Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SC224 Rainy Day

This is my second post today so be sure to scroll down!

I’m off work today as the kiddos are on spring break. So I was lucky and was able to make two cards this morning!

I wanted to try Mothermark's cloud technique. I think it was really fun, fast, and easy so I'll definately be doing this again! She uses a clear mask and I thought that was a great idea - you could see what you were doing. I didn't have any acetate so I used a piece of plastic I had saved from the packaging of a child's toy (maybe it was the plastic over a Hot Wheel car). I never realized what a trash picker I was until I started writing all these things down for you guys! Ha!

I've heard people say that can't draw a cloud shape they like. So, traced mine and scanned it in for you. I used the bottom piece for this card using the Mothermark cloud technique. I use the top piece when I do clouds my usual way. I believe Windows users will be able to right click on the image below and do a File --> Save As and choose the location where you'd like to save the file. If you print on some cardstock (I use Georgia Pacific 110) you'll be able to get many uses out of this one printout!

A few technicalities: This is for your personal use. You may sell items created using this mask. You may not turn it into a stamp. You may not distribute - just send your friends here to pick it up!
Most of my usual details:

  • Here is how I colored the image.

  • I used the Cut then Ink Technique to get my layers to line up (but today I didn't cut her out! Using that cloud technique & my brand new rectangle Nesties enabled me to leave her on the original page)

  • The sidewalk is hand drawn like this.

  • The grass was done with Copics.

  • Additional raindrops were hand drawn in and highlighted with a glitter pen.
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Willow with Umbrella
Paper: Whisper White, GP 110, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Bordering Blue
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and Goo Gone, Nesties, fine black marker, glitter pen

Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


Julie said...

Beautiful as usual!! :)

JenMarie said...


Sandy said...

Wow, you keep amazing me with your techniques. Thank you for sharing the template with us.

Melody said...

Really beautiful card. I am learning so much from your blog!

Sandy Knecht said...

Your card is beautiful! Terrific clouds.

Lisa Foster said...

Totally Beautiful! Thanks for the Cloud template!!! {HUGS}