Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rain Drops Keep Falling on My.........

back porch!!! It is raining here, so when I saw today's color challenge over on SCS, I knew what had to be done. I automatically thought of a child in yellow rubber boots, playing in a puddle. Since I don't have any stamps like that, amazingly, I decided to use one of my Hanna Stamps sets that has never seen ink. As you will learn in time, I am easily enabled. This was one of those stamps that I kept seeing and thinking..."I have to have her!!!". Then I got her here, and put her in a box, and there she has stayed since I bought her.

So the stamps I used are obvious, except the sentiment, which is from SU! set Brighter Tomorrow. I stamped it with Black Stazon on watercolor paper and used my markers to color her in. I then went over all of it with my aquapainter. I learned this technique from Julie Buhler's No Copics, No Problem. I then put icicle stickles all over the puddle to make it glisten. I punched the sentiment out with the small tag punch. I then punched one Going Gray and one Yo-Yo Yellow tag, and trimmed the gray one down to make it a mat for the smaller one. I put flower brads in the corner and outlined the whole image with my prismacolor cool grey marker. I love the look that it gives. The image was matted on Going Gray and Yo Yo Yellow. I did the full card in Basic Gray, and did a half panel of the yellow and the going gray. I tied gray taffeta around the seam and then added the yellow grosgrain. I attached the sentiment with floss.
If you can't tell, I am in a huge hurry, so I will be back to edit this hastily put together post. My mom is moving this weekend, and if I don't go help her pack, she is going to kick my butt!! Have a great day, and I look forward to hearing from all of you!!

  • stamps=Hanna Stamps, Brighter Tomorrow-SU
  • paper= Basic Gray, Going Gray, Yo Yo yellow, and Watercolor Paper
  • ink=Stazon Black
  • tools=flower brads, icicle stickles, SU markers, aquapainter, yellow grosgrain, gray taffeta, tag punches, yellow floss, prismacolor marker


  1. Cute card Jessie! Congrats on your new blog! I'm sure I will be stopping by a lot! Thanks for sharing your create ideas with everyone!
    By the way, your hubby is awesome to let you stay home...my hubby did the same for me for 5 years before we had our first baby! Now we have 2 and I stay at home full time with them. There's no better 'job' in the world than caring for my 'boys'!

  2. Awww...cute! I like that stamp too--and the duckie ;0)


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