Friday, April 22, 2016

Rain or Shine Card (KBD Aloha Friday Challenge #70)

Hi everyone! :o)

My second post today... If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow a direct link here.

Today a new Aloha Friday Challenge starts at Kitty Bee Designs.

The challenge for this fortnight is #70 - April Showers bring May Flowers (rain, clouds, umbrellas, puddles, raincoats, etc.).

We have two sponsors for this challenge: Star Stampz and Julia Spiri, so there will be double prizes! :o)


For this challenge I made this Rain or Shine Card, using our sponsor's Star Stampz lovely 'Spring Rain' digital stamp.

Image is paper pieced.

I printed two images, one on a white 160 grams paper and second on a white watercolor paper. First I thought I will color images in watercolor technique, but I changed my mind. I also wanted to see the effect of colored pencils and blending with baby oil on watercolor paper I use.

I colored girl printed on the watercolor paper with colored pencils. Then I blended colors using paper stumps and baby oil. I haven't done this for ages. :o)

If you want to know more about blending colored pencils, check out this great video by Dina Kowal: Colored Pencils Blending Methods.

While the image was drying, I masked bottom part of the image printed on the white paper and blended background with Distress Inks. When I was satisfied with the color, I splattered the panel with water. I removed mask and colored part of the image with colored pencils. I also blended colors with baby oil.

I left drying both images couple of hours, until the oil wasn't dry.

After drying, I fussy cut girl, colored the edges with black marker and glued her over other image. I cut off excess parts of the panel and glued it on a white cardstock card base.

Last was a sentiment. I used sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'Rain or Shine' Stamp Set. First I stamped the sentiment directly on the card with black archival ink and didn't like it at all. I heat embossed same sentiment in white on a scrap of black cardstock paper, cut out a shape I like (inspired by work of Christine Drogt), glued 3-D foams on the back of sentiment banner and glued it on the card.

At the end I embellished my card with some enamel stickers and my card was finished. :o)

Card dimensions: 92 mm x 125 m(3 5/8" x 4 15/16")

List of supplies:
  • Star Stampz 'Spring Rain' Digital Stamp
  • Jane's Doodles 'Rain or Shine' Stamp Set (sentiment)
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • white paper 160 grams (panel)
  • white watercolor paper
  • black cardstock paper stripe
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Broken China
    • Faded Jeans
    • Stormy Sky
    • Lucky Clover
  • TOZ colored pencils: skin color and pink
  • Koh-i-noor Woodless Colored Pencils
    • Chrome Yellow 1
    • Reddish Orange 2
    • Cobalt Blue 6
    • Sapphire Blue 7
    • Meadow Green 4
    • Dark Green 5
    • Natural Sienna 11
  • Stabilo Pen (Marker) 68/46 Black
  • Create a Smile 'Snow Dance' enamel stickers 
  • Create a Smile 'Sending Sunshine' enamel stickers
  • Create a Smile 'Pretty Cool' enamel stickers 
  • UHU universal glue
  • 3-D foams
  • printer
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • MS scoring board
  • Sigma Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Tim Holtz's bledning tool
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • crafting needle
  • paper stumps various sizes
  • baby oil
  • powder bag
  • water
  • paper towels

Stop by the Kitty Bee Designs blog and check out lovely projects my Design Team mates created. Do join us in this challenge, we are looking forward to see your projects. :o)

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Crafting By Designs, April Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Crafty Calendar Challenge, April Anything Goes Challenge
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Paru's Card Making Challenges, April Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)

Crafty Milka


  1. Wonderful background, perfectly blended and love the drops!! Very accurate paperpiecing on this cutie, too!

  2. zaboarvih reč :)
    imam malo darivanje na svom blogu ako želiš sudjelovat bit če mi jako drago!
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  3. Ab adorable card Milka, a love design and colour........your image is just adorable, beautifully colour she looks so despondent along with fabulous details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining you with <a href="``=>Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge</a>.

  4. I love your card! The background looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calenders this month and we hope to see you again soon!

    Love From Rebecca xx



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