Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rainy Days

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 61
Rainy Days

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Rainy Days - in Saudi that is something I don't see very often hahaha, however, to all our surprise, a couple of weeks ago we had 10 days in a row with rain.  It was not the heavy short downfalls we are used to that last a couple of days a couple of times a year but 10 days of on/off showers, much more like what I am used to when in the UK and boy, after 10 days we were all fed up over here.  That made mw feel a bit bad as with rain being something in short supply, the ground loved it as did the plants (the desert is blooming now and looks magical) but rain and I are not that pally.  Rain makes me feel quite 'blue' hence a blue card from me :)

I created the background with Spectrum Noir tints and then added Brusho for some texture effects.  Raking through my stamps I found one that was perfect so that too was added to the background.  Next I printed and fussy cut the image and added it to my background before colouring, not something I usually do but certainly much easier than colouring and then cutting afterwards.  The umbrella is the one bit of bright colour here, a rainbow umbrella it had to be to make me smile in the rain hahahaha.  The image was coloured with Promarkers and Polychromos pencils.  Next I stamped some rain using silver ink and used an embossing wood folder which kind of looked like ripples of water along the bottom edge.  To finish off I added some sparkly pre made blue flowers and added blue gems to the centre of each.

  • image - Rain Girl by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Promarkers, Polychromos Pencils, Spectrum Noir Tints and Brusho powders
  • from my stash - gems, flowers, rubber stamps
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. Just gorgeous - she certainly looks like a ray of sunshine in all her glorious colour :-D This is really fabulous - thank you for making it for IWC :-)
    Oooh - you had rain ??? We've not had much at all and we were waiting for the dreaded 'red rain' up from the Sahara but it hasn't come (yet anyway !!) It'll probably wait for me to wash the windows and patios down first LoL

    IKE xx

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  2. Great card. Love your background and your colourful image. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  3. A great creation thank you so much for entering it in our challenge emboss it and digi choosday.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt x

  4. Wonderful card Mimi. I love the blue background and the great sentiment. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. Love the card you've made with the fab image from Ike.

  6. Well your image certainly doesn't seem to mind the rain! Thankyou for sharing your creation with us at Crafting From The heart.

  7. Hi Mimi! What a fabulous creation and I just love that image and the sparkly flowers. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  8. Lovely card Mimi. I love the blue background that you created and the sentiment is perfect! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD!

  9. GORGEOUS!!! I love the splash of color on the umbrella! Thanks for joining us at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog!

  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x

  11. Wonderful creation, loving how you did the background and great image!! Thanks so much for joining our Embossing Challenge at Digi Choosday!! Hugs:) Audrey DT

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi