Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rainy Day Card

This weekend I spent most of the time at home (since it was raining) making paper boats and sailing them in puddles with my kid and really enjoyed myself…..



I wanted to make a craft to capture this memory. What better than a clean and simple rain day card.
I love watercolors, feels like back to the basics….I wanted to experiment with white color. Hence created a water effect background as water ripples on a blue card stock

To create this texture you can rub a gelato stick (white) in circles, to create a puddle effect you can further move a thin brush dipped in water around it. This will all some creamy texture of gelatos and water touches to blend beautifully. With the same brush you can create drops of water with simple dots ...

 The banner “Rainy Day Fun” is hand written with copic markers and colored in water color pencils. These markers are great as they are water proof and water color pencil are superb to work in small areas and details

For the clouds, I crumpled white paper and dabbed pink which is distress ink worn lipstick to the creases….
Further I sketched a tree and a frog with copic markers and once again colored with water color pencils.
Click on the pic for a larger view

I sketched a girl and used a Patterned paper to make the girl’s raincoat and boots. The most difficult part was making mini paper ships each around just a centimeter long....But I enjoyed the idea of going mini!


While i wait for this to dry, may be you can sing along "Row row row your boat, gently down the stream...merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream"...happy rainy day everyone!!

Copic Markers
Pink flowers- PP
Water color pencils
Water based Gelato
Low gsm papers to make boats n clouds
Blue card stock
Peach twine for the banner
Am linking this to

 BGC#57 - Watercolors PP fun


  1. Wow such a lovely card Urvashi... Your step by step explanation is very nice... Great use of pattern paper for the child's dress.... Thanks for joining us at create something catchy challenge... All the best...

  2. This is lovely! Those clouds are fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  3. Great use of the pattern paper, and how nice to be able to spent the time with your child, it is the best memories for you guys. Thank you for joining us at CSSC.

  4. I like the beautiful scene u created :) the texture in the clouds is perfect along with the the way u used pattern paper. Thank you for sharing with CSCC!

  5. Nice card Urvashi.. Thanks for playing along with Kraftzone challenge# 8. Good luck. :)

  6. Use of PPs is good. Thanks for playing along with CSCC. Good luck. :)

  7. beautiful scene and childhood memories. Thank you for playing with us at CSCC #6.

  8. WOW! this is AWESOME! Thanks for joining the fun at CSCC #6. Good luck.. :)

  9. Loved your rainy scene. Thanks so much for joining us at CSCC#6.

  10. So sweet and whimsical! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

  11. lovely card ..and beautiful use of pp's..

  12. very cute,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge x

  13. Thats so sweet !! wonderful take on the challenge !
    Happy to have you at BGC for the watercolor challenge !

  14. It's so lovely!
    thank you for playing with us at BGC!

  15. Lovely card. .love the concept and the beautiful execution. .