Saturday, 17 June 2017

Reflections on a Rainy Day

Happy Saturday!
Time to have some fun.

Meet today's card.  
Just playing around with some Distress inks and a great scene stamp.
 Recently, I saw the challenge at Technique Junkies that showed how to do a 'drip' technique on your card.  I really wanted to give it a try using this great stamp from them.  So here's what I did.

I wanted to give the scene a reflective look, like it was a rainy day.
I placed the stamp inside my Misti, inked with Tuxedo black ink and stamped.  Leaving the stamp inside my Misti, I shifted the paper slightly and then inked the stamp with Salty Ocean Distress ink and stamped again.  I shifted the paper one last time and did a final inking with London Fog Memento.  The whole image looked blurred but wait....

At this point, I changed the technique a bit but did keep it a 'drip' technique as I didn't have a dropper on hand and not enough re-inkers to use.
So, I took a very wet paintbrush and dripped water down from the top of my card front.  I pressed Distress ink onto my non-stick craft mat and picked up some ink with my wet paintbrush and touched the water lines to give the appearance of rainfall.  The colour stays right where you have added the water.
I continued that process until I was happy with my colour drips then splattered to add to the rainy effect.
Now here's the final step.....again, get a very wet paintbrush and go over your stamped image to blend out the stamping lines and add to the reflective quality of your stamping.  The blurriness will remain but it will look more artsy and lend to the rainy feel.  Added a few splatters to look like raindrops.



Have a great weekend and thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look!


Adding my card to these challenges:
 Technique Junkies- DRIP TECHNIQUE 
Craft Stampers Magazine- TAKE A STAMP/ANYTHING GOES 
The Male Room- OFF THE EDGE 
(I dripped off the edge)


Supplies
Stamp- Watercolor NY (Technique Junkies)
Ink- London Fog, Tuxedo Bl Memento; Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers
Stormy Sky Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white cs (local store)
Accessories and Tools- MISTI, paintbrush

31 comments:

  1. Karen, I have to say I like your version better than the Technique Junkies version - more subtle and artsy. Love the way you stamped the image three times and slightly blurred it. Living in rainy Vancouver, I can definitely say that you captured the feel of a rainy day!!

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  2. This is so cool and yes, it does indeed look like a rainy day in the city!

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  3. This is an absolutely fabulous card! I like the idea of moving the paper slightly, an idea I wouldn't have thought of. Great card!

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  4. How pretty Karen and it suits this stamp so well and does indeed look like a rainy day but the lovely bright blues stop it from looking too dark and heavy. x

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  5. Karen this is very beautiful.

    gr karin

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  6. Certainly looks like a very rainy day - technique well explained too, TFS.

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  7. Looks great! You are such an artist! Jo x

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  8. This is a very beautiful card! I love the background and the effect of stamping three times is absolutely great!
    Greetings, Nele

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  9. This is AWESOME! I agree with Susan ... you have done an amazing job and I like the look so much more than the sample on TT. Gorgeous scene that is just like we see here A LOT during the year. :) Great job with this technique, my friend. xx

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  10. waue this is so fine, great design

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  11. You have definitely achieved the look of a rain soaked day in the city. Love the technique and take on it, Karen.

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  12. Fabulous technique and love the stamp and result
    Carol x

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  13. Wow! You have taken this technique to a whole new level, Karen! It does look like a rainy scene! Great job, my friend!

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  14. I like the wet blurriness to this card. The way you did the technique kept it under control and looking cool, not out of focus and making us wonder how much we drank.

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  15. Karen I love your take on the technique, so soft and subtle. Also I love that stamp :)

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  16. Wow, Karen...I am so impressed with your drip technique. LOVE how you managed to get such a beautiful cityscape rain effect! I did not even notice the bit of blurriness until you mentioned it in your description. TFS your artsy card and detailed description my friend. Hugs...

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  17. Such a cool rainy effect, so clever! Just perfect with that fabulous stamp. xxx

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  18. Wow - this looks like a frameable print Karen! What a great technique - I can invision a watery mess but it certainly worked for you!! I have to try it out! Julia xx

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  19. Now this is why I love reading your blog. When you see your cards they are amazing...when I read how you do them, then they are exceptional. Absolutely love how you've done this card...You could frame this one (who am I kidding your could frame all of your amazing cards!). xxx

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  20. What a stunning card Karen and absolutely love that watercolour raining look, all the stamping again in different colours so fabulous. What a card and what a stamp.

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  21. And another fabulous technique! It's like looking through a rainy window. Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper :)

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  22. You made such a beautiful card :-))
    I am so glad you played along with us at The Male Room. Hugs, Andreja

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  23. Amazing, what a wonderful effect, I thought at first it was on vellum and the shadows were underneath. Incredible result.
    Faith
    x

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  24. A fabulous card Karen and what a great technique. It looks amazing. Barbxx

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  25. LOVE that stamp and the stamping technique and colours used. So that means I love EVERYTHING about it then!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  26. great scenic card.Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More.
    Shylaa DT@ATSM
    Adhiraacreations

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  27. This looks amazing .... great technique and I love the stamp! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  28. Love that technique and what a great stamp. Thanks for joing us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

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  29. Wonderful look with the different techniques, Karen.

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