Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rain and Rainbow

Hi everyone.  We're already half way through May and I'm here with a reminder card for the CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Baby Wipe, which is hosted by the beautiful Bonnie.


I wanted to try something different and had an idea for creating a rainbow with the baby wipe ... and it worked.  It did take me a few tries to get the look I wanted.

Here's how I did it ...  I folded a baby wipe several times until I ended up with a small rectangle with the fold on the short side (about 2 " wide).  Re-inkers were placed one drop in a line, on a palette, with all the colours of the rainbow.  The drops should be just about touching and in this order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple).  I dipped the folded edge of the baby wipe into the reinkers and then swiped across my paper, making sure red was at the top.  It took several tries for me to work out how to get the best image.  I found using mixed media paper worked the best.  I did keep a few of my rejects and used one for the rainbow bike on this card! :)

I've had this wonderful sentiment for a while, so this was the perfect opportunity to use it.  It's stamped in black ink and clear heat embossed so it stands out well against the colours.  It makes a lovely encouragement card.

Here's a close-up ...
Check out the CAS Mix Up challenge blog to see the beautiful and unique baby wipe CAS cards by our Designers and Guest Designer, Berry.  I know you'll be inspired to play along!  See you in the gallery!






Stamps:  After the Rain (Impression Obsession)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Re-inkers:  Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz);  Violet Liquid Concentrate Watercolour (Blick Art Materials); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Baby Wipe, Pipette for Violet Watercolour, clear embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Baby Wipe


16 comments:

Jan said...

Cool looking rainbow Loll!!! TFS
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Nstiz said...

Not only did you create the perfectly blended rainbow but I'm equally in awe at that perfect free hand arc! This is brilliant, Loll. I'd have never thought to even do anything like that. Thanks for sharing your process in detail too.

Susan said...

Beautiful rainbow - great job making it freehand! Love the sentiment!

Barb Ghig said...

Thanks so much for sharing your technique with us, Loll...your rainbow looks amazing! I love how the colors of the rainbow blend so beautifully, and your sentiment is absolutely perfect! Such a pretty card! Barb xx

swldebbie said...

LOVE your rainbow, Loll, and that sentiment is one of my faves. Thanks for the great how-to description.

Darnell said...

What a fun new and creative way to make a rainbow, Lolly! I just love how your mind works! And I love and must have that sediment!! Hugs, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

I'm going to have to try this one, it looks like fun:)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great way to make a rainbow Loll - the sentiment 'fits' it perfectly
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

Great swiping with your baby wipe to get the perfect rainbow Loll. Although I don't have reinkers I now have some AIs so I will have to have a try with those. :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...you had such great results with the baby wipe! Love your happy card.
xx Karen

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful and a Super encouragement card.
Faith

Brenda in IN said...

A lovely rainbow and all at once! So clever, Loll. I love the font of the sentiment and a it is a lovely thought.

Linda said...

Your rainbow looks amazing, clever use of a baby wipe. Love the sentiment too xx

Mac Mable said...

So creative and unique Loll with a fun technique. The wonderful sentiment really does stand out against that beautiful rainbow of colours x.

Jo said...

Wow, love how those colours seamlessly blend into each other ...all with the same width. The bold sentiment make a statement without steeling from that beautiful rainbow. Truly a CAS Beauty! xx

Ina G said...

You really nailed that rainbow here Loll. Looks awesome with that big bold perfect sentiment. I bet it was a bit tricky getting it as amazing as this is. Funny that I have always made my rainbow with the 7 colours.