Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mimi in the Rain

Hi! Just wanted to pop in and show you the card I made for the most recent Color Challenge at DeNami Design!

Here are the colors:

And here's my creation:

I finally bought this "Mimi in the Rain" image (DeNami Design) at the Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Colorado! It had been on my wish list for well over a year, so I was anxious to ink it up! When I saw Michele's color combo, I thought it would be a perfect fit.

Black & white instantly brings text to mind, so that was my starting point. I paper pieced the umbrella and then coated it with Crystal Lacquer (I also used the lacquer on her galoshes although it's difficult to see in the photo.). Here's a close-up of the umbrella:

I used a glue pad, "Seeds/Drops" (DeNami Design), and "Xtra Fine Sparklets" (DeNami Design) to create the glistening raindrops in the background! I usually make raindrops blue for some reason, but since blue was NOT one of the color challenge colors I had to try something new!! That's one of the reasons I love challenges so much! They really encourage us to stretch ourselves and try new things! YAY!

Hope you like my card for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the DeNami Design Blog Hop tomorrow!!! It's going to be jam-packed with inspiration (and prizes too)!! I can't wait!

Stamped Images: "Mimi in the Rain" (DeNami Design), "Seeds/Drops" (DeNami Design), "Background Basics: Text Style II" (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: "Tuxedo Black Memento" (Tsukineko), "Onyx Black VersaFine" (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: "Stampers' Choice White" (Papertrey Ink), "Black" (The Paper Company), "Raspberry Fizz" (Papertrey Ink)
Copic Sketch Markers
The Essential Glue Pad (Tsukineko)
Xtra Fine Sparklets (DeNami Design)
Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
Crystal Lacquer (Sakura Hobby Craft)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)
Medium Scallop Die (Papertrey Ink)
Ribbon: "Basic Narrows-Black" (Michaels)
Gemstones (Hero Arts)

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, what a stylish card! LOVE the book print umbrella, simply FAB!

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh I love this!

Michele Gross said...

This. Is. Amazing! Off the hook fantastic! I'm doing the "I'm not worthy" bow!! Every single element is perfection-love it to pieces!!!!!! So glad you played with us at the DeNami Design challenge :)

Kim Wilson said...

This is so cute Lisa!!!! :) I love those raindrops so much!

Paulina said...

You are such a genius, Lisa! I love the way you paper pieced the umbrella and then also matched the scallops- SUPER perfect for this challenge!

We LOVE that you make time to join us in our challenges- we always look forward to your cards! :) We'll see you on the 20th for our next SKETCH challenge.....

Ayana Posadas said...

This card is gorgeous, Lisa!
Congrats on winning Fab 3 Spotlight! :)

Rosemary said...

holey cow! your card is ADORABLE! congrats on your fab 3 win!

JoAnn V. (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

One of my favorite Mimi stamps! Love what you did with the umbrella! :)

Tigriswillreign said...

How adorable yet trendy!