Friday, January 30, 2015

Mix-Ability - Raindrops and Puddle Jumps

Lydia's Mix-Ability challenge this week is a fun one - she has some steps for drawing water droplets, and the challenge is to incorporate them into a mixed media project. I had this background in my stash from an experimental day gone by, and I decided to use it for a rainy day card.

I *think* this was a piece done with Inktense blocks and Embossing Folder Monoprinting... but I've slept since then.

 From Millan.Net

Here are Lydia's steps, if you'd like to try this yourself:

  • Draw a circle with a pen.
  • Shade half of the circle a bit with the same pen.
  • Using the same pen, do some stippling below the shading on the inside of the droplet, as well as OUTSIDE the droplet opposite the shading.
  • Using a white gel pen, add a highlight to the top of the shaded part of the droplet as well as to the unshaded side of the inside of the droplet.

  • My focal image is a new release stamp called Puddle Jump - she's stamped in hybrid ink and then colored over with a Distress marker for a deeper black image. The sentiment is from my Warm Fuzzies clear set.

    Hope you'll come play along with us!
    Thanks for stopping by!


    1. I love this and honestly thought your raindrops were 3D! What a brilliant technique. I'll check out the monoprinting tutorial a bit later. The colours on your card are perfect and 'Puddle Jump' is gorgeous.

    2. Dina, your cards are beautiful! The raindrops look so very real, and the stamp is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    3. Cool technique! Thanks for sharing! This is a really graphically beautiful card.

    4. wow, this looks fabulous. Love the raindrops and colors.

    5. Such a beautiful card. The droplets add the perfect touch. Thank you for sharing the technique with us.

    6. Oh wow Dina this card is a work of art! Thought the droplets were some kind of glass glued down, how wrong was I :-).

    7. Really a beautiful stamp an card with great effects.
      Hugs Anja

    8. Wonderful card! I looked and looked and looked at the waterdrops after reading your technique. They still look like liquid glass. I'm very impressed!!