Tuesday 21 August 2018

Rainy Day in the City

Hello and Welcome.
It's a super rainy day here today so I thought I would post my Rainy Day card.  We sure need the rain after this dry, hot summer we have had.  It also gave me a chance to play with this fun stamp from Technique Junkies, one of my favs.

Using a piece of heavy white cardstock, I placed the stamp inside my Misti, inked with some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink and stamped onto my paper.  I moved my paper slightly inside my Misti, inked my stamp with some Faded Jeans DOX and stamped again.  I repeated that process with some Hickory Smoke and I was left with a blurred image like you would have on a rainy day.
I then took a wet paintbrush and blended the colours together, then using some more ink, I did a watercolour wash on the sky.  I splattered on some diluted ink to give the effect of rain then stamped the sentiment along the bottom.
The rain is making me 'smile' today.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craftaholics R Us- ANYTHING GOES
House that Stamps Built- INSPIRATION PALETTE

Stamps- New York (Technique Junkies)= Smile (Daisy Bucket)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento= DOX: Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook Waterloo Ont)
Accessories and Tools- Misti- paintbrush


nancy littrell said...

Love your artsy rainy day cityscape image for your card, Karen. I so wish we could get some of your rain to clean the air from the BC and Washington fires. The smoke has made its way 500 miles to South Western Oregon coast. I can not even imagine how bad it is in the areas close to the fires. It sure has been a dry Summer. So looking forward to our Fall rains.


Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and you certainly captured the rainy day feeling with it.

Pat said...

This scene is very atmospheric Karen with your triple stamping technique, and the blurry look does make it look like one of those misty rainy days, and love the sentiment too. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How very beautiful, love that stamp, and what you have done with it is lovely.

We had a hot Summer too but after at least 5 days of drizzle and dark clouds I am ready for the sun again LOL.

froebelsternchen said...

I love your beautiful card Karen!Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE! oxo Susi

Bonnie said...

A perfect rainy day view, Karen!

Heather said...

Simple and beautiful!! What a great scene and you definitely captured a rainy day! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Karen, that little shift in the paper really gives a rainy appearance in your image :)

aussie aNNie said...

Rain? What's that Karin, hope to have some on the weekend, so they say.
Fabulous card, capturing the look of the rainy day.x

Loll said...

This is so creative how you've stamped this city scene, Karen. It really does look like a rainy day. So clever!! Doesn't it feel great to have rain after all the hot weather??!! We are hoping to get a little rain this weekend, but it probably won't last. I love the rain and have missed it for the past two months! :) xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great technique to create a 'wet day' look on this wonderful card Karen - we have had so much rain here that everything is saturated, unusual on pumice type soil that we have here... guess we will be moaning about not enough rain soon enough once summer comes....

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning card Karen, love the colours and design, Kate x x

Daria said...

This is so cool! I have to try this. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card and the details.

Mac Mable said...

Your card sure did make me smile. What a wonderful effect with your off set stamping.......Yey for the Misti. Glorious rainy effect and your hand finishing with the water looks fabulous and unique X.

Aileen said...

Ohhh I love this stamp as well. Its amazing how you can feel drawn into the scene, a rainy day, a foggy day, just perfect and excellent colours chosen.

Esther Asbury said...

Great take on the Inspiration Board challenge over at The House That Stamps Built! Thanks for linking up!