I think I've broken my own record with this card. I didn't actually mean to; but it just so happens that so many challenges harmonize SO well this week! This card plays in EIGHT--yes, EIGHT--challenges!
Are you ready? Here they are:
1) Card Positioning Systems Sketch 142:
(I've flipped it vertically)
2) Daring Cardmakers "Scraplings" - 3rd entry
3) My Time to Craft #66 "Under My Umbrella"
4) Creative Card Crew "Strings Attached" - 2nd entry
5) Secret Crafter "Four Seasons" - 2nd entry - (just think "April Showers"....)
These next are the color challenges. What I am wondering is...how did they all end up so similar?!
6) Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combos #24 - Bashful Blue, Real Red, Certainly Celery
7) Color Throwdown #69 - Chocolate Chip, Green, Cream, Dark Red
8) Color Dare #43 - Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Light Green
And here is my card:
I made the umbrella 3D by stamping 3 separate images and cutting out parts of the umbrella in each, as follows:
First I practiced my coloring with Crayola colored pencils; then I used a ZIG Glue Pen (I love this thing!) on the raindrops and Comotion Cleartops "Gossamer Blue Glitz" embossing powder. I find that my new glue pen does not let the embossing powder blow away when in thin lines, the way my embossing ink pens sometimes do. This particular powder does shimmer slightly. I embossed the raindrops on each layer, so that they would be uniform on the finished image.
Next I cut out the pieces with my X-Acto blade and attached them on top of each other using 3D Zots, which I had to cut in half:
This lovely image is from Nature's Blessings. You can buy all their stamps unmounted, red rubber only for a really fabulous price--and coming from me that IS saying something! :) Use double-sided tape to temporarily mount them to your clear acrylic blocks. I recently purchased a number of images from them and have been quite happy with the quality. Here is a little coloring/image detail (pre-raindrop embossing):
Materials used on this card:
Kraft and Chocolate Chip cardstock (my last sheet!--aah!)
DCWV Textured cardstock Green #1
Blue paper from My Mind's Eye, embossed with Cuttlebug Divine Swirls
Script paper from "Autumn Splendor" 8x8 collection by Making Memories
"Girl with Umbrella" from Nature's Blessings stamps
Circle Punches from EK Success
Swiss Dot embossing folder
Brads from Spare Parts
Crayola colored pencils
Comotion Clear Tops "Gossamer Blue Glitz" embossing powder
ZIG glue pen
Thermo-web 3D Zots
Thank you so much for visiting, as always. May you all have a wonderful day, and happy crafting to everyone! Remember to enter for my early 10K hits candy before you go! :)
Have a great day,