Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - April

The April Craft Barn Calendar Challenge has to feature the colour blue and an umbrella/umbrellas somewhere on the piece.

I made a watery background using the wrinkle free Distress Ink technique and Stormy Sky coloured ink. I inked up the raindrops from the Water Effects plate by Ryn. These are fabulous deep etched stamps, so no risked of catching the ink pad on the edge of the rubber and spoiling your project. The Rain Man die cut was coloured with Distress Ink with some stencilling added to the umbrella before stamping on the raindrops. I cut a large raindrop from Distress Inked card and printed it with the words from the song in Bambi - the first film I saw at the cinema. The raindrops and the large drip were then covered with glossy accents.

Tag Recipe
Anna Maria Designs Super Smooth, Super white, Printer card 300gsm
Distress Inks - Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Stazon - Midnight Blue
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Snowflake 
Tim Holtz Stencil - Burlap THS007
Water Effects 1 UK-M1 by Ryn
Tim Holtz Umbrella Man die-cut
Computer generated words - Comic Sans MS
Glossy Accents
Seam binding coloured with Stormy Sky Distress Ink


TwinkleToes2day said...

A most excellent tag for your April calendar page. I love the Ryn's stamps :o))

Unknown said...

I love your tag calendar idea and your April theme. like the embossed umbrella x

Annie60 said...

Maggie this is lovely , love the rain drops
Love Annie ,,,.xxxx

Craftyfield said...

I love the raindrops too, they're beautiful. Still I am resisting buying anything to do with rain!Lovely background too.

Crafty Claire said...

Great tag. I love the text on the big raindrop.

Jane said...

Love the Glossy Accents, looks so real!
Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x