Saturday, October 17, 2009

Two Birds With One Stone (or should I say Card?)

Now that Island Scrapbooking is carrying Your Next Stamp, I decided to make a sample for the store and enter into the first YNS challenge! I chose Rainy Day Fhiona since she was wearing a rain coat, which I immediately thought I should color yellow. It reminds me of the JPO's at my elementary school. It never rained that hard in Kailua, but for some reason, they always wore those yellow rain jackets... Now Hilo JPO's I could understand, but not in Kailua...
I thought long and hard about how to make it look like it was raining on the card... I finally came up with using my stickles on acetate and streaked the drops to make them look like rain. I think it came out pretty good. Its really hard to tell from these photos, but when you see it in person, it looks like it's raining on Fhiona.
The fun part about this particular challenge is that there will be a winner picked, AND you can also win a stamp just by entering (random person will be drawn)! So even if you are not confident you can compete with the experts, there's still a chance you could win something... Might as well enter, right?

7 comments:

SemSee said...

Oh Jenny! What a FAB card! I always think of raincoats as being yellow too! The way you've created that rain effect is just inspired! FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at YNS challenges! Hugs, Sem x (YNSC DT)

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeously done Jenny. Love the stickle effect on acetate. What a clever idea. Fhiona's coloring I'd great. Thanks for joining us and hope to see you again for the next one!
Hugs,
Cabio, YNS DT

Karen said...

This is adorable Jenny! I love the rain and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining in Your Next Stamp's challenge #1!
Hugs
Karen

Kris said...

Hi Jenny! what a very clever idea! it does look like it's raining on her! CUTE! hugs, Kris

Berenice said...

Adorable! Great job. TFS :)

Maylee said...

Jenny, I love what you've done with Rainy Day Fhiona!! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at YNS Challenge!

~Maylee

Lana said...

Wow i love this card and the raindrop effects are super! Thank you fro joining us at YNS
Hugs
Lana x