It's time for a Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge once again. This week we were challenged to create a project, layout or card focusing on weather.
This past couple weeks have been very emotional. On April 3, my daughter and I were rear ended by a drunk driver. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. However, it sure makes you think about your own mortality. Life is so precious. James 4:14 kept popping into my head, and was my inspiration for this card. James 4:14 says, "Why you don't even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." I made this card for my family as a reminder of our short time on this earth. We must not take our lives for granted. Life can change in an instant.
To create this card, I first wet the entire surface with water. I added a couple magenta and orange acrylic ink splotches. The water allows the ink to spread across the paper. I tipped the card to allow the ink to run and drip off the side of the card. Once dry, I spread some Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in a couple spots. I tore a Starbucks coffee cup sleeve and sewed it to the top of the card to represent the clouds. Using the petal from my daisy stencil I added modeling paste raindrops. I added more water and acrylic ink in magenta and orange letting it run across the surface. Using my Neocolor II watercolor crayons I outlined the raindrops in pink and orange. I then used a wet brush to outline the raindrops I had colored with watercolor crayon. It gives it a great watercolor effect. I highlighted each raindrop with gesso. I made a flower using a circle from the coffee cup sleeve, misc scrap papers, and added two buttons to the center. The leaves of the flower are cut from a security envelope. I stamped the man holding the umbrella to a scrap piece of paper and glued it to the front of the card. I simply added the typed verse using my glue stick.
I hope this inspires you to get out your paints, inks and gesso! Create something inky and fun! Don't forget to link up your weather creations at Frosted Designs.
- ▼ April (3)