I paper pieced the umbrella with 2 different patterns, her little hair bow, her shirt, her pants, and I even printed the entire image on patterned paper to give it a cool blue swirly background. I colored the raindrops, puddle, her hair and skin with Copics, then went over all the water with a Stardust glitter pen for sparkle.
I cut out and popped up the umbrella top, the entire girl and an extra hair bow for dimension. I also added micro half pearls to the umbrella and her hair bow.
Here's a close shot with flash so you can see the piecing a little better and the sparkle:
And here's a close angled shot so you can see the dimension and how I color the base image so you don't see white (or blue in this case) under the popped up pieces:
- Our Creative Corner - Triple Play: use at least 3 embellishments from their list. I used ribbon, a button, thread, and bling (although I'm not sure my micro half pearls and Stardust glitter count as bling, so I made sure I had 3 other 'bellies!)
- Secret Crafter - Spots and Stripes. I used striped paper and spotted ribbon.
Materials used: sentiment (Mixed Messages set) and button - Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages set); patterned paper - Daisy Bucket; turquoise cardstock - Bazzill; Rose Red ink - Stampin' Up!; ribbon - May Arts; rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities - Spellbinders.