Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dance in the Rain

I'm sneaking in a make with the other team today for the new challenge at 613 Avenue Create!  This week's optional twist is Shabby Chic.  And I was able to work with one of our amazing sponsors: My Whimsical Little World and the adorable image "Splish, Splash". 

Because our twist this week was shabby chic, which tends to softer more muted tones, I chose to color my image in pencils rather than Copics.  I did stray into some of the primary colors with her boot, umbrella, and skirt, but most of the image is softer. 

I used my Distress Paint Dauber in Picket Fence on my background paper.  It's not super visible, but I loved the clouds and raindrops on the paper so I used the paint dauber to tone down the color and soften the pattern a bit.    Once the card was put together, I went in with my Glossy Accents and left raindrops on the flowers and papers, as well as coating the puddle so that it had a nice shiny surface. 

"Splish, Splash" digistamp from MWLW
Bella Blvd Simply Spring "Dancing in the Rain" paper
eclectic mix of colored pencils
Prima Chalk ink in Tin Can
Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Picket Fence
5" paper doily
Laces from my stash
Silhouette cut #19626 & #83423
Pearl trim from Hobby Lobby
Half pearl stickers by Mark Richards
Iamroses Daisy
Michael's roses
Glossy Accents



  1. Sara this is so beautiful. Loving the soft colouring and the clouds are so fun.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


  2. Really cute card and the lace and pearls. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.

  3. Thank you so much for joining in our first ever challenge over on the My Whimsical Little World Challenge Blog.

    What a wonderful card and I am so glad you have used one of our images. Lovely use of layering.

    I hope you will join us again for future monthly anything goes challenges, there are always wonderful images up for grabs.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa MWLW DT Member xxxx

  4. What a lovely card Sara...beautiful lace! Love your "raindrops". Thanks for joining us at My Whimsical Little World Challenge Blog for our first ever challenge. Hope to see you again next month!
    Hugs, Renee

  5. I just ADORE you make Sara! So very cute! Totally appreciate all the detail you have put into your card. Thank you so much for joining in the fun at My Whimsical Little World challenge blog. <3

    Paola :)

  6. Wow Lisa! I love the super soft feel & the high level of detailing, including the distressing of the topper & BP, the shaping of her nose, the glossy accents raindrops, the doily, laces, beading, pearl stickers, intricate die cut & clouds coming over the top. Adding the distressing ink may not seem obvious, but the BO now coordinates perfectly with the puddle, tying everything in perfectly. Overall, an absolutely fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us at Design Team Showcase for challenge #17. AELx

  7. wonderful card, Sara! I love the way you colored the image. :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Design Team Showcase.


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