mini images. I decided to go with a stenciled background, having just received the February 2017 My Monthly Hero kit on Wednesday (see my previous post with it here). The kit included some cloud masks with the stencil, a stamp set with a sweet little girl holding an umbrella and a perfect sentiment, and much more! I started with two of the cloud masks, inking around them on a die cut rectangle using the kit's blue ink and sponge. Then I used the stencil and some Stormy Sky Distress ink to add the falling rain and some shadows on just the edge of the clouds. Finally, I lightly inked some Stormy Sky clouds and a ground with Black Soot and Stormy Sky using the stencil. I die cut the girl with umbrella using the matching die, then stamped using the MISTI - perfect alignment that way! Colored her with some yellow and orange Copics. Here's the card:

Dance in Rain
Supplies - February 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit; Neenah Solar White card stock; Copics; foam tape
My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 (pierced rectangle); Distress Inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

I considered adding some Glossy Accents to the rain drops but, knowing me, I would've mess them up so left it simple. Thanks for stopping and hope you're having a great day!!


Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Linda. Love this cloudy rainy background/scene

CinnamonSally said...

WOW this is so lovely Linda.

Cat Craig said...

SO AWESOME. My most favorite of all your cards no doubt. It really stands out in the gallery of the scramble cards. Fabulous.

Rosemary said...

I LOVE your card, Linda!! Absolute fabulous use of the kit!! (I finally got mine on Saturday... hoping to get something made with in soon!)

Greta said...

I adored your card when I saw it for the Scramble, Linda--wonderful scene! I really love that sentiment!