Thursday, 22 March 2018

Rainy Day in Paris


Good Morning.
Today, I am playing with this new stamp called 'In Paris' from Penny Black.
I can only imagine what it would be like to travel and see the Eiffel Tower.
I wanted to try and depict the sense of rain so here's what I did.

I began by placing the stamp inside my Misti, inked it with Memento black ink and stamped onto my card front.  I clear heat embossed it so it would resist the ink I was about to add.
Next, I took a piece of acetate, inked it up with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.  I repeated that process again using some Salty Ocean and a touch of Faded Jeans DOX.  
To see a pictorial I did go here:

I love the way the inking gave my card such a feeling of being in the rain.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Monday- ROAD TRIP
Inspiration Destination- ANYTHING GOES OPTION SPRING
Craft Rocket- SOMETHING NEW
Watercolour Wed.- MASCULINE
The Crafty Addicts- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamp- In Paris (Penny Black)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Distress Oxides (Salty Ocean, Peacock Feather, Faded Jeans) (TH)
Paper- heavy white, black cardstock
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Wow clear Eb powder; heat tool; acetate sheet; Mister (TH)

29 comments:

Pat said...

This is a beautiful PB stamp Karen and I love the layers of blue oxides which work well to give that feeling of the rain falling. A very atmospheric card. x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifullllllllllllllllllllllllll Karen
Gr Karin

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, how I love to see you beautiful backgrounds! One of these days soon I really hope to try something like this. I have the inks and just need to start and play. Hehe! But this background is stunning with the Eiffel Tower and lends itself to a rainy and lovely day in Paris. Yes, wouldn't it be fun to see the Eiffel Tower? Warm hugs, sweet friend! Spring is coming! xoxo

dutchess said...

Wow that background is fabulous...how perfect your stamp looks on it ....love it xxx

Susan said...

You truly captured the feeling of Paris in the rain. I love the way that acetate inking technique really gives a sense of a rainy day.

Mac Mable said...

Great atmospheric card and truly captured the rainy scene fabulously x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous and rainy. I can actually feel that rainy day ache in my old bones.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! That does look so like a rainy day. Great card with the Paris design.

Loll said...

Gorgeous design Karen. I love how you've created the rain - great work! xx

nancy littrell said...

You have absolutely captured the feeling of rain, Karen. Such a beautiful scene of Paris. TFS your card and your steps. Hugs...

Heidi Stamps said...

That technique and those colors work wonderfully for rain! Great card.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Love this technique and your beautiful Eiffel Tower street scene. The Penny Black stamp image is a delight and your combination of oxide inks for your backdrop perfectly showcases a rainy day in Paris. Thanks so much Karen for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week and sharing your beautiful scenic card.

Brawny said...

Fabulous card karin x

Heidi Weaver said...

Karen, that Penny Black stamp is incredible. I love the images, especially since they are such a deep black on your card, having been heat embossed. But it's your incredible background of Distress Oxides which brings the scene to life. Those three colours are magical together. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

JanR said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

aussie aNNie said...

Love this stamp Karen and your creativity is beyond belief, love your background and colours.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Christine Alexander said...

great rainy background for your Paris scene Karen, love the soft simple image :)

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, Karen. I love your card.

Hugs
Anke

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful wet looking scene Karen - you really succeeded in what you wanted to do.
Blessings
Maxine

I am said...

This is beautiful Karen,well done xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Have to say WOW! at this, what depth you achieved, with the image.
Love it.
Faith
x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene, Karen! I love the different shades of blue! So perfect for this stamp!

Bobby said...

You definitely achieved the look you were going for, Karen. It truly looks like a rainy day in Paris.

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Karen and what a lovely stamp it is. Barbxx

Gail said...

What a work of art! Love your background and that Penny Black image is really spectacular. You really did nail it with the feel of a rainy day. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Kath Stewart said...

wow, a work of art indeed,love that rainy day sky, thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

JeanFB said...

So pretty - what a fun background.

Patricia Alvarez said...

Stunning project!! The background is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination, good luck!!! Patricia

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Watercooler Wednesday challenge!!