Rain or Shine

Hi friends! Today I have a card to share using the Rine or Shine stamp set from My Favorite Things.

So, I generally gravitate towards the cutesie animals and pretty flowers from MFT and don’t buy the sets with people. And it took me awhile to come around to this set. But I kept seeing such cute cards on Instagram, blog-o-verse, and the MFT Insiders group on Facebook that I finally caved. This set has a lot of potential!

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Are you tired of no-line coloring? If so, I’m sorry to hear that, because I’m still in love with it! 🙂 Which means you probably know how I’m starting…

I stamped the main image using my MISTI and grout gray ink onto Neenah Desert Storm (cut down to A2 size). I had to stamp the image several times because the grout gray just soaks into that paper and fades to the point that I can’t even see the image. I tried switching to cement gray, but it was too dark and didn’t fade.

To counteract the fading (besides stamping multiple times), I outlined each section with colored pencil.  For the rain coat and boots, I used the darkest color that I intended to shade with. For the hair and skin, I used the lightest. At this time, I also sketched in her eyes, brows, mouth, and nose. Then I colored away, alternating light and dark shades of each color family. I highlighted various sections with white, ivory (skin), and cream (hair). I changed up her hair a bit to give her some proper long bangs.

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I don’t have the dies for this set (yet – they were sold out when I ordered the stamps) and fussy cutting just ain’t my jam. So I decided to turn this into a one-layer scene. I stamped the puddle, also in grout gray and also many times. The puddle had to have a reflection, so I sketched in and colored the mirror image of her rain boots. I used a light gray pencil followed by a sky blue that would match the sky I planned to blend in later. I used a white pen to add a ripple. And then I used various greens to sketch in the blades of grass.

To finish the scene I carefully blended white pigment ink and Distress Oxide ink in Broken China to create clouds. I stamped the sentiment in Extreme Black ink.

That wraps up this card. Hope you like it and are inspired to create some cute scenes. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

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