My Favorite Things has a new contest on their blog. My take on it is to think outside my comfort zone for card creations.
My card began by coating a piece of Smooth White cardstock with Gesso. I sponged some die based ink on for the background. Then I pulled out some background stamps, stencils and other stamps and went to work. Since the paper was coated, I was not limited to only one type of ink. I used a little darker and brighter inks for this layer. When it was dry, I added some silver and gold touches. After seeing how intense the raindrops appeared, I pulled out the Pure Innocence stamp, paper pieced her umbrella and colored her with Copic markers. I trimmed the background piece with a frame from Blueprints 20, mounted it on a piece of Blueberry cardstock cut from another frame from Blueprints 20 and mounted this on my card base. I popped the little girl up with foam tape, added a rhinestone on top of her umbrella and gave her boots some shine with glossy accents and she is ready to steal your heart!