“Raindrops are Falling on my Head”

Things that FALL

When I saw this mood board a couple of weeks ago, my mind kept returning to it wondering what I might do for the challenge. When talking to my housekeeper the other day I commented on rain and it was like a lightbulb went off in my head. Then I had to figure out how to make the idea work so another day went by. I knew I had a stamp set, several actually, by Designs by Ryn, and I also knew I had a new uninked stamp set from MayMay Made It and was wondering how I could put the 2 together. Yesterday I saw some raindrop emoticons that made me smile and I suddenly knew exactly how to use both stamp sets. This card is the result. I wanted something that would be fun, and very different and I think I’ve achieved it. I did make a few practice pieces to ensure I could stamp properly and not lose detail. I began with the faces, added some Sakura glaze so they would stand out once the rest was added and then I carefully stamped each large raindrop over the faces using Hickory Smoke ink and clear heat embossing. I did each one individually and once heat set and cool I added Nuvo Chrystal drops on top and left the panel to dry. I’m impatient so to prevent myself from ruining them I took the dog for a walk. When dry I added some smaller rain drops around the larger ones. Should have done this before adding the Nuvo drops but I made it work and although they are not as defined in a couple of places it doesn’t matter as real water isn’t defined either. It took me a few minutes to decide how to add it to a card front and in the end I decided to add 2 glitter side strips and then foam tape to make it stand out. Choosing the DSP was another thing and the paper I thought would work I had finished so I went through everything until I found this one. I kept it small enough to allow a larger border showing and then added the main panel to it. I have decided to leave the sentiment for the time being as I’m not sure about it, but I’m really happy with the result as I made the idea that was in my head come to life. Hubby likes it a lot and I hope you do too. Thanks for looking.

12 thoughts on ““Raindrops are Falling on my Head”

    1. Thanks Judy – I had such fun putting this one together especially as it came out more or less as I had in my head.

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    1. Thanks, the emoticons I saw made me smile and I thought doing something this way would give a smile to others too.

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    1. Thanks – I could have made the background with clouds and ink, but I thought the PP would look nicer. Unlike yours, my clouds don’t always look great.

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  1. OMG! This is SO COOL! What a great idea and yes … brought an instant smile … fun card! Well done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your STENCILS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at Crazy is our fame – STENCILS are our game (aka STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE. The fun begins OCTOBER 4th … Hope to see you there!

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  2. Thanks Darlene – I am really pleased that you like it and enjoy the challenges at DD very much. will definitely join in with the stencil challenge when it begins.

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