Thursday, 7 February 2019

Showers of Love

It's time for another challenge from the team at Freshly Made Sketches and, boy, has Jen Brum come up with a fun sketch for us this week.  I'll show you my card and see if you can work out what the sketch is 😄




Yep, circles!  Lots and lots of circles!  Of course, it doesn't have to be circles, but we're wanting to see lots and lots of something down the right hand side of your card.  I had so many ideas for this sketch and ended up making two different cards but I decided to stick with my first card which was drawn by yours truly.  I was a bit hesitant to post it because these are meant to be raindrops and I don't know that they look like rain drops, but never to mind 😄



I drew these after following a mini-technique class created by Alyce at Kit and Clowder.  This was my first attempt.  I drew them onto Blue Yonder cardstock as that most closely matched my Copics then I colored them with a combination of Copics and white Prismacolor pencil.  I couldn't do a lot of blending as the cardstock wasn't designed for Copic coloring, but I quite like the unblended look.  I hope they look 3-dimensional?

To finish the card, I hunted through my sentiments to find a "rain" theme and came up with this one from Rain or Shine by MFT, which was white-embossed onto the blue card.  Finally the panel was adhered to a white card base and I called it done.


Please check out how the design team was inspired by this sketch - there are some wonderful cards on display!

I'm linking this up to The Paper Players "Love" challenge - this isn't your typical love card, but I was inspired by the "in the air" part of the challenge as isn't that where raindrops come from? 😂  Just Us Girls also have a love-themed challenge, so I'll add my card there, too.



Products used:

Stamps:  Rain or Shine (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  Blue Yonder, Smooth White (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics (B32, B34, B37, B39), Prisma White, White EP

Cheers
Karren

23 comments:

ddc designs said...

LOVE it! Great job with the rain drops! Cheers, Dotty

Shona Erlenborn said...

The rain drops sure do look 3D - your coloring is fabulous!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh those raindrops.....I am sure you were the best student in that technique class! Just fabulous!

Judy Rozema said...

Well, they look EXACTLY like they are just sitting on your card and very 3D. You totally nailed that technique and I love your take on the sketch!

tonilea said...

WOW WOW WOW Yes definitely dimensional! I would love to be able to do that! Great color choices too.

Jacquie Southas said...

The 3D effect is really amazing, Karren! My first thought seeing this card was that you'd attached some sort of pebble glass pieces!

I Card Everyone said...

You GO girl!!! Karren, these are outstanding! To me, and with my weather today, they look like rain drops that have beaded up on a very well waxed surface! No matter how one looks at them, Fantastic!!
=]

lostinpaper said...

Wow! You make me want to try 'colouring' raindrops, love love your take on the challenge!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... your drawing is fantastic ... love the water.

Dawn T said...

Amazing Karren. Your droplets are stunning. I haven't tried this class but you've done a stunning job. It's a great card.

Stampingcountry said...

Ooh, what a neat idea! It really does look like raindrops!

Barb Ghig said...

They most certainly do look like raindrops...I thought you created them with Glossy Accents! That's how realistic they are! I love this pretty shade of blue. too! Mission accomplished, my friend!

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow Karren! This card is amazing! Those droplets are incredible! I can't believe that you drew them! You have so much talent!

Su Mohr said...

I love your card, Karren! Your raindrops are beautifully captured, and definitely 3D! So glad you shared your artwork with Paper Players! Thank you!

Caren B said...

Awesome card, they look like raindrops to me!

Julia Aston said...

Wow Karren! what a great job on those 'raindrops' I did think they were clear flat marbles actually - but never thought you had drawn them yourself! You really learned the technique from your class - the shading and depth created is wonderful!

ElizStewart said...

Karren... WOW! What you refer to as "circles" ...are amazing! The 3D effect is flawless! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

You hope they look three dimensional? Well, I'm pleased to present you with the understatement of the year award! Your droplets are amazing and when I first saw this card I thought you must have used some fancy paper with realistic images. They not only look 3D they also appear wet! What an amazing look!

Cathy said...

Wow! Fantastic effect with the raindrops, awesome colouring, Cathy x

Kara Lynne said...

Fabulous coloring, Karren! Very 3-D! Way to go, great job! A wonderful way to use the sketch too!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Karren you are totally underselling yourself - these raindrops are awesome! I am in genuine awe that you managed to draw them, they are so very realistic, even when you look at the close up. A fabulous card!

Trina P. said...

A little late, but meant to come by last week to say LOVE your card! Fabulous colouring and brilliant take on the sketch. x

Lee Ann Barrett said...

BRILLIANT!!!!! I am in awe, Karren. Your sense of design and color are phenomenal as are your drawing skills apparently! I cannot tell you how much I love this card. Brilliant!