Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Craft Barn Fortnightly Challenge - April Showers

I started my card for this fortnight's Craft Barn Challenge at the beginning of the week and then life got in the way and have only just had an opportunity to finish it. The theme for this challenge is April Showers.

I began the background by stencilling the clock using a die-cut as a stencil and then brushed over the top with various Distress Inks in shades of blue and a hint of grey.  Once that was done I added some random stamping. I then coloured a white Umbrella Man die-cut with Distress Ink and stamped it with raindrops before gluing it to a black die cut to give the illusion of  a shadow. I saw this on a project on a blog post recently but can't remember where. If it was yours, thank you for the idea. The background behind the sentiment was coloured with the same blues as the main background and stamped with raindrops. The words and background were then matted onto black card before attaching to the card blank.

Card Recipe
Base card - Craftwork Cards
Black card
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean,  Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Chequers - PaperArtsy ELB22
Small circles - PaperArtsy SM15
Raindrops - Designs by Ryn Water Effects 1 UM-M1
Sentiment - Stampers Anonymous  Good Thoughts CMS085
Lines - plastic loyalty card
Circles - glue stick lid
Clock stencil - Tim Holtz die cut
Die-cuts - Tim Holtz Umbrella Man die


Jane said...

This is just stunning and I love that sentiment! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

Sarn said...

Looks fantastic xxx

Sue said...

This is fab Maggie, I really like the monochrome idea xx

Josie said...

Such a gorgeous card - I love it! (We have snow today here in the North of England!)