Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's A Rainy Day

This week all the Softpencil designers got to work with this cute image called It's A Rainy Day. Our Design Element challenge was paper piecing, which I love to do, so I tried to piece as much of the design as possible:

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.
BTW - I used the sentiment "Enjoy the moment" because I thought it looked like she was splashing in the puddle for fun! I hope you like it and TFL!

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.


  1. gorgeous card. I love it all.

    have a fantastic week

  2. How stinkin' cute is this? Love the paper piecing!

  3. That is a fabulous card Maureen and the colour combo is great X

  4. It´s so cute Maureen!!! I love your excellent work on this card! ;)

  5. Thank you for your kind words hun! Means a lot. This card is soooooo cute!It's absolutely beautiful. Your details are gorgeous. Love Rowena

  6. very cute!

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  7. Super card and well thought out. Thank you for taking part in the SCSC challenge. Wendy x

  8. Fantastic spots and stripes for this weeks challenge Maureen, your card is brill! Thanks for playing along with us at SCSC :) Donna x

  9. This is so adorable! Soft and sweet! Everything coordinates just perfectly too! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

  10. Oh I just LOVE the colours in this card you did such an awesome job!

  11. he he, this has to be just the cutest card ever :O)

  12. Exellent card Maureen. It looks fab. hugs Shelley


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