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Raindrop Flowers From Showers

Still loving my raindrop stencil from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer – this time I used it on denim then stitched the raindrops with a bit of batting inside them.  I guess rain does bring flowers.  I am so happy I have this for Friday, since that means Paint Party Friday!

This was a canvas I wasn’t in love with so I glued a bunch of left overs from my die cutting with both the Silhouette and my Sizzix.




I slathered paint on and then paused – okay I was stuck.  Grabbed some dimensional paint and wrote large words across it.






After the paint had been on a while I decided it wasn’t what I was looking for so I wiped it off.  Then happiness struck – there was this great ghost of the word. Oh, happiness!  This was also late a night so the lighting wasn’t the best.


Here’s the background in the morning light.  I liked this so much I debated leaving it just as it was, but those raindrops just called to me.


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  • Terrie: Creative Explorer December 2, 2011, 8:20 am

    I love the colors in your background and your process is so much like mine – don’t like it? Paint/stencil/glue something over it! Your flowers are a perfect addition!

  • Carol December 2, 2011, 10:09 am

    Fun creations and wonderful colors! ~~ thanks, namaste, CArol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

  • EVA December 2, 2011, 10:51 am

    Very pretty! Isn’t it fascinating the gyrations a painting goes through before we consider it done?

  • Cynthia December 2, 2011, 10:58 am

    LOVE the colors. And those flowers are not only amazing and beautiful but quite ingenious!

  • pointypix December 2, 2011, 11:42 am

    This is lovely – those flowers are just gorgeous and I loved reading about the process of how you took something you weren’t mad about and played around with it until you were happy! Great result!

  • Victoria December 2, 2011, 1:10 pm

    Wow..super gorgeous…I loved seeing the creative process…fantastic! i also love the color harmonies and feeling of upliftment with your beautiful work!
    Shine on..fabulous!

  • Ginny December 2, 2011, 2:08 pm

    These are my colors. I love them. I too loved reading about the process you went through creating this wonderful piece. Thank you for sharing.

  • Valerie-Jael December 2, 2011, 3:19 pm

    I just love the colours you have used the past few days, they are perfect! Valerie

  • Mari December 2, 2011, 3:41 pm

    Colours thas yo use are pacefull, the flowers are so hippyes. Saludos

  • yvonne December 2, 2011, 4:04 pm

    Lovely work. All the layers made it just wonderful! The colors are gorgeous!

  • Evelyn December 2, 2011, 4:40 pm

    What a great idea – almost 3D. Love the effect, and yes, colourful – love that too. Happy Weekend, Ev

  • mandy at eight is enough December 2, 2011, 4:58 pm

    this is fantastic and what a great use of those die cutting scraps…xxx

  • Steph December 2, 2011, 5:14 pm

    Love the colors on these pieces….lovely work!!! have an artful weekend!!

  • Nigel December 2, 2011, 5:58 pm

    It’s glorious. don’t you just love it when something completely sporadic comes out so well 🙂

  • Natasha December 2, 2011, 6:00 pm

    This is gorgeous. I love the colours. 🙂 Comes together so perfectly and full of joy.

  • Tracey Fletcher King December 2, 2011, 7:00 pm

    Great to see the process and love that you just go over anything that isn’t working… so trying to get to that myself… love the colours and the textures… this is one of my favourites !!!

  • Daniele Valois December 2, 2011, 7:04 pm

    this turned out fantastically well. I did a lot of dripping this week on my painting too!

  • Mary C. Nasser December 2, 2011, 7:42 pm

    So lovely!
    And so generous of you to share the step-by-step process! I would have never been able to figure out the steps without your photos and descriptions. 🙂

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • Christine December 2, 2011, 9:09 pm

    Beautiful, creative work, just love it!

  • Hybrid J December 2, 2011, 10:41 pm

    Love the texture and such wonderful fabric artwork. Great Job!

  • Diana Evans December 2, 2011, 11:05 pm

    I am loving everything about these….the textures….the colours….the composition!!!! wonderful work!!!

    wishing you a wonderful day!!!! and I hope you will pop in for Sweet Saturdays!!!

  • Timeless Rituals December 3, 2011, 7:40 am

    Such fun!!!

  • Anne December 3, 2011, 10:24 am

    I love this. Such gorgeous colours and textures. Yummy

  • Julie December 3, 2011, 12:24 pm

    ooooo! Gorgeous colors. I love this one.

  • Rita McGregor December 3, 2011, 2:00 pm

    I just love the combination of colors and the flowers!
    And love that you show us how you got there. 😉

  • carlarey December 3, 2011, 2:42 pm

    Oh, this is just wonderful. It’s like a breath of Spring, which we will all be needing desperately in a couple of months.

  • Sheri Cook December 3, 2011, 4:13 pm

    Beautiful work. The colors and textures. It really is thoughtful of Springtime for me. LOVE IT! Happy PPF!

  • Serena December 3, 2011, 6:10 pm

    Lovely work, Carolyn….love those raindrop flowers!

  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh December 5, 2011, 4:27 pm

    Oh, what a happy piece! I love that you used leftovers and puffy paint – and the layers here are just brilliant. Bravo, xo