Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rainy Day Emma - Keesh's Challenge #33


Hithere!  This week Keesh has a sketch challenge to get us creating. :)  You can check out the beautiful DT inspiration pieces, as well as play along here.  Here is the challenge image:-



I haven't been able to join in for a little while, so this week I was keen to give it a go.  I have had this digi image for a couple of months & hadn't printed her yet but after seeing Keesh's gorgeous card from the last challenge (here), I decided to get her inked up!  Here is my card:-


As you can see, I have rotated the sketch to accommodate the fence in the background panel.  Both images were printed on my inkjet printer onto watercolour paper & then coloured with stamp pad inks & an aquapainter.

To make Emma's raincoat shiny, I have coated it with LOTS of Crystal Effects & her boots have had the same treatment!  To make the trendy patterns on her boots I printed a second image of Emma & cut out just her boots to create a reverse mask.  With the mask in place, I inked my little flower stamp with Versamark ink & then yellow ink & stamped flowers on each boot, then I clear embossed the flowers.  Next I watercoloured the turquoise on the boots & once it was dry I coated the boots in several layers of Crystal Effects.


I have added Spica glitter to her hair & the centres of the flowers.  The dots on the umbrella were made with a white glaze pen.  The handle of the brollie has also been glazed.


Emma has been fussy cut & popped up on dimensionals.


Edited to Add:

I am very excited to add that Keesh chose my entry this week, so next week I get to join her amazing team as "Guest Designer"!  Thanks Keesh :)

Card Components:
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Watercolour Paper
DSP:  Regal Rose Patterns from 6x6 Hostess Pad 
Stamps:  SU Season of Joy, CC Rainy Day Emma, CC Field Fence, PTI Everyday Button Bits
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, More Mustard, Yoyo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Baja Breeze
Other:  Button, Satin Ribbon, Spice Glitter Pen, Clear Glaze Pen, White Glaze Pen, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

5 comments:

Claire said...

Ooh I love your colouring and the crystal effects looks great on her little gumboots! Well done :)

Christine Blain said...

Helen, your watercolouring is divine! Those little gumboots are my stand-out favourite part of your card. Totally adorable!

Rachel said...

Beautiful, love your watercolouring. Perfect.
Rach:)

Lynne Armstrong said...

Your Rainy Day Emma is absolutely GORGEOUS Helen...love her flowery little gumboots :) Brilliant colouring...you've definitely mastered that aquapainter! I love all your cards but I think this one will become a favourite...she's just so darn cute!!
Hugs :)

Makeesha Byl said...

Absolutely adorable Helen!!! Love those patterned and glossy gumboots you gave her, and beautiful colouring too! THanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x