Thursday, 15 February 2018

Pin-Ups - Singing In The Rain - Jennifer Kray

Hi there and happy Friday! Been super busy these past two weeks and have a blog post to celebrate one of my all-time favourite new collections from Tonic Studios, the Pin-Ups. 

Many people will interpret this collection in different ways - for me it's about empowering strong, intelligent, beautiful, sassy women. I'll have a blog post for each of the women Friday to Sunday.

Singing In The Rain

Tonic Materials Used
A4 Watercolour Card (both)
Nuvo Blending Sponges (to make circle imprints, rain)
Nuvo Alcohol Markers Fair Skin Tones (for hair and skin, sun)

Nuvo Alcohol Markers Pinks (for sunkissed look on skin, sun)

Other Materials Used: 
Red & Black Polka Dot paper (rain)
300 gsm Cardbase (both)
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock (sun)

I have two cards to share with you today - my rain and sun cards using the same dies. 

Card 1
Singing In The Rain started off with a watercolour rainy background on an A4 sheet of thick watercolour card, and edged with a Navy Alcohol Marker.

You can just see where I used some sponges to add a little interest with a few lighter circles. Also cut out the sentiment from black card and the same watercolour background. 

Cut out the outer shadow die from the same cardstock.
The reason for the matching outer layer on the pin up - well, I wanted to try and give the appearance that the card was, in fact, wet - and that the colour (rain) had run all down her. I finished by paper piecing a red and black polka dot swimming suit and umbrella. I felt apprehensive about this card but the more I see it, the happier I am - after all, I don't strive for perfection, only passion in what I do.

Card 2

Beach Fun started by creating a sand and sea background on thick watercolour card. I probably should have made a skyline and less sand, but hey ho, it still looks decent. Finish your background by adding some Indian Gold mousse around the edges for a little shimmer. 
Paper piece her mouth, bathing suit and umbrella with Pink Glitter Card and her skin with Neenah Kraft Cardstock. Use the Skin Tones to colour her hair and skin, and then use the pinks to give her a sunkissed look on her legs, cheeks and shoulders. Cut out another umbrella and decoupage up for a little depth to the card. 
Mount on cardstock to finish. 
And that's about all from me today. I really hope that you've enjoyed my contrasting cards and techniques shared today - I'd love to know what you think so leave me a comment and link to your blog.
Thanks so much and have a great Friday! 

Lots of love and hugs
Jen xx 

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