Mar 9, 2014

"Spring Rain"

Inspired by Water
is the theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
We invite you to create absolutely anything to do with water, whether it be about the sea, 
a river, rainy days or even puddles!

I've done a few summery themes lately 
so I thought a change might be nice ~ so I have gone for raindrops...
and called it "Spring Rain".

I have tried something that is new for me...
I stamped out the raindrops, scanned the image, cropped one of the drops, 
put it onto a word doc and increased it's size.
Then printed it onto some card that had been distressed with Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough
 and Pine Needles...then smooched and dabbed it until I was happy with it.
Next I made a mask and stamped this gorgeous girl inside it,
and masked it again and stamped the flower...
yes, and masked it again and stamped the raindrops...and then the flowers behind.
I hope that all makes sense lol.

The flowers were then bleached. And the raindrops treated to a little dimension magic!

The stamps are by Ryn and the Artistic Stamper.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on this theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ~
~ Crafting for all Seasons - Spring
~ Red Rubber Inspirationals- Stamp Your Own Background


Brenda Brown said...

Great techniques Dot and a fabulous card, love the theme xx

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the girl! Great, fun process used. Lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Red Rubber Designs Stamp Your Own Background Inspirational!

brenda said...

What a fab idea to increase the raindrop size Dot, really effective as well.

B x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a stunning 3D effect with the stamps Dot!

Meggymay said...

Stunning card, love the effects you have with the raindrops.

Amanda said...

Beautiful raindrops card and love hoe you have increased the size of one to stamp into.
Amanda x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Dot, brilliant effect with the raindrops - love how you have stamped the girl.
Avril xx

arlsmom aka Lynda said... the background you created!!! Love all the details you put in your post of your process to create this amazing card! Thank you for joining us at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Shirley Chillman said...

Such an amazing amount of detailed work Dot but all well worth it as the end card is another Dots Dabbles masterpiece.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Claire said...

Hi Dot and wow what a gorgeous card! Really clever masking and the result is stunning.
Claire xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is a lovely card and your raindrops seem ready to wet the tips of your fingers, beautiful. I am also impressed with the idea of putting your image into the raindrop.

Mary Anne,
Red Rubber Designs Inspirational Team

Red Rubber Designs said...

Wow - what great techniques to make a fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Drea Slee said...

Beautifully done!! Gorgeous colors and rain drops!!Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

butterfly said...

Something really magical about this... love the turquoise shades throughout - beautiful!
Alison xx

Jani said...

lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful card here and thank you so much for sharing at our challenge at CFAS....hope to see you next challenge..Annie {DT}