Rainy Day

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This is my second week as a Guest Designer for the Splitcoast Color Challenge & for this challenge (CC578), the colors are olive, eggplant & Bermuda Bay (a blue/green). I admit, I was a little leery of using the eggplant w/ the other two, but I think it worked out ok in the end.
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To make my rainy card, I first made 2 water color backgrounds..the narrow blue/green one and a larger one w/ all 3 of the colors to use for the umbrellas. After brushing water over the narrow panel, I mixed blue & green Brusho powders on an old CD with a wet paintbrush then drug the paintbrush across the top edge of the panel & held it upright to let the color run down. I let it dry a bit, then added a few darker drips & some splatters. For the other panel, I mixed the colors of Brushos on the CD & painted them in separate areas on the panel. When both panels were dry, I splattered then w/ water then quickly dipped them in UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) & heat embossed. I had do this in small areas at a time in order for the UTEE to stick & the water puddles not to soak in.
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After die cutting the umbrellas & narrow panel (I used a rectangular piercing die & did one side at a time), I stamped the half sun where I knew the panel would end then realized that the yellow I was going to color it wasn’t in the challenge so I stamped it again on a leftover piece of the w/c bg & paper pieced it. I attached the narrow panel, put it in my Misti & stamped the greeting on both & added the umbrellas. The 3rd umbrella I trimmed off the handle & just let the Y be its handle.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – You Made My Day, Half Sun  (inside-You Make Me Happy )
Paper: Staples white, water color
Ink: Versafine onyx 
Accessories:  Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle dies, Misti, Brushos water color crystals, UTEE (Spellbinders circles & pierced circles dies -inside)



2 Responses to Rainy Day

  1. Congratulations on your guest spot. So well deserved. Nice colour combo. I really like your card.

  2. Wow! I’m late seeing this card but it’s amazing! LOVE how you used the UTEE! And the verse as the umbrella handle. You are so clever Julie!