Over on Journal Journeys Dawn set us the challenge of April Showers this month. How apt. Mind they've not been 'showers' as much as torrential rain at least for us in the North East!!
Dawn made such a wonderful page and it was hard not to copy her idea of the huge rain drops so this is what I came up with.
I coloured the background of my Moleskine by scribbling all over with Derwent Aquatone in kingfisher blue and activated it with a baby wipe. I dried it with my heat tool and then flicked the same colour blue, zinc yellow and magenta all over the page by using a wet paintbrush and flicking off the end of the Aquatones. The effect is brillaint and looked just like multicoloured rain. Of course my camera was downstairs and I was in the 'zone' and forgot to take a photo.
I wanted to make the page seem almost psychadelic and used the Crafty Image Emporium CD from Crafty Computer Paper. Its one of those CD's that I use time and again when I'm looking for something a little bit different. I used a section called '1960's' and the small flowers came from a sheet that had loads of embellishments on it.
I used the same CD for the paper for the umbrella. I found an free umbrella template on-line and fitted the papers into it. My Mam said it looks like its silk. I suppose it does a little.
I've realised that there always seems to be a mistake in all of my pages. This time its the date. I stamped March instead of April. See I don't even know what month we're in even though the challenge is 'April Showers'. You'd think I'd have caught on ;)
To bring it all together I used individual letter stamps to stamp the wording and stamped some flowers along the bottom of the page. They didn't stand out so well so I coloured them with Spectrum Noir pens.
I also coloured the flowers in the rain with the same pens to make them stand out a little more.
And here is my finished page :)