Wishing You Brighter Days to Come

Life isn’t always fun, often more discouraging.  Those around us need a pick me up now and again.  A special someone needs this, along with a red umbrella I think.


So many people have been stamping and coloring on craft paper giving a really unique look. I wanted to try a different tone.  Chocolate chip cardstock seemed like a challenge enough. And it was, for sure.  Silver encore ink really helped bring some diversity to the layers though. The background piece was embossed with the falling petals folder and hi-lighted with silver ink.  At first I started with just a sponge dauber but wanted more ink to show. The aqua painter did the trick.  I just sponged the ink pad onto the top of the ink lid and used that for the pallet.  Quick brushstrokes along the petals gave plenty of dimension.

I stamped the woman in black stazon then colored her with water color pencils.  I made sure I liked the look of the colors on this dark paper.  The red pencil looked more orange on the paper, so I went with melon mambo.  It definitely looked more red that way.  Her dress was done in white and yellow and brushed again with wink of stella.  That made her dress really pop.  I went back over with the black pencil to define the contour lines better, they got lost in the white.

Plenty of sponging with silver to give the clouded rain look.  I love how it turned out.  The ribbon is actually tip top taupe striped, but it looked great next to the chocolate chip and definitely took on a darker tone.  Wonderful!


I think my card ladies would enjoy trying this card out.  This coming Saturday is workshop, this could end up being the first project.

Have a creative day!


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