Sunday, March 11, 2012

Challenge # 38 - "A Windy and Rainy Day"

Well, in Tennessee we have had a lot of wind and rain lately so I thought that the weather that we have been having would make a great challenge.  Thus "A Windy and Rainy Day" was established.  I don't think I have to explain what type of images would be accepted for this.  You just need to follow the theme.
Here are some samples of images from Saturated Canary that really hit the target for the challenge.  Even though some of us used the same image, our interpretations are different.
Krista of Saturated Canary was so generous to give us some images to use as our inspiration for this challenge.  I chose the Let it Rain image and colored with Copic markers using very light colors.  She is placed on a made which gives you the impression of wind.  This is trimed with a tassel-type trim and a double flower with a bow center.  The entire image and mat is placed on some Spring designer paper on a blue card base.
I used "One of Those Days" - I knew right away which DP I wanted to use, it's from the Quite
Contrary - Jack and Jill pack from My Mind's Eye. Sentiment is a sticker from Oriental Trading Company.
Isn't she adorable with her big blue eyes and wellies? I coloured this delightful image from our sponsor Saturated Canary with Copics and highlighted the teeny tiny raindrops with glossy accents. The image is layered on a white card base, Kraft card from PinkPetticoat and patterend digital paper (Tracy Ann and Crystal'). The clouds and raindrops are handcut and dry-embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folder.
I'm having "One of those Days"!!!
LOL that's the image I have used from Saturated Canary this week. I've used co-ordinating papers from a Basic Grey Pad to make this card for the new challenge and the image is coloured with Copic Markers. I used the current sketch from Sketch Saturday to layout the card.
This Saturated Canary digi is called "Windy Day." I've colored it with pencils and laid it on a designer background page from Twisted Papers. The wind has been ferocious n the Pacific Northwest lately -- I think if you tried to fly a kite you'd just break it! Hopefully things are milder where you are. But if not, windy conditions are good for staying inside making art!
"Walk In The Rain" Coaster
This little hanging was done on a 4" x 4" coaster. I used Distress Inks & Stain to make the background and shade the sentiment. You can't tell by the photo but there is an acetate overlay with embossed "rain" lines. The Liquid Pearl "rain drops" are placed here and there along those lines. The acetate was attached to the coaster with jump rings.
Saturated Canary
My wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Saturated Canary.  Click on the logo above and you will quickly be directed to the Etsy shop where you will find some wonderful images.  Click on Krista's picture below and you will go directly to her blog.
Hello, my name is Krista. I blog over at Saturated Canary. I also like to draw people. In character style. I like them sweet. Sometimes a bit sad. Pretty. Messy. And maybe a bit tattered. I just love making them for other ladies to fill with personality and colors! It makes my heart feel so inspired to see how others create with them! I'd love if you stopped by and introduced yourself! Love, love to make new friends!:)
Krista is generously offering two images from her Etsy Store, and I know you don't want to miss out on that.  Therefore, submit your entry to the challenge within the next two weeks.


  1. A wonderful array of art.
    The first two I am sure must be inspired by a rainy day in Scotland with the wind whipping my air and soaking wet.
    Wonderful work.

  2. I think us English gals can quite easily get into this theme too!! Lovely art.

  3. Awesome creations by the DT! LOVE Saturated Canary :)